Meet our specialist team
Having the latest equipment is important, but our hand-picked radiology team is what makes Ascot Radiology really exceptional.
Every member of the team is a highly-trained, highly-qualified expert in their field, with years of professional experience behind them.
They are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art radiology services and taking care of their patients.
Alistair is an Obstetrician specialising in obstetric ultrasound. He trained in Aberdeen, at King’s College Hospital in London and at Yale University.
Alistair has worked in the UK, Australia, the USA, Italy, South Africa and New Zealand. Previously he was Associate Professor at the University of Auckland Medical School, and Director of Ultrasound/Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Treatment Centre at National Women’s Hospital.
Currently Alistair is specialising in improving his golf handicap with little success but lots of effort.
BSc, MBChB, FRANZCR, ABR
Anthony graduated from Otago University in 1981, and from the Auckland Radiology training programme in 1987. He taught radiology in Charleston, South Carolina in the USA, before moving to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City until late 1994.
Anthony’s principal areas of interest are breast imaging and biopsy, MRI and musculoskeletal radiology, especially bone and soft tissue tumours. He has published numerous papers in these fields and lectures widely in them.
In 2000, Anthony was Scientific Convenor for the RANZCR meeting in Auckland, and has organised two MRI symposia and two Breast Diseases conferences. He also examines for RANZCR, and ran the Auckland Radiology training programme for 12 years. He is Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Auckland and a consultant at Auckland DHB.
MBChB, MRCP, FRCR, FCSANZ, FRANZCR
Chris Occleshaw is a sub-specialist Cardiac Radiologist, and has done fulltime cardiac imaging for over two decades. He graduated from Edinburgh University, and underwent postgraduate training in cardiology in northeast England, before training in general radiology in Sheffield and Cambridge in the UK.
He has been a Consultant Cardiac Radiologist at the Green Lane Cardiovascular Unit since 1993, and has had overseas fellowships in cardiac radiology in Toronto, Vancouver and London. He pioneered MR imaging of the heart in the Southern Hemisphere with colleagues from Auckland University in the 1990s, and CT of the heart in New Zealand in 2004, at Green Lane Hospital. He has been Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Auckland since 2011.
MBChB, FRANZCOG, DDU
Christina graduated from Otago School of Medicine in 2002 and completed her specialist training in Auckland, gaining her Obstetric and Gynaecology Fellowship in 2012.
She is currently a Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Middlemore Hospital with an interest in Fetal Medicine. Since obtaining her fellowship, Christina developed a passion for ultrasound scanning and has gained a further qualification; the Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound in Obstetric and Gynaecology.
In 2013, Christina was awarded the prestigious Young Gynaecologist Award at the Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecology (AOFOG) congress. She was recognised for her leadership qualities, research and high standard of practice.
Outside work, Christina is kept busy with her family, focusing on bringing up her two young children.
David is a paediatric radiologist, working at both Ascot Radiology and Starship Children’s Hospital. A graduate of Otago Medical School in 1995, he trained in radiology in Auckland, gaining his Fellowship in 2002.
David’s radiology interests are paediatric, obstetric and cancer imaging. At Starship, he has a special interest in the image-guided management of the seriously ill paediatric patient in intensive care, operating theatre and oncology settings.
David also has advanced IT skills, which includes radiology software development used in both private and public environments. He has developed the booking system used at Ascot Radiology.
David was born in the UK and came to New Zealand at age 14 — he has no plans to live anywhere else. David’s leisure time is divided between sailing, various indoor team sports, cycling, comedy and the cinema.
David has been with Ascot Radiology since its inception in 2000, and is a partner of the practice. He enjoys a mixture of public and private radiology commitments but also holds administration positions for the RANZCR. He is an associate editor for JMIRO, a radiology journal, while also being involved in active research himself.
In the public sector, David is Clinical Director of Radiology for adult services at ADHB as well as being a sub-specialist chest radiologist. In private practice, he does sessions at Ascot Radiology and also Green Lane Imaging, a specialist CT practice based out of Green Lane Clinical Centre. His particular interests are in the area of Chest Radiology.
MBChB, FRANZCR - Managing Director
David trained in medicine at Otago University and completed his radiology training in Auckland. As well as working in radiology departments at both Auckland City Hospital and Green Lane Clinical Centre, he is a founding partner of Green Lane Imaging and is the managing partner of Ascot Radiology.
