Barbara arrived from Northern Ireland and began working in Brooke Street in 2000 .
She spent 2.5 years in the northern territory from 2004 working in aboriginal health , family planning and general practice before deciding to return to Brooke Street in 2007 .
Barbara is interested in the holistic approach to caring for and empowering patients .
Her interests also include counselling , mental health and chronic disease .
Outside work Barbara is a passionate animal lover and spends much time (and money !) caring for sick and injured wildlife at her own home .
She also enjoys swimming and cycling when she can fit that in.