Pam has worked as an Australian general practitioner since 1987, with particular interests in sexual health, women’s health, and mental health. She is an Associate Professor (adjunct) with the Centre for Maternity Newborn and Families Research Centre MHIQ, Griffith University, a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of General Practice at The University of Queensland, and founder of the non-profit Possums for Mothers and Babies Ltd.
Over the past 15 years Pam has, with various teams, developed and published the pioneering evidence-base for Neuroprotective Developmental Care, or 'the Possums programs'. Her research has been supported by an RACGP Foundation Chris Silagy Research Scholarship; two Primary Health Care Education and Research Development Fellowships; a school-based scholarship through the Children’s Nutrition Research Centre at The University of Queensland; the Queensland Centre for Mothers and Babies; and the Discipline of General Practice at The University of Queensland.
Her medical publications include a cover article in the BMJ, a lead article in Archives of Disease in Childhood, and a featured article in Breastfeeding Medicine. She was recipient of the RACGP’s Alan Chancellor Award in 2014.