Mary works as a psychiatry registrar in Far North Queensland having commenced psychiatry training in 2017.
Mary previously spent 18 years working as a GP with a mental health special interest, including nine years at headspace sites working in Youth Mental Health, and also as a psychotherapist with both young people and adults.
Currently, Mary’s training and the prospect of exams is taking up most of her professional energy but in the past she has contributed to medical education at all levels including teaching advanced mental health skills to experienced GPs. Mary has been involved in MHPN activities for about ten years at both local and national levels and is particularly passionate about interdisciplinary collaboration and supporting rural and remote practitioners from all backgrounds who work in mental health and counselling related areas.
Professional interests include trauma-informed psychotherapies, lifestyle medicine, adolescent mental health, early psychosis intervention, psychological and social approaches to psychosis, and GP mental health care provision.
Memberships include Australian Society for Psychological Medicine www.aspm.org.au, The International Society for Psychological and Social approaches to Psychosis (ISPS) www.isps.org.au, The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) http://www.isst-d.org/