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Phillips, Christine (1963 - )

Dr

Born
5 April 1963
London, England
Occupation
Academic and Doctor

Summary

Christine Phillips has worked as a General Practitioner in Canberra since 1995. Since 2001, she has worked at the medical service associated with Companion House, Canberra's torture and trauma counselling and support service for refugees. Phillips has also worked in medical research on indigenous health in Alice Springs, and in Zambia and Gambia, Africa. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Social Foundations of Medicine at the Australian National University's Academic Unit of General Practice and Community Health.

Details

Christine Phillips was born in London to Australian surgeon Peter Phillips and his wife Beatrice (née Benson). The eldest of nine children, she attended St Joseph's College, Echuca. She interrupted her medical studies at the University of Melbourne first to work in a medical mission in Zambia, and later to undertake research in indigenous health in Alice Springs. On graduating in 1988 she completed her internship and residency at the Royal Darwin Hospital. While living in Darwin she travelled to East Timor shortly after the border was opened, and later spent a sabbatical at a Research Institute in Gambia. Today she is a Senior Lecture at the ANU, and works with Canberra's Companion House.

Sources used to compile this entry: Christine Phillips interviewed by Ann-Mari Jordens, ORAL TRC 5842; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection

  • Christine Phillips interviewed by Ann-Mari Jordens, ORAL TRC 5842; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection. Details

Ann-Mari Jordens

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