General Development and Behavioural Paediatrician

Clinical Interests

Annie loves being a Paediatrician and enjoys seeing children with many clinical conditions including asthma, eczema, allergic rhinitis, irritable infants, poor growth, weight issues and incontinence in addition to autism, ADHD and anxiety.

Background and Experience

Having commenced working as a Consultant in 1994, Annie has nearly 25 years of clinical experience. She studied Medicine at Melbourne University, commenced her Paediatric training at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in 1984 and completed her training in Nottingham, UK.

Annie is also a self-described Quality and Safety activist with a long held passion for improving how we deliver healthcare. She was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2011 for her contribution to Paediatrics and to Patient Safety.

She has had previous roles as the Director of Quality at RCH and the Clinical Director, Innovation and Quality at Monash Health and is currently the Clinical Lead, Victorian Paediatric Clinical Network and the Medical Lead, Quality & Safety, RCH. She is a past Director of the Latrobe Hospital, Traralgon and Very Special Kids and is currently on the Boards of Children’s Healthcare Australasia and Koala Kids Foundation.


Annie is passionate about health care that results in patients and their families receiving excellent clinical care alongside a positive and enabling experience. She works with children and their parents to build resilience and capacity in improving their physical and mental health.

Annie has watched with surprise and delight her three children become young adults and spends her free time running, entertaining, being entertained and planning holidays.