FAChAM, PGDipHealSc (Alcohol, Drugs & Addiction)
Dr Aniva Lawrence is a Samoan GP who has worked in Northland since 2005. S
he is married to Leroy (Nga Puhi/Ngati Maniapoto) with 3 boys. She has clinics in Paihia and Tikipunga and she is current Clinical Director with a focus on Youth and Long Term Conditions.
She has lived and experienced inequalities throughout her life through illness and premature loss of loved ones before their time and this motivates her within her leadership role to focus on this for Northland.
Smith and Nephew representative
Dr Anna Sullivan has worked as a consultant in Emergency medicine since 1996 with
experience in Australia and New Zealand.
She has been working in the Emergency Department, Wellington Hospital, Wellington,
New Zealand since 2002.
Dr Sullivan has completed both the participant and facilitator Advanced and Complex
Medical Emergencies courses designed for Fellows of the Australasian College for
Emergency Medicine. These focus on understanding risks and error in medicine.
She has gained experience in adult learning as an instructor on advanced paediatric life
Dr Sullivan has also trained new instructors on the New Zealand Advanced Paediatric Life
Support instructor courses.
Previously she was a clinical lecturer at University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine.
Following my medical degree from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London I began training in headache medicine. Noticing an important link between the menstrual cycle and migraine, I furthered my knowledge with additional training in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.
I am Honorary Professor, Centre for Neuroscience and Trauma, Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, having been Honorary Senior Lecturer since 2004. I am also a specialist in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare at Barts Sexual Health Centre and Visiting Speaker at the School of Medicine, Keele University.
I worked at the City of London Migraine Clinic from 1988, becoming Director of Clinical Research in 1999, until my resignation in 2011. I was responsible for all research portfolio at the City of London Migraine Clinic, writing protocols and running clinical trials of in-house research, securing research funding, ethical approval and running sponsored pharmaceutical research. I employed seven specialty doctors to run the service and was responsible for their initial and continuing training.
I ran the Menopause Clinic at St Bartholomew’s Hospital from 1993 to 2005 and was a Medical Advisor at the Margaret Pyke Memorial Trust from 1999 to 2004.
I am registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and am a member of the Institute of Clinical Research (MICR). Society memberships include the American Headache Society (AHS), Anglo-Dutch Migraine Association (ADMA), Association of Reproductive Healthcare Professionals (ARHP), North American Menopause Society (NAMS), British Menopause Society (BMS), British Pain Society (BPS), International Headache Society (IHS) and Institute of Psychosexual Medicine (IPM).
I speak on radio and television and have written several features for the lay and medical popular press.
Dr Arjun Sugumaran is a specialist gastroenterologist in the Northland DHB. He is also a consultant gastroenterologist and endoscopist in private practice consulting at Northland Surgical & Endoscopy in Whangarei, with procedures performed at Kensington Hospital, and at Greenlane Medical Specialists in Auckland.
Currently the Clinical Head of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Middlemore, he has run a small private practice since 1999 based at the Mercy site.
He has been a member of the Osteoporosis New Zealand Board since 2001. Brandon has a research background at the University of Auckland (Professor Ian Reid’s group) and since moving to Middlemore Hospital in 2001 has headed their Endocrinology and Diabetes service.
He provides clinical leadership at Counties Manukau DHB’s "Lets Beat Diabetes" program, and is involved in national quality and guideline programs in diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Brandon is an Auckland-trained Endocrinologist who has been working at Middlemore Hospital since 2001 when he was recruited to set up an Endocrinology Service there.
He has extensive experience with a wide range of endocine disorders, and for several years (since 2005) has been offering clinical use of thyroid ultrasound in his rooms after becoming AACE (American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists) board accredited in 2004.
Clinical Senior Lecturer
Dept of Musculoskeletal
University of Otago
I am currently working as the Clinical Nurse Educator for Child Health Services
I have been a nurse for 12 years in that time my main experience has been Paediatrics, but I have worked in Emergency Departments both in NZ and Australia. I have worked in 2 different Hospitals in Australia – mainly in Paediatrics.
I have worked as a practice for 15 months prior to returning to the Hospital to work back in Paediatrics. My passion will always be working with children and particularly love working with the family, ensuring family centred care and providing health education to whanau to ensure better health outcomes.