Vale Dr Amy Moten
(16/04/1978 – 21/10/2023)
Dr Amy Moten, our much-loved colleague, friend and leader in sexual and reproductive health, tragically passed away on Saturday 21 October. We are still coming to terms with this loss while we reflect on the incredible impact of Amy on the lives and wellbeing of so many around her – personally and professionally.
Vale Dr Amy Moten
Amy moved from Family Planning NT and started with SHINE SA as Coordinator of Medical Education in 2015 as a passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated GP and educator.
Those who are drawn to sexual and reproductive health often do so with deep convictions of rights and a commitment to improving the lives and wellbeing of others. This was Amy, only she did so with a unique combination of wit, humanity and incredible skill.
Amy not only held impressive technical expertise but was also a skilled educator and great communicator. She had a unique ability to share clinical knowledge with professional audiences as well as the community at large, often discussing heavy topics with lightness and humour.
Amy somehow found the time and energy to support her clients as a GP, provide invaluable education to other GPs and health professionals, provide medical insight and review of essential sexual and reproductive health information, all while advocating for the importance of sexual and reproductive health on a state and national level.
We are honoured to have been a part of Amy’s life and career. We will always remember her feminist perspective and adept written and verbal skills. As we navigate our future in sexual and reproductive health, we will be left with the question: what would Amy do?
She was so much more to us than a colleague, she was a friend to many and part of the SHINE SA family. She leaves an indelible mark on our organisation, and an incredible legacy in her work to improve the sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing of her patients, and the broader communities she reached through education.
We share our heartfelt condolences with Amy’s partner, family, friends, colleagues and loved ones.
Vale Amy, you will always be remembered, and you are already so missed.