GP Staff

Dr Stephen Lawson


Dr Stephen Lawson grew up in central Queensland before studying education and working as a High School Science /Mathematics teacher.  After teaching for 2 years, he joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1988 and went on to study Medicine at the University of Queensland. After completing 20 years full time service Dr Lawson transferred to the Reserves and commenced working as a GP in Brisbane.

In 2018, Dr Lawson completed a Masters of Medicine in Skin Cancer through the University of Queensland and then completed the  Australian College of Dermatologist's Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology. In addition to humanitarian work in his military role,  Dr Lawson has practiced as a GP in Sydney, Brisbane, Canada and most recently Canberra.  


Dr Lawson enjoys spending time with his wife and family, and has three children all at school.  They enjoy outdoor activities including bush walking, beach time, skiing and camping. Their most recent addition to the family is a playful Havanese puppy called Tim.  


Specialty interest areas: 


  • Skin Cancer detection and treatment 

  • General Dermatology

  • Women’s, Men’s and Children’s health

  • Contraception including placement of intrauterine devices

  • Vasectomy, and minor procedures

  • Occupational, Travel, Aviation and Diving Medical Examinations 

  • CASA Designated Aviation Medical Examiner - DAME


MBBS FRACGP MMed(Skin Cancer)  BEd CertPCDermatology DAME