Dr Karen Hitchcock B.A.(Hons) B.Med. FRACP PhD

Dr Karen Hitchcock is a specialist physician and fellow of the Royal Australian College Physicians. She worked in major metropolitan hospitals for fifteen years before moving into private practice. Dr Hitchcock was one of Australia’s first authorised prescribers of medicinal cannabis. She is currently a trial therapist in the St. Vincent's hospital end of life psilocybin trial.

Dr Hitchcock holds a PhD in English Literature and is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction focussing on medicine and society. She has written three books and has been a columnist and essayist for the Monthly magazine since 2012.

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