Dr Ballard (MB BS BSc FRACGP) completed her medical degree at UWA in 1997, after previously graduating from UWA with a Bachelor of Science (majoring in pathology and microbiology). She worked at Fremantle Hospital for two years, prior to taking a short break to have her first child. During this time, she also did casual work at the Rockingham Hospital Emergency Department.
She then commenced her GP training in 2001, and became a fellow of the RACGP in 2004. She joined the Leeuwin Medical Group shortly after having her second child, where she has been working ever since.
Shannon has an interest in women’s health, and is competent with contraceptive implant insertion and removal. She also enjoys seeing children and is a certified “Youth Friendly Doctor”. Her other special interests include mental health, minor procedures and injectable wrinkle relaxers.
Shannon is married with two daughters, and outside of work spends much of her time involved with her daughters’ sporting commitments, whilst trying to fit in time for exercise, family, friends and relaxation!