Dr Mackson is a graduate of the University of NSW, and trained as a specialist anaesthetist in Sydney, through the St George Hospital. This was followed up by fellowship training in the United Kingdom. She also trained in aeromedical retrieval work and spent 8 years with the Sydney Aeromedical Rescue Service. She is now a part-time staff specialist at St George Hospital and part-time in private specialist practice. Dr Mackson’s clinical expertise centres around anaesthesia for obstetrics, trauma and neurosurgery.