MBChB, MRCGP(UK), FRACCGP, DCH
I graduated from Otago in 1986 and in 1996 joined Vic Allcock and Mike Lyons in partnership at Mana Medical Centre.
After a stint at Wellington Hospital doing Paediatrics I then worked in the UK doing both hospital Paediatrics and General Practice – it was at this stage that I developed an affiliation for the latter and completed my vocational training, returning back home with MRCGP(UK) and later attained FRACGP.
General Practice is a career that I really enjoy and remain challenged by.
I value the interpersonal relationships that develop over time and feel privileged to be involved with the healthcare of this community.
My interests include paediatric medicine and asthma management. Increasingly I am becoming more interested in chronic illness – especially the way in which one illness frequently affects another, and impacts on people’s lives.
Out of work – I live vicariously through my two sons and am an avid (and vocal) spectator of hockey and athletics. As my boys approach the end of their schooling, I am now revisiting those ‘lost loves’ of drama, creative writing, walking, swimming and reading.