Dr Susan Masel

Dr Susan Masel

Deputy Chair | Goondiwindi


Dr Susan (Sue) Masel has been living and working in Goondiwindi in western Queensland for 25 years. She is incredibly connected to the town. Sue is a rural GP and is passionate about bringing more skilled people to rural medicine.  Sue is also a medical educator and advocate for innovative training for rural teams. 

Whilst Sue grew up in Brisbane, as a medical student, she had placements in Tara and Proserpine. This gave her a taste for rural generalist practice that would see her devote her entire career to it. Sue says Goondiwindi is a town which is welcoming of new people, and not afraid of new ideas, while retaining a strong sense of itself. Sue has contributed over 20 years to governing state and national rural health bodies as well as rural medical training, including:

  • President of RDAQ Inc (2013 – 2014)
  • Medical Educator and Rural Supervisor Liaison Officer for GPTQ (2005 – present)
  • Queensland representative for RDAA (2018 – present)
  • Member of the Gundy Muster Organising Committee (ongoing)
  • Rural Generalist trainer on RG workshops
  • Trainer at CRuSE courses
  • Part time Medical Educator with General Practice Training Qld (GPTQ) – involves mandatory CME on medical education and supervision and teaching of Rural Registrars in local training node
  • GP Supervisor Goondiwindi Medical Centre
  • PROMPT trainer on Goondiwindi Hospital team
Sue was Secretary of the Foundation since 2020 and was appointed to the role of Deputy Chair in 2023.  Sue is a member of our Executive Committee. 
“In rural medicine, I can never tell what is going to happen next, so it is impossible to get bored.”

Recently, Sue has enjoyed incorporating Intern placements into the Goondiwindi Medical Service Model. She has special interests in skin cancer medicine and Anaesthetics.

Sue graduated with a MBBS at the University of Queensland in 1994. After which she completed a Diploma of Obstetrics through RANZCOG at the Logan hospital in 1996. Subsequently she completed a fellowship of Advanced Rural General Practice Anaesthetics. She travelled overseas, completing 6 months of volunteer work with MSF in Sri Lanka. Sue is a Founding Director of RDAQ Foundation (now Rural Doctors Foundation).

Family and interests

Sue counts herself lucky to work with her husband, who is also a talented rural GP. Together they have four children, growing into adults she is also proud to call her friends. In her spare time, she loves getting out in the garden, or doing something fun with her family.