Trish is an experienced GP with particular interests in Women's Health, Skin Cancer Medicine and Chronic Health conditions. She has a long commitment to improving health outcomes through working with a well-connected, multidisciplinary team of health professionals. Trish is a clinical Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland. She has worked innovatively to establish a cohesive group focused on health promotion and disease prevention in her local area.
Dr Megan Kennedy MBBS FRACGP
Before starting at Medicine on Blackwood, Dr Kennedy worked at our sister practice, Keperra Family Practice & Skin Cancer Clinic, from 2004, and is well known to the community.
Since receiving her Fellowship of the College of General Practitioners, Dr Kennedy has worked in Gympie and the Sunshine Coast as well as Brisbane.
In Brisbane she has also worked in Indigenous Health for over 20 years. Her roles as part of the large and diverse teams there during this time included general clinics, prison visits, satellite clinics, the mother, baby and children’s clinics, as well as supervising medical students and GP’s in training.
Dr Kennedy is interested in all aspects of General Practice. She enjoys its diversity, from young to old and in between, acute to chronic, both physical and psychological health, as well as prevention, and is always interested in the ways that General Practice can help people in the broader context of their family and community lives.
In her spare time Dr Kennedy likes to spend time with family and friends, enjoys reading, music and any opportunity to get out in to the natural world.
Dr Kathy Williams MBChB, FRACGP, Grad Cert Clinical Education
Kathy completed her medical degree in Leicester (UK) before immigrating to Australia in 1996. She is a GP with extensive experience in Child Health and Emergency Medicine. She trained in Paediatrics, before working with the Royal Flying Doctors for several years whilst completing her GP training prior to moving to Brisbane in 2010.
She is passionate about family health, especially antenatal and childhood health, and recognises the importance of having a "Family GP" to cover all aspects of family health.
She is a recognised medical educator and worked for Flinders University and University of Queensland, teaching procedural and clinical skills to medical students and GP Registrars, as well as examining for the Australian College of GPs and the Australian Medical Council for their clinic exams.
Kathy is a Director for the Advanced Paediatric Life Support Course for hospital and community doctors, and also teaches children's resuscitation to new parents via KidzAid.
Kathy lives in Mitchelton and has been at Medicine on Blackwood since the day it opened. Out of work she spends time with her family, and enjoys cooking, sewing, netball and swimming.
Dr Sarangi Ratnayake MBBS (with honours), AMC and FRACGP
Dr Ratnayake joined the team at Medicine on Blackwood in May, 2017. Her qualifications include MBBS (with honours), AMC and FRACGP was completed in 2015.
DR Ratnayake’s special interests include Womens’ Health, Chronic Disease treatment, Mental Health along with all other areas of General Practice.
Having practised in Gladstone for the past 5 years, Dr Ratnayake along with her husband and two children, have settled into their new life in Brisbane.
When Dr Ratnayake finds a little spare time she loves to go swimming and partake in meditation.
Dr Ratnayake has appointments available from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8.30am to 1.00pm Wednesdays.
Dr Courtney Ashford BSc, MBBS and FRACGP
Dr Ashford joined the team at Medicine on Blackwood in July 2018.
Her qualifications include BSc, MBBS and FRACGP which she completed in 2017.
Dr Ashford’s special interests include Children and Women’s Health, Antenatal Care and Dermatology, however having practiced rurally in Roma for a few years, she enjoys all areas of General Practice.
She has recently completed additional training in the Sydney Children’s Health Program and is accredited to provide Shared Antenatal Care.
In her free time Dr Ashford likes to dance, walk her dog, travel and bake.
Dr Paul Jenkins
Dr Jenkins is a fellow of the RACGP who studied at UWA and trained in the major teaching hospitals of Perth and Brisbane before completing general practice training.
He is passionate about all areas of general practice and has particular interests in men’s health, dermatology and skin cancer medicine and chronic disease.
In his free time he enjoys family, friends, playing guitar and keeping active.
Dr Robert Cruickshank
When not working as a doctor Rob enjoys being in the garden, walking his west highland terriers and dancing with wife Jenny. I also play the bagpipes! We live locally, having recently moved from Western N.S.W. to be close to our children.
I have worked most of my life in rural N.S.W. (I was born in Inverell) and central QLD. My interests include education, rural health, occupational health and skin cancer diagnosis and management.
I enjoy seeing families and feel comfortable with people who have multiple complex issues.
I have a fellowship in advanced rural general practice from The College of GP’s as well as a Diploma in Dermoscopy.
Our Nursing Team
Mrs Jenny Gibson B App Sc (Nursing) B Nurs Cert N Immun - Clinical Nurse
Jenny's nursing interests are Paediatrics, Baby and Family Care, Immunisation and Travel Medicine. Outside of work she enjoys camping, cooking, coffee and bushwalking.
Mrs Debbie Jackson - Registered Nurse
Debbie joined our team in April 2019. She is an experienced Emergency Nurse and Community Assessment Nurse and has a special interest in immunisation and loves working with patients of all ages.
Her interests outside work are spending time with family and friends, travel and baking.
Patients are warmly welcomed by our Office Manager Lisa and receptionists Sophie and Rachel.