Dr Elizabeth Hindmarsh
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Dr Elizabeth (Libby) Hindmarsh has been working in general practice (GP) for over 30 years.
She worked as a Principal in a practice in Glebe (Sydney) and was a GP Supervisor training GP Registrars and involved with projects and teaching for the Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP). She also worked for Family Planning and did health education with delinquent adolescents for 10 years. She has had a special interest in preventative health being a contributor to RACGP Guidelines for Preventative Activities.
As a GP she has worked with families and children from all socio-economic strata. She has a special interest in women’s health and ran the RACGP Advanced Course of Training in Women’s Health for 10 years. She has represented the RACGP on many committees and consultations with the Australian Governments.
In 2006 she began working in Aboriginal health on Elcho Island in the Northern Territory and in an Aboriginal general practice on the outskirts of Sydney. Starting in 1992 she has worked on projects with RACGP in the area of Family Abuse and violence.
She is co-editor with Prof Kelsey Hegarty of the RACGP 4th edition ‘Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice’. Together they chair the RACGP Faculty of Specific Interest – Abuse and Violence in families Network. She now works as a consultant and educator. She currently does Clinical Training Visits for GP Synergy (NSW Provider of GP Registrar Training), and education around mental health and family abuse and violence.