Our Staff

Doctors

Dr Phil Schroeder  

Phil has been a GP in Rolleston for over 27 years. He opened Rolleston’s very first medical centre in 1991.  His medical work involves him co-ordinating general practice, pharmacy and community care on behalf of the Canterbury District Health Board when disaster or infectious risks arise in Canterbury.  Phil has a special interest in photography and likes to capture the New Zealand landscape as best possible.

 Dr Mary Warren  

Mary grew up in the Selwyn district.  She went to Darfield High School and graduated from Otago University in 2000.  She worked in hospitals in New Zealand and England for four years, before training in general practice.  She has completed a Post Graduate diploma in Child Health.  Mary has a 4 year old daughter and they enjoy the rural lifestyle.

Dr Catherine McArthur  

Catherine has been a GP in Auckland for over thirty years, moving back to her Canterbury roots in 2015.   She enjoys all aspects of general practice but has particular experience in women’s health and has done postgraduate study in palliative care.  She is married to Rob and they have four amazing adult children and three even more amazing grandchildren.  Together they are involved in a local church and enjoy family, friends and getting in to the outdoors.

Dr Mark Longman  

Mark was born and raised in Dunedin and graduated from Otago University in 2006, before working in Timaru Hospital as a House Officer.  Mark then trained as a General Practitioner, with rural postings in Central Otago, and is proud of 18 months work as a GP for the Auckland City Mission before settling down in Canterbury.  Mark works with us on four weekdays plus Sunday mornings, and is committed to providing after hours care.  As well as his regular hours with us, you may see him if you need to seek after hours care at the Pegasus 24 Hour Surgery or Moorhouse Medical Centre.

 Dr Shiromani Goyal

Shiromani has extensive surgical experience including Cardio-respiratory medicine, having  worked extensively in those fields in India, Australia and Christchurch. After working for 6 years at Christchurch hospital he has decided to work as a GP and bring that experience in this field. He with his two teenage children like spending time outdoors (flying drones), playing cricket, badminton and table tennis. 

Dr Bryony Clarke

Bryony completed her medical training in the UK in August 2015.  Since then she has worked in different practices as a locum GP, before moving to New Zealand in September 2016.  She is really enjoying being in New Zealand, making the most of the mountain biking, beautiful scenery and better weather!  Bryony completed a Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare in 2016 and also took part in the University of Sheffield Health Challenge Module 2016 as a student facilitator.

Registered Nurses

Glynis Dodson

Glynis has lived on a lifestyle block in the Selwyn District with her husband for the last 16 years.  They have three adult children, a daughter-in-law and one granddaughter.  s she has been a nurse for 36years, she has a wide range of experience in hospitals and the community that include general hospital nursing, mental heath, older person’s health, accident and medical, as well as primary health.  She has held a range of clinical, governance and leadership roles in nursing and education.  Glynis has a Master of Nursing, a Graduate Diploma of Management Her thesis was about the experience of smoking, so if you are keen to quit she is keen to help you!  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, meals with friends, church and watching sideline sports in Winter.  She is eagerly awaiting Grandma duties later in 2018.

Maria

Maria has a been a registered nurse for 15 years and worked in general practice for 12 years around New Zealand and overseas.  Her special interests are Travel Advice and Vaccinations, Childhood Immunisations, Women’s Health and Respiratory Health.  She has lived in Rolleston for several years and enjoys what the community has to offer and working within it.

Tasha

Tasha has been part of the Rolleston Central Health team since we opened in 2014.  She has a wide range of skills ranging from hospital base, community and practice nursing.  Her specialist areas are in child health, B4 School checks, Sleep Assessments and community based support services.  Tash enjoys spending time with family and walking in her spare time.

Julie

Julie has worked as a practice nurse for over 20 years in New Zealand and Australia. She and her husband built in Rolleston 10 yrs ago.  They have five adult children and enjoy their garden, cycling and their labrador Phoebe.  Julie enjoys the variety within general practice and that every day is different.

Karen

Karen is a local Practice nurse and Mum of three little boys who has a strong background in Emergency Nursing. Karen has worked in New Zealand and overseas & enjoys the community feel here in Rolleston. She enjoys exercise, socialising & camping with her family & friends.

Jane

Jane is originally from the North of England and emigrated to NZ with my husband and son in 2003. She joined Rolleston Central in October 2016. Jane was a midwife in the UK for 15 year.  Having previously worked as a Practice Nurse in the city then north of the city since 2003, Jane enjoys the variation the role brings from the new babies through to old age.  She lives locally and enjoys spending her spare time with family, going for walks with her dog and browsing the charity shops.

Elizabeth

Having trained as a nurse more than 30 years ago, Elizabeth comes with varied nursing experience in hospitals, the community and overseas.  She has a strong interest in respiratory education and supporting families and children.  Elizabeth is married and has three school age boys.  She enjoys bike rides with the family, baking, reading, movies and spending time with friends and whanau.

Practice Administrator

Deborah Devon

Deborah has been part of the team at Rolleston Central Health since we opened in 2014. She has previously trained as a primary school teacher, and worked at the Pegasus Health 24 Hour Surgery for 15 years, in between study and overseas travel. In her spare time Deborah enjoys reading, walking, creating mosaic artwork, spending time with family and friends, and watching her two boys play sport.

Receptionists

Wendy

Wendy has lived in the Selwyn District for over 50 years and loves the vibe of Rolleston. She previously worked at Doctors on Riccarton for 10 years as a receptionist.  In her spare time Wendy enjoys gardening, shopping, harness racing and her six grandchildren.

Tricia

Tricia has worked in the health industry since 1999. She came to Rolleston from the Christchurch Red Zone after the February earthquake.  Her family also live in Rolleston and she is busy with her two grandsons.  Tricia enjoys gardening and loves swapping plants with other gardeners.

Gemma

Gemma returned to the Selwyn District in 2014 and has previously worked in them medical and dental industry in New Zealand and Australia.  Outside of work, Gemma is busy with her three children and enjoys music, the outdoors and escaping to the Marlborough Sounds when she can.

Tracey

Tracey has worked in various roles in health over the past 10 years in both New Zealand and Australia.  She and her family are relatively new to Canterbury and have lived in Rolleston for almost three years.  She very much enjoys the people contact and working in such a welcoming and hard working team.  Tracey has been particularly struck by the friendly community spirit of Rolleston and is excited to be a part of a progressive and fast growing town.

Catherine

Catherine is a mum of two cheeky boys and moved to Rolleston in 2017.  After completing a degree in Human Services and Sociology through the University of Canterbury, Catherine worked in various case management roles with both Immigration NZ and ACC, before coming to join our team.  Outside of work, Catherine is a fitness fanatic and passionate about refined sugar-free eating; don’t be surprised if you see her teaching fitness classes at the Rolleston and West Melton Community Centre.  In her spare time Catherine enjoys spending time with her kids, cooking and cake decorating.