Our Philosophy

To ensure that each child reaches their full emotional and physical potential in a calm and positive environment, and to provide you with the support and peace of mind you're looking for.

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Dr Liz Hallam


Dr Liz is founder and Medical Director of Melbourne-based Flourish Paediatrics.

Educated in Tasmania, she carried out her formative specialist paediatric training with some of the best paediatricians in the country at the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane and the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.

She obtained her primary medical degree, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, from the University of Tasmania. In her final year, she was awarded University prizes for achieving top student in both Paediatrics and Child Health, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She then went on to complete her specialist training and was admitted to the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in General Paediatrics. She recently completed a Masters of Business Administration at Melbourne Business School.

In Hobart she was visiting paediatrician to the Royal Hobart Hospital, Calvary Hospital and Hobart Private Hospital. She was formerly Head of the Children’s Continence Clinic and, most recently, Director of Women’s and Children’s Services at the Royal Hobart Hospital. She has served on numerous committees for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and was joint-coordinator of Advanced Training for the Special Advisory Committee in General Paediatrics which is responsible for training accreditation.

Her paediatric skills include: Specialised Paediatric Medicine covering acute and complex medical conditions; Newborn Care; second opinion diagnosis/solving tough cases and devlomental problems such as autismspectrum disorder and ADHD.

This website is the brainchild of Dr Liz, who has also authored the Flourish online Health Bank information centre.

Fortunate to be a Masterchef 2011 top 50 finalist Dr Liz, she combines her foodie knowlegde with a special interest in infant and toddler feeding and nutrition.

Mother of twin boys, Dr Liz is passionate about giving children a positive environment in which to live and grow in order for them to reach their full potential. She believes a child’s sense of self and worth is influenced by the love and nurturing of the adults that surround them in an environment of mutual respect and caring.

Dr. Liz brings these values to Flourish to help you give your child the best possible start in life.