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 Lina Wee

(B Med, FRACGP, B Speech Pathology)

Dr Wee speaks Malay, Hokkien and enjoys all aspects of general practice.

Dr Kumran Salam


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

Dr Catherine Faehrmann


Dr Catherine Faehrmann is a Consultant Psychiatrist, visiting the Health Service Tuesday mornings.


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.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.