Our Practitioners

City East Campus
Level 2, Centenary Building
Corner North Terrace & Frome Road
1300 172 996
(08) 8125 6712
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City West Campus
27 North Terrace
1300 172 996
(08) 8125 6712
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Dr Joanne Chew

General Practitioner

I am a female GP who enjoys the breadth of general practice and has a strong interest in women’s, mental and preventative health. I also hold a Diploma of Child Health and am accredited to insert and remove implanons. I grew up in Malaysia, and completed my medical degree at The University of Adelaide. I am a fellow of the RACGP (Royal Australian College of GPs). I am happily married and have 2 young and active boys.

Dr Charles Christie


With 14 years’ experience as a rural GP, Dr Christie quickly develops lasting rapport with patients, and because of this, has a loyal patient following in Yankalilla. He is already finding working with UniSA staff and students to be greatly rewarding, and is enjoying his role at the UniSA Health – Medical Clinic.

Dr Christie’s key interests are Skin Cancer Medicine which includes skin checks and minor surgeries, having achieved an “Advanced Certificate in Dermoscopy”and “Graduate Certificate in Skin Cancer Surgery”. Male and Female Health, Mental Health and Counselling, Fitness and Wellbeing, Chronic Disease Management, and Registrar Training are also areas of interest. He is committed to providing quality training to GP Registrars and Medical students, and looks forward to continuing as a Registrar and Student Supervisor at UniSA Health – Medical Clinic.

Dr Cate Howell CSM, OAM

BAppSci(OT), BMBS, FRACGP, FACPM, MastersHSM, PhD(Med), DipClinHyp.

Dr Cate Howell CSM, OAM is a General Practitioner, educator, therapist and author. Cate has a special interest in mental health, and her clinical work is focussed on this area. She awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2012 for her contribution to mental health and professional organisations. She teaches across Australia, and has had research published internationally. Cate has written a number of books on mental health, and speaks regularly on radio FIVEaa on health topics.

Dr Emily Lathlean


Dr Lathlean is a local graduate, finishing her Medical degree at the University of Adelaide in 2013. Since then she has worked at the Royal Adelaide Hospital for her Internship and Residency. She started General Practice training in 2016 at the UniSA Health Medical Clinic. She has a special interest in Women’s Health, Mental Health and Preventative Medicine.

Dr Brenton Martin

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

Dr Martin is an experienced GP, with many years of both rural and city experience which has provided him with a broad scope of practice and seen him develop a wide range of clinical interests. Over the last 15 years he has lived in Adelaide and commuted 3 days a week to Yankalilla, whilst also working 2 days a week in Adelaide.

Over the last 10 years, whilst working at “Unicare”, Dr Martin has developed a passion for working with all students and University staff, which is evidenced by the patient base which has followed him to UniSA.

Dr Martin’s key interests are Obstetrics and Shared Care, Sexual Health, Menstrual disorders and Contraception. He has considerable experience with “Mirena” IUCD insertion and has inserted over 100 in the last 12 months.

He also has an interest in Travel Health, Immunisation, Mental Health, and Chronic disease; particularly Asthma, Diabetes, Coronary Heart disease, Metabolic syndrome, Polycystic ovarian syndrome and Osteoporosis. Has also achieved an “Advanced Certificate in Dermoscopy” and has experience with skin cancer screening and minor skin surgery.

Dr Martin has extensive experience in training Medical students, midwives and GP Registrars.

Dr Zori Penkoff


Zori was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners in 2016 after completing her rotations in a number of GP practices in Adelaide and regional South Australia.

Prior to that, Zori worked in a number of hospital posts in Adelaide, Darwin, NT and the United Kingdom, gaining experience in Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.

Zori provides comprehensive care for patients with a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions and has a key interest in all aspects of Women’s Health and Preventative Medicine.

Zori has completed an extended skills post at the Adelaide Women’s Health Centre and is accredited to perform insertion and removal of Implanon and Mirena IUCD.

Dr John Setchell

BSc, PhD, B.M.B.S

After completing a PhD at Adelaide University in 1974, researching the hypothalamic and pituitary control of thyroid function in Australian marsupials, John undertook post doctoral research on the impact of stress on hypothalamic releasing factors in sheep at the Waite Institute with a view to a career in medical research. However, after graduating as a doctor from Flinders University in 1981 and gaining experience as an intern and resident at Flinders Medical Centre, John decided on a career in clinical medicine and joined a group General Practice in the western suburbs of Adelaide where he worked for five years.

