Her plain English approach to health matters has made her a sought after speaker, and she is regularly found speaking at conferences and seminars throughout Australia. She also has a keen interest in
As she always says "We all need a bit more fun in our lives!"
Dr Sally Cockburn known in the media also as Dr Feelgood is Australia's leading health communicator. She is a graduate of Monash University Medical School and has nearly twenty years clinical experience as a medical practitioner. She also has over ten years as a media presenter on TV , radio and in print.
As a doctor she has extensive clinical and teaching experience She worked in the public hospital sector for 6 years, in surgery and emergency before focussing on a speciality general practice career.
An avid public speaker and writer, Sally’s media career began in 1990 when one of her patients asked her whether she might be part of a new radio show she was producing. Because of medical board recommendations she was not able to use her real name and so “Dr Feelgood” was born ! Her weekly health segment on the phenomenally successful 3AW breakfast program ,Lawyers Guns and Money continued for 2 years until, believe it or not, another patient suggested an opportunity for her own show, on another radio network!
From 1993, her 6 years as host of top rating national radio talk back sex and relationships program "Pillowtalk" on the Austereo Network gathered her a loyal following all over Australia due to her down to earth, practical advice on matters of the heart and body.
She has also produced and hosted several radio specials for Austereo and 3AW. “Real talk about Heroin”, “the Study survival Guide” for HSC students and most recently “The Truth about HRT”. This latter program was put together in three days in a response to the glut of confusing information about HRT and its risks which hit the media in July 2002 . It drew unprecedented public interest.
Sally has hosted her own national Saturday night TV talk show with the Seven network in 1994 called “Dr Feelgood” and presented a weekly medical segment on Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton on Channel 10 for nine years. In 2001 she wrote and hosted her own TV series of 24 episodes called “Your Health with Dr Feelgood” and she has made guest appearances on many Australian TV shows including Beauty and the Beast and Battle of the Sexes.
In 1996 she became one of the first media presenters to host an Internet site being part of the launch of MSN in Australia and has been active in online activities ever since.
In 1994 Sally wrote her book “Dr Feelgood’s thoughts on Sex and Relationships” which reached the bestseller list. She has also written advice columns and articles for many national magazines including New Idea and New Woman.
She has returned to 3AW and currently hosts her own talk back radio program Life Essentials each Sunday evening and also appears weekly as Medical Presenter on the top rating Neil Mitchell radio program.