Who’s who- John Lazarou

What makes some people succeed  and others fail ? Some people, we are told are, destined for great things. Not however John Lazarou.  His high school teacher told him he was a lost cause and encouraged him to leave school at the earliest opportunity. John...

Dr Elizabeth Martin – writer

I am fascinated by people who are willing to step out of their comfort zone to follow their dream. Cairns writer, Elizabeth Martin is one such person. Long before she was a successful writer, she graduated from the  University of Melbourne as a doctor. A very...

What’s news

The latest Australian Journal of Psychiatry reports an association between vitamin D in mothers and ADHD in their children.  The Journal of clinical Oncology reports and association between vitamin D and relapse after stem cell transplant.  Two more...

Positive psychology -“Hakuna matata”

The study and practice of “happiness” has become an increasingly important focus of philosophical and scientific endevour over recent decades.  One of the seminal figures in the scientific  study of happiness  is Phillip Brickman. His famous...

Dr Sarah Coll

Dr Sarah Coll is by any standards a trail blazer in the field of  surgery. She was one of the  first female orthopaedic surgeons in a traditionally male dominated profession, and is the only female orthopod in North Queensland. She is a  pioneer in the...