Dr Gillian Kearon MB BCh, BAO (Hons), PGCert WHlth.
I was born and bred in Dublin, Ireland. I obtained my degree from Trinity College in 2007 and completed my internship in Dublin before taking “a year out” to work and travel in New Zealand. 10 years later I’m still here and enjoying life in New Zealand which I am proud to call my second home.
I really enjoy all aspects of General practice and the variety it brings. It is a privilege to work as a GP and to assist patients to achieve their optimum health and happiness.
Dr Simon Harbinson MB ChB, MRCGP, DFSRH.
I grew up in N. Ireland and graduated from Aberdeen University in 1997.
I moved permanently to lovely Nelson in 2013 with my wife (Susie) and our 3 boys. Prior to this, I owned a busy GP practice in Scotland for 5 years, worked in Western Australia and other areas of New Zealand. I enjoy all aspects of general practice and find it a very rewarding job. I have a particular interest in skin and minor surgery.
When I’m not working, I enjoy mountain biking, skiing, playing and listening to music.
Dr Alannah Stockwell MB ChB, PGDip OMG, FRNZCGP.
I am a Kiwi who grew up overseas. I completed my medical training through Otago University in 2005. I have post-graduate qualifications in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and General Practice.
I have worked in the Nelson/Tasman region as a GP since 2010. I really enjoy the variety of general practice and the relationships that you build up over time. My special interests are women's health and minor surgery. In my spare time I love being in the outdoors biking, walking and fishing.
Dr Andy Dawson MB ChB, FRNZCGP, PGCert TravMed.
I grew up in Scotland and graduated from Aberdeen University in 1989. I
trained in General Practice in the West Coast of Scotland and worked
there as a rural GP, and in Africa prior to moving to New Zealand in
1993. I worked in Hamilton and Queenstown before settling in Nelson in
1996. I enjoy the variety that General Practice offers, and have
additional experience in Travel Medicine and Occupational health.
I’m married to Fox and we have two daughters. Our family
live on a lifestyle block where we keep Highland cattle. When I’m not
busy looking after things there, I enjoy tramping, skiing and the
Dr Hilary Burbidge MB ChB, PhD, PGDip GerMed, FRNZCGP.
I am a NZ vocationally trained GP who moved to Nelson in 2006. I enjoy all aspects of general practice. I have a special interest in “over 65s” and urgent care and regularly locum in the services for the Elderly and the Emergency Department at Nelson hospital.
I have generally enjoyed a wide variety of experiences within the tapestry of life and wish my patients the same in their lives.
Dr Rachel Davidson BSc, MB ChB, DCH, FRNZCGP.
I grew up in Auckland and graduated from Otago Medical School in 2003. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Child Health. I moved to Nelson in 2005 and am now the proud mother of one young daughter. I am a keen mountain biker and enjoy all outdoor activities.
Dr Ed Johnson MB ChB(Hons), B.Sc(Clin Med), MA, MRCP, MRNZCGP.
I was born in England and did my medical study in Glasgow Scotland, graduating in 2008. Having spent four years working in various UK hospitals I then moved with my young family to Gibraltar for a couple of years before taking the leap over to NZ in 2014. I started my GP fellowship training in Nelson in 2016.
I enjoy most sports and have loved getting back into football recently, and when not outside exploring in nature I will be training in the gym or playing with my two young boys.
Dr Cherry Laurenson BHB MBChB Dip Obs FRNZCGP.
I graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1985. I worked as a GP in Northland and as a locum GP in various places in New Zealand. We moved to Nelson in 2011 and I continued locum work until this year (2019). I am very happy to settle into regular work at Nelson Family Medicine.
I enjoy all aspects of General Practice with no special interests. I have a grownup family and outside of work I like to spend time outdoors exploring.
Dr Dorren Kirkaldy MB ChB, FRNZCGP, Dip Obs.
I graduated from Dundee University Medical School in 1986 and completed my General Practice training in Scotland. After working in rural and remote areas of Australia I moved to New Zealand in 1994 and have been in Nelson since 2002. I love General Practice and the wide range of challenges that it brings. My areas of interest are women’s health and child health. I have completed the Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand Colleges and hold a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
I have 2 children and my partner Mike works as an ENT Surgeon in Nelson. As a family we enjoy skiing, water-sports and lots of outdoor activities.
Dr Shaun McKenzie-Pollock BSc, MB ChB, Dip Obs, FRNZCGP.
I am a NZ trained doctor with long links to Nelson, having done my junior doctor years at Nelson Hospital. I am a Specialist in General Practice (FRNZCGP) and have post-graduate training in Sports Medicine and Obstetrics. I enjoy working with sports people and have been involved with Sports Medicine up to national representative level. I am approved to do Maritime Medicals and Aviation Medicals. I see my prime focus as keeping people well and working with patients to achieve a positive approach to their own lifestyle and health.