Dr Mark Norman
B. Phty, B. Med Sc, MBBS, MHM, MPH&TH, AFRACMA, FRACGP
Brisbane born and raised, Mark was initially trained as a physiotherapist at the University of Queensland. Moving to Bundaberg, he worked as a physiotherapist in group practice before commencing medical studies at the University Of Tasmania, where he met his wife Kaylea and produced 3 children during the duration of training. Mark was fortunate in being able to return to Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital, where he worked for 3 years, completing his time as a registrar in Emergency Medicine. Opportunities for General Practice training resulted in he and his family moving away from Brisbane and completing his fellowship in the Royal Australian College Of General Practitioners and subsequently completed a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Opportunities in Brisbane returned Mark to community General Practice, however a further employment offer saw Mark employed as a civilian Medical Officer in the Australian Defence Force. During the period with the Defense Force, Mark was provided opportunities to eventually become the Regional Health Director for Queensland under Joint Health Command, overseeing delivery of health services to Defence throughout Queensland. During the period of defense work, Mark undertook a Masters of Health Administration and training in Aviation and Underwater Medicine.
Mark continued his work in defense after a short period back in community General Practice, pointed as Chief Medical Officer for Health Care Australia, a position he still holds in a part time consulting capacity.
As well as his passion for medicine, Mark is a keen pilot, wood worker, camper and fishermen with a lovely wife, 3 grown up children and grandchildren.