Dr Anne Tonkin
Chair, Medical Board of Australia
Dr Anne Tonkin has been involved in medical regulation for more than 10 years and was first appointed to the Medical Board of South Australia in 2009, prior to the National Scheme. She held the position of Chair of the South Australian Board from 2012 until she was appointed Chair of the National Board in 2018.
Dr Anne Tonkin trained as a general physician with a sub-specialty in clinical pharmacology and practised at the Royal Adelaide Hospital for more than 25 years. She was a clinical academic in the Adelaide Medical School for 22 years, becoming Professor in Medical Education with responsibilities for curriculum planning and implementation.
Dr Tonkin has also served the Australian Medical Council as a council member and had long-standing involvement with its accreditation processes for medical school and specialist colleges, up until her appointment to the Medical Board of Australia.
Through her sub-specialty in clinical pharmacology, Dr Tonkin has been involved in drug regulation nationally for more than 20 years. She has served terms on the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and provided evaluation services to the Therapeutic Goods Administration for many years.