In 1989, seeking to expand his clinical skills and experience John was appointed as the Senior Medical Officer at the Ramirez sugar plantation in Papua New Guinea where he worked for two years. Extensive experience in tropical medicine, infectious disease and work/ motor vehicle related trauma was gained during this two-year period, after which John and family returned to Adelaide as his three children had reached an age where schooling was an important factor.

John was appointed to the position of Medical Director of the University of Adelaide student health and counselling service, where he worked between 1990 and 1998. During this time he developed immunisation policies for health profession students and developed his interest in adolescent health, mental health and maintained his interests in travel and occupational medicine.

In 1999 John became the Medical Director at the Central Operations section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia where he worked until his retirement in 2015. In this role John was responsible for the provision of Primary Care medical and nursing services to the remote regions of South Australia and emergency aeromedical clinical services to South Australia and the southern half of the Northern Territory.

Following his ‘retirement’ from the RFDS in 2015, John commenced tutoring first and second year medical students in the Problem Based Learning course at Flinders University and is planning on providing some occasional locum services to the RFDS Primary Care remote clinics in SA in addition to clinical locum services at the UniSA Medical Health Clinic.

Dr Neil Stanford

Dr Neil Stanford graduated in 1989 from the UK and has been practising medicine for almost thirty years. He came to live in Australia twenty years ago, having trained as a GP. He has wide experience in all aspects of General Practice. He has worked as a GP in the north-east of Adelaide for the last 15 years. He has interests in all aspects of family medicine, particularly children, teenagers and young adults. He performs excisions of skin lesions. His easy-going manner helps put patients at ease. He is married with five teenage kids ranging from 20 to 15. He is interested in anything to do with cars and photography.

Deepti Singhal- CITY EAST

Dr Deepti Singhal is a General Practitioner and a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She enjoys a broad range of general practice medicine, with key interests in general and preventative medicine. She has been an overseas medical student while pursuing her PhD in Medicine at the University of Adelaide and thus has a keen focus in looking after the health of students from overseas.

Sally Robinson

MD BPharm

Dr Robinson studied post-graduate Medicine and graduated from Flinders University in 2014. Since then she has completed her internship and residency at Flinders Medical Centre followed by an additional residency year at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital. She has commenced General Practice training in 2018 & has a special interest in Women’s Health & Paediatrics and has undertaken the RANZCOG Certificate of Women’s Health. She also enjoys mental health and general preventative medicine.

Mirit Ghabriel

Dr Mirit Ghabriel graduated from her undergraduate medical degree at the University of Adelaide in 2014. Since then she has worked at the Queen Elizabeth and Women’s and Children’s hospital to complete her internship and residency. She is currently undertaking her General Practice training at UniSA Medical. She enjoys seeing a broad range of presentations and has an interest in Women’s Health and preventative medicine.

Julian Barson

Dr Julian Barson was raised in Adelaide and completed his undergraduate degrees locally before moving to Sydney to commence his medical training. Julian has practiced medicine in Sydney & Rural NSW and completed a Diploma in Child Health with the University of Sydney before commencing his General Practice specialty training back in SA.

Julian joined the UniSA Medical Clinic team in 2018 as an advanced registrar with particular interest in internal medicine, paediatrics and preventative health.

Outside of the clinic, personal time is spent doing hands on activities and spending time with his young kids.

Brock Edwards

Brock is a General Practice registrar, having recently returned to Adelaide after three years in Townsville. In 2012, he graduated from Flinders University and subsequently completed internship and residency at Flinders Medical Centre (FMC).  He has commenced post-graduate studies in Aviation medicine and Aeromedical retrievals, as well as completed post-graduate training in Occupational Medicine.

He has an an interest in aviation, travel and emergency medicine as well as primary health care.

Brock is married and has three children aged 7, 5 and 1.

Outside of medicine, he has a particular interest in youth development, having worked with indigenous leadership groups, youth at risk programs and Army cadets.

Dr Elaine Powell

I completed my medical training in the UK in 1997. After a variety of hospital jobs with a focus on Emergency Medicine I completed my General Practice training in 2005.

I worked in the UK as a GP  before moving  to Broken Hill in 2007 to work for the RFDS and then Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation. I came to Adelaide in 2015 and have been working as a locum GP here since 2016

Interests include travelling, in Australian and overseas, pilates, hiking and walking.