Dr Bronwyn King
Dr Bronwyn King was born in Melbourne and educated at Fintona Girls’ School in Balwyn. She was the Dux of her year in 1992 and was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Scholarship for General Excellence. She went on to study Medicine at The University of Melbourne. In 1997 she took a gap year to travel and work in Europe. She spent six months working as an “au pair” in Paris, a time that gave her the opportunity to experience another culture and language and completely fall in love with all things French!
In 2008 she completed her specialist training in Radiation Oncology and then enjoyed a fabulous year in Toronto, Canada, undertaking a clinical research fellowship at The Princess Margaret Hospital. In 2009 she returned to Melbourne to take up a specialist appointment at The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Bronwyn is proud to be associated with “Peter Mac”, the only dedicated comprehensive cancer centre in Australia and one of the world’s leading hospitals in cancer treatment and research.
As a teenager, Bronwyn was an elite swimmer, winning multiple state and national swimming titles and holding many age group records. She represented Victoria and Australia at international swimming meets in Europe and the USA and was a swimming scholarship holder at the Victorian Institute of Sport. In 1991, she won the Lorne Pier to Pub swimming competition! Through injury, she was forced to retire from competitive swimming, however, after completing her medical studies in 1999, she reconnected with the swimming world, working as a medical volunteer at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Since 2002 she has been an Australian Swimming Team Doctor, accompanying teams to competitions in New Caledonia, Fiji, Hawaii, China and Korea. In 2005 she was the Australian Team Doctor for the World Swimming Championships in Montreal and in 2006 for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. Bronwyn made a brief return to the water in 2002 to win a gold medal at the World Masters Swimming Championships.
Bronwyn is currently enjoying her new role as a mentor for a young Melburnian in the Big Brothers Big Sisters “Young Achievers Program”. For the past ten years she has been an active member of the Servas International organisation, in the role of a “traveller host” where she receives travellers into her home from all around the globe. She is also a supporter of World Vision Australia and the Humane Society International.
Bronwyn is a proud and passionate Australian! She is very pleased to be an Australia Day Ambassador and is looking forward to participating in many wonderful events to celebrate this great country!