The Lindisfarne Clinic has a partnership with The University of Tasmania to teach undergraduate medical students in clinical skills and to provide an introduction to general practice.

There is also a partnership with General Practice Training Tasmania to mentor graduate doctors in their preparation to becoming Fellows of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

The Lindisfarne Clinic also hosts research staff for projects undertaken by The Menzies Centre.

General Practitioners


Dr Sue Cherry
Sue is a graduate of Sydney University and practised as a country general practitioner in Dubbo for many years. She has an interest in gynaecology, gaining a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1985.  Sue was an associate in a gynaecology practice and the Director of the Family Planning Clinic in Perth. Sue has held a staff appointment at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, performing colposcopies in the Sexual health Clinic. Moving to Tasmania in 2001, Sue has maintained an interest in all aspects of general practice but with a special interest in gynaecology. She teaches postgraduate students and is also a part time GP anaesthetist. Gardening and travel are also part of her very busy life.


Dr Robert Walker
A graduate of the University of Adelaide, Bob is a general practitioner with a special interest in the health and welfare of children and adolescents. He conducts twice weekly Clinics at Rosny College and has a keen interest in all aspects of the lives of young people. Gaining a Certificate of Aviation Medicine in 1994, Bob is a Medical Examiner for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. He is also a member of Sports Medicine Australia with a special interest in junior athletics, school rowing and diving. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Australian Medical Association in 2002 for service to general practice and he is a Supervisor for General Practice Training Tasmania.


Dr Susan McKenzie
Susan is a graduate of the University of Tasmania and completed further education at Guilford University in England where she developed an interest in community health and preventive medicine. Since returning to Tasmania in 1985, Susan has balanced a busy family life with a very comprehensive general practice.  She has a special interest in chronic disease management, especially diabetes. Susan continues to teach both undergraduate and postgraduate students at The Lindisfarne Clinic.  Tennis, cooking and travel are continuing interests.


Professor Mark Nelson
Mark has Fellowships in both general practice and public health medicine and a Masters of Family Medicine. He is Professor and Chair, Discipline of General Practice, University of Tasmania, Mark is Senior Professorial Fellow, Menzies Institute of Tasmania and an Adjunct Senior Associate, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. He remains strongly committed to clinical care and has regular sessions at The Lindisfarne Clinic. His research interest focus on large scale clinical trials in cardiovascular disease prevention in general practice. He has raised a family in Lindisfarne and is an experienced bushwalker and there are very few mountains in Tasmania that Mark has not climbed.


Professor Richard Hays
After graduating from the University of Queensland in 1976, Richard practised as a full time, rural general practitioner in Queensland, Tasmania and New South Wales, before being awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1983 and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine in 1999. Richard has combined both active general practice with academia and was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Education from James Cook University in 1991 and a Doctor of Medicine from University of Queensland in 2004. His academic career has focussed on medical education and the development of new medical schools in both Australia and overseas, as well as post graduate training programs. Richard enjoys all aspects of general practice and has regular sessions at The Lindisfarne Clinic.

In Addition

Dr Hannah Kelly
Hannah grew up in Tasmania and graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2007. Since then she has completed a Child Health Diploma through Westmead Childrens Hospital, her Sexual Health Certificate and received her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice in 2016. She has an interest in paediatrics, womans health and sexual health. Hannah currently works part time as outside of work she is busy mum to two young daughters and enjoys relaxing with family and friends, fitness and travel.

Dr Hailey Woolveridge

Dr Hannah Jackson

Dr Mark Rathbone

Dr Peta Gardam

Dr Amanda-Jane Felmingham

Visiting Specialists

Dr Geoff Donegan 
Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Mudasir Mushtag

Dr Sanda Smith

Penny Minehan

Glynn Spaulding

Dr Frank Redwig

Mr Shalinder Sadiq
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Medical Students

The clinic is an accredited teaching practice for medical students and a research facility for the Menzies Centre