Meet our team

Our doctors and practice nurses are professionally trained to care for your health needs - whether acute or long-term. We encourage patients to choose one of our doctors to be their regular GP. To meet our doctor team:

Sanjeev Deoedit

Dr

I was born and raised in Christchurch and studied medicine at Otago University, graduating in 2010.  I started my GP training in 2016 after working in Blenheim, Nelson, and spending a short time overseas. It is great to be back home in Christchurch. Outside of medicine I enjoy photography, tramping, music, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

Amanda Parkinedit

Dr

Born in Ashburton, I trained at Otago Medical School and have worked in different practices around New Zealand, including ten years in Lincoln and more recently in Rolleston. My husband and I are currently in the middle of renovating our house, but when not visiting Mitre 10 we enjoy gardening, walking, talking and travelling. I very much enjoy working as a GP, and feel that I am lucky to have the opportunity to work within a diverse and experienced team. While my own family was younger, I worked for some years as a trained teacher for children with special needs, and I enjoy caring for people at all stages of life. 

Nursing & Administration Teamedit

Secretary: Sandy
Nurses: Beverley, Marilyn, Maree, Karin, Kathy, Karen, Maureen, Sandy and Katrina
Administration: Marg, Ann, Dawn, Lydia, Karen, Juliet, Victoria and Debbie

Vivien Vleesch Duboisedit

Dr

I’m from the Netherlands, born in Amsterdam where I studied and did my GP training. After graduating in 2008 I worked in different practices in the Netherlands, then came to New Zealand for a year in 2009 to work in Darfield. Following this I worked for five years in semi-rural practice in the Netherlands. I started working at Christchurch South Health Centre in January 2016.I am married and have two children. The thing I love about General Practice is continuity of care, building a relationship with your patients.

Jenny Lawrensonedit

Dr

I graduated from the University of Leeds, UK in 2009, with degrees in Medicine and Pharmacology and continued working for the NHS in Yorkshire for a further two years before moving out to New Zealand. During my first few years here I worked in Christchurch Public Hospital across a range of specialities and completed postgraduate certificates in Women’s Health and Emergency Medicine. This supplemented my training in primary care and provided further experience in my areas of special interest including women’s health, paediatrics and emergency medicine. My GP training included placements at Christchurch South Health Centre which I enjoyed so much I decided to come back here to work full time.

I thoroughly enjoy living and working in Christchurch and enjoy running, biking and tramping – generally being outdoors as much as possible. More recently we have welcomed a beautiful Huntaway puppy to our family who seems to love the outdoors as much as we do.

Robin Dawsonedit

Dr

I grew up in Scotland and graduated in medicine from the University of Aberdeen. I completed my GP training and gained membership of the Royal College of GPs (MRCGP) in 1994. While working at Dunedin Hospital in 1997 I completed the University of Otago Diploma in Child Health (DCH).  Since 1998 I have worked in general practice in New Zealand, the UK and Australia. I joined the Christchurch South Health team in 2014.My medical interests include child health, minor surgery, ophthalmology and musculoskeletal medicine.I love to spend time in the great New Zealand outdoors: tramping,  mountaineering, mountain biking, kayaking and triathlons.I also enjoy playing the guitar and singing.

Kate Downeredit

Dr

After having a career in outdoor education, adventure tourism, I retrained in medicine at Otago University in my early thirties. I graduated with an MBChB in 2009 and a Diploma of ‘Child Health in 2011. I am married with one child and thoroughly enjoy my new part time career as a General Practitioner. When time allows, I enjoy personal fitness, time with friends and exploring the great outdoors.
Clive Hunter

Clive Hunteredit

Dr

I qualified in 1974 from Otago University. I was born and grew up in Dunedin. I have practiced medicine in USA, Australia and England. Dip Obstetrics, Auckland University 1978. I joined Christchurch South Health in 1979. Outside interests include fitness, sports (passionate skier), reading, pets, movies, music wine and food.
Brandon Rickards

Brandon Rickardsedit

Dr

I completed my undergraduate training at Otago Medical School in 1993, post graduate qualifications in Paediatrics 1996, General Practice 1998, and Rural Primary Health Care 2000. I enjoy all aspects of general practice, especially the continuity of care. I feel privileged to serve the community of Christchurch South Health. I am indebted to the support my patients have shown me as a doctor and friend.
Clare Botha-Reid

Clare Botha-Reidedit

Dr

I was born in South Africa and I graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1983. I emigrated to New Zealand in 1993 and joined the team at Christchurch South Health in 2000. I enjoy all aspects of my job, and have special interests in child and women’s health. My outside interests include yoga, running in the hills, gardening and cooking.