Dr Sophie Scamps

Dr Sophie Scamps MP is the Independent Member for the Federal electorate of Mackellar. Sophie
made history at the 2022 election by becoming the first Independent to win the Northern Beaches
seat since it was first formed in 1949.

Sophie won the seat after promising a new way of doing politics, putting the community first and
campaigning on a platform of climate action, integrity, and equality.

Before deciding to stand as an Independent in the 2022 election, Sophie was a practicing GP in
Narrabeen while she also served the community as a doctor in the Emergency Department of Mona
Vale Hospital.

Whilst studying medicine at the University of Sydney and then Oxford University in the UK, Sophie
was an elite athlete. Sophie’s athletics achievements include qualifying for the 1992 Olympics in
800m, while she was also a gold medallist at the World Junior Athletics Championship. Sophie
continues to be involved in athletics to this day.

Sophie is also the founder of Our Blue Dot, a community-led NGO that aims to help individuals and
community groups reduce their impact on the environment.

Sophie, her husband and three children live in Avalon and have called Mackellar home for nearly 25

To find out more about Dr Sophie Scamps MP head to www.sophiescamps.com.au.

Director and Founder of the Centre for Independent Studies

Professor of Public Policy and Director, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University


Sociologist, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney.
Author of The New Authoritarianism

Director, Free Market Foundation, (Hungary)

Health Director, Health and BioSecurity, CSIRO

Director and Founder, Academy of Ideas, London, (UK)

Founder and CEO, Cognoscenti Group

Executive Director, The New Zealand Initiative (NZ)

Australian writer and columnist for the News Limited Press

Research Director, CIS

Programme Co-ordinator of the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Western Australia

Chinese Canadian human rights advocate

Senior Research Fellow, Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society Program, CIS

CEO and Founding Director, China Matters

Former Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives and Cabinet Minister

Pro Vice-Chancellor Arts and Academic Culture, and Professor of History, Australian Catholic University

Cancer researcher and clinical oncologist, with Genesis Care Newcastle

Founder and President, Middle East Forum, publisher Middle East Quarterly Journal, (US)

Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne

Senior Research Fellow and Director, Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society Program, CIS

Internationally acclaimed novelist and journalist, (US)

Head of Economic Research, Reserve Bank of Australia

Executive Director, CIS

Professor of Economics at Stanford University; Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and Chair of the Working Group on Economic Policy, (US)

UQ-CSIRO Chair in Personalised Nanodiagnostics, Professorial Research Fellow, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland

Diplomat, American Board of Pathology

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure

Liberal Party Member for Berowra

Australia’s Ambassador to China from 2007 to 2011, Chairman & CEO of Geoff Raby and Associates Ltd based in Beijing

Director of China and Free Societies program, CIS

Senior Research Scholar, Marron Institute of Urban Management, New York University, (US)