Dr Alice Willson


Originally from rural South Australia, Alice moved to Adelaide for her secondary education and completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of South Australia before going on to study medicine at Flinders University, graduating in 2011. She then spent time at both the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the Lyell McEwin Hospital gaining additional experience in paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology, during which time she completed her Diploma of Child Health (DCH) and Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health. She has been working in general practice since 2015, in both rural and urban locations and became a fellow of RACGP in early 2017. Alice is accredited to provide Obstetric Shared Care with the major public hospitals.

As the mother of two young children, both of whom have low sleep needs, Alice has become familiar with the principles of Neuroprotective Developmental Care, and endeavours to become an NDC practitioner in the near future. Following the birth of her first child, Alice experienced difficulties with breastfeeding and in particular, struggled with the contradictory and often confusing advice she was given. This experience encouraged her to further her education in breastfeeding medicine so as to provide better support to her patients. She is currently working towards becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Alice has always enjoyed caring for women and families and feels very privileged in her role as a general practitioner in that she is able to care for her patients from family planning to pre-conception care, throughout pregnancy and the haze of the early postpartum weeks, routine childhood checks, immunisations and beyond. Alice is aware that pregnancy and a new baby, although an incredibly special time is often very difficult for many families. She believes that helping women and their families with education, support and empowerment to make their own choices can help them find more enjoyment in those early weeks.