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Meet the Fireclay Health Practice Staff Team



Dr Julia Barry-Braunthal (f)

MB ChB (Bristol 1986)

I have worked at the practice since 1992 and enjoy all aspects of general practice. I am able to understand French and German if necessary for patients who have difficulty with English. Outside of work I enjoy hill walking and skiing.

Dr Philippa (Pippa) Stables (f)

MB ChB (Bristol 1988) DCH MRCGP

I have been a GP since 1992, with an interest in teaching and training. I love the variety of general practice and am happy to see any problems- no, really I am! I have (too many) children, so I understand how families work and I enjoy seeing children. My hobbies are riding, gardening, camping and generally being out of doors.


Dr Margaret (Mags) O'Donovan (f)


Dr Mags O'Donovan graduated from University College Cork in 1987 and initially worked in London in paediatrics. She trained as a GP after moving to Bristol in 1999 and joined Lodgeside Surgery in 2003. She spends her free time with her family in Bristol and her extended family in the South West of Ireland.


Dr Alex Newman (m)

MB ChB (Bristol 2004) MRCGP


Dr Kerrie Wainwright (f)

MA (Oxon) BMBCh (Oxford 2004) MRCGP

Dr Wainwright joined the practice as Dr Gray, changing her name on marriage in April 2013.  She became a GP partner in December 2012, having worked here as a GP for the 6 months prior.  Before joining the practice she held GP posts in the Bath area.  Her specialist areas are Medical education and psychiatry.


Dr Senthiru (Chenda) Sivaloganathan (f)


As a medical student I was fascinated by the diversity and breadth of General Practice. I have travelled widely, have an international background and I am multilingual, being fluent in Tamil, Singhala and Russian. Though I enjoy the variety and challenges that General Practice offers, I have special interests in Gynaecology , Sexual Health, Paediatrics and Contraception (I offer contraceptive implants & coils). I love music, especially Indian Classical music and have performed in many cultural musical programmes. I have also learnt & performed Bharatanatyam which is a form of South Indian classical dance. My other interests are Interior design/decor and gardening.


Dr Christopher (Chris) Tasker (m)

BM BS (Nottingham 2005) BMedSci DCH

Dr Tasker joined the practice as a partner in April 2013, replacing the retiring partner, Dr Wanda Owen. He trained in Nottingham before moving to the South West to complete his hospital rotations.  Prior to joining the practice he worked as a GP in both Wiltshire and South Bristol.  He particularly enjoys paediatrics and musculoskeletal medicine.

Dr Andrew (Andy) Lyon (m)

MB ChB (Bristol 2005)

Dr Lyon joined the practice as a partner in July 2017, replacing Dr Michael Armstrong.  Before joining the practice he worked as a GP Partner in Portishead.


Dr Kathryn Callaghan (f)


Dr Callaghan joined the practice in February 2019.


Dr Vicky Hibbert (f)

MB ChB (Bristol 1991) DRCOG

I have worked at the practice since 2002.  I enjoy the variety of general practice, the contact with such a wide group of people and their families.  I have 2 children so understand the ups and downs of family life.  Outside of work I enjoy swimming and walking, gardening and cooking.


Dr Carly Lawrence (f)

MB ChB (Birmingham 2005) MRCGP


Dr Hilary Parry (f)


Dr Parry joined the practice in 2002.  Her clinical interests are in women’s health, palliative care, paediatrics and mental health.


Dr Alyna Pereira (f)

MB BS (London 1999) DRCOG

Dr Pereira joined the practice in 2004.  Her clinical interests are in mental health, gynaecology and adolescent medicine.


Dr Hannah Pope (f)

BA (Hons) MB BS (London 2008) MRCGP

Dr Pope joined the practice in February 2015.


Dr Megan Rowland (f)

MB ChB (Bristol 2006), MRCGP, DFSRH

I really enjoy the variety that general practice brings. I have particular interests in Womens Health and care of the elderly. I have 2 children so now have a good understanding of the challenges (and joys) of family life! My hobbies include running, tennis and dancing. 


Dr Becky Sykes (f)

MB ChB (Sheffield 2003) MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH

Dr Sykes has worked at the practice since 2009, having completed her training in Sheffield. Her clinical interests are Women’s Health, Mental Wellbeing and Adolescent Health. She now feels at home in Bristol and when not at work is usually to be found trying to run or bake, or exploring the local area with her family.

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