Our Nursing Team support our clients in many aspects of medical need, ranging from initial consultation through to follow-up and post-consult care.

Rachael White (Specialist Nurse)

Specialist Interests: Injection therapy for chronic migraine/excessive sweating/movement disorders, headache neurology, stroke and Parkinson's disease.

Rachael graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2004, and has worked in the field of Neurology continuously since then. Her first professional interest was acute stroke, first as a research nurse, then as a Nurse Practitioner equivalent, Stroke Nurse Specialist, setting up region leading hyper-acute stroke services including thrombolysis, in Merseyside, UK.

After a period of general nursing at the Mater Townsville, Rachael joined the TNC, and expanded her interests to include use of injection therapies for chronic migraine, movement disorders and excessive sweating. Rachael has developed a nurse led Parkinson's clinic including support for device assisted therapies, and is developing an innovative hybrid Visiting Nurse/Telehealth service for Parkinson's patients in remote regional areas. She provides nurse specialist clinics in Mackay and Cairns. Recognising her commitment to Parkinson's disease, she has been awarded two educational grants by Parkinson's Queensland in 2018.

Sharon Edwards (Specialist Nurse)

Specialty Interests: Multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease.

Sharon completed her Bachelor of Nursing degree in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2007, then relocated to Australia in 2008. She developed an interest in Neurology and began working as the multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease Specialist Nurse in 2014.

Sharon provides specialist nursing support to our Clinic, and is experienced in neurological areas. She completed her Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse Certificate in 2017 which is an internationally recognised qualification. She completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Chronic Health Conditions in 2018, which has given her greater expertise knowledge on caring for people with complex chronic diseases. She is undertaking further study in 2019 to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Neurosciences Nursing. Sharon is passionate about her role, sharing her knowledge and providing holistic support to patients. She has received several sponsorship grants to attend various educational meetings on multiple sclerosis.

Her role includes consulting and help with advice, information and care. She also assists the administration staff with clinical queries from patients.