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Staff Members

Endocrinologists

Clinical Professor Bronwyn Stuckey BA MBBS FRACP
Consulting hours: Wednesday 9:00 – 4:30
Friday 8:30 – 11:00

Professor Stuckey took over as medical director at the Keogh Institute in 1996.

She is a clinical professor at UWA and Consultant at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Her areas of interest are thyroid dysfunction, polycystic ovary syndrome. She also

manages conditions focusing on hormonal conditions and fertility in men and women.

Professor Stuckey is also lead investigator on most of our research trials.


Clinical Professor John Walsh MBBS FRACP PhD
Consulting hours: Monday 2:00 – 4:30
Professor Walsh is a clinical professor at UWA and consults as an endocrinologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. He is recognized internationally for his research into thyroid disease. He also specializes in Pagets disease of bone, calcium disorders and pituitary and adrenal disease.

Dr Ashley Makepeace MBBS FRACP
Consulting hours: Thursday 10:00 – 12:00
Dr Makepeace is a consultant endocrinologist at Fremantle hospital. She has a clinical interest in type 1 diabetes (including exercise), bone health, PCOS and fertility, and women’s health.

Dr Rhonda Maguire MBBS FRACP FRCPA
Consulting hours: Wednesday 2:00 – 4:00
Dr Maguire has dual qualifications in endocrinology and clinical biochemistry. She is interested in calcium metabolism and osteoporosis, thyroid disease and pituitary disorders.

Dr Jennifer Ng MBBS FRACP
Consulting hours: Thursday 9:00 – 12:00
Dr Ng is an endocrinologist who also works at a private practice in Nedlands. Dr Ng has additional training in obstetric medicine and clinical biochemistry.

Dr Nicole Opie BSc MBBS FRACP
Consulting hours: Monday 9:00-4:30
Wednesday 9:00-4:30
Thursday 12:00 – 5:00
Dr Opie is a consultant endocrinologist. She undertook her endocrinology advanced training in Canberra and Sydney, with additional experience in androgen excess disorders (including PCOS) in Athens, Greece. She enjoys all aspects of general endocrinology including metabolic bone disorders, diabetes, thyroid health, pituitary and adrenal disease. She is also interested in women’s health, PCOS, infertility and endocrine disorders in pregnancy.

Dr Melissa Tanner
Consulting hours: Tuesday 8:30 – 12:30
Dr Tanner has dual qualifications in Endocrinology and Clinical Biochemistry. She is interested in PCOS, thyroid disease, calcium and bone health, pituitary and adrenal disorders.

Dr Kalani Kapahola Archchige   MBBS FRACP FRCPA
Consulting hours: Tuesday 1:30 – 4:30

Dr Karen Rothacker
Consulting hours:   Tuesday 9:30 – 12:30



 

 Men’s Health

Dr John Caldow MBBS
Consulting hours: Tuesday 8:30 – 12:00
Thursday 8:30 – 12:00
Formlerly from Busselton, Dr Caldow is interested in all aspects of men’s health and is particularly dedicated to the continuance of male health via our ‘well men’s checks’. Dr Caldow is also a co-investigator on our diabetes clinical trials.

Dr Peter Burke MBBS FRACGP DTM&H FACTM CIME FECSM
Consulting hours:       Thursday 8:30 – 12:00
Dr Peter Burke has wide experience in general practice in rural WA and metropolitan Perth. His particular interests are travel medicine, occupational health and men’s health. He has been involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. He has been central to preparing medical students for overseas electives and has been an examiner for the College of General Practice. In 2016 he was admitted as a Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine. Dr Burke is also a published author of historical fiction.

 

 

Women’s Health

Dr Peta McGrade MBBS
Consulting hours: Wednesday 8:30 – 12:00

Dr Natasha Kowal MBBS
Consulting hours Monday 9:00 – 1:30
Thursday: 11:00 – 2:30 (clinic for women with disabilities)
Friday 9:00 – 12:30
Dr Kowal is experienced in women’s health and is particularly interested in women’s sexual health. She is also committed to meeting the special requirements of women with disabilities and runs one of the only dedicated clinics for this in Perth.

Dr Katie Thorne MBBS
Consulting hours: Friday 9:00 – 4:00
Dr Thorne has a particular interest in women’s health, including menopause, osteoporosis and vulvodynia, which is a cause of painful sexual intercourse. Katie also has a special interest in Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder, a rare condition where there is distressing genital arousal without desire. She has published on this condition and is recognised internationally as an expert.

Dr Sarah Smith MBBS
 Consulting hours:  Monday 9:30 – 12:30

 

Clinic Staff

Peta Redfern RN
A very experienced nurse, Peta is dedicated to the well being of all our clients. Peta performs injections, takes blood samples and is closely involved with our fertility clients.

Janette Middleton
Our receptionist Jeanette has been a friendly face on the front desk for many years.

 

Counsellor

Michelle Stuckey BA(Hons) MClinPsych
Michelle is our provisionally approved counsellor and is available for counselling relating to all aspects of fertility treatment (e.g. donor conception, sperm donation or surrogacy). Michelle is a registered Psychologist whose other interests and experience include peri and post-natal, infant and child mental health.

 

Research Staff

Lee Ann Mahoney RN Midwife
Lee is a registered nurse and midwife. She has a special interest in women’s gynaecological health and has been working in the research area since 1999. Lee has completed trials into all aspects of women’s health ranging from polycystic ovarian syndrome, non hormonal treatments for menopausal hot flushes and treatments for problematic menstrual bleeding. She is currently running trials into premature ejaculation and pre-diabetes (insulin resistance).

Smilja Dragovic B Psych
Smilja is a psychologist who has been working in research since 2001. She is currently running trials on human growth hormone deficiency and diabetes.

Jocelyn Tan BSc MSc
Jocelyn has training in genetics and is currently working on human growth hormone deficiency study as well as investigating bone density in intellectually disabled women.


 

Laboratory

Ben Genevieve MSc BSc(Hons) CSci FIBMS
Ben has had more than 30 years experience as a medical scientist and 26 years experience in managing laboratories.Ben is the main point of contact for any issues relating to sperm analysis, sperm storage and sperm donations. He is available until 1:00 Monday to Friday.

 

Accounts

Hours: Tuesday to Friday 1-5pm