Episode 5 - Dr Geoff Spurling

In the final episode of UQ Yarns for 2020, Associate Professor Maree Toombs is joined by UQ Senior Lecturer and Inala Indigenous Health Service GP, Dr Geoff Spurling.

Maree yarns with Dr Spurling on the year that has been, his journey through medicine into General Practice and working with one of Australia’s leading Indigenous health experts, Dr Noel Hayman.  

Dr Geoff SpurlingAbout Geoff Spurling

Dr Spurling is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland. He is a General Practitioner at Inala Indigenous Health Service as well as at the Inala Primary Care (Spanish Clinic).

Geoff has been involved in Junior Hospital jobs in regional Queensland and the UK.  In 2001, he spent 12 months on a Medecins sans Frontieres project in Honduras dealing with Chagas disease. In 2003, he was awarded the Maureen Duke and Marian Sullivan Memorial Award for the best result in Queensland in RACGP exam. Geoff started working at The University of Queensland as an academic GP registrar in 2004 and has developed special interests in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, social determinants of health, general practice teaching and the quality use of medicines. In 2014 he was awarded the RACGP Queensland's Faculty award for leadership and service to general practice and the community.

Memberships include CSQTC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health training advisory committee, National Prescribing Service (PIEAG), the RACGP (research foundation) and he is a member of AAAPC and RACGP.


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