Speakers Corner – Fiona Reilly


As it gets closer to our inaugural Don’t Forget The Bubbles conference in Brisbane later this year we thought it about time we showcased some of the amazing and inspiring speakers we have lined up for you.  Coming from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences we hope that they will help us all become better at looking after unwell children and better at looking after each other.

An irrepressible traveler with an infinite appetite, Fiona Reilly has spent her life traveling the world, eating her way across more than fifty countries. After moving to China in 2009, and unable to work in her usual job as an emergency physician, Fiona discovered a deep love of writing and storytelling.

She now divides her time between Australia and China, and between her two jobs – as a senior paediatric emergency physician at Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, and as a novelist and food and travel writer for international publications. Fiona believes that medicine and a creative life are mutually enhancing, rather than mutually exclusive.

You can check out some of Fiona’s fantastic photographic adventures and writing here.

Fiona gave a brilliant TED talk on A Life Without Boundaries which you can check out here:

If you haven’t yet checked it out, you can find the programme for DFTB17 here.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


Grace is an SRMO at Sydney Children's Hospital. She loves innovative medical education and paediatrics. She is on the organising committee for the DFTB17 and SMACC conference. Grace is a former internal director of the AMSJ. She enjoys board games, cooking and cheesy jokes.