About Dr Shian
Being a mum herself, Shian understands the journey of conception, pregnancy, and the aftermath. She believes in an open, flexible, and team approach to achieve a positive pregnancy experience.
Also, as a woman, Shian understands (sometimes all too well) the ‘women’s issues’ that can come up at the most unexpected & inconvenient time – and it is not always easy to tell someone about them.
Shian is a dedicated Queenslander and obtained her medical degree from the University of Queensland. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honours with a major in microbiology (of course, from the University of Queensland). Her Honours research project involved the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is known to cause cervical cancer and genital warts. This was at the former Centre for Immunology & Cancer Research that had the prestige of having the now-famous Professor Ian Frazer as the director.
Having worked in both tertiary level hospitals such as the Mater Mother’s Hospital and the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital as well as smaller units such as Ipswich hospital and Redland hospital, Shian has experience in a wide range of women’s health issues. Shian also deigned to leave the south east Qld corner to work in Mackay Base Hospital for a year where she gained experience in the issues of managing people who live rural or remote, or who are only tourists visiting for a short time, or who live the fly-in fly-out lifestyle.
She loves the Brisbane culture and climate (and a definite Southsider) and so has decided to set up practice in her home town.
Shian also works at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital as a part-time staff specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She enjoys teaching medical students and junior staff and is an examiner for the University of Queensland Medical School vivas every year.