Dr Sue Harrison

Dr Sue Harrison, OAM

Director | Echuca

MBBS, DA, FACRRM, Masters of Sports Medicine

I’m passionate about providing high quality training and support for our rural doctors; and rural communities having local access to services they need, provided by people who understand what it is to live in rural Australia.

Dr Sue Harrison has been a GP and Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) in Echuca and Moama (Victoria/NSW) for the past 40 years. 

In addition to her experience in clinical work as a GP and GP Anaesthetist, Sue has a strong interest in education, training and workforce. Dr Harrison is currently working as a Senior Medical Officer (SMO) in the Emergency Departments in Swan Hill and Echuca.  She is also senior lecturer for the University of Melbourne RCS and  engaged with remote supervision of a RVTS registrar and occasional GP locums. 

Along the mighty Murray River, Sue provides services to many patients living in southwest NSW, so the tyranny of distance can be an issue, even in Victoria!

Sue has a strong interest in governance and has been involved with Rural Doctors Association of Victoria (RDAV) for many years including time as President. Sue is the current Chair of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) Female Doctors Group and she sits on the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) Quality and Safety Council.  Sue is also a Director with Australian General Practice Accreditation (AGPAL). 

As the saying goes, give a busy busy a job and it will get done. Adding to her already busy schedule, Sue joined the Rural Doctors Foundation Board in September 2023. 

In the 2024 Australia Day Honours List, Sue was awarded an Order of Australia for her service to rural medicine.