Rebecca Thompson

Rebecca Thompson

General Practitioner

I am a GP working within the medical team at Auckland Regional Public Health Service.

I joined ARPHS in 2019 and was initially focussed on our outbreak responses for Measles and then COVID-19.

I’m currently working in our surveillance team, managing disease notifications received by ARPHS, and I am also part of the Lead Poisoning and Hepatitis teams.

I have previously worked as a Medical Officer for the Counties Manukau Community Paediatric team, and also as a Sub Investigator at the Middlemore Clinical Trials Unit, supporting a vaccine trial for an RSV immunisation in pregnancy.

Outside of these roles I have spent the majority of my career in general practice, having qualified as a GP in 2001. I studied medicine at Auckland Medical School and did my House Officer runs in Auckland, where I also completed my Paediatric and Obstetrics & Gynecology diplomas.

I was attracted to a career in public health because of the opportunities it provides to prevent disease and improve health outcomes for all.

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