As is always the way, we were contacted two days before my overseas holiday by Today Tonight – talk about pressure! How could I turn it down though – and what a pleasure it was working with the team who were professional, interested, and yet very friendly and relaxed! We had heaps of fun filming the segment, and it aired on 24th Oct 2012 (You can watch it here. Great to see support from our colleagues from the Australasian Menopause Society (Dr Elizabeth Farrell, President). We are half way through recruitment for the study, and results will be out in 18 months or so – watch this space!
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.