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Gigi holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Photography from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, the Biological Photographic Association and the Australian Institute of Medical & Biological Illustration. She has postgraduate qualifications in medical photography from the British Institute of Professional Photography and management from Swinburne University of Technology. Gigi is the recipient of many awards including a number of awards for scanning photomicrography from the Australian Institute of Medical & Biological Illustration; four awards for best papers presented at international conferences and two for best published papers in international refereed journals. She has also been fortunate to have been awarded the Institute of Professional Technology award and the ANZ Bank Travelling Scholarship. Gigi has presented 26 papers at national and international conferences and is the author of 13 papers or chapters in international refereed journals or books. In 2004 the Royal Children's Hospital awarded Gigi the Chairmans Medal and in 2006 she was awarded the top honour of the BioCommunication Association in the USA, the Louis Schmidt Award. Gigi has 30 years of experience as a practitioner and manager, beginning her career at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She then moved to the Educational Resource Centre at the Royal Children's Hospital as a medical photographer and was soon promoted to Chief Medical Photographer and then Head of Department.
Across this period of time she has held a number of offices in the Australian Institute of Medical and Biological Illustration including that of National President. She has been on the organising committees of several international conferences, including the World Congress held in the USA in 1994 and the one held in Amsterdam in 1999. Her special interests are: measurement using photography; paediatric medical photography and photography with invisible radiation, on which she wrote a 50,000 word thesis to gain her Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.