Associate Professor Ruth Stewart

MBBS (Uni Melb 1985), PhD (Flin), FACRRM, DRANZCOG

Dr Ruth Stewart is President of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. She brings to this role 29 years of work as a Rural Generalist doctor, with the advanced skills of a GP obstetrician.Ruth now lives on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait where she is currently conducting women’shealth clinics on the outer islands. She is also Associate Professor of Rural Medicine, Director Rural Clinical Training with James Cook University. Her PhD thesis examined the lessons learnt from a Managed Clinical Network of rural maternity services in South West Victoria. This was awarded by Flinders University in 2014. Ruth is deputy chair of the Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service board amongst other representative and medico political roles.