Dr Elizabeth Tilse
BSc, Hons Psych, MBBS, MPHTM, FRACPNorth Lakes
As a General Paediatrician, Dr Elizabeth Tilse enjoys working with children, from birth to adolescence, and celebrating their successes with their families.
She manages the full spectrum of paediatric issues, from general to acute. She also has expertise in child development, neonatology, and supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD.
Her interest in science as a child led her to complete a Bachelor of Science (BSc) at The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2001. While undertaking her Honours in Psychology (Hons Psych) at UQ in 2002, she developed a passion for paediatrics and child development. This saw her go on to complete a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at UQ in 2009.
With an ongoing commitment to professional development, Dr Tilse completed a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPHTM) at James Cook University in 2018. She achieved her Fellowship in General Paediatrics from The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2020.
She trained in Brisbane at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital, Queensland Children’s Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital. She also trained in hospitals in Townsville, Bundaberg and Redcliffe, and has experience in child protection, supporting vulnerable families.
Dr Tilse is in the final stages of completing a dual speciality in development and behaviour by completing further research and training. She prides herself on keeping up to date with advances in treatment and practice across all areas of paediatrics.
As an active member within the paediatric discipline, Dr Tilse is a member of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australia (NBPSA) and has a continued interest in research, regularly attending conferences and symposiums.
As a mother, she understands the importance of connecting with and considering the child’s point-of-view, as well as the parents’ perspectives. She enjoys working in partnership with an allied health team to provide high quality care.
When not at work, Dr Tilse enjoys spending time with her young family, reading and travel.
Further information and resources
- Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service – health fact sheets
- Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy – fast facts and information
- Raising Children: Australian parenting website – videos, articles and apps
- Amaze: shaping the future of Autism – downloads, links and resources