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Diocesan Council member, Honorary Deacon at the Parish of Goodna and St Paul’s Anglican Church, Ipswich parishioner

The Rev'd Dr Gemma Dashwood OAM

About The Rev'd Dr Gemma -

The Rev’d Dr Gemma Dashwood OAM is in her final stages of specialist training in Intensive Care Medicine, and as well as her Bachelor of Theology she also has degrees in medical ethics, medical law and speech pathology. Music is very important to her and she plays the pipe organ at St Paul’s, Ipswich and regularly sings in St John’s Cathedral. She lives with her two dogs in Grandchester.

The Rev'd Dr Gemma writes on -

Articles by The Rev'd Dr Gemma

Reflections Reflections

Why I studied theology

“The St Francis College lecturers come from a wide range of backgrounds, which allows for rich and deep conversation on many topics. It is a safe space in which to learn where everyone’s opinions and values are respected. Face-to-face lectures are second to none, although online attendance is also possible for those who can’t attend in person,” says The Rev’d Dr Gemma Dashwood OAM, who was ordained a Deacon in December last year

Archbishop Phillip Aspinall ordaining Dr Gemma Dashwood as a Deacon on 5 December 2020
Spotlight Q&A

Q&A with ICU doc, musician, Paralympic gold medallist, Franciscan and newly-ordained Deacon, The Rev’d Dr Gemma Dashwood OAM

Meet Gemma Dashwood and find out how her faith and work as a doctor intersect, how she became a Gold medal-winning Olympian, what person of faith inspires her the most and why, her favourite scripture, what day she would like to relive and what she would write on a billboard