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

Brenda’s mantra is that “Prevention is better than cure”. Brenda has worked as a GP in Australia for over 25 years now. Her background includes medical education, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Brenda is also a Graduate and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and in recent years completed her MBA through Ducere Global Business School. Additionally, Brenda is a non-executive director of Lishman Health and AGPA and is on the RACGP Council WA.

When not working, Brenda has 3 great kids, husband, and family to keep her busy and enjoys skiing when she can, walking and the great outdoors.

Damian Green

Business Manager

Damian joined Brecken in 2016 and has a diverse skill set in all things medical. Prior to Brecken Damian worked with other medical centre operators in WA and was involved in the IT and hospitality sectors.

Damian completed his MBA in 2020 and has recently completed the Australian institute of company director’s course. Outside of work Damian and his wife are kept busy with their two young daughters.

Taryn McClements

Operations Manager

Taryn has worked with Brenda and Brecken for over 15 years, and some would say has a degree in all things Brecken. Taryn started her career in medical as a receptionist and then worked her way up to be Practice Manager of Brecken Bunbury which at the time had over 25 GPs. Taryn then coordinated all Southwest sites as they came on board and moved to Perth in 2020 to be Operations Manager site wide.

Taryn recently completed her MBA with Decure business school and enjoys all aspects of her role with Brecken.