Dr Olivia O'Donoghue

Medical Director Regional Training Hub - Top End

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Royal Darwin Hospital

Dr Olivia O’Donoghue is a General Practitioner, a Medical Educator and Cultural Educator living and working in Darwin, NT. She is descendent from the Yankunytjtjara people of the APY lands, northern South Australia and the Narrunga Nations people of the Yorke Peninsular, South Australia.

Dr O’Donoghue completed her primary medical degree at the University of Adelaide in 2003 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 2012.

Dr O’Donoghue has a strong commitment to primary health care, preventative care and improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s. Throughout her career she has fostered a passion and affinity for medical and cultural education. She has worked in General Practice education for 7 years, completed a certificate in Clinical Education through Flinders University and continues to work in clinical and cultural education.

Dr O’Donoghue's work contributes to building the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health work force and she provides mentorship and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students, doctors, and GP trainees to fulfill their medical career aspirations. She provides medical education to and advocates for the Indigenous GP Registrar Network (IGPRN) and its members undertaking GP training. Dr O’Donoghue is currently the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person to be a Censor for the RACGP, representing the Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health on ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values are considered across all education policy, procedures and quality assurance processes.

Dr O’Donoghue is also passionate about the sustainability of the NT medical workforce and is currently Medical Director for the Flinders NT Regional Training Hub-Top End which is working together with key stakeholders to improve post graduate medical training opportunities in the NT

Qualifications

Batchelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS)- University of Adelaide

Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP)

Certifical in Clinical Education- Flinders University

Key responsibilities

Medical Director-Flinders NT Regional Training Hub, Top End