UNSW Sydney medical graduate with Honours – undergraduate research in embryopathology and embryo culture techniques. From 1982 worked in one of Australia's first IVF units in Adelaide and then in a UK fertility program.
From 1987, established a private medical practice with special interest in infertility and diagnostic ultrasound. 1996 – clinical update at Monash IVF, Melbourne and introduction of IVF services to the Sunshine Coast through establishment of Coastal IVF at Maroochydore.
Dr Heather Courtney
Dr Heather Courtney was born and schooled in Northern Ireland and graduated from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in 1998 with her medical degree and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmacology. She moved to Australia in 2000, initially working in Bundaberg and then moved to the Sunshine Coast to work at Nambour General Hospital. Heather completed her GP training in 2005, becoming a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. In addition she has completed the clinical component of the diploma of obstetrics.
Since then she has been working as a GP on the Sunshine Coast.
In 2012 Heather completed IUD insertion training with Family Planning Queensland, inserts Implanon and offers contraceptive advice.
Heather is married with 3 children, a self confessed exercise and health fanatic who enjoys running, cycling, the great outdoors, spending time with her family and friends and travel.