Meet our Team


Dr Saveena SinghConsultant Psychiatrist

Dr Singh’s special interests are in the areas of women’s health and well being including mood and anxiety disorders and substance use issues in women. She also has an interest in early intervention and youth mental health.

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Dr Brett KennedyConsultant Psychiatrist

Dr Kennedy’s special interests are Neuropsychiatry and medical and psychotherapeutic management of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other Anxiety Disorders as well as behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy.

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Dr Martin AtkinsConsultant Psychiatrist

Dr Atkin’s special interest is in the psychiatry of the elderly and is currently the Director of the Older Persons Mental Health Services of the Gold Coast HHS.

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Dr Manfred PenzhornConsultant Psychiatrist

Dr Penzhorn’s interests are wide ranging, including the treatment of depression and anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders and personality disorders.  He has a special interest in the treatment of mental health problems that may arise in the course of ageing.

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Dr Prashanti VeeramachaneniConsultant Psychiatrist

Dr Veeramachaneni is a Psychogeriatrician with her main areas of interests in Mental health of the elderly and Cognitive disorders including screening for dementia type illnesses.

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Dr David StratonConsultant Psychiatrist

Dr Straton has a special interest in mood disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, panic and PTSD. He does psychotherapy with individuals and couples. He is happy to review medication and share care of patients with GPs and psychologists.

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Ms Shelley JacksPsychologist

Shelley’s special interests are in trauma, victims of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders and eating disorders. Shelley also has interest in chronic illness and brain injury and women who are experiencing depression and anxiety.

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Mrs Laurie BrotherstonePsychologist

Laurie has a diverse range of experience in various settings including adult education, community and government sectors, and in private practice. Laurie’s aim is to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment so clients can address and resolve the issues they may be struggling with.

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Amelia TuffleyPractice Development Manager

Amelia has worked in specialist practices for five years whilst completing her undergraduate degree in infectious diseases and biochemistry. Amelia thoroughly enjoys looking after patients and helping them feel at home.

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