Born and raised in Sydney, the seventh of nine children. Her physician father was unusual in providing his family with a holistic lifestyle in the 50's and 60's. Gillian completed her medical degree at Sydney University in 1980 and has mainly practised in Sydney. After extensive travelling, she worked for three years with the Antarctic Division, including a year at Davis Station, Antarctica, which produced her Doctorate of Medicine.
"With wisdom, clarity and humour Dr Deakin provides an invaluable guide to the essential components of good health. Challenging our old beliefs, this books skilfully blends orthodox medicine with references to alternative health practices." Jill Ball PhD, clinical psychologist and co-author of "Beating the Blues""