Meet our team

City 2 Surf 2019

  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 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 Amanda Parkin

I graduated from Otago Medical School, then worked in various places around New Zealand before returning home more than 20 years ago to Canterbury, for the most part working in the Selwyn District. When not avoiding cooking, I appreciate the high quality of life living in a semi-rural district, and enjoy the variety of challenges and interactions within general practice.

  Dr Anna Ludeke

I was born in Christchurch and qualified from Otago Medical School. After graduating I worked across a range of hospital specialities including Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics. Having made the switch to General Practice, I really enjoy the variety it brings everyday! I’m particularly interested in Women’s and Children’s health and more recently developing an interest in Sports Medicine.  Outside of work I enjoy spending time in the outdoors, especially scouting new running tracks across our beautiful region.