His radiology interests include body imaging (especially thoracic and gynaecological imaging), oncology imaging, obstetric imaging and interventional radiology. He has a special interest in PET-CT scanning, which he established at Ascot Radiology two years ago. David has been a past president of the Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and has spoken at numerous ultrasound and radiological conferences worldwide.
MBChB, BSc, MRCP, FRCR
Elisa graduated from Glasgow University in 2002 and originally trained as a Physician in Edinburgh, completing her MRCP in 2005. She then undertook Radiology training, which concluded in 2010 at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, London. She also gained a fellowship in Oncological Imaging (including PETCT) in 2011, also at Guys and St Thomas’.
Elisa is passionate about Cross Sectional Imaging and is Section Head of CT at CMDHB where she has worked since 2011. Her main subspecialty interests are in Cancer Imaging and related subspecialist imaging techniques including PETCT, Pelvic MRI, Body MRI, Small Bowel MRI and CT Colonography. She also has a special interest in Lung cancer and Chest Imaging.
She is a member of the Auckland PETCT variance committee. She is also regularly involved in regional initiatives, most recently involving standardisation of regional Oncology Imaging protocols and pathways, referral pathways for bowel investigation and is a member of the regional Nuclear Medicine steering group.
Elisa has been a Radiologist at Ascot Radiology since 2015, mainly providing PETCT and Body Imaging.
MBBS, MD, FRANZCOG, CMFM
Dr Emma Parry is a Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and a sub-specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine, and is Deputy Chair of the Maternal Fetal Medicine committee in Australia and New Zealand.
Emma established the NZMFMN and introduced the high tech procedure of Selective Fetoscopic Laser Photocoagulation for Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome to New Zealand. She has varied clinical interests, but is particularly focused on multiple pregnancy, role of 3D scanning and echocardiography (ultrasound imaging of the fetal heart).
In 2010, Emma was the first recipient of the Next Magazine Woman of the Year award for her work improving access and quality of High risk Maternity Services for women in New Zealand. She has also used her skills in Bhutan, a small country in the Himalaya, helping to establish a High Risk Service during a 3-month stay.
Emma is well known within the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology both in New Zealand and Australia and is involved in training and teaching for both medical and midwifery colleagues.
In her spare time Emma enjoys running, gardening and plays the saxophone in a band.
BHB, MBChB, FRANZCR
Graeme is a graduate of Auckland Medical School, qualifying in 1990. Post graduation, he worked in Auckland before spending 2 years in the United Kingdom. On returning to Auckland in 1994, he entered the Radiology Training Scheme, gaining his fellowship in 1999.
Graeme has been a radiologist at Counties Manukau DHB since 2000, with a special interest in MRI and Respiratory Radiology. He was Clinical Director of Radiology at CMDHB from 2004 to 2007 and is currently Head of MRI and Supervisor of Training at CMDHB. He has also been a radiologist with the Musculoskeletal Tumour Unit at CMDHB since 2000, and has recently been involved in the National Sarcoma tumour stream guidelines.
In 2007, Graeme spent time at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, which fuelled an interest in PET scanning. He is an advocate for the use of PET in musculoskeletal conditions, especially sarcoma, and is a member of the Auckland PET Variance committee.
Graeme has been a radiologist at Ascot Radiology since 2007, currently splitting his time between MSK imaging and PET scanning.
Kate graduated from Otago Medical School in 1999 and completed her radiology specialty training in Auckland, gaining RANZCR fellowship in 2007. In her final year, she completed a BreastScreen Aotearoa Breast Imaging Fellowship and is an accredited BreastScreen Aotearoa radiologist.
Since graduation, Kate has worked as a general and breast radiologist at Counties Manukau DHB and BreastScreen Counties Manukau, and joined the team at Ascot Radiology in 2013.
Linda graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1993, and completed her radiology training in Auckland, gaining her Fellowship in 2002.
Linda is a Women’s Imaging Radiologist whose interests include mammography, breast ultrasound and biopsy, obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound, and fertility. She has been a consultant at Auckland Hospital since 2002, joining Insight Radiology in 2005, and Ascot Radiology in 2012.
