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 Samanthi Rambadagalla

I moved from Sri Lanka to New Zealand in 2005. After working for a few years in hospital medicine, I completed my GP training and have been working as a GP in Selwyn of the past 10 years.   I enjoy all aspects of GP practice, and have a special interest in Women’s Health, lactational medicine, child health and promoting healthy lifestyles.  When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family , cooking, exploring nature and painting.

   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 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 Chivala Heal

I was born and raised in Dunedin and graduated from Otago Medical School.  Before my career as a doctor I worked in Public Health.  I spent my first few postgraduate years working at Christchurch Hospital working in a number of different specialities including General Medicine, General Surgery, Neurology, Psychiatry and Older Persons Health. I live locally in Selwyn with my husband who is in the NZ Army and our young son.  When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, baking and cake decorating.

Dr Hannah Annesley

I grew up in the Waikato and Auckland before graduating from Otago Medical School.  I have worked in Christchurch Hospital in a number of different specialities including ED, paediatrics, bone shop and various others.  I have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health and a Postgraduate Certificate in Women’s Health.  I took the leap into general practice in 2018 and am now starting back after maternity leave.  I live locally and when I’m not working I enjoy netball, running, the gym, travelling and spending time with my friends and family.