Portrait of Jacinta Halloran

Jacinta Halloran

Jacinta Halloran is a Melbourne GP and writer. She has written on medical topics for a wide variety of publications, including the Sunday Age and Inside Story. Her second novel, Pilgrimage, was recently published (Scribe Publications, 2012).

In 2005 her short story, ‘Finding Joshua,’ won the inaugural Australian Doctor GP Writer of the Year Award. In 2007 her novel, Dissection, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript, and was published by Scribe Publications in 2008. She has also had short stories published in The Pen and the Stethoscope and New Australian Stories 2.0.

Jacinta completed an MA in Creative Writing at RMIT in 2009. She continues to work part-time as a GP, and also teaches ethics and empathic practice in the University of Melbourne postgraduate medical program.