MBChB (UCT), MRCGP (UK), Dipl. Pall. Med. (Cardiff), DCH (CMSA)
Dr Julia Ambler graduated from UCT with her MBChB in 1998. After her junior doctor years she spent 6 years in Oxford, UK returning home in early 2008. Whilst in the UK she trained and worked as a general practitioner and a children’s hospice doctor at Helen and Douglas Houses in Oxford. She is a member of the Royal College of GP’s in the UK and holds the Diploma in Paediatric Palliative Medicine from Cardiff University, Wales. She has also completed the Diploma in Child Health.
On returning to Durban, Julia continued her career in paediatric palliative care and general practice through the Bigshoes Foundation. When this non-profit organization closed in December 2012, she was instrumental in launching Umduduzi – Hospice Care for Children to continue the work. Through this NPO she consults in palliative care to state hospitals and hospice programs and trains health professionals in children’s palliative care. She is a sessional lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics, Nelson Mandela Medical School, UKZN.
Julia lives in Morningside with her partner, Tracey and two sons, Luke and Jack.