Meet the team at Newstead Medical.

Our Doctors

Dr Andrew Fair
Dr Andrew Fair
Andrew Fair has been a Medical Practitioner working in General Practice for over 28 years. His special interests include paediatrics, preventative and early diagnostic medicine and the treatment of depressive illness in general practice. Andrew has also been a Minister of Religion for 15 years and currently is the Associate Minister/Head of Staff and Chairman at the Door of Hope Christian Church. Andrew’s other interests include leadership development in the not for profit, church and business sector. He also currently holds a number of Directorships and is the Chairman of two not for profit organisations.
Dr Jane Fuller
Dr Jane Fuller
Dr Fuller joined the practice in 1999. She enjoys all aspects of general practice and is particularly interested in geriatrics.
Dr Paul Hanson
Dr Paul Hanson
Dr Hanson has postgraduate training in a wide variety of presentations to general practice. He is competent in the full breadth of medical problems. He has an interest in training medical students and young doctors. He keeps fit by walking and riding a push bike.
Dr Felicity Wivell
Dr Felicity Wivell
Dr Wivell has worked in general practice in Launceston since 1988. She spent 3 years working in the UK. Her interests are women’s health and medical education.
Dr Toby Gardner
Dr Toby Gardner
Dr Gardner was raised and trained in Queensland, and spent a number of years working in rural Qld before relocating to Launceston in 2006 to raise his young family. He enjoys and works across all areas of Medicine, and is actively involved in the training and examining of young doctors at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. He holds a part-time appointment with UTAS where he is involved in teaching Emergency Medicine, and outside work enjoys the wine, food and events that are unique to Tasmania.
Dr Stuart Guest
Dr Stuart Guest
Dr Guest has worked in General Practice since 1989, mostly in Launceston. Special interests include dermatology and sports medicine. He is an accredited scuba examiner and a keen fisherman.
Dr Helen Parkes
Dr Helen Parkes
Dr Parkes graduated from Flinders University, S.A., in 1984 and has worked in 4 Australian states as a GP. She has been in Launceston since 1996.
Dr Michael Fox
Dr Michael Fox
Dr Fox was born in Queensland and trained there as a physiotherapist before moving to Tasmania. After working for 20 years as a physiotherapist he returned to university and completed his medical degree at UTAS. He has an ongoing interest in musculo-skeletal problems and has also published research in probiotics. He keeps active by mountain biking and rock climbing.
Dr Andrew Hodson
Dr Andrew Hodson
Dr Hodson trained in Victoria and worked in emergency medicine, then rural general practice. In 1994, he moved to Tasmania and continued in general practice, as well as teaching at the UTAS School of Medicine.
Dr Graham Poole
Dr Graham Poole
Dr Poole has worked in general practice, obstetrics, paediatrics and refugee health in Tasmania and NSW, including Newstead Medical in 2011 and 2012. Between 2012 to 2016, he was Medical Director of a mission hospital for women and children in South Sudan. Special interests include the health of families, the care of refugees, the journey of faith and the challenge of marathons!
Dr Heidi Dreiling
Dr Heidi Dreiling
Dr Dreiling joined Newstead Medical in January 2018. She graduated from UTAS a long time ago and then spent 20 years in Queensland before returning to Tasmania. After spending 3 years on Tasmania’s West Coast she moved back to Launceston in 2018. Dr Dreiling enjoys the breadth of general practice, is married with a grown family and enjoys travel, reading and dachshunds.
Dr Johanna Wilson
Dr Johanna Wilson
Dr Wilson graduated from UTAS in 2006 after studying at the three clinical schools (Hobart, Burnie and Launceston). Dr Wilson has previously worked at the LGH part time in a variety of areas and has been in General Practice since 2015.
Dr Georgia Bavin
Dr Georgia Bavin
Dr Bavin returned to Newstead Medical in August 2018 having previously worked here in 2017. Prior to this she has worked in the hospital system for three years. She has a particular interest in women’s health.
Dr Daniel Kirk
Dr Daniel Kirk
Dr Kirk is originally from Western Australia where he completed his medical degree, and has since worked in WA, NSW and Tasmania prior to joining Newstead in 2019. He has a keen interest in dermatology and paediatrics.
Dr Verity Foulkes-Taylor
Dr Verity Foulkes-Taylor
Dr Foulkes-Taylor is originally from rural Western Australia, completed her undergraduate medical degree in WA at UWA, and then completed her initial years of training in WA and Port Macquarie before moving to Tasmania for GP training. Her areas of interest include women’s health and paediatrics. She currently has a research role with UTAS, and enjoys trail running, swimming, camping and gardening in her spare time.
Dr Nicole Hutchens
Dr Nicole Hutchens
Dr Hutchens graduated from UTAS and has worked in NSW as well as at the Launceston General Hospital. When she is not enjoying the varied scope of general practice, she loves exploring nature with her two young children.
Dr Jason Jeffery
Dr Jason Jeffery
Dr Jeffery joined Newstead Medical in January 2019. He initially trained in the hospital system in Queensland before moving to Tasmania to pursue a career in General Practice. He enjoys the breadth of medicine that General Practice offers, as well as the outdoor pursuits easily accessible in Tasmania.
Dr Jane Dhann
Dr Jane Dhann
Dr Jane Dhann is a graduate of the University of Queensland and Griffith University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She particularly enjoys caring for patients with difficulties in communication. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her family, gardening and cooking. Dr Dhann will be available for appointments on Thursdays.
Dr Beth Thompson
Dr Beth Thompson
Dr Beth Thompson graduated from UTAS in 2016 and worked at the Launceston General Hospital prior to commencing in General Practice. Dr Thompson’s special interests include women’s health, paediatrics and adolescent health.

Other Staff

Sue Brown
Sue Brown
Sue is a Speech and Language Pathologist who works with children and adults. She graduated from Lincoln Institute, Melbourne, with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) and has a Graduate Certificate of Education in Language and Literacy from UTAS.

Sue enjoys working with people who have challenges with communication, literacy and swallowing.

Cassie Scolyer
Cassie Scolyer
GENERAL MANAGER

Cassie joined our staff in 2004 and has over 20 years’ experience in the medical administration field. She enjoys working in a practice that encourages ongoing education and provides a supportive environment for the whole team.

Emma Allison
Emma Allison
OPERATIONS MANAGER

Emma joined our team in January 2008. She has completed a Diploma of Business and a Diploma of Human Resources, has over 10 years’ experience in the medical administration field and 15 years’ experience in the customer service industry.

Alison Gammon
Alison Gammon
CLINICAL NURSE COORDINATOR (RN)

Alison has been working at Newstead Medical since August 2009. She trained at UTAS and began her career as a theatre nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital. She has a young family that gives her so much joy. Her greatest enjoyment in General Practice is the privilege of talking with patients and listening to their stories; it’s a wonderful, fulfilling and rewarding job.

Sarah Gillie
Sarah Gillie
OFFICE MANAGER

Sarah joined our team in 2017. She has almost 9 years’ experience in medical administration and 10 years’ experience in customer service. Sarah enjoys working in a team environment and loves helping people.