Lodine was born in South Africa and raised on a small farm. She completed her nursing training in Bloemfontein then travelled to UK where she met and married her husband, a fellow South African. Lodine gained experience as a theatre scrub nurse before moving into practice nursing. Lodine moved to Australia 5 years ago and enjoyed 3 years in rural health settings before moving into practice nursing specialising in general health with a focus on women’s and children’s health. Three children under the age of 9 also help to keep Lodine busy.