Meet our team



  Dr Susie Marsh

I was born in South Africa and completed my medical degree in Cape Town. I went travelling after University and only planned to visit New Zealand for 3 months, but I loved it so much I am still here 20 years later! I live in Sumner and enjoy spending time outdoors in the hills and surf. I enjoy all aspects of General Practice especially Sports Medicine and Paediatrics.

  Dr Mathew Hobbs

I am originally from Dunedin. I love general practice and have a particular interest in the research around preventing heart disease. When not working I enjoy spending time with my family and eating good food.

  Dr Melanie England

I grew up in Whangarei and graduated from Auckland Medical School in 2004. I worked as a paediatric registrar at Christchurch hospital and have a postgraduate diploma in child health. I enjoy working in all aspects of general practice, especially paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology. I have been working at Rolleston Medical Centre since 2009 and live with my husband and two children in the Selwyn district. I also work as a medical educator for Pegasus Health.

  Dr Lucinda Whiteley

I qualified in the UK and have been working in NZ for around a decade.  It turns out NZ is a hard place to leave.  I worked for many years in hospital medicine in the UK and NZ, and enjoyed gaining experience and qualifications in a variety of areas before becoming a GP. I am a designated dive doctor (for occupational scuba dive medicals).  I also have a part time role in providing health services and health information for the people in Canterbury.

   Dr Stephen Jachacy

Originally from Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands, I underwent medical training in St Andrews and Edinburgh, then worked in Central Scotland before moving to New Zealand in 2009. I have  lived in the Hawkes Bay, Southland and Northland and worked in Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, General Medicine, General Surgery and Psychiatry before moving into General Practice, where I trained in Northland before moving south to work in Rolleston in 2014.I have postgraduate diplomas in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Travel Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I have a special interest in Travel Medicine and Tropical Infectious Disease and also work at a travel clinic in Christchurch. I have also worked in hospitals in Malawi and Ghana.

  Dr Hannah Gordon

I trained in London, graduating in 2005, and after a few years in surgical training, went on to train as a GP in the UK. I moved to Christchurch in 2011 and have worked as a GP here since then, joining this practice in 2012. I gained Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of GPs in 2013. I am particularly interested in orthopaedics and musculoskeletal medicine and I also enjoy minor surgery and general family medicine.

  Dr Natalie Dent

I graduated from Newcastle University Medical School in the United Kingdom in 2008 and initially pursued a career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology before changing my sights to General Practice. Having worked for a period of time in Hawkes Bay, where we fell in love with New Zealand, I moved to Christchurch with my husband in 2013. I am enthusiastic about patient centered care and enjoy the diversity of General Practice. I have particular interests in Women’s Health, Sexual health and minor surgery.

   Dr Peter Ryan

I was raised in the Manawatu as a Turbos and Hurricanes supporter, and now have 3 proud Cantabrian children. I bring a wide range of life experience:  I’ve been a farm worker, builder’s labourer, finished an Agricultural Science degree, youth work, travelled, then medical school. I have a personal interest in skin cancer and use this both as a GP and also to run the Selwyn Skin Cancer Practice.

  Dr Joanna Dixon

I emigrated to NZ 12 years ago from Kent in UK when my Kiwi husband got a job at Lincoln University. I have been working as a GP and living in the Selwyn area with my husband and 3 children since. I enjoy the varied challenges of being a GP, with special interests in women’s health (insert intrauterine coil devices), child health and care of the elderly.

  Dr Margit Muller

I was born and raised in Bavaria, Germany, where I completed my medical degree. I moved to the UK in 1993 where I completed my GP certificate in 2000 before moving to New Zealand. I have worked at Rolleston Medical Centre since 2007. I enjoy all aspects of general practice, with a particular interest in child and women’s health.