Dr Dan Halliday

Dr Dan Halliday

Director | Stanthorpe


I remember the exact moment I decided on rural medicine. I was watching a documentary on Aboriginal health and inequity of access to care – my only thought was, I want to help make a difference.

Dan has been on a 20-year journey in rural medicine. He is a Rural Generalist with Advanced Skills in Obstetrics, based in Stanthorpe. He is the Medical Superintendent of Stanthorpe Hospital, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (2015-current).

Dan has been an advocate taking on roles as:

  • Founding Director of RDAQ Foundation (now Rural Doctors Foundation) (2014-present)
  • Inaugural College Council Chair of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (2015-2017)
  • Board Director of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (2013 – 2014 & 2017 – present)
  • President of RDAQ Inc (2010 – 2011)
  • Secretary of RDAQ Inc (2012 – 2013)
  • Convenor of RDAQ Inc Annual Conferences (2010 and 2014 – RDAQ’s 25th Anniversary)
  • Branch Councillor of Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation – Queensland Branch (ASMOFQB)  2017 – Present
  • Rural Generalist Member of the Queensland Rural and Remote Clinical Network Steering Committee (2012 – present)
  • Chair of the Rural Medical Workforce Working Group (RMWWG), SRRCN (2014 – 2020)
  • Board Director of Queensland Rural Medical Education (2006 – 2012)

In his current role he has contributed to the development of rural health and medical training opportunities in Stanthorpe and wider communities. His recent focus has been on expanded medical outreach, education and training models, and the enhanced role of Community Integrated Care Pharmacy.

Dan is a strong advocate for equity in health care and has special interests in Maternity Services and Agricultural Health.  Recently he had the privilege of leading the Rural Doctors Foundation team for the third BEEF event providing valuable health checks to rural farming families with limited care access. 

Dan held the role of Chair for Rural Doctors Foundation from 2019-2021 and was our Deputy Chair in 2022. He made a significant contribution to the growth of Rural Doctors Foundation in these roles.   Dan stood down as Deputy Chair with his appointment to President for Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).