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As a family-focused medical centre, the hauora of you and your whānau is our top priority

Whatever it is you need, our experienced team aims to bring a holistic approach to your care.

Partner GPs 

Dr Brenda Gibson (she/her) 
MB, ChB; Dip Obs.; FRNZCGP

Mon (PM only), Wed (AM only)

Tues, Thurs-Fri (all day)

Brenda qualified in 1984 and joined The Terrace Medical Centre full-time in December 1991, becoming a partner in April 1993.

She has a diverse and busy practice, enjoying the variety that general practice offers and the relationships she has built up over the years.

Dr Julian Foster (he/him) 
MB, ChB; Dip Obs.; FRNZCGP


Julian qualified in the UK in 1989 and later established a practice in Thorndon, Wellington where he worked for several years before becoming a partner of The Terrace Medical Centre in 2005.

He considers himself fortunate and privileged to provide care for a wide variety of people. When he’s not cogitating on medical matters he enjoys weekend brunches with his wonderful husband, watching movies, reading, watching things grow in his garden, and most of all practising his piano, which he took up again a few years ago after an absence of many years. 

Dr Martin Harris (he/him) 
MB, ChB; Dip Obs.; FRNZCGP

Mon, Wed, Thurs 

Martin has been a full-time partner of The Terrace Medical Centre since 1983. He has a broad interest in family medicine and a special interest in preventative care in all stages of life.

His obstetric practice ended in 1999 after 16 years, and he very much enjoys seeing the families he has been involved with as they grow up.

Sports and musculoskeletal problems are also a particular interest, and he has been involved with a number of sports teams as a medical advisor. He enjoys wine-tasting, travel, and golf in his time off.

Associate GP

Dr (Sjoerd) Theodoor Meijer (he/him) MB, ChB; FRNZCGP


Theodoor qualified in the Netherlands in 2015 and is a recent immigrant to Aotearoa New Zealand, arriving in Feb 2023 with his partner and joining our team in April 2023.

He brings with him a keen interest in sports medicine and minor surgery. He speaks fluent Dutch and enjoys getting out to explore Aotearoa’s great outdoors. 

Dr Meijer works as an associate GP Tues-Thurs, and works as a locum for Dr Brenda Gibson on Monday mornings and for Dr Julian Foster on Monday afternoons.

Locum GP

Dr Roger Jubert (he/him) MB, ChB; Spanish Fellowship in Family & Community Medicine; FRNZCGP

Tues, Fri 

Roger qualified in Barcelona, Spain in 1998 and has worked in a variety of clinics over the past 25 years, including ED and rural practices in Spain and practices in Yorkshire, UK. In 2009 he moved to Aotearoa New Zealand and has since settled on the Kāpiti Coast with his wife and two sons. He has a particular interest in minor surgeries and skin disorders. Roger speaks fluent Spanish and may be found wind-surfing or sailing on the Kāpiti Coast when he’s not busy at work.

Dr Jubert works as a permanent locum for Dr Martin Harris on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

Registered Nurses

Jasper Nacilla (he/him) – also Nurse Prescriber / Nurse Practitioner Intern

Jasper is our Nurse Practitioner Intern and is available to see patients in this capacity. With a Master of Arts in Nursing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing already under his belt, he is now working towards the highest level of his clinical scope.

Originally from the Philippines, Jasper has years of experience as an ICU nurse and has also worked in various healthcare settings prior to beginning his primary care career with us three years ago. He has a particular interest in up-skilling, diabetes care, and other long-term conditions. In his spare time he enjoys snorkelling and surfing.

Sian Gregan (she/her) 

Sian is one of our registered nurses. She completed her Bachelor of Nursing in 2021 before joining us in 2022. She is passionate about preventative care and has a particular interest in sexual health and is a trained cervical sample-taker. Outside of work she enjoys swimming in the ocean and going tramping.

Robin Macandrew (she/her)

Robin is a registered nurse and has been with us full time since 1995, combining the roles of practice manager and practice nurse. 

For the past few years she has been gradually handing over management functions to Laura Fenton. Reducing to four days per week in 2021, and to three days per week in 2024, Robin’s role is now administrator and nurse.

Brandon Paese (he/him)

Brandon completed his Bachelor of Nursing Pacific in 2023. He is passionate about advocating for Pacific health, especially mental health and health literacy, and about exploring new avenues of health that could benefit not only Pacific peoples but also the wider population. 

Brandon lived in Newcastle, Australia for most of his life, and moved back to Aotearoa New Zealand to be closer to family. Outside of work he enjoys time relaxing with a book, watching TV shows or movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Clinical Pharmacist

Gail Cowles (she/her) 

Gail is our clinical pharmacist and pharmacist vaccinator who works at the practice every Thursday. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge that our team and patients alike hugely benefit from.

As well as providing advice to our clinical team, her work also involves using data and research to improve equity with regards to prescribing and to improve prescribing practices in general.

In 2023 Gail expanded her practice, completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy in Prescribing through the University of Auckland.

Primary Care Practice Assistant (PCPA) 

Jack Hitchcox (he/him) 

Jack joined the team in early 2019 and is involved in behind-the-scenes work supporting our nursing, GP, and admin teams, and also sees patients for some minor clinical matters.

He is a keen advocate for the transgender community and is generally our lead on projects and work for health equity for Māori, Pasifika, and other marginalised groups.

Outside of work he enjoys crafts of all kinds and escaping Wellington to go tramping and camping.

Practice Manager

Laura Fenton (she/her)

Born and raised in Canterbury, Laura has worked in the health sector for more than 10 years and comes from a family of health professionals.

Having joined us as a part-time receptionist in 2014, she has since become an ingrained part of the team and up-skilled to her current position as Practice Manager.

She is passionate about improving health outcomes and access to healthcare for marginalised groups and improving processes within the practice.

When she’s not working you can find her on the side-lines of the rugby fields in winter supporting her sons or on the Petone cricket grounds in summer where she is also on the senior committee.

Laura Fenton Practice Manager at The Terrace Medical Centre


Christine Ross (she/her) – also Administrator

Christine joined the reception team as a part-time receptionist in early 2020 and has since also joined our admin team to assist with notes transfers. Thorough and with a keen eye for detail, she enjoys working on improving processes and the problem-solving aspects of primary care.

Laura Davison (she/her) 

Concluding a career in teaching and keen for busy part-time work, Laura joined us as a receptionist in early 2023. She enjoys meeting patients and particularly enjoys catching up with families and getting to see their little ones grow.

Alison Graham (she/her) 

Alison brings a meticulous approach to her role as a part-time receptionist. She joined us in mid-2023 and, after working solo in an office, enjoys the social aspect of being part of our team and of meeting and greeting our patients.

Shelley Julian (she/her)


Robin Macandrew (she/her) – also Registered Nurse

Christine Ross (she/her) – also Receptionist

Rocking Horse

Rocky (he/him)

Rocky has been with us since the practice opened and is the longest-standing member of our team.

He is semi-retired, but although his best years are behind him, he still enjoys providing rides to tamariki under 5 who visit him as long as they are gentle.

Rocky also enjoys seeing the now-grown adults visiting who once took great joy in riding with him back when they were tamariki.