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During registrar secondments to Alice Springs Hospital in the mid 1990s, Andrew developed an interest in Indigenous child health. He worked at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin from 1998-2000 on several research projects related to child antecedents of adult renal disease. He then worked as community paediatrician in Alice Springs from 2000-2008 providing clinical paediatric services to children and families in remote Central Australia, and working on public health and primary care child health projects.
He is currently the Director of Paediatrics at Townsville Hospital and Senior Lecturer at James Cook University School of Medicine. He contributes to paediatric outreach to Palm Island Indigenous community and is an editor of the Central Australian Rural Practioners Association (CARPA) standard treatment manual.
His interests include providing general paediatric, and child health services to children in remote communities, epidemiology and prevention of ill health, and improving primary health care for remote children. He is also interested in the training of doctors at undergraduate and postgraduate level.