Charmaine's career spans several worlds including clinical care, education, management, and research. Clinically she have practiced various aspects of acute care; including pre-hospital, remote medicine, critical and emergency care, fulfilling management and leadership positions in most.
Charmaine is driven by understanding how we can build capacity and leadership in healthcare by improving cross-silo collaboration, sense-making, teamwork and process improvement. She believes that these are key to strengthening the health system and improving access to care.
She is also a passionate and energetic educator, and teaches on various post-graduate courses. Her research interests include access to care, education, sense-making, and community-based emergency care/response systems. She favours qualitative research methods e.g., narrative methods and participatory action research.