About me


Dr Pearce trained in Adelaide and worked at the RAH, QEH and Modbury Hospitals before starting work in General Practice.
Dr Pearce currently holds positions on numerous boards and in 2008 was appointed by the Health Minister the Hon. Nicola Roxon to the External Reference Group to develop Australia’s National Primary Health Care Strategy for the national health reforms.
In 2010 he was reappointed to the Australian Technical Advisory Group on immunization (ATAGI) the group who produce the Australian Immunization Handbook and maintains a keen local and national interest in vaccination programs, often asked to comment on immunization issues.
Dr Pearce was president of the AMA (SA) 1998-2000 and GP Nationally Elected Representative on the Federal AMA and Chair of the AMA Council of General Practice for 3 terms from 2004-2010. He is a fellow of the AMA and received the AMA (SA) Presidents award in 2008.
Dr Pearce was instrumental in Beulah Park and Athelstone Clinics becoming the first in SA to train young doctors in their postgraduate (Intern) years and prevocational years (PGPPP) in the community and continues to be an active supervisor to GP registrars through the regional training program.
On Australia Day 2012 Dr Pearce was admitted to the ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (AM) for service to medicine as a general practitioner, through contributions to national medical organisations, and to education.