Professional Team

Meet the Friendly Staff at Marketown Health

The doctors at Marketown Health have a wide range of general practice skills, including emergency, antenatal, pallative care, and minor surgical procedures.  They work with a dedicated team of nursing and administrative staff to deliver the highest possible levels of patient care.

Marketown Health is also fortunate to have registrars completing their postgraduate specialist qualifications while working with us.  These GP doctors are fully qualified and work closely with Marketown Health's senior doctors.

Take some time to read about Marketown Health's individual team members:

Dr Peter Hopkins L


Peter is the CEO of Marketown Health. He is an experienced medical practitioner with over 40 years in clinical practice.

He was as a principal of the King Street General Practice until the practice relocated and rebranded in 2017 to Marketown Health.

Peter is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a member of the Australian Medical Association.

Peter is a supervisor of GP Registrars and medical students and lectures in travel medicine.

His special interests are geriatric medicine, acupuncture, medical education and medical politics.

He regularly visits his elderly patients at home or at aged care facilities.

He was the founding Chair of the Hunter Urban Division of General Practice.

He is a Director and past Chair of Hunter Primary Care and a participating doctor in the GP Access After Hours program.

Consulting Hours:
Monday through to Friday



Adv Sc (Hons),  MBBS (Hons) FRACGP

Georgina joined the team in November 2014 after being on maternity leave. She has completed training in family planning and sexual health, and also has an interest in diabetes, other metabolic diseases and preventative health. In 2015 she completed the FRACGP exams.  Prior to her medical career she completed an advanced science degree at the University of NSW, and subsequently spent several years at the Garvan Institute in Sydney involved in breast and prostate cancer research. She then returned to university to study medicine at Sydney University.

Outside of work she is busy looking after her 4 young children and loves to run, hike and practice yoga.

Consulting Hours:
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday



Rob completed his Canadian training in both Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine in 2001.  While working in Canada, Rob was a clinical instructor with the University of BC Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He was also a physician examiner for the Medical Council of Canada.

Rob & his family moved back to Newcastle in 2012. Rob enjoys teaching medical students at Marketown Health and enjoys all aspects of family medicine with an interest in skin lesions, travel medicine and men’s health. Rob also works for GP Access providing after-hours care and with Hunter ENT, helping in the diagnosis of throat cancers. When not at work, Rob will be in the surf or entertaining his kids.

Consulting Hours:
Monday & Thursday 

Robert H

 BMed, FRACGP (Medal)

Rob graduated from Newcastle University and has been working in the Hunter for the last 10 years. He has a wide range of interests including Family medicine, Skin Cancer, Travel Medicine and Sports medicine - having worked with the West Indian and Sri Lankan Cricket teams. He is involved with the training of new GPs and enjoys spending time with his family and running/cycling in his spare time.

Consulting Hours:
Tuesday through to Friday 

Emma Mather

BMed(Hons) and Diploma of Child Health, FRACGP

Emma joined the team in 2016 after being on maternity leave. She is interested in all aspects of General Practice, in particular mental health, Aboriginal Health, antenatal care, paediatrics and geriatrics. 

Emma was a volunteer counsellor and trainer with the Australian Breastfeeding Association for many years, and has also been involved in General Practice Registrar training. Emma is a member of the Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute.

Emma grew up in Newcastle and graduated from Newcastle University. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and going to the beach.

Consulting Hours:
Tuesday & Wednesday 



Vasundhra has been a GP for the past 15 years.

Having previously worked in Adelaide, Darwin and Coffs Harbour, Vasundhra has been in Newcastle since 2009.

Her interests are Women’s health and Family care.

In her spare time Vasundhra likes to walk and swim and spend time with her husband and children.

Consulting Hours:
Tuesday through to Friday 


BMed, FRACGP, Diploma of Child Health

Dr Zena grew up in Newcastle.  She graduated from medicine at the University of Newcastle.  After completing her internship in Newcastle, she moved to Perth to complete resident training in women’s health and paediatrics.  Dr Zena worked in paediatrics at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth for nearly 5 years.  This sparked her interest in general practice.  She then undertook her GP training on the Central Coast, completing in 2017.  Dr Zena is interested in all aspects of general practice with a special interest in paediatrics, women’s health and preventative medicine.  She has also completed family planning and sexual health courses.

Dr Zena is returning to Newcastle to be closer to her very large extended family.   But she still enjoys travelling around Australia and the world and does this when she can. 

Consulting Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 



BmedSci, MBBS (Hons) 

Danika grew up in Sydney, where she graduated from a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Medical Science before completing medicine at the University of Notre Dame. She moved to Newcastle in 2015 and has been enjoying working in the Hunter New England network. Danika has an interest in all areas of medicine, and is currently completing the Diploma of Child Health. She loves spending her spare time with her husband and busy 1 year old son.

Consulting Hours:
Monday &  Wednesday through to Friday 

Steven Cavanagh

MBBS, Aviation Medicine

Steven has started just this year at Marketown Health as a senior Registrar who is looking forward to broadening his horizons and seeing all kinds of patients. He is an Aviation Medical Officer with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) with experience in Occupational Medicine, Travel Medicine, Aeromedical Evacuation / Humanitarian Medicine, and Expeditionary and Remote Medicine. Steven developed interest in the areas of Geriatrics, Paediatrics, Oncology, and Emergency Medicine during his time working in Liverpool Hospital.

Steven is a father of two young daughters and has lived in Newcastle since late 2017 after living in various locations around Australia.

Consulting Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday  


Bianca Sheridan


Bianca is a dedicated General Practitioner who takes a holistic approach to the care of her patients.

She obtained her medical degree from the University of NSW and completed her internship/RMO training with Hunter New England Health.

Bianca then undertook her GP qualification through the Rural Pathway for registrars working in Brunswick Heads and in Mullumbimby.

She is the mother of three young boys which keeps her busy.

Her interests include family medicine and shared care antenatal.

Consulting Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday


Meet our nursing team : 

RN Carly - Carly has a Masters in Nursing. She has extensive paediatric nursing experience at John Hunter Childrens Hospital.

RN Rebecca – Rebecca has extensive experience in surgical nursing, both public and private. Rebecca has also worked as anaesthetic nurse with skills in venipuncture.

RN Pam – Pam is an authorised immuniser with extensive experience in emergency nursing.

RN Zoe – Zoe is a nurse immuniser with emergency nursing experience.

RN Tegan - Tegan has a Masters of Nursing Child, Youth and Family Nursing and graduated with Distinction.


Meet our Administration Team:

Manager, Operations - Nikola

Administration-Finance - Lisa

Administration-Systems - Jude

Patient Records Team: