Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Otago University, Dunedin New Zealand, 1966. Defined contribution plan, Otago University, Dunedin New Zealand, 1984. Diploma in Health Administration, Massey University, Palmerston North, 1976.
Master in Public Health, University Queensland, Brisbane, 1997. Graduate in Certified Management, QUT, Brisbane, 1999.
Trainee registrar Dunedin Hospital Board. Intern and registrar Invercargill Hospital Board, New Zealand, 1966—1967. Medical officer Samoa Department Health, Apia, 1967—1968.
Clinical lecturer OU, Dunedin, 1972—1974. Director microbiology Christ Church Hospital Pathology Department, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1974—1985, Pathology Queensland QH, Brisbane, Australia, 1985—2006, Pathology Queensland, Queensland Health, Brisbane, since 2006. Professor Griffiths University, Brisbane, since 1986.
Director research foundation Johnson and Johnson, Sydney, 1989—1995. Committee member Therapeutic Goods Association Over Counter Medicines, Canberra, Act, Australia, since 1996. Associate professor University Queensland, Brisbane, since 2001.
Fellow: RCPA (council member and chief examiner microbiology 2002-2008), American Society for Microbiology.
Married James Francis Gwynne. Children: James Leslie Gwynne, Elizabeth Alice Lomas. Married Malaki Faoagali, March 23, 1964 (deceased September 6, 1996).
Children: Susan Lupe, Kathryn Lisa, Steven Laki, Robert Mepi;1 child Anna Silone.