Gemma graduated from Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor of Nursing in 2002 and began her career at Hollywood Private Hospital in 2003 where she began to develop her interest in haematology. In 2008 she moved to the UK and worked at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London for 3 years in a haematology outpatient unit before returning to Perth in 2011 to work at Fremantle Hospital. In 2015 she transitioned to Fiona Stanley in the Cancer Centre and from 2016 had a focus in stem cell transplant working for the WA Allogeneic Blood & Marrow Transplant Programme.
Gemma holds several post graduate qualifications including a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, a Post Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing, and completed her Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) in 2021.
Gemma is the acute leukaemia and myelodysplasia nurse practitioner at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, and she looks forward to providing advanced practice patient centred nursing care; including side effect and symptom management, education regarding treatment and diagnosis, and psychosocial support and coordination of care.