Dr Laura Dryburgh is interested in the intersection of clinical medicine, health economics and public policy. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Newcastle where she graduated with the University Medal. Alongside medical studies, Laura was selected as a youth delegate to the OECD 2013 forum in Paris and undertook a Policy Fellowship with Global Voices addressing health service inequity in regional Australia. She has a broad understanding of regional healthcare stemming from her experiences with the Royal Flying Doctors Service, Newcastle Refugee Health Service, John Flynn placement program as well as working across various regional hospitals in the Hunter New England district. Outside of her clinical roles, Laura has enjoyed teaching and mentoring Indigenous Australian medical students and undertaking clinical pharmacology research which she has published and presented in national and international forums. With the support of her John Monash Scholarship, Laura is planning to undertake a Masters of Public Policy at Oxford University aiming to become a clinician-leader focussed on implementing policies to improve equity of health service delivery. An enthusiastic sportswoman, Laura has represented NSW in tennis and sports-aerobics and enjoys long-distance running, volunteering as a surf lifesaver and hiking trails with her husband.