Dr Phill Pullinger grew up in North-West Tasmania and has had a love of the outdoors and passion for and involvement in nature conservation since childhood. Phill is a medical doctor and GP with interests in remote health, Aboriginal health, after hours care and emergency. He has Masters degrees in economics and in public policy, has previously been awarded Tasmanian Young Achiever of the Year and the DH Drummond prize in economics, is a US State Dept. I.V.L.P. alumni, and is author of 'Tarkine Trails'. He currently works on Bruny Island and in Hobart.