Carolyn is a Sydney-based GP and acupuncturist/Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner who has devoted her career to finding the evidence for health and happiness. She was the first practising medical doctor in Australia to also qualify as a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. She is Senior Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, and the Chair of the Integrative Medicine Working Group at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Her previous work on acupuncture for menopause was published in a high-impact internal medicine journal, and her current research interests include Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, and weight after breast cancer. She is Director/Program Lead at Australia’s first academic integrative healthcare centre, Western Sydney Integrative Health.
Carolyn is a sought-after speaker and mentor and is known for her passion for expanding the evidence base on integrative therapies, particularly the use of complementary therapies to assist with lifestyle changes in chronic disease; wellbeing and happiness in the workplace; and advocacy for working mothers and women in the workplace.
To contact Carolyn about media requests, speaking engagements or any other enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured in “The Good GP” – RACGP vignette
Featured in SBS Television “Medicine or Myth”
Interviewed for Herald Sun article “Doctor’s orders”
Interviewed for RACGP News GP platform article – “Food labelling – when is a medicine not a medicine?”
“How can GPs help women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?” Article in RACGP NewsGP platform
“Are we unneccesarily tying ourselves in knots about CAM?” Interviewed for Medical Observer feature article
“The Best of Both Worlds” : A blog post and podcast on integrative medicine for the BridgeBuilders collaboration (Australia)
Korean Broadcasting Corporation documentary on integrative medicine
Fx medicine podcast, “Benefits of Acupuncture for PCOS”
Interviewed by RACGP’s Good Practice about the IM Specific Interest Network
Best Doctor’s Websites by Pacific Medical Training for professional blog carolynee.net
Public education seminar on Chinese Medicine: co-organiser for a two-hour public education seminar on Chinese Medicine, Campbelltown NSW, included oral presentation for 30 minutes on “What is Chinese Medicine”.
Interviewed for health website “Health a Porter” – “Looking for a family doctor? Understand if an integrative doctor is right for you“
Radio interview: Queensland University of Technology news radio on supplements and safety, representing the RACGP
Article published in “The Conversation” – “A shift in social attitudes can make menopause a positive experience”
Speaking engagements 2019
National Insititute of Integrative Medicine Symposium: Panelist and Keynote Speaker
South West Sydney Local Health District Health Showcase: Workshop presenter “Building collaborations and maintaining wellbeing as a researcher”
Wellbeing tips: WSU School of Nursing and Midwifery Health and Wellbeing day
UWA Alumni Networking Event: Panellist and Graduate Mentor
Chiropractic Association National Conference: Women@CA Breakfast
WSU Health Forum “Living with Depression and Chronic Illness” – convenor
Western Sydney University Campelltown Campus International Women’s Day event: Early – Mid Career Researcher Presentations.
“Your Wellbeing Matters” – 30 minute presentation to WSU staff for World Wellbeing Week
“Women, Work and Wellness” – invited speaker to Women and Wellness Event, WSU (organized by Talent, Leadership and Development team)
Acupuncture for PCOS – invited speaker at Alexandria Day Hospital Educational Series
Acupuncture for PCOS – Australian Traditional Medicine Society webinar