• 343 Highgate, Roslyn, Dunedin 9010
  • Weekdays 8am - 5:15pm

Our Team

Dr Susie Lawless


Dr Susie Lawless graduated from the University of Auckland in 1986. She completed her medical training in Nelson and Christchurch, before spending several years working in the UK and Australia. She completed her vocational registration in 2000 and joined Amity Health Centre in 2001. Susie also teaches at the University of Otago School of Medicine. She has an interest in eating disorders, migraine and child and adolescent health.

Dr Nimi Jeevaratnam

MBChB, Dip Obstetrics, Dip Child Health, Dip Tropical Medicine, FRNZCGP

Nimi was born in Sri Lanka but moved to New Zealand with her family when she was a young child. She attended Otago University Medical School and graduated in 1989.

Nimi has mainly worked in Dunedin interspersed with some time in England, Invercargill, and also Senegal in West Africa. After 2 years of paediatric training she decided that General Practice was where she wanted to develop her career.

Nimi has worked as a GP in Dunedin for over 18 years. After some short-term work stints at Amity she is delighted to join the friendly, cohesive, and patient-centred team on a longer-term basis.

Dr Jenny Macdiarmid

MBChB, FRNZCGP, PG Cert Women’s Health, PhD, BSc (Hons) Genetics

Jenny is very excited to be part of the team at Amity Health Centre. She enjoys all aspects of general practice, particularly the continuity of care, and the privilege of getting to know her patients and being involved in their lives. Originally from Scotland, Jenny was initially a research scientist, attaining an Honours Degree in Genetics and a PhD in Cancer Genetics at the University of Glasgow. She then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Research in Melbourne. It was when in Melbourne that she realized her true calling in life was Medicine, and she returned to Glasgow University to study Medicine. Jenny graduated in Medicine in 2010 and worked for 2 years in Glasgow, in hospitals and in General Practice, before moving to Dunedin with her husband and 3 children in 2012. 

Jenny worked for a couple of years at Dunedin Hospital and attained a Postgraduate Certificate in Women’s Health in 2013. She has been working as a GP in Dunedin since 2014 and attained GP Fellowship of the RNZCGP in 2017. Jenny is a member of the Local Otago Faculty Board of the Royal NZ College of GPs and is also a medical educator on the GP training programme.

Dr James Bishop


Dr James Bishop lives in Dunedin with his wife and young son. Growing up in Ashburton, James greatly admired his local GP’s dedication and passion and decided to embark on a career in General Practice. James has worked as a GP for 7 years, achieving Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2018. 

James has special interest in sport and Sports Medicine, having completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine. He has been the team doctor for the Otago Mitre 10 Cup rugby team 2016 to 2018, and for the New Zealand Under 20s rugby team for their World Cup campaigns for 2018 (France) and 2019 (Argentina), and still does some work with Otago Rugby. James tries to maintain some work-life balance, which used to include badminton, cricket, football, and distance running, but these days sticks to mountain biking.

Dr Mali Burke


Mali joined the Amity Health Centre team on 23 August 2021.

Further information to follow.

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