Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University Flinders.
General practitioner, 1985—1995. Member House Representatives, Canberra, Australia, since 1996. Minister education, science and training Australia, 2001—2006.
Parliamentary secretary Ministry Defense, Australia, 2000—2001, minister defense Canberra, Australia, 2006—2007. Director after hours medical service Hobart and Launceston, 1987—1991. Member aboriginal and Torres strait islander affairs committee House Representatives, member family and community affairs committee, member finance institute public administration committee, chairman employment, education and training committee.
Fellow: American Medical Association, Royal Academy Physicians (honorary). Member: Australian Medical Association (state president 1990-1992, federal vice president 1991-1993, federal president 1993-1995), Royal Academy General Practioners.
Married; 3 children.