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Our Staff

Meet the wonderful staff at Koru Ultrasound Scanning & Care Centre
 

Dr Brett Lyons

Dr Brett Lyons
MB ChB 1992 Otago FRANZCR 1999

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

Brett worked in Dunedin Hospital for 13 years, and 3 as Clinical Leader of Radiology. He specialised in MSK Intervention in Australia and now heads a team of Specialist Sonographers, with expertise in all scopes of Ultrasound Imaging. We count ourselves very fortunate to have the benefit of his services and speedy reporting / discussions.

Alyson Hobbs

Alyson Hobbs
DCR (R), PG Dip Clin U/S, MRTB 40-04204, FMF 43033

Director, Sonographer, Shiatsu Practitioner

Alyson qualified in 1996 as an Ultrasound specialist in London and has gained experience in Musculo-Skeletal ultrasound over the past 15 years while working in private practice.  She has experience in obstetric, gynaecological, abdominal, thyroid and testicular ultrasound.  Alyson  has a background in diagnostic radiography; in 1996 she obtained her Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound at South Bank University, London.

Although her scope of practice includes general medical ultrasound, she has a specialist interest in obstetrics and gynaecology. As such, in 1997, she was one of the first sonographers to gain certification by the Fetal Medicine Foundation under Kypros Nicolaides (FMF, London).

Alyson practiced within the Scottish NHS as a Clinical Specialist, providing independent ultrasound reports for referrers. She currently holds a FMF license for Nuchal Translucency & Nasal Bone assessment during the 1st Trimester. Alyson is also a current member of MRTB and asa (Australian Sonographers association).

 She is also qualified as a Shiatsu Practitioner and has been a member of SPAANZ for the last 15 years. Alyson has undergone training with the late Dolores Cannon in Quantum Healing Hypnotherapy  and has recently completed certified training in Introspective Hypnosis with Alba Weinman and Antonio Santios; where she is initiating her own style of mind-body healing for trauma or sports injuries called Guided Quantum Alignment. 

Alyson emigrated to NZ in 2006, where she has continued her career in private practice.

Dr Richard Thomas

Dr Richard Thomas 

FRNZCGP, MB.BS, DRCOG, FPCert

Dr Richard Thomas completed his medical degree at Guys hospital in London, then went onto work in Christchurch in the late 1980's. He has almost 20 years of general practice, both in the UK and in Tasman area. Koru is fortunate to have Dr Richard Thomas as our specially trained GP who performs the steroid injections with the guidance of our ultrasound specialist.

 

Amy Fray

Amy Fray 

Reception, administration and marketing assistant 

Amy is our admin and marketing assistant and is a bright, bubbly, empathic soul. She has a background in medical administration and has two delightful children who keep her busy when she is not going above and beyond her daily duties at koru. We are very fortunate to have her here four days a week.

Marsha Hollander

Marsha Hollander

Reception, administration and marketing assistant

Marsha is our Monday girl on reception. She is super friendly, caring and efficient as Monday's are often our busiest day. Marsha has a background in business management, education, hospitality and as been a restaurateur at one of Margret Rivers trendiest restaurants. Marsha has a passion for the environment, hospitality, global issues and for our amazing region.  She is delightful to converse with.