This profile was very kindly contributed to our project by the UNSW Women in Medicine group,a group for UNSW medical students to engage with, discuss, and promote the challenges faced by females in the medical profession.
Sharon Tivey is an anaesthetist, working mainly in the public hospital system. Her undergraduate training was at The University of Sydney followed by postgraduate training in Sydney and Virginia, USA. She enjoys teaching, is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of NSW, a Supervisor of Training (Anaesthesia) and an examiner with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. She is keen to encourage RMOs in anaesthesia as a career, though she doesn’t subscribe to the view ‘that it’s a good job for a woman’. She has been involved with the Medical Women’s Society of NSW since internship and is the AFMW President.