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Christian Rowan

Dr. Christian Rowan
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Moggill
Assumed office
31 January 2015
Preceded by Bruce Flegg
Personal details
Born (1972-10-05) 5 October 1972
Brisbane, Queensland
Political party Liberal National Party
Spouse(s) Jane Louise Rowan
Children 4 children
Profession Physician
Religion Anglican

Dr Christian Andrew Carr Rowan (born 5 October 1972) is an Australian politician. He has been the Liberal National Party member for Moggill in the Queensland Legislative Assembly since 2015.[1]


  • Professional career 1
  • Political career 2
  • Early life and education 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Professional career

Dr Rowan is an Addiction Medicine Specialist[2][3] and an experienced Medical Administrator.[4]

Dr Rowan is a former President of both the Queensland branch of the Australian Medical Association[5][6] (2013-2014) and the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland (2006-2007).[7][8]

During his time as President of the AMA in Queensland, Dr Rowan advocated for: improving services to reduce the economic and associated health care costs of illicit drug use as well as alcohol dependency disorders; the development of private-public healthcare partnerships; and improving rural and regional health services.[9]

Dr Rowan has also worked as a General Practitioner and Medical Superintendent in rural and regional Queensland, predominantly in South-West Queensland but also on the Darling Downs.[10]

Dr Rowan was instrumental in the establishment of the Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) as a part of the national medical education training framework, and he also served on the RVTS Board.[11]

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians' Chapter of Addiction Medicine, the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Rowan has also advocated about the growing public health problems of over-the-counter codeine misuse and the emergence of new synthetic drugs.[2]

Political career

Dr Rowan was elected on 31 January 2015 in the seat of Moggill at the Queensland State Election defeating the Labor candidate Louisa Pink with 58.2 per cent of the two-party preferred vote after preferences.[1] He is a member of the Health and Ambulance Services Committee in the 55th Queensland Parliament.[12]

Early life and education

Dr Rowan was born in Brisbane, Australia. He completed his secondary education at the Anglican Church Grammar School in East Brisbane. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from The University of Queensland in 1996. He attained a Master of Diplomacy & Trade from Monash University in 2002.


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  2. ^ a b Scott, Leisa (31 August 2013). "Codeine addiction a growing problem". QWeekend The Courier Mail. 
  3. ^ "Dr Christian Rowan, The Wesley Hospital". The Wesley Hospital. 
  4. ^ "New Brisbane service to help tackle pain and pharmaceutical dependence". St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital. 2 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "AMA Queensland President Calls for Better Access to Drug Therapy". AMA Queensland. 9 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Fraser, Kelmeny. "AMA state president Dr Christian Rowan accuses own organisation of being 'extreme, left-wing'"". The Courier Mail, 12 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Foreign-trained doctor numbers up in rural areas". ABC Online. 3 July 2007. Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  8. ^ Donaghey, Kathleen (31 August 2006). "GP wants maternity units open". The Chronicle. 
  9. ^ Vonow, Brittany (14 June 2013). "Health cuts open Queenslanders to new infectious disease threats". The Courier Mail. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Inaugural Speech, Christian Rowan" (PDF). Queensland Parliament, Record of Proceedings. 27 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Rural Vocational Training Scheme April Newsletter". Remote Vocational Training Scheme Ltd. April 2008. 
  12. ^ "Queensland Parliament, Dr Christian Rowan". 

External links

Dr Christian Rowan MP

Liberal National Party

Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Bruce Flegg
Member for Moggill

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