Dr Juliet Smith joins GPRA Board: Working as a team to help advocate for general practice
Dr Juliet Smith, who was recently announced as a new Board Director at GPRA, is an embodiment of dedication and versatility within general practice.
Hailing from country New South Wales, she’s etched her mark as a fellowed GP in Brisbane, balancing her expertise across diverse clinical settings, including her current work at both an Aboriginal Medical Service and a Dermatology clinic in Queensland.
“I have previous long-term experience as a Board member and am passionate about working as a team to help advocate for our profession,” Juliet said.
“That’s what I’m aiming to bring to my role as new GPRA Board Director.
“I am aware and passionate about the plight and empowerment of general practice in Australia, alongside current political changes.
“My aim is to contribute towards better representation and addressing relevant issues for students, junior doctors, current and upcoming GP registrars, new Fellows, and the specialty at large,” she said.
Juliet underlines the significance of GPRA’s role within the primary healthcare framework, acknowledging its pivotal place in general practice’s advocacy and support space.
“GPRA plays a crucial role alongside other organisations in the ever-changing landscape of general practice,” she said.
“We represent the future of our profession – students, junior doctors, registrars and recently fellowed GPs.”
With a Master of Philosophy and several published articles in the Australian Journal of General Practice (AJGP), Juliet’s interest in academia complements her clinical expertise.
Juliet’s career journey spans various locations, from Brisbane, Sydney, and Newcastle to international stints in London.
Her clinical exposure ranges from major paediatric centres to private GP practices, nursing home settings, and Aboriginal Medical Services.
Outside of her medical roles, Juliet finds joy in exploring different facets of life.
“Outside of work, I enjoy cooking new recipes, dabbling in interior design, and travelling with my husband,” she said.
Her ethos is encapsulated in her favourite quote: “To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always.”
This mantra underscores Juliet’s unwavering commitment to general practice.
Juliet can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org,au