Pamela Douglas


Pamela Douglas is a general practitioner, writer and medical director of the Possums Clinic in Brisbane, Queensland. She is also an adjunct associate professor with the Centre for Health Practice Innovation at Griffith University and senior lecturer at the Discipline of General Practice, The University of Queensland. Her research publications in medical journals are focused on the care of parents with new babies and the need for a paradigm shift from unnecessary medicalisation to integrated and holistic care; her publications in the gender studies literature focus on representations of the transfigurative maternal body. She has written a book for parents, The Discontented Little Baby Book (UQP, 2014), and her essay published in Griffith Review 32 was selected for The Best Australian Science Writing 2012.


Tongues tied about tongue-tie

GR Online‘I HOPE WE’RE NOT boring you,’ I say politely to my friend’s husband. (Since boredom isn’t an option for my husband, I don’t even glance his way.) We have to speak loudly because it’s lively tonight at Zio Mario’s. ‘No...

The rise and fall of infant reflux

Essay Selected for The Best Australian Science Writing 2012 AT THE DAWN of the twenty-first century Queensland infants were in the grip of an epidemic. Babies screamed, vomited and woke frequently at night. They refused to feed, arched their backs, drew...

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