I grew up in Northern Tasmania before going to Hobart to study medicine at the University of Tasmania. I graduated in 2003 achieving my MBBS. I was then fortunate enough to do some very interesting remote and indigenous health in Far North Queensland before settling in to the General Practice Training course.

My husband and I returned to Tasmania in 2009 to take on a fine wool farm in the Midlands while I started working at Longford Medical Centre where I completed my General Practice Fellowship (FRACGP) in 2011. I became a partner at the practice shortly after my fellowship. I have been working part-time since 2009 enjoying life in the Tasmanian countryside and growing up our two lovely children.

I enjoy all areas of general practice and have a fondness for rural health needs and farmers health. I am accredited for Q Fever vaccination. I also enjoy teaching our junior doctors including medical students. I have taken on the supervisor role for education of GP trainees within the practice since 2004 and enjoy watching the young GPs gain a great breadth of knowledge and skills.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time on our farm, bushwalking and working in my native garden.

Dr rapley Longford Medical Centre Tasmania