Meet our team
Meet our team

Dr Anita Watts

Cultural Capacity Educator (Health)

Anita co-leads our health-focused cultural capacity training sessions and sits on the Primary Health Network (PHN) Board. Anita is a proud Wiradjuri woman, currently working part-time as a GP in a large mainstream urban general practice in Newcastle.

From 2005 to 2019 Anita was a Senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle, teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health with a special interest in the provision of health care to under-serviced communities. Anita previously worked in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Sector and continues to work in close partnership with community-controlled health organisations.

Anita is the current NSW and ACT representative of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and was a previous board member of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association. She is passionate about changing the way we deal with and view the health of our indigenous people.