Dr. Margaret Kay AM MBBS(Hons) PhD FRACGP DipRACOG GAICD is a general practitioner with clinical and research expertise in both doctors’ health and refugee health.  

She holds an academic title as Senior Lecturer with the General Practice Clinical Unit, Faculty of Medicine, UQ and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. 

In 2013, she completed her PhD in Physician Health which focussed on understanding how doctors access health care for themselves. She has extensive experience teaching doctors and medical students about physician health. She has over 40 peer-reviewed publications, many in the area of doctors’ health. She was recently appointed Medical Director with the Rural Doctors Foundation to assist in the establishment of their ‘GPs 4 rural docs’ Program.  

Dr Kay has been collaborating with the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences at UQ investigating the effectiveness of PFAS exposure control for individuals in exposed communities and occupationally exposed cohorts. 

Dr Kay is immediate past Chair of Refugee Health Network of Australia (RHeaNA), a member of RACGP Refugee Health Special Interest Group (RHSIG) and Clinical Lead in Multicultural Health with the Brisbane South Primary Health Network. Her expertise and advocacy in refugee health has focused on supporting the delivery of high quality care and reducing barriers related to cultural and linguistic difference. 

In 2022, she was awarded an Order of Australia for significant service to medicine, to medical education, and to migrant health.