Emma McBride is Federal Member for Dobell on the New South Wales Central Coast. Since 2022 she has been the Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional Health and Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Albanese Government.
Emma is a registered pharmacist who has worked in the health sector for over 20 years, both in Australia and abroad. She was a Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist and the Chief Pharmacist at Wyong Hospital for nearly 10 years and, prior to entering Parliament, she was the Deputy Director of Pharmacy for Central Coast Local Health District. Emma’s background and experience as a healthcare professional led her to Parliament, where she fights for better health services for all Australians.
She is a passionate advocate for quality affordable healthcare, close to home. She understands the unique challenges facing rural and regional communities when it comes to accessing healthcare and she hopes to play a role in shaping public policy that promotes the health and wellbeing of every Australian, regardless of where they live.