Dr McRae obtained her medical degree from the Griffith University in 2011. Prior to graduating from medical school, she graduated from Queensland University of Technology, attaining a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Medical Sciences in 2007. She worked Queensland Health as a junior doctor from 2012 to early 2017, gaining experience in specialty areas of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery and General Medicine. While working as a junior doctor, Dr McRae successfully completed a Master of Surgical Science, graduating from Edinburgh University in 2015. Thereafter, she became a tutor for Edinburgh University, teaching Trauma and Orthopaedic modules. She also completed a Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine in 2018. She currently works a as a Sports and Exercise Medicine registrar.
Dr McRae has experience of working in Rugby Union and Rugby League, at both community and elite levels. She is the team doctor for the Brisbane Broncos NRLW team and as well as the women’s Maroons State of Origin team.
As a Sports and Exercise Registrar, Dr McRae considers sport and exercise as vital for maintaining overall health and well-being. She has a strong interest in the development of elite female athletes, in particular injury prevention strategies. She also believes in using healthy lifestyle habits, exercise, and sport to prevent and manage chronic diseases. She enjoys hiking, travelling and exploring food.