Samantha completed her Bachelor of Medical Radiations at the University of South Australia in 1994. After graduating, she was employed at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Broken Hill Hospital and then Dr Jones and Partners in South Australia. During her time at Dr Jones and Partners Samantha commenced training in ultrasound and completed her Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound and Certificate of Proficiency in Mammography with Breastscreen SA. She was also provided with intensive training in musculoskeletal ultrasound with specialist radiologists, whilst providing these services to elite athletic teams such as the Adelaide Crows and the Adelaide 36ers. Samantha returned to Broken Hill in 2003 after being appointed as the Chief Radiographer at the Broken Hill Hospital, a position she held for 17 years, during which time she completed a Masters in Medical Ultrasound and spent extensive time teaching and training others. Samantha has a passion for medical imaging and shows drive and commitment to improve service delivery and patient outcomes. She will be adding to her skills in musculoskeletal imaging by launching our Magnetic Resonance Imaging Service and is currently enrolled in a Graduate Certificate in MRI at Monash University, Melbourne.
Samantha lives in Broken Hill with her partner and 3 children and was born and bred here. Her family have been involved in the local community for several generations which has culminated in her commitment to this region and a genuine desire to see our community have improved access to health care services.