Meet the team
Tenanted medical practitioners
Dr Dougal Adams
Dougal graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1988 and has worked as a GP since 1991 initially in Scotland and then in Perth. His interests include general medicine, men’s health, travel medicine and paediatrics.
Dr Melanie Cheng
Melanie graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2003. Before transitioning to general practice, she volunteered with an Australian NGO in Cambodia. During her training, she has worked in the areas of Aboriginal Health, Sexual Health and Chronic Disease Management. Melanie enjoys all areas of general practice and has special interests in women’s health and mental health.
Dr Sophie Constantanides
Sophie is a general practitioner who works in the area of mental health, particularly focused psychological care.
Dr Jacqueline El-Masry
Jacqui graduated from Melbourne University in 1992. Having over 2O years’ experience she enjoys all aspects of general practice and has special interests in women’s health. She is affiliated with the Royal Women’s, Northern, Western and Mercy hospitals for shared care.
Dr Karl Gassert
Karl graduated from the University of Melbourne. He has attained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and enjoys all aspects of General Practice.
Karl is also an endorsed acupuncturist.
He has an interest in providing laser acupuncture for headaches, musculoskeletal conditions, allergic rhinitis, and women’s health conditions.
Dr Jim (Dimitri) Giannakopoulos
Jim takes an interest in all areas of general practice. He has extra qualifications in women's health and travel medicine. He is affiliated with Royal Women’s Hospital for shared antenatal care.
He strongly believes in educating patients about their health and that the role of humour in health care is under-rated. (We suggest you laugh politely at his jokes.)
Dr Denver Jansen
Denver graduated from Monash University in 1991. He spent 25 years in general practice while also working at Federation University in Ballarat servicing the student health facility and travel medicine clinic. He has extensive experience in all aspects of general practice including mental health, sexual health, minor procedures and musculoskeletal medicine.
Denver believes the best outcomes in general practice are achieved through collaboration between patient and doctor, with clear communication and explanation being essential.
Dr Guang Min (Alan) Li
Alan graduated from University of Otago and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. After graduation he worked as a GP in rural NSW gaining experience in Paediatrics, fracture management, wedge resections, mental health, chronic disease and Aboriginal health. He followed with 5 years working in the 24 hour medical clinic in Cairns, providing services including travel/dive medicine, family planning, men’s health and performing various skin procedures including cancer removal. Alan also gained experience in sports medicine working with the Australian national and other International Judo teams.
Dr Fanny Lie
Dr Fanny Lie completed medicine at The University of Melbourne in 2006. She has gained extensive clinical and teaching experience with postings to major metropolitan Melbourne hospitals including trauma registrar at the Alfred and Emergency at the Royal Children’s Hospital. She spent two years teaching undergraduate medical students at Monash University and a posting at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has undertaken volunteer medical work in India. Whilst initially drawn to a career in Surgery, she found greater fulfilment in General Practice. She obtained her General Practice fellowship, RACGP, in 2018. Dr Fanny Lie enjoys all aspects of General Practice, particularly working with young people.
Dr Shauna McGlone
Shauna provides all aspects of General Practice care. She is affiliated with the Royal Women’s Hospital and provides shared antenatal care.
Dr Colette Reeves
Colette is a general practitioner with over 25 years experience. Her special interests are in the areas of Women’s Health, Mental Health and Travel Medicine.
Dr Sangeeta Tewari
Dr Sangeeta Tewari has 25 years of general practice experience, including overseas settings as well as rural and regional Australia. After graduating from MBBS, she completed a Diploma in Geriatric Medicine in India. In Australia, she has worked in Ballarat for the past 10 years and more recently with the University of Melbourne Health Service.
She believes in holistic care and enjoys all aspects of general practice. Her main areas of interest are women’s health, mental health and chronic disease management. She is trained in skin cancer detection and management. She performs procedures such as Implanon and intra-uterine device insertion. She can communicate fluently in English, Hindi and Punjabi. In her free time, she enjoys singing, dancing, and cooking Indian cuisine.
Dr Rolf Tsui
Rolf graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2004 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2011. He has interests in all aspects of General Practice Medicine with particular attention to Skin Cancer Medicine and Clinical Teaching. He is an examiner with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, The University of Melbourne and the Australian Medical Council. Rolf is also a Selector for the Doctor of Medicine program. Rolf describes his specialties in General Medicine as a ‘Jack of all trades’. He performs medical terminations of pregnancy (MTOP) and is an HIVS100 prescriber.
Dr Peter Chen
Dr Peter Chen graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1997. During his profession he has worked in the areas of public and private mental health services. Dr Chen has a keen interest in young adult mental health.
Dr Alec Dempster
After completing his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, Mark has continued to develop his knowledge and therapeutic competency with additional training in Schema therapy and Intensive Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy. He has worked in many different roles in the public sector in both inpatient and community settings.
Mark views the therapy process as a collaborative space to explore emotions, thoughts, and current problems and difficulties with the main goal of living a more fulfilling and connected life.
Languages (in addition to English): Afrikaans
Vi is a Clinical Psychologist and board approved supervisor, with a broad experience in assessment and treatment of common mental health issues including depression, anxiety, stress, autism spectrum disorders, trauma, grief/loss, and psychosis. In particular, she is interested in supporting those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who may present with adjustment disorders and trauma.
Maggie first came to Australia as an international student from Malaysia. She is familiar with the struggles of transitioning into a new culture and environment and juggling between those and the university workload. She has a strong passion for cultural psychology and has made it a priority to incorporate cultural considerations into her practice as a psychologist.
Maggie’s approach emphasises patient participation and suits those who like a mix of patient and therapist directiveness. She is relaxed and open in her approach to therapeutic methods.
Languages (in addition to English): Mandarin
Noel is a Clinical Psychologist with a Master of Applied Psychology degree from Murdoch University which provides him with a specialisation in Clinical and Organisational Psychology. He provides Counselling and Psychological Treatment Services to clients for most psychological conditions and interpersonal issues such as depression, substance abuse, grief, work stress, relationship issues, vocational direction and pain management.
Noel has Cognitive Behavioural Therapy orientation that also includes expertise in Schema Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, Clinical Hypnosis, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Existential psychological approaches.
Rochelle is a Clinical Psychologist with a diverse range of experience in public health and university settings across both Victoria and Queensland. She has wide-ranging clinical interests relating to trauma, emotional management problems, identity and behavioural problems, interpersonal, social and family issues, as well as child and adolescent specific difficulties.
Robyn is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in public and private practice for many years. Her approach is a warm, person-centred collaborative humanistic style integrating evidence-based interventions including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and mindful self-compassion (MSC Kristen Neff/Chris Germer). Additionally, she has done extensive training in trauma focussed somatic therapies. She enjoys working with people and diversity from all walks.
- Ida Law
Mental Health Nurse
- Michael Belleville
BHthSc Nursing, POGDip Adv Clin Nsg Psychiatric Nursing, PGCert Family Sensitive Practice
Nurse Unit Manager
- Elayne Whelan
RN; RM: Nurse Immuniser
Certified Practice Manager