Coltman Family Fund

Dr Kay Coltman was born in Ballarat and first came to Geelong  to complete his secondary schooling. He then graduated in Medicine at Melbourne University. He did his postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology  in Melbourne and London where he obtained his higher degree.

After establishing his practice in Geelong, Kay considers himself to have been privileged to be part of that team of newly trained specialist doctors, together with others with legal, accounting and administrative qualifications, who changed The Geelong Hospital from a large country Base Hospital to a fully recognised and accredited Teaching Hospital associated first with Monash, then Melbourne  and now Deakin Universities. It now has responsibilities for teaching in all clinical areas of undergraduate training  and the ongoing postgraduate training of medical graduates in several specialties of Medicine.

Barbara, who grew up in North-Eastern Victoria, originally trained as a General Nurse at the Alfred Hospital, and as an Obstetric Nurse at the Royal Women’s Hospital. She later graduated  at Melbourne University and then completed postgraduate qualifications in Educational Psychology. She became the first Student Counsellor and later Head of University Community  Services at the newly established Deakin University.

Barbara and Kay maintain an ongoing interest in Education and the people, at all levels, who engage in its various fields.