Dr Emily Kirkpatrick - GP
Dr Emily Kirkpatrick is currently working as Deputy Chief Public Health Officer for SA Health, in addition to her role as the Medical Advisor for Primary Care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Kirkpatrick continues to lead COVID-19 GP Liaison services to GPs across South Australia and continues to advocate for her profession and the community during this unprecedented time.
Dr Kirkpatrick is also an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor with the Skin Cancer College Australasia. This means she has successfully completed a high level of training with the College and has proven skills in the diagnosis, treatment and management of skin cancer. In addition, Dr Kirkpatrick is also a fellow of the RACGP General Practice specialty training program, which she completed while managing the busy demands of her young children. She has worked at various health care centres across South Australia and New South Wales. Currently she works as a lead GP researcher at GPEx (SA), as well as a clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide in the Discipline of General Practice.
With a passion for preventative public health care, Dr Kirkpatrick has completed a Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) at the University of Queensland (UQ). In addition, she has also obtained a Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine from UQ and Certificate in Skin Cancer Surgery from Bond University.
Dr Kirkpatrick is passionate about health care reform and quality patient outcomes and has pivoted into health care management, in addition to becoming a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and a Certified Health Informatician (CHIA).
Prior to working in general practice, Dr Emily Kirkpatrick completed a Master of Public Health. Her public health knowledge has been invaluable in her primary care advice to SA Health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Kirkpatrick can be heard through social media, SA Health media, podcasts and on the radio discussing topical issues in general practice. She is the deputy chair on the RACGP SA&NT Council, chair of the RACGP SA&NT Education and Training Committee and a lead researcher on a GP education grant. Dr Kirkpatrick provides advisory services and consultation advice on both medical education and the future of general practice, sitting on numerous committees and has undertaken formal qualifications in health professionals education and also safety and quality in healthcare.
This website is authored by Dr Emily Kirkpatrick, a fully qualified specialist general practitioner who practises in Adelaide, Australia. This website aims to inform patients and health professionals about Dr Emily Kirkpatrick and her areas of interest, including skin cancer medicine. This website's content is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own doctor. The information is not intended to replace the advice of a health professional. Copyright © 2020