Andrew is the federal Coalition spokesperson for Aboriginal Health and Regional Health Services, member for Bowman on Brisbane’s bayside and former Chair of the Coalition’s Backbench Economics Committee.
After graduating Medicine and Surgery (University of Queensland) in 1990, he worked in rural general practice for two years before volunteering as a landmine clearing medic in Afghanistan with the HALO Trust.
In 1995 he pioneered a breakthrough drug in the treatment of trachoma in the central desert community of Lajamanu with the Menzies School of Health Research.
After completing speciality training on Ophthalmology at Royal North Shore Hospital in 1999, he joined the World Bank Group in Health, Nutrition and Population, before being seconded to the East Timor Transitional Authority as a health planning specialist. He also worked as a Ministerial policy advisor and conducted major reviews of indigenous organisations for ATSIC and ATSIS.
He has Masters degrees in Public Health (Sydney), Public Policy (Charles Darwin) and Public Administration (Harvard).
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