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Sophie Scamps

Independent Member for the Federal electorate of Mackellar

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.

Prior to entering politics in 2022, Sophie was a practicing GP in Narrabeen while she also served the community 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 qualifying for the 1992 Olympics in 800m, while she was also a gold medallist at the World Junior Athletics Championship. 

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. 

To find out more about Dr Sophie Scamps MP head here to:

Sophie's Website


See Dr Sophie Scamps MP at the 2022 Better Futures Forum:

Tuesday 6 September, 4:00pm - 5:15pm AEST | Sector Workshops & Submissions: Tackling climate change and health – advancing the national climate and health strategy and building a sustainable and climate resilient healthcare system