Dr. Chris Rook
Biography / Background
Dr Chris Rook is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He qualified as a Doctor in London and then went on to complete his General Practice training in Oxford, where he spent many years as a General Practitioner. Oxford is a thriving international community and was invaluable experience in dealing with a wide variety of health problems.. While in Oxford he pioneered (with a colleague) a web-based database to link local non-principal General Practitioners with employment opportunities and meetings for teaching sessions.
Dealing with so many international travellers, the lure of Australia proved irresistible and he moved initially to Mount Gambier at a teaching General Practice clinic. Impressed with the warmer climate and multi-cultural vibrancy of the Australian community, decided to settle here in Adelaide.
Bachelors Degree In Molecular Biology and Immunology (BSc Hons, University of London)
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS, The University of London)
Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP, United Kingdom)
Diploma of Faculty Family Planning (DFFP, United Kingdom)
Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRACGP, Australia)
Certificate in Diving Medicine (University of Adelaide)
After completing a medically-related Science degree, Chris went on to study medicine and undertook his internships in the United Kingdom. He completed rotations in Psychiatry, Rehabilitation medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Dermatology, before moving into General Practice. Chris has particular interests in skin health, student health and holistic and evidenced-based medicine.
Teaching and Research Interests
Chris has been actively involved with student teaching both when working in Hospital and in General Practice. Current interests include the new discipline of Evolutionary medicine.