Dr Ruth Stewart is Associate Professor of Rural Medicine and Director Rural Clinical Training with James Cook University and is immediate past President of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. She brings to this role 29 years of work as a Rural Generalist doctor, with the advanced skills of a GP obstetrician. Ruth lives and works on Thursday Island from where she recently conducted what may be her last clinical session ever, a women's health clinic on Boigu Island within sight of Papua New Guinea. She is a member of the Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service board amongst other representative and medico political roles. Ruth's PhD thesis examined the lessons learnt from a Managed Clinical Network of rural maternity services in South West Victoria. Ruth and her partner in many of life's adventures Dr Anthony Brown were Rural Generalists for 22 years in Camperdown Victoria before moving to far north Queensland.
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