Dr Sally Cockburn is a GP and health advocate who practices part time in suburban Melbourne. She is also known around Australia as 'Dr Feelgood', host of the late night radio phenomenon, 'Pillowtalk' in the 1990s. She believes strongly in the need for open discussion and good education about all aspects of health and her particular interest is those sensitive issues often considered taboo or too hard for the media to touch.
Sally's 18 year media career includes her own program on Channel 7 in the 1990's, and 9 years as health presenter on Channel 10's Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton program. She is currently seen on channel 7's Morning Show with Larry and Kylie.
Sally hosts her own Sunday Night talk back program Talking Health on Melbourne's radio 3AW, and is listed as one of the top ten corporate speakers in Australia.
Sally has written for many national magazines and her own book reached the best seller list. She is a past recipient of an MBF award for excellence in health journalism and the Radio Industry Award for best documentary. Sally is a Life Ambassador for Australia Day in Victoria.
Behind the scenes, Sally is passionate about patient and community issues and is active in health policy and education at many levels. She has teaches medical students at Monash University , is Chair of Family Planning Victoria, sits on the board of Vic Health by Health and is the chair of the Monash Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences Alumni committee.
In addition, Sally sat for seven years as a member of the Ambulance Service Committee of Management and was a member of the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Committee on Women's Health. She was chair of the National Organ Donation Communication Strategy and past chair of the Variety Club of Victoria. She is consultant to Parks Victoria on Healthy Parks Healthy People.
Sally is a patron of Marie Stopes International Australia, St Mary's House of Welcome drop in centre for the homeless persons and Melbourne Osteoporosis Support Group. She is also a member of the Patrons Council of the Royal District Nursing Service and an Ambassador for the Lort Smith Animal Hospital.
Sally is mother to teenage daughter Amy and two cats. If you are wondering how she does it all, you'll be comforted to know that she has a messy house and her car is over due for a service!