Dr Debra Scott

Palliative Care and Patient Care advisor to the CJD Support Group Network

Debbie is currently an Advanced Trainee in Palliative Medicine, in her second of three years for her Fellowship with the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, has a Diploma in Child Health, an MBBS (Sydney University) and a Bachelor of Science in Advanced Biology (Macquarie University).

She has worked in numerous hospitals around NSW during her junior doctor years where she first became interested in Palliative Medicine. She has always had an interest in neurological diseases, majoring in neuropharmacology in her Science Degree.

She was closely involved in the care of a patient with CJD, from diagnosis to the end of life, in the community as a GP registrar. She was asked to present a talk at the National CJD conference in 2017 owing to her involvement with this patient and their family. She focused on “Caring for a suspect CJD patient” for her presentation. She is eager to continue to assist with this rare disease and acts in a voluntary capacity.