Meet Our Medical Practitioners

Dr Sue Lizner

B. Med Sci., M.B.B.S., Dip. R.A.C.O.G.

Sue was born and educated in Tasmania, growing up in the Derwent Valley.

On completion of her medical degree she spent a year working at the RHH and then a year at the Tamworth Base Hospital before returning to southern Tasmania to do 18 months of general practice locums while supporting her widowed father. It was during one of the locum terms that she first worked at SFP (1985).

Sue then left for Perth WA to complete a Diploma of Obstetrics returning to the SFP on a permanent basis in 1988. Her medical interests include using acupuncture as an adjunct to conventional medical treatment, skin cancer diagnosis and management and assisting her patients deal with issues of ageing (as well as dealing with some herself!).

Sue continues to live with her family on a small acreage outside of Richmond. Her other interests include bush/beach walking especially with her beloved dog Chilli, lazy Sunday breakfasts, gardening and snow skiing and she loves to watch any sport but especially tennis and winter/summer Olympics.

Dr David Dalton

B. Med Sci., M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P.

A fifth generation Tasmanian, originally from West Moonah, David graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1991, obtaining his M.B.B.S. After early hospital training years in Launceston and Tamworth N.S.W., he started work at Sorell Medical Centre in 1995. David loves spending time with his wife Linda and their four children. He also enjoys his role as Supervisor of GP Registrars, PGPPP Doctors and 3rd year Medical Students. His non-medical interests include listening to music and watching cricket. David became a partner in the practice on 1st October 1999.

Dr Mark Barrenger


Mark is a local Tasmanian, graduating from University of Tasmania in 2014 with a clinical distinction award. He spent 5 years working at the Royal Hobart Hospital gaining experience across a range of departments. He has a certificate in emergency medicine and a diploma in paediatrics. He enjoys staying fit and active by  bushwalking.

Dr John Laughlin

MBBCh(Cardiff), MEng(Bath), CertEM(ACEM), Mental Health Skills Training, ANZHMG Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Certificate, Emergency Trauma Management, ALS, NeoResus

John started at Sorell Family Practice in 2021. He’s Scottish/Irish and trained in Medicine in ‘Old’ South Wales back in 2013, before moving to Tasmania in 2016.

He’s had a very varied pathway into Medicine, previously studying Aerospace and Sports Engineering, organising large adventure events, marketing for a whisky brand and owning an internet retail business.

He trained in Emergency Medicine and Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine at the Royal Hobart Hospital where he saw the need for more active preventive care in the community, so is passionate about trying to keep people healthy through lifestyle and medicine.

He loves the outdoors and competes in ultra endurance multisport adventure races around the world, with particular passion for mountain biking, trail running and exploring new places in Tassie. He has two boys who have hooked him into learning all about the mystery that is AFL!

Dr Michele Gauden

B. Med. Sci., F.R.A.C.G.P., M.B.B.S., D.R.C.O.G.

Michele was born and educated in Tasmania. She graduated from the University of Tasmania. In 1988. She trained at the Royal Hobart Hospital for four years attaining her Diploma of Obstetrics in 1992 then joined Sorell Medical Centre in 1993. She is married with two children (twin boys).

Special interests include obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics.  Outside of work she enjoys travel, photography and reading.

Dr Nicholas (Nick) Atwell

B. Med. Sci., CSCT (RANZCOG), F.R.A.C.G.P., Dip. Child Health

Nick qualified in Tasmania in 1996. He worked in various hospital posts and as a rural GP and district hospital VMO in Northern N.S.W. He has obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners, a Certificate in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a Diploma in Child Health from the Children’s Hospital in Sydney. He is married to Dr Anna How and they have 3 children. Outside interests include soccer, golf and playing the guitar. Nick returned to Tasmania and joined the practice in July, 2004.

Dr Michele Klok

B. Med Sci., M.B.B.S., Dip Anaesth.

Michele trained at the University of Tasmania and spent her early training years at the Royal Hobart Hospital and Launceston General Hospital, before heading overseas to gain experience in the U.K. and then Adelaide. Her medical interests include Women’s Health, Paediatrics and Medical Ethics, and she undertook an Arts/Law degree in the late 1990’s. She is married with two children and her interests include viticulture, music and walking.

Dr Eleanor Woolveridge

M.B.B.S (hons) BMedRes

Elle grew up in Hobart before moving to the UK, then Darwin, then Melbourne, then Launceston, then finally returning to settle in Hobart. She initially completed a degree in medical research and worked in infectious disease research before studying medicine at Monash University. Elle enjoys all aspects of medicine and the variety of ages, walks of life, and huge range of medical issues that general practice presents. She likes to take time with patients to get to know them and what they want from their health. She likes to ensure that they understand the diagnosis and management of their illnesses. Elle’s passions are water colour painting and gardening. And her young daughters Harriet & Frankie who ensure that she never has spare time for the other hobbies!

Dr Anna Kingshott 


Anna was born and grew up in Hobart and studied medicine at The University of Tasmania. She completed her junior doctor years at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne including a Diploma of Obstetrics and spent time working in Psychiatry and Emergency before completing her General Practice training in 2013. She moved back home to Tasmania in 2015 and worked at The Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency department completing her Emergency Medicine Certificate. In 2016 Anna worked as a General Practitioner in Aboriginal Health in Alice Springs. From 2017 until today she has worked mostly in General Practice in Hobart.

