Dr Candice Simpson

General Practitioner

After completing medical training at the University of Melbourne’s Rural Clinical School and working for 4 years at the Geelong Hospital, Candice moved to Far North Queensland to complete her GP/rural generalist training.  She spent 2 years working in Cooktown and completed her GP anaesthetics training at Hervey Bay Hospital.

Candice has a passion for rural medicine and for providing comprehensive care to all her patients.  She has a special interest in sports medicine, volunteering as team doctor for South West Phoenix soccer club, as well as being on the Australian and Queensland medical teams for Special Olympics.

Dr Paul Hyam

General Practitioner

Dr Paul was born and bred in Adelaide.  His medical degree was gained from Flinders University of South Australia.

He worked in the major public hospitals in Adelaide for 4 years, including the Adelaide Children’s Hospital.

After completing GP training he worked in a semi-rural area’s south of Adelaide for six years, then bought and ran his own practice in one of the southern suburbs of Adelaide for almost twenty-five years.

Paul moved to Bunbury in 2019.  He has a special interest in men’s health, skin cancer and chronic disease management.

Dr Elizabeth Jaskolski

General Practitioner

Dr Jaskolski graduated from Notre Dame University in 2008 after completing an undergraduate biomedical science degree at UWA.

She completed the majority of her hospital years covering a wide variety of specialities at Sir Charles Gairdner hospital.  These included ICU, CCU, Emergency, surgical and medical terms as well as a community palliative care with Silver Chain.  Dr. Jaskolski then worked at Princess Margaret hospital and this is where she discovered a love for paediatrics.  She has also worked extensively in the country including a paediatric rotation in Alice springs, a GP year in Roebourne at the Mawarnkarra aboriginal health service (receiving the community medicine award in 2011) as well as some time in the Torres Strait on Thursday island.

Dr Emily MacDonald

General Practitioner

Dr. Emily MacDonald has spent the last 3 years working in Melbourne where she was the Clinical Lead at a GP clinic in Fitzroy, working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the long lockdowns of 2020 and 2021.

Needless to say, she is very happy to be coming home to Fremantle and back to Ellen Health where she worked for 7 years before heading over east.

Dr Emily undertook her medical training in London, UK and graduated from University College London in 2003. After qualifying she travelled extensively working and volunteering in South India.

She then spent 2 years in Melbourne where she trained in Emergency Medicine at The Austin Hospital.

Dr MacDonald returned to the UK in 2007 to train as a GP and migrated to Australia in 2013 with her family.

She has been involved with teaching students both here and overseas and feels very lucky to have had the chance to work and experience medicine in such diverse and extraordinary places.

Dr MacDonald enjoys all aspects of General Practice with special interests in Women’s Health (including Implanon and Mirena Insertion) Children’s Health, Minor Surgery, Dermatology and Skin Checks.

Dr Jaina Chauhan

General Practitioner

Dr Jaina Chauhan is a British trained GP with over 15 years experience across many medical specialties.  Jaina believes in evidence based medicine, with clear balanced communication and patient-centred care which tie together to build the cornerstone of effective primary health care delivery.  She has worked in Perth since 2015 and maintains her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of GPs (RACGP). 

Jaina has previously completed diploma qualifications in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Sexual and Reproductive health.  She is an Examiner for the RACGP and holds a Clinical Investigator role at the Harry Perkins Institute. 

Jaina recently qualified as a Certified Physician in Lifestyle Medicine with the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, is on the pathway to Fellowship. She is also passionate about Coaching for Health.

In her spare time, Jaina delights in travel, dancing, arts, cooking and playing board games with her kiddos and hubbie.

Dr Cathy Irvin

General Practitioner

Cathy is a local graduate who greatly enjoys the diversity of general practice and the privilege of seeing families across generations. Her particular interests include paediatrics, women’s health, sports medicine and clinical education. She is a Dr4drs practitioner and is also the main supervisor for registrars and medical students at the practice.

When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her favourite pastimes include walking, swimming, cooking, crafting and learning French.

Dr Iryna Oleshko

General Practitioner

Dr Iryna Oleshko graduated from Medical University in Ukraine. Dr Oleshko worked as a General Practitioner in Ukraine and Africa from 2001 and in 2010 moved permanently to Australia to continue her practice. Dr Oleshko is interested in women’s and paediatric health, general health care and chronic disease management.

Dr Brenda Murrison

CEO & Managing Director

Dr. Brenda Murrison, CEO and Managing Director, is a passionate leader driven by the philosophy of preventative healthcare. With over 25 years of experience as a regional GP in Australia, Brenda brings a wealth of medical expertise to the table. 

Originally from a farming community and trained in Scotland, her dedication to patient well-being is unwavering. Brenda’s qualifications extend beyond the clinical realm. She holds a distinguished background in medical education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Recognising the importance of strong governance, Brenda is a Graduate and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Further broadening her horizons she completed her MBA through Ducere Global Business School. Brenda’s commitment extends to the community. She has actively served as a non-executive director for various organisations and held a position on the RACGP Council WA.

When away from the office, Brenda embraces an active life. She finds joy in spending time with her husband and  their 3 amazing kids. When the opportunity arises, she indulges in her love for skiing and exploring the beauty of the outdoors through walking adventures.

Damian Green

General Manager

Damian’s passion for healthcare excellence has fueled his growth since joining Brecken in 2016. He brings a diverse skillset honed through experience with various medical centers in WA, along with his prior ventures in IT and hospitality. This well-rounded background allows him to thrive in collaborative environments and consistently deliver high-quality results.

Damian’s commitment to continuous learning is evident in his recent completion of the Australian Institute of Company Director’s course, adding to his MBA achievement in 2020. This dedication ensures he stays at the forefront of the industry, effectively leading and contributing to Brecken’s success.

Outside of work, Damian finds a fulfilling balance between his professional drive and his family life. He enjoys spending time with his wife and their two young daughters.

Taryn McClements

Operations Manager

I’ve spent over 16 years at Brecken, working alongside Brenda and the Brecken team – you could say I practically have a “Brecken degree” at this point!

My roles have included medical reception, corporate reception, and through hard work and dedication, I climbed the ladder to become Practice Manager of Brecken Bunbury. Bunbury is our largest practice with over 25 GPs and an allied health team. In my time as practice manager Brecken Bunbury was successful in winning RACGP Practice of the year award and the WAGPET Training practice of the year. As Brecken expanded its reach in the Southwest, I played a key role in coordinating new sites and assisting new managers joining the team. I was also WAGPET Practice manager liaison for the south west region.  In 2020, I took my expertise to Perth to become the Operations Manager for the entire organisation. Now my role is varied with assisting our practice managers in accreditation, day to day running of the practices, new projects and acquisitions and working closely with the management team. I thrive off change and a busy environment and the landscape of general practice is perfect for this.

My commitment to growth extends beyond Brecken. I recently completed my Masters in Business and Innovation with Decure Business School. Outside of work I enjoy having weekends in the south west, brunching with friends, coast walks along Scarborough Beach and spending time with my family.