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Dr Emily Hooper has been a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist for ten years and in that time has served the women of Launceston in both public and private sectors. Having graduated from the University of Tasmania medical school in 2000 she undertook her specialist training in Hobart, Launceston, and Adelaide before returning to Launceston to practice.

Emily feels greatly privileged to care for women during their obstetric and gynaecological journey.  The aim of her practice has always been to ensure that women receive the highest level of care in an environment where they feel respected, empowered, and safe.  Firsthand experience of the challenges of motherhood, enables her to empathise and support women during their care.  Having previously obtained a graduate diploma in forensic medicine Emily understands that for many women gynaecological and obstetric health problems can present significant emotional and psychological distress and she works hard to ensure that all women feel secure whilst in her care no matter what their history.

Emily’s areas of interests include:

  • obstetrics (including high risk obstetrics)
  • the conservative and surgical management of prolapse,
  • hysterectomy (open, vaginal, and laparoscopic),
  • management of dysfunctional bleeding in all age groups
  • contraception. 
  • colposcopy and the management of HPV related disease of the vulva, vagina, and cervix.

Emily manages a vulval dermatology clinic through the Launceston General Hospital with Associate Professor Mike Sladden.  She is currently undertaking additional study in ultrasound and hopes to finish her Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound in 2021.

Outside medicine Emily’s interests include her three children and supporting them in their interests, sewing, reading, and admiring other people’s gardens.