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 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 Daniel Kirk
Dr Daniel Kirk
Originally from Western Australia where he completed his medical degree at the University of Western Australia, Dr Kirk moved to Tasmania in 2018.
He has interests in oncology, lifestyle medicine and paediatrics. Outside of his work as a GP, he enjoys spending time with his family, running and playing cricket.
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 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 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 Georgia Bavin joined Newstead Medical in 2017. Georgia received her RACGP fellowship in 2020 and was awarded the RACGP Tasmania Examination Medal. She also has a Diploma in Child Health and an FPAA Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health. Georgia has a special interest in women’s health and the care of mothers and babies in the first year of life including infant sleep, feeding, unsettled behaviour, and maternal mental health. She follows a holistic evidenced-based approach termed Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC or the Possums programs) and is the first NDC accredited practitioner in Tasmania.
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 Amy Leung
Dr Amy Leung
Dr Amy Leung was born in Northern Queensland and graduated from James Cook University in 2014. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and enjoys all aspects of general practice. In her spare time she enjoys baking, hiking and travelling with her husband.
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 Sandra Newfield
Dr Sandra Newfield
Dr Sandra Newfield obtained her medical degree from the University of Sydney in 1983. She enjoys all aspects of general practice. She relocated to Launceston from NSW, with her husband, in early 2020. Outside medicine she enjoys walking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Sandra speaks Russian.
Dr David Abbott
Dr David Abbott
Dr David Abbott is originally from Canada but moved to Australia in 2009. After David completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland in 2013 he relocated to Tasmania with his wife and three boys. David worked in hospital medicine, largely within critical care, and is keen to bring his knowledge to general practice and preventative healthcare. David enjoys spending time with his family, running, swimming, and cooking.
Dr Claire Jones
Dr Claire Jones
Dr Claire Jones is originally from Victoria where she obtained her Bachelor of Emergency Health from Monash University and worked as a paramedic while completing her medical degree with Oceania University of Medicine. After moving to Tasmania she has worked at the Launceston General Hospital before settling into General Practice. Outside of medicine she enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.
Dr Samantha Cassidy
Dr Samantha Cassidy
Dr Amanda Clifford
Dr Amanda Clifford
Dr Amanda Clifford is going to be working as a General Practitioner between Newstead Medical Centre and Kings Meadows Medical Centre. She completed her RACGP fellowship in 2018.

She has a special interest in antenatal care, women’s health and paediatrics, mental health, but loves looking after everyone and is friendly in her approach, loves to have a chat and enjoys being able to see and get to know the family.
She is a mum to 2 young children and is often at the beach with them, her husband and family dog.

Dr Jeremy Yang
Dr Jeremy Yang
Dr Jeremy Yang graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2017. He has worked in both the Royal Hobart and Launceston General Hospitals across many areas. He enjoys all areas of General Practice, with particular interest in general medicine and chronic disease care. He also has an interest in education, holding a part-time Medical Educator role at UTAS Launceston Clinical School. Outside of work, he enjoys strength training, food travels, playing piano and dabbling in IT.
Dr Graham Hubbard
Dr Graham Hubbard
Dr Rebekah Moore
Dr Rebekah Moore
Dr Celine Goh
Dr Celine Goh
Dr Celine Goh graduated from the University of Tasmania and subsequently worked in various disciplines at the Launceston General Hospital. She completed a Diploma in Child Health and has a keen interest in paediatrics and preventative health. Celine also enjoys playing piano and travelling, and is a Fellow of Trinity College London in music performance.
Dr Warrick Manning
Dr Warrick Manning
Dr Jeanette Ng
Dr Jeanette Ng

Other Staff

Doug Blackaby
Doug Blackaby
CEO

Doug is a highly experienced senior executive having worked in excess of 20 years in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors in diverse roles. He is an authentic leader that promotes passion among colleagues and has proven track record in customer care. Doug is an avid cyclist and spends a good portion of his free time supporting his two sons in their sporting pursuits.

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.

Mel Allen
Mel Allen
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

Mel joined our team in 2019. She has completed a Diploma of Business Management and is currently completing a Bachelor of Business through UTAS, majoring in Management. Mel has previous experience with corporate health services, including drug and alcohol screening and has over ten years of experience in management. Outside of work Mel enjoys spending time with her young family.

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.

Nyssa Hodgkinson
Nyssa Hodgkinson
FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Nyssa joined our team in 2014 and has over 15 years experience working with General Practice. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce in 2004 and is a member of CPA Australia. She enjoys finding innovative ways to deliver the highest quality healthcare to our patients.
When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, horses and spending time in the garden.

Natalie Styles
Natalie Styles

CLINICAL NURSE MANAGER

Natalie started her nursing carer at the LGH. She has been working for Newstead Medical as the Clinical Nurse Manager since Dec 2020 before this she was the Clinical Coordinator at Kings Meadows Medical Centre. Natalie enjoys playing netball and riding dirt bikes in her spare time. Natalie loves working in General Practice as she loves the interaction with the patients and getting to know them and their stories.

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.

Sue Brown
Sue Brown
SPEECH PATHOLOGIST

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.