Meet the doctors operating from our medical centres at Newcastle (Callaghan) and Central Coast (Ourimbah) campuses.

Meet our doctors

Newcastle campus at Callaghan

Dr Stephanie Brookman

(MBBS, Family Planning Association Certificate, Workcover Authorised Medical Practitioner)

Dr Stephanie Brookman is the Medical Director of the Health Service, has special interests in Occupational Health and Travel Medicine.

Dr Carolyn Hackworthy


Dr Carolyn Hackworthy has a special interest in Women's Health.


Dr Sally Gaunson

(MBBS, FRACGP, Family Planning Association Certificate)

Dr Sally Gaunson has special interest in Women's Health and Paediatrics.

Dr Nayan Shah


Dr Nayan Shah has an interest in asthma, gynaecology and all forms of contraception including Implanon.

Dr Michael Schien

(MBBS, FRACGP DipRACOG, Dip Anaesth (UK)

Dr Michael Schien is a GP with a special interest in skin disorders, including screening for skin cancer. Most excisions are done on site. He also undertakes regular rural locum work in anaesthesia and emergency medicine.

Dr Nerida Paterson

(BMed, Dip RACOG)

Dr Nerida Paterson has a special interest in Women's Health and Paediatrics.

Dr Lucy Gupta


Dr Lucy Gupta speaks Hindi and has a special interest in preventive medicine.

Dr Kumran Salam 


Dr Kumran Salam has an interest in Women's Health, Preventative Medicine and Paediatrics.

Dr Harshul Parikh


Dr Harshul Parikh has interests in Preventative Medicine, Family Medicine and Chronic Disease Management.

Central Coast campus at Ourimbah

Dr Jillian Kerry Horadam


Dr Kerry Horadam has a special interest in mental health, women's health and sports medicine.