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Dr Manisha Fernando

Growing up in both New-Zealand and Australia I graduated from Medicine at Monash University in 1999. Since 2004 I have enjoyed living and working as a rural GP in the Macedon Ranges in Victoria.

I have also spent time overseas, including volunteering in remote Vanuatu and post-tsunami rural Sri Lanka. 

I love my work and I can’t imagine doing anything else.  My areas of specific knowledge and interest include advocacy in rural health and general practice, childrens' and adolescent health, women’s health (including antenatal care and breast feeding), mental health and wellbeing (including an interest in mindfulness meditation), teaching GP trainees and medical students, primary health care research and international public health.

I am passionate about working in partnership with individuals and communities to improve health and wellbeing.