Dr Marianne Bookallil

Marianne BookallilMBBS, BSc (Med), FRACGP, MPHTM, FAFPHM

Marianne completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at UNSW in 1997, her Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in 2005 through James Cook University and has fellowships with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2002) and the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (2007).

Area of Professional Interest

As a GP and Public Health Physician, Marianne is interested in the interaction between clinical and population health, in analysing health systems, developing policies and implementing changes to improve health outcomes.

Marianne is has spent much of her professional career working in Aboriginal Health with roles in primary care and general practice, public health, education, policy development and implementation, management and quality improvement

Marianne enjoys teaching, providing supervision for student and public health projects and clinical supervision in general practice.

Career Summary

2015 +                  GP, Interchange General Practice

2013 +                  GP Advisor, ACT Health

2013+                   Senior Clinical Lecturer, Medical School, ANU

2009-15                GP and Public Health Physician, Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service, GP supervisor

2008-13                GP Yarralumla Surgery

2007-09                Medical Advisor, Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing

2006-07                Acting Medical Director and GP, Katherine West Health Board, NT

2004-06                GP Carpentaria Medical Centre Darwin

2003-06                Public Health Registrar, NT. Highlights include

  • Pain and Opiate Pharmacotherapy Project investigating GP attitudes to prescribing opiate pharmacotherapy
  • Evaluation of the second coordinated care trial in Sunrise Health Service in Katherine, NT
  • Quality of antenatal care in rural and remote Katherine District, NT
  • Evaluation of the Aboriginal Health Check, Danila Dilba Health Service Darwin
  • Centre for Disease Control, Darwin providing tradition public health advice and interventions
  • Teaching population health to GP registrars

2002-04                Acting Senior District Medical Officer and District Medical Officer, Katherine NT

Current Research Projects

  • Integrating Care: Learning from first generation integrated primary healthcare centre


  1. Bookallil M, Chalmers E, Bell A.  Challenges in preventing pyelonephritis in pregnant women in Indigenous communities. Rural and Remote Health 5 (online), 2005: no. 395. Available from: http://www.rrh.org.au.
  2. Bookallil M, Thomas D, How Danila Dilba decided to use the new medicare item for Health Assessments to improve screening. The Chronicle, Vol 9 Issue 1, Feb 2006.
  3. Bookallil M, Thomas D, Little evidence of effectiveness for screening in new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders health check. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2006 Apr;30(2):187
  4. Bookallil M, CDC Surveillance Newsletter Feb 2006
  5. Bookallil M, Markey P, Introducing hepatitis C enhanced surveillance in the Northern Territory, The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin, Vol 13, No. 2, June 2006.
  6. Bookallil M, Gastroenteritis outbreak at workshop,The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin, Vol 13, No. 3, September 2006.
  7. Chung F, Herceg A, Bookallil M, Diabetes clinic attendance improves diabetes management in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, Australian Family Physician. 2014 Nov;43(11):797-802
  8. Dorrington MS, Herceg A, Douglas K, Tongs J, Bookallil M, Increasing pap smear rates at an urban Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service through translational research and continuous quality improvement, Australian Journal of Primary Health. 2015 Feb 23.doi: 10.1071/PY14088 [epub ahead of print]

Guidelines Authored

  1. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in pregnancy, Women’s Business Manual, 4th Edition, Congress Alukura and Nganampa Health Council Inc,  2008.
  2. Pyelonephritis (kidney infection) in pregnancy,Women’s Business Manual, 4th Edition, Congress Alukura and Nganampa Health Council Inc,  2008.
  3. Urine problems – over 12 years and adults, CARPA Standard Treatment Manual, 5th Edition, Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association, Alice Springs, 2009