Dr Tina Blight

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Tina is a Canberra local who initially trained and worked in Canberra and regional NSW, most recently Cooma. During that time Tina regularly participated in medical student and GP Registrar supervision and teaching. Tina brings diverse rural skills and adapts them to our lovely family practice.

Tina loves to share her love for health care with the Doctors of the future. Tina is interested in all the different areas of general practice but also takes a special interest in women’s health, preventative health, and minor surgical procedures.

In her free time Tina is an avid skier and marathon runner and an amazing mother to her two children.

Dr Caroline Khin-Chen

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Caroline has been a GP at Wakefield Gardens for a number of years. Caroline participates in mentoring and teaching registrars at Wakefield Gardens Surgery.

Caroline is interested in helping a vast range of patients with their health needs, taking a personal and supportive role in their care. Caroline has two children that she is extremely proud of and supports them in achieving their life goals.

Caroline is fluent in both English and Burmese and has a special interest in preventative health, family health care and aged care.

Dr Jane Foley

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Jane is a Canberra local who returned to work in Canberra after completing her medical and GP training in Victoria. Jane also volunteers with the royal flying doctor’s service. Jane is passionate about women’s health, preventative care, and chronic disease management.

In her free time jane enjoys skiing and being outside. Jane also loves to spend time in the garden. Jane also enjoys doing renovations on her house.

Dr Shehara Arumugam

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Shehara is a Canberra local who stared as a Registrar Melbourne and now enjoys helping the local community and being apart of a close nit family team. Shehara completed her Bachelor of Medicine at James Cook University. Shehara is interested in all aspects of general medicine helping patients from newborn to palliative care.

Shehara loves to travel, spend time with her family and cute puppy.

Dr Tara Hillier

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Tara completed her primary medical degree at UNDF in Perth, graduating with honours. She has been living in Townsville for the last 8 years with her husband and two children. Prior to medicine, she practised as a Registered Nurse, specialising in paediatrics.

Tara has a keen passion for women’s health and family health, especially pregnancy care, where she held a Specialist role in Antenatal Clinic in Townsville prior to her move to Canberra. She also has a passion for veterans’ health and is part of the defence community herself, as well as chronic disease management and a true love of paediatric medicine. Tara has also spent a lot of time teaching GP Registrars and medical students. Tara is also qualified to do cosmetic injectables.

Tara is looking forward to making Canberra her new home and exploring all the exciting things it has to offer with her family.

Dr Emma Cunningham

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Emma is back more information coming soon

Dr Holly Murphy

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Holly is a Specialist GP (FRACGP) who also works full-time in Emergency Medicine. Holly has previously worked as a GP in the military (Navy). Her special interests include men’s health, women’s health and sexual health. She is happy to insert and remove implanons. Holly is also trained in both underwater (Dive) and Aviation medicine. She is able to provide recreational and dive medicals (private fee) and will be looking to offer Pilot/Aviation medicals in the near future.

Dr Emma Szallasi

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Emma is a GP Registrar who is undertaking her last term of specialist General Practice training here at Wakefield Gardens Surgery.
Emma has a special interest in paediatrics (children), although is happy to see all patients. Emma is currently doing some training at Canberra Hospital in the emergency department as well as joining the Wakefield Gardens Team.
In Emma’s time away from medicine she enjoys spoiling her fur babies.



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Tabitha is new to the Wakefield Gardens team and is currently covering for maternity leave. Tabitha has extensive training and experience with a Bachelor of Nursing and a master of midwifery. Tabitha is enjoying being apart of the Wakefield Gardens Surgery family and getting to know patients. Tabitha relocated to Canberra as her husband is with the military.

When not working Tabitha enjoys traveling with her husband and two teenage sons.


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Ebony moved with a young family from Darwin and husband is in the defence force. Ebony has been a peadiatric nurse for 20 years, with a special interest in childrens health. Ebony is also a unit leader with the local Junior Guides (Girl Guides). Ebony is looking forward to expanding her skills and knowledge in general practice. Ebony is a participant in our pram walking group.


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Cat is a Registered Nurse who has recently moved from Brisbane and has particular interest in wound care and childhood immunisations. She is passionate about empowering patients to lead their own healthcare journey. She also recently completed a research project in Nursing.

Outside of work, Cat is enjoying meeting new people here in Canberra and going for hikes and bike rides


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Xiaowen Started with Wakefield gardens and will be working Mon/Tue/Wed. Xiaowen has been an RN for approximately 3 years in the community and in the local hospital gastroenterology units. Xiaowen is interested in the General practice setting of nursing and getting to know the patients and help with their everyday health issues.
Xiaowen enjoys hikes with her dog, reading cooking.

Xiaowen is also bilingual in Chinese and Mandarin.

Practice Manager

Kristy Stanford

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Kristy is originally from Cooma and moved to Canberra in 2021, with her husband, two teenage children and their family dogs Bennjy and Bruno. After growing up in rural NSW Kristy hopes to bring her experiences and skills to the practice.

Kristy has had 15 years medical receptionist experience prior to moving into the position of Practice Manager. Kristy is currently studying her Diploma in Practice Management and in her spare time enjoys family trips home to Cooma or to the South Coast.

Reception Staff


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