MB BS MBA FRACMA FFPH FCHSM(Hon)
Dr Young is the Chief Health Officer for Queensland, a role she has filled since August 2005. Prior to this, she held the position of Executive Director of Medical Services at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and has previously worked in a range of positions in Queensland and in Sydney. She has specialist qualifications as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and as a Fellow by Distinction of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. She is an Adjunct Professor at QUT and Griffith University.
As Chief Health Officer, she is responsible for such matters as health disaster planning and response; aero-medical retrieval services; licensing of private hospitals; and policy regarding research; organ and tissue donation services; cancer screening services; communicable diseases; environmental health, preventive health and other population health services; blood, poisons and medicines.
Dr Young is a member of numerous state and national committees and boards including the NHMRC, the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, the Jurisdictional Blood Committee, the Organ and Tissue Jurisdictional Advisory Committee, and the National Screening Committee.