Professor Amanda Dawson
Dr Amanda Dawson is a Specialist General Surgeon, specialising in upper gastrointestinal and advanced laparoscopic surgery in Gosford on the Central Coast of New South Wales.
Dr Dawson graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1992, completed her general surgical training at the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, and was awarded fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1999. During her training she was awarded the D.R. Leslie Prize in 1995 by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
She then undertook a two year fellowship in upper gastrointestinal surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery at Concord Hospital in Sydney.
In 2002, she commenced a period of research, with a Masters of Surgery at the University of NSW. Her thesis on the molecular biology of pancreatic cancer was completed at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. This was supported by the Raelene Boyle scholarship. Concurrently, she also completed a Masters of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Sydney.
Dr Dawson commenced as the inaugural Senior Lecturer in Surgery based at the Central Coast Medical School with the University of Newcastle in 2004 and achieved tenure in 2008. She was appointed Clinical Dean of the Central Coast Medical School in 2017.
She believes education is integral to her role, and sees this as part of her professional responsibility. As a result Dr Dawson is involved in the educational paradigm at a local, national and international level for all levels of student, from undergraduate, through pre-vocational, and trainees.
She is also particularly diligent in updating her own knowledge and skill base by constantly reviewing the medical literature, attending professional meetings and interaction with colleagues.
Dr Dawson’s current roles include:
- General Surgeon
- Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Newcastle
- Clinical Dean of the Central Coast Clinical School
- Director of the Teaching and Research Unit, Gosford Hospital
- Chair Gosford Medical Staff Council
- Upper Gastrointestinal-Hepatopancreatobiliary
- Surgical Oncology