BHB, MBChB, Dip Paeds, FRANZCR
Melanie has been a Consultant Radiologist at Middlemore Hospital since 2004 and in private practice since 2011.
After completion of training at Auckland Medical School, and specialty radiology training through the Auckland programme, Melanie undertook an MRI Fellowship at Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals in London. This was followed by a locum consultant position there, and also at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. She returned to Auckland in 2004.
Melanie’s main area of clinical interest is breast cancer, and she is involved in both screening and high-risk settings. She is on the Medical Advisory Committee for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation and has audited breast units for IANZ. She is also Clinical Lead at BreastScreen Counties Manukau. Her other interests include musculoskeletal imaging as well as oncology imaging, having undertaken training in PET CT.
Out of the work environment, Melanie is kept busy with her family, skiing, kayaking, mountain biking and gardening.
A graduate of Otago Medical School in 1988, Penny completed her radiology training in Christchurch, gaining her Fellowship in 1996.
She has been a Consultant Radiologist for 17 years, initially working in paediatric radiology at Starship Children’s Hospital, followed by musculoskeletal radiology at both Middlemore and Auckland Hospitals, and in private practice.
Penny is now fully involved in MSK radiology in private practice. She has a strong interest in sports medicine and was involved in the radiology provided for the World Cup Rugby in 2009.
MBChB, Dip Obst, FRANZCR
Phil graduated from the University of Otago in 1980 and completed his training in radiodiagnosis in 1991. He spent time in Vancouver and Cambridge during his training, concentrating on ultrasound, scintigraphy and MRI. He then spent eighteen months as a fellow in cardiac radiology at Green Lane Hospital.
Phil has worked in Musculoskeletal and Breast MRI with regular sessions of adult cardiac MRI at CAMRI at Auckland University and General Body and Vascular MR at Middlemore Hospital. He is currently Joint Director of the Ultrasound Department at Middlemore Hospital.
Raymond graduated from the Otago School of Medicine in 2003 and completed his radiology training in Auckland, acquiring his RANZCR fellowship in 2014. He has fellowship experience in chest radiology at Auckland Hospital and musculoskeletal radiology at Ascot Radiology. He currently specialises in body and musculoskeletal radiology at Auckland Hospital, where other interests include PET CT, CT colonography and radiology IT.
BHB, MBChB, FRANZCR
Rebecca graduated from Auckland Medical School in 2004 and completed her radiology training in Auckland, gaining RANZCR fellowship in 2011. In her final year, she completed a Breast Imaging Fellowship and is an accredited BreastScreen Aotearoa Radiologist.
Following this, Rebecca undertook a Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship at Vancouver General Hospital in Canada, concentrating on Chest CT and Cardiac CT.
Since graduation, Rebecca has worked as a general and subspecialist Radiologist at Counties Manukau DHB and Breast Screen Aotearoa. She joined the Ascot team in 2014. Her main areas of interest are Breast Imaging, Chest and Cardiac Radiology.
In her spare time, she is kept very busy bringing up her family of two young pre-schoolers.
MBChB, Dip Obst, FRANZCR
Richard graduated as a junior doctor in 1980 and enjoyed both diagnostic and obstetric work, completing his Diploma in Obstetrics in 1982. He then qualified as a Diagnostic Radiologist in 1989.
In subsequent years, Richard has sub-specialised in obstetric ultrasound and is the Founding Partner of Insight Radiology. Insight was the first radiology practice in New Zealand to use the Fetal Medicine Foundation Nuchal Translucency (FMF-NT) software.
Richard is happily married with three children and his leisure time revolves around family, tennis, surfing, gardening and fishing.
Sally obtained her medical degree from Otago University. She did her radiology training in Wellington, moving to Auckland to complete this. She is both the Clinical Director of Radiology at Counties Manukau Health and of BreastScreen Counties Manukau.
Sally has been part of the team of radiologists at Ascot since 2007. Breast imaging is her primary area of interest in radiology.
BA, MD, FRANZCR
Sally obtained her MD at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, before emigrating to New Zealand where she completed her FRANZCR in radiology at Auckland. She has been a paediatric radiologist at Starship Children’s Hospital for the last 22 years and is the Clinical Director of this service. Her interests also include obstetric and gynaecological scanning.