- Published: 02 March 2013
President & Acting Treasurer: Dr Sharon Tivey
Sharon Tivey is an anaesthetist, working mainly in the public hospital system. Her undergraduate training was at The University of Sydney followed by postgraduate training in Sydney and Virginia, USA. She enjoys teaching, is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of NSW, a Supervisor of Training (Anaesthesia) and an examiner with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. She is keen to encourage RMOs in anaesthesia as a career, though she doesn't subscribe to the view 'that it's a good job for a woman'. She has been involved with the Medical Women's Society of NSW since internship and is the AFMW Treasurer. Sharon is married and has two school-age children
Secretary: Dr Liz Rickman
After studying at UNSW, she entered the physician’s training scheme, and then moved into general practice in a variety of locations, including working in remote Aboriginal communities as well as in urban centres. She has been active in the peace movement and women’s movement, as well as the environmental movement. This has led to her working as a medic at sea with Greenpeace. She believes in the capacity of people to create a better world when they come together with shared aims.
Professor Gabrielle Casper
Professor Gabrielle Casper is a Sydney Gynaecologist with a special interest in women’s health and human rights. She is Past President of the Australian Federation of Medical Women and Past President of Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA). She has represented MWIA at the World Health Organisation and United Nations meetings. She is Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, Sydney, The University of Notre Dame Australia and President of the NSW State Committee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). She is Past President of the Australian Women’s Coalition composed of 18 member organisations collectively representing as many as 3 million women in Australia. She received the 2004 Australian Medical Association (AMA) Women’s Health Award and the 2004 AMA Women in Medicine Award. Prof Casper enjoys working as a gynaecologist and cares for her patients with compassion and understanding while lobbying to improve women’s health in Australia and overseas.
Monique Atkinson is a Junior Medical Officer at Westmead Hospital. She studied at The University of Sydney for both her Science undergraduate degree and MBBS. Her involvement in the AFMW began during her first year of Medicine as she met a number of members while organising a Women in Medicine Dinner, as part of her role as Career Equity Officer on the Sydney University Medical Society. Having just completed study and now entering the ‘real world of employment’ she appreciates the importance of young women embarking on a medical career having contact with successful female doctors to encourage and inspire them. Monique has a keen interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is looking forward to a long career filled with excitement, fun and challenges.
Georgia McCaughan is a resident at Royal North Shore Hospital. A recent graduate of the Sydney Medical School, she is now completing her Masters of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) at Sydney University.She has been on the Medical Women's Society of NSW Committee since she was a medical student and assisted in setting up the Medical Women's Society mentoring program.