About JOF



Dr Judith O'Malley-Ford, the author of the recently published The Secret Stalker of the Prostate, has a vast experience in medicine and as a General Practitioner, she is well respected by her peers, patients, acquaintances, and friends, and is always striving to be at her upmost best.

In addition to being the author of The Secret Stalker of the Prostate, she has also written two other books, The Australian Medical Dictionary and The Medical Dictionary of Conditions and Diseases, and is fast becoming an accomplished writer, as well as being a gifted and talented painter and sketch artist.

I remember as a schoolgirl that I was introduced to a book which changed the course of my life forever, a little book on Physiology. It was at that point that I decided that there must be a bit more to the human body than the little bit of information that was contained in that book. Of course there was a world of information there and I have never ceased to learn about the wonders of all the aspects of medicine and its various sub-specialities to this day. Thus reading shaped my entire life, and I would hope that someone reading my books may at some time find the same inspiration as I did which could also shape their future life.


Dr Judith O'Malley-Ford


Dr Judith M O'Malley-Ford is a medical graduate of the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery. She holds a title of Qualified Justice of the Peace in the state of Queensland, and a post graduate Degree of Master of Public Health from the combined course of the University of Queensland, Griffith University, and Queensland University of Technology. Her Master’s Thesis was an exploration of the "Public Policy and Procedures in Asthma Management for Children in Schools", and she is a committee member of the Asthma Foundation. She also holds a qualification of Fellow and Examiner of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and her training was conducted at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland.

stethoscopeShe has held positions of Medial Superintendent of the Queensland Spastic Welfare League, Medical Officer in Community Paediatrics for the Department of Child Health, Medical Officer of SCAN (child protection), Medical Co-coordinator to the Medical Board of Queensland where her role was to investigate and co-ordinate investigation on behalf of the Medical Board of Queensland, as well as developing a monitoring program for Impaired Medical Practitioners, and facilitate drafting of a revision of the Medial Act for the State of Queensland. She has also held the position of Medical Superintendent of the Mater Adult Hospital in Brisbane, and worked with Molescan, the Skin Cancer Clinic organization that provides you and your family with skin cancer risk assessments, testing and treatments. While at Molescan, she became proficient in diagnosing and excision of skin cancers and problematic skin legions. She is currently working as a full time General Practitioner.

book-pen-glassIn her spare time, Judith likes to release her creative side, and she often paints, sketches and illustrates. She is an artist of watercolors, pastel, drawings, and leadlight, and has held two solo watercolor and drawing exhibitions. Her paintings are located in private and public collections in Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand. She has been a contributing editor to the Australian Artist Magazine with her article of the "Design And Creation Of The Leadlight Window" which she designed and created for the artist studio for her friend and world renown Australian artist, Mr. Dale Marsh to accommodate his style of painting in the Impressionist tradition.

Judith is an award winning, internationally published author in Australia and in the UK, and a former Editor of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia monthly magazine. She also is a keen writer of poetry, fictional and non fictional stories. Her first book, The Australian Medical Dictionary (2008), and her second book, The Medical Dictionary of conditions and diseases (2012), both cover a wide range of common medical conditions, in a language that everyone can understand. Her third book, The Secret Stalker of the Prostate (2016), concisely covers prostate cancer in a nutshell, and addresses every question regarding anatomy, disease processes, decision making procedures for the treatment and considerations of the side effects, psycho-social effects and the impact on relationships - all in layman terms.

Curriculum Vitae (Abridged)

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Qld.curriculum-vitae-logo
  • Ophthalmology Registrar Princess Alexandra Hospital, Qld.
  • Committee member, Royal Qld Art Society.
  • Justice of the Peace (Q).
  • Medical Superintendent of Qld Spastic Welfare League.
  • Presenter at international conferences: “eye problems in cerebral palsy children”, Brisbane, Singapore, Christchurch.
  • Australasian, and International Publications in journals.
  • Master of Public Health. Thesis was on “Policy and Practice Issues on Asthma Management in Schools”. This thesis has been recommended as an outstanding work to subsequent students of the Master of Public Health course.
  • Medical Co-coordinator of the Medical Board of Qld.
  • Medical Superintendent of the Mater Adult Hospital, Brisbane.
  • General Practitioner, and Fellow of the Australian College of General Practitioners, (FRACGP).
  • Examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
  • Two solo watercolor and drawing exhibitions.
  • Royal Australian College of Medial Administrators Essay Competition, essay prize.
  • Australian Society of Authors winner of Limerick Competition.
  • Member of Fairfield Writers' Group.