Anna’s main professional interests are in women’s health and family planning. Anna provides IUD insertions both Copper and Mirena for women with or without children. Anna is qualified to provide medical terminations of pregnancy. Anna believes it is a great privilege to be able to help people maintain their health. Her favourite aspect of General Practice is getting to know families and helping them to stay well and happy.

Outside of work, Anna and her husband are kept busy with their three young children and enjoy going mountain biking and spending time at the beach. Anna loves to be outside and is passionate about Tasmania’s wilderness and all the adventures it has to offer.

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Dr Kelly Verdouw


 Kelly Verdouw grew up in Hobart and trained at the University of Tasmania where she graduated with   B. Med Sci and dux of MBBS with first class honours.

She is interested in all aspects of general practice.

Outside of work, Kelly enjoys exercising and caring for her three young children.

Dr Thomas Roach


Tom graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2010 with 1st class honours. He completed intern/RMO terms at the Royal Hobart Hospital and also worked at Coffs Harbour Base Hospital, Bathurst Base Hospital, Bundaberg Hospital and John Hunter Hospital before returning to Tasmania in 2014.

Dannielle Hibberd

MDiet & BFNutrSc 

Growing up and completing all her schooling in the Sorell area, Dannielle is excited to be helping patients in her local community optimise their diet for improved health outcomes.

Drawing on years of hospital and community program experience, she prioritises making all recommendations personalised for the patient, their family and their situation.

As well as enjoying chronic disease management, Dannielle has special interests in geriatric nutrition (particularly preventing age related muscle loss), gastrointestinal conditions, pregnancy and paediatrics.

When Dannielle isn’t in clinic, you might spot her walking her Golden Retriever Ollie, out on the water fishing with her family, at the local football club (Sorell Eagles), or enjoying the delicious food at various local cafes & restaurants.

Dr Clive Reekie


Clive grew up in the Kingborough area, and graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2016, obtaining his M.B.B.S.

He worked for several years at the Royal Hobart Hospital, including 2 years in basic physician training prior to a move into general practice. His areas of interest include cardiology, chronic disease management and preventative health.

Outside of work, Clive is an avid long-distance runner, climber and guitar enthusiast.

Dr Marissa Harpur


Born in Canada, Marissa obtained a BSc (Life Sciences) and a BA(Hons) from Queens University before moving to Australia. She graduated as a doctor at the University of Wollongong in 2012 and interned at Wagga Wagga Base Hospital and St Vincents. Marissa enjoys dancing and soccer, and spent a season in Panama in 2004 helping to build a school as a community project.

Dr Bryan Normandin


Bryan started at Sorell Family Practice in 2018.  He was born in Calgary, Canada, and studied Medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating in 2010.  Bryan moved to Melbourne afterwards, working at Western Health during his Intern/HMO years, and then as an Emergency Registrar.  He moved to Tasmania to start GP training in 2018.  Prior to his medical career, he completed undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, and worked for several years as a Process Engineer in Canada.  He is currently completing the Certificate in Emergency Medicine through ACEM.  Outside of work, he enjoys snowboarding, cooking, and travelling with his family.

Dr Amanda Felmingham

FRACGP, MBBS, Dip. Child Health 

Amanda Graduated from the University of Tasmania, and has worked in many different General Practices all over the state. She has worked in palliative care and has in interest in women’s health having worked in family planning. Amanda joined Sorell Family Practice in 2020 and enjoys the variety that comes from working in General Practice.

Dr Ebony Alexander

MBBS 2016, Cert Women’s Health, Cert Emergency Medicine

Ebony is a life-long Tasmanian with ties to the East Coast and Hobart areas. She completed her medical studies at the University of Tasmania and did several years working at the Royal Hobart Hospital before entering General Practice.

She commenced work at Sorell in 2021 and likes to see all walks of life and presentations that come with General Practice but has special skills and interests in children and adolescent health, sexual health, women’s health, sports medicine and emergency.

Outside of medicine Ebony is a keen Hockey Player and loves spending time in the water and exploring the Tasmanian Wilderness.

Dr Sophie Briggs


Sophie was born and raised in Tasmania, and studied medicine at the University of Tasmania. She graduated in 2017, and has worked at the Royal Hobart Hospital since then, and started at Sorell Family Practice this year.

Sophie enjoys the broad range of medicine that general practice presents, and has special interests in women’s and children’s health. In her spare time, Sophie enjoys cooking, running and spending time with her family and Maggie the dog.


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Administration & Nursing

Practice Manager

Louise Cate

Cert IV Prof.Prac.Man., M.A.A.P.M.

Assistant Practice Manager

Bridgit Aisbett 

Diploma of Management

Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Maria Thompson – Reception Coordinator

Treatment Unit Manager

Sr Sarah Hart

Registered Nurse

Nursing Staff

Helen Strong,  Jenny Barnes, Selina Ahel, Kerri Mus, Linda Salter, Leea Kent, Ashlee Kelly, Lucy Poulton.


Muza, Karen, Maree, Nicole, Donna, Jacob, Judy, Sharon, Gail and Tayla, Tessa, Karina, Rachel, Charlotte (trainee), Kiesha (trainee).


Deborah, Kerry, Susan, Ashlee, Cindy, Jessica.