James practises in Hobart, Tasmania and is the founding owner and executive director of GP2U Telehealth. In 2014, a patient of James who had Hep C wanted to import the new cure from overseas without mortgaging his house. From this FixHepC was born. James supported his patient to legally import the medication, tested the medication, and then kept an eye on his patient’s progress and successful cure. Word got out and one patient became 100, which became 1000.
James is a mentor, sounding board and friend to the Hep C Action team, commissioned the creation of the butterfly symbol for Hep C elimination and designed the publicity campaign poster “Old and Tired”.
James has over 20 years of clinical and information technology experience and remains a Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Tasmania. He has a B.Sc. and MB, BS from the University of Tasmania and is on the Dean’s Roll of Excellence for outstanding academic achievement.