Kerryn Phelps

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Kerryn Phelps

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Professor Kerryn Phelps is Adjunct Professor at Sydney University in the Faculty of Medicine in the School of General Practice.

Professor Kerryn Phelps has been a familiar face to many Australians over the last twenty five years during which time she has appeared regularly on television, radio and the print media informing the Australian public on health issues. She is currently the President of the Australian Integrative Medical Association. Aside from practising as a General Practitioner in Sydney, Professor Phelps also lectures at Sydney University, is a Consultant to various Corporations and Associations. She runs two busy clinics in Sydney where she practises with an integrative approach. Her text book on Integrative medicine will be published in 2010.

In May 2000, after a year in the position of President of the AMA in NSW, Prof Phelps was elected Federal President of the Australian Medical Association, becoming the first woman to head this organisation and serving a maximum term of three years.

During her time as AMA President she worked with Federal and State governments to find a resolution to the Medical Indemnity crisis that was threatening the medical profession and was instrumental in changing the government's approach to the Australian medical workforce.

She has been the health writer for the Australian Women's Weekly for nearly twenty years and writes political commentary for Medical Observer Magazine. She is a regular commentator on general practice, public health, medical politics and human rights issues.

In 2003 she was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to Health and Medicine.

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