Born in Perth, Western Australia, Dr Kiesey-Calding attended medical school there at the University of Western Australia. She was accepted to the RANZCOG (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) training programme in 1999, as the first ranked candidate for Queensland.
This programme was for 6 years in total, starting at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane for 2 years, the Logan Hospital for a further year, and Cairns for 12 months.
During this time she passed her Membership Examinations for the college on her first sitting in the top third of her group.
She then went overseas to the United Kingdom for 2 years, to further study obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound and laparoscopic gynaecological surgery. This was in conjunction with the RCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) in the United Kingdom.
She was based in Jersey in the Channel Islands and from there had the opportunity to travel to many international meetings being held in Europe. Her studies culminated in obtaining the RCOG/RCR Diploma of Advanced Obstetric Ultrasound.
Dr. Kiesey-Calding then returned to Australia, and accepted a staff specialist position at the Cairns Base Hospital. During this time, she was also involved in the JCU medical school teaching and assessmentprogramme, an association that she has continued. She was also heavily involved in obtaining accreditation for the Obstetric and Gynaecological Department to offer an intern position for new graduates.
With the retirement of a colleague from private obstetric work, Dr. Kiesey-Calding made a commitment to the community of Cairns to practice private obstetrics, gynaecology and to provide a clinical obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound service. She continues to maintain her links to public medicine in Cairns, continuing with JCU as a clinical lecturer, and examines the medical students in obstetrics and gynaecology. She has become an instructor for ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) as well as being invited to instruct for MOET (Management of Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma). She has also been invited to become an instructor for the Anatomy of Complications course in Perth. Most recently, she has been nominated as Cairns Woman of the Year in March 2016, for her work in bringing the MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser treatment to Cairns.
Dr. Natalie is married to Matt Kiesey-Calding and recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. She has two daughters, Sabrina and Madelaine, born in 2005 and 2006 respectively, who are enjoying being brought up in Cairns. Dr. Natalie enjoyed travelling through Europe and Canada prior to the arrival of her daughters, skiing and has a keen interest in antiques and Australian and European architecture.