AMANDA ASHLEY

Medical Oncologist

Amanda is Medical Oncologist with extensive expertise in the care of gastro-intestinal malignancies. She completed her medical training in Auckland in 1995, and went on to receive her FRACP specialist qualification in 2003. Following this she spent two years undertaking research at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, USA. She has worked in both breast and gastrointestinal Oncology throughout her career and is the Gastrointestinal Oncology Team Leader at Auckland Hospital. She is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology and Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group. She is the Oncology representative on the Royal Australasian College of Physicians advisory committee. She works closely with surgeons, radiation oncologists. pharmacists and nurse specialists to ensure patients receive the best possible care and treatment options.

Sanjeev Deva

Medical Oncologist

Sanjeev is a New Zealand trained Medical Oncologist who specialises in looking after patients with gastro-intestinal cancer. He completed his Medical Oncology training in Auckland in 2010 and then completed a Clinical Fellowship in Experimental Oncology at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, UK. Sanjeev returned to Auckland in 2015 as a Medical Oncologist. He has also established the Auckland Clinical Trials Centre at Auckland Hospital and is the current Medical Director. He is the Principal Investigator on many ground-breaking studies and has collaborated with New Zealand’s leading researchers. Sanjeev is a sought-after lecturer, is an invited speaker at national conferences, and is widely published in peer reviewed journals. He prides himself on clear communication and making sure his patients receive the best multidisciplinary care.

Gareth Rivalland

Medical Oncologist

Gareth is a Medical Oncologist specialising in cancers of the lung, melanoma and brain. He works at both Harbour Cancer Centre and Auckland City Hospital, and is involved in both scientific research and clinical trials. Gareth undertook his medical training at the University of Auckland where he was the recipient of the Abbott Watson Memorial Scholarship. On completion of his Medical Oncology specialisation, he accepted a research fellowship at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia, where he undertook a research doctorate, focusing on the immune system and cancer. Gareth’s research has been internationally recognised with an American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award (2017). Gareth is committed to using the latest research to obtain the best possible outcomes for all his patients.

Karen Amies

Medical Oncologist

Karen is a New Zealand trained Medical Oncologist with expertise in the care of breast cancer and cancers of unknown primary. Karen worked extensively throughout the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand before receiving her FRACP in 2006. Karen completed Medical Oncology training in Auckland and Waikato, and was subsequently awarded the Murray Jackson fellowship. Karen has extensive experience in leadership roles within the Auckland and Northland cancer services, having worked as the Clinical Director of Medical Oncology for Northland Health from 2010-14, leading the project to establish a telehealth service, and as Thoracic Oncology Team lead at Auckland Hospital. Karen has also worked in breast, gastrointestinal and thoracic oncology throughout her career.

Rosalie Stephens

Medical Oncologist

Rosalie is a nationally-recognised expert in melanoma and gynaecological cancers. She undertook her Oncology training in Auckland and completed a fellowship at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, culminating in a research doctorate at the Institute of Cancer Research. Rosalie’s passion for research has continued in New Zealand, conducting clinical trials and collaborating with academic research teams. She is an established leader in the Oncology community and is currently the Chair of the National Melanoma Research and Therapy special interest group; a board member of Melanoma NZ; an active participant in national governance groups; and a member of the NZ Gynaecological Cancer Group. Rosalie has also featured on TV and radio as a prominent advocate for New Zealand cancer patients. She is a regular speaker at national cancer conferences, contributes to GP education, and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals.

Vicki Dolphin

Nurse Manager

Vicki is one of New Zealand’s most experienced cancer nurses, having been charge nurse for over ten years of New Zealand’s largest chemotherapy day unit at Auckland Hospital. She has decades of experience in Oncology/Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation. Vicki has worked in a variety of senior and leadership roles in NZ and the UK, such as a Clinical Nurse Educator, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Manager with both adults and children. Vicki has had a lifelong passion for providing the best care possible to people living with cancer in an empathetic and compassionate way.