There’s been a bit of a flurry of activity recently in my research world, with our fabulous media rep scoring a news item on Channel Ten News, which aired on 9 April 2012. The news team were wonderful, and I was relieved that the whole affair was actually quite laid-back (despite the hours I spent stressing over choosing the right outfit for television the night before. Who would have thought my wardrobe palette just didn’t stand up to appearing on television?) We had over fifty enquiries and counting. It showed nationally, and random friends rang me from across the other side of the country to say they had seen me on TV.
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 a post-doctoral researcher at the National Institute of Complementary Medicine 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. She has appeared on radio and on national television. Carolyn continues to work as a clinician alongside her research work, and is on a journey to find the best way to combine a career and family. She moved in early 2016 from Melbourne to the Northern Beaches of Sydney with her husband and two young children, and enjoys running, high-intensity-interval training, goal-setting, and the occasional eating of cupcakes.