Abigail Franklin

Staff Specialist, Northern Beaches Hospital

Abigail Franklin - Staff Specialist, Northern Beaches HospitalStaff Specialist, Northern Beaches Hospital


Dr Abbie Franklin graduated from Edinburgh University with Honours in 2000 and was awarded the Dorothy Gilfillan Prize for the highest-ranked female graduate. After initial training in surgery in Scotland, Abbie moved to Australia and gained further experience in critical care, general medicine, emergency medicine and psychiatry.

Abbie went on to complete training in general practice in Sydney and Bathurst, and was awarded the Iris and Edward Gawthorn Award from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Subsequently, Abbie completed training in palliative medicine, including undertaking a pain fellowship at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and a research project looking into advance care planning in primary care.

Abbie currently works as a Palliative Medicine Consultant at the Northern Beaches Hospital.