After an esteemed career, Dr Jim McGill will retire from clinical Metabolic Medicine on the 31st December this year.

I am pleased to announce that following a competitive process, Anita Inwood has been appointed as the new Director of Metabolic Medicine. Anita has worked in Metabolic Medicine since 2003, and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2012. After returning from overseas, Anita was instrumental in developing the model of a Metabolic Lifespan Service, the first of its kind in Australia. Anita subsequently completed her Masters of Nurse Practitioner in 2015 and has since held a number of State and National leadership positions, including being instrumental in  leading the development of national evidence-based guidelines on the management of PKU and maternal PKU. Anita is a highly respected metabolic clinician both in Australia and internationally and I would ask that you join me in congratulating Anita on her appointment as Director of Metabolic Medicine.”

MDDA would like to congratulate Anita Inwood on her appointment to Director Metabolic Medicine.  Those of you who have met Anita, either at the Queensland clinic or from her attendance and presentations at many of our family retreats, will be aware of her passionate commitment to the best care for metabolic patients Australia wide.  We are sad to farewell Dr. Jim McGill who has contributed so much to our community professionally and personally. He has touched the lives of all the families he has worked with and we are all grateful to him.  We wish him a long and happy retirement.