Dr Elizabeth Bernard obtained her medical qualifications with first class honours from the University of Sydney and completed her residency at St Vincents Hospital. She then undertook specialty training in Nuclear Medicine at St Vincents and St George Hospitals and subsequently in Paediatric Nuclear at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children having obtained the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth Research Fellowship. She obtained her Diploma in Diagnostic Ultrasound during this period. She has undergone further Nuclear Medicine training at Harvard Medical School, the Peter Maccallum Cancer Centre, the University Hospital, Zurich and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.
Elizabeth worked as a specialist in Nuclear Medicine at the Westmead Childrens Hospital for 2 years before being appointed as a Staff Specialist in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital in 1997. She has been senior lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney since that time.
Elizabeth has a keen interest in medical education, both of medical students and training physicians in Nuclear Medicine. She has served on multiple university committees and has been the Chairman of the Education Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Physicians in Nuclear Medicine for many years.
Elizabeth is a director of the company that runs the Nuclear Medicine practice at North Shore Private Hospital, which opened in 1998.