Emma McBride is the Federal Member for Dobell on the Central Coast of NSW. She was first elected in 2016 and following her re-election in 2019, Emma was appointed Labor’s Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Shadow Assistant Minister for Carers. She is now the Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, and Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional Health.
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.
Emma is a passionate advocate for quality health care, close to home. She understands the unique challenges facing rural and regional communities when it comes to accessing health care 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.