BHB 1993 | MBChB 1996 | DipPaeds 2000 | DipObGyn 2001 | FRNZCGP 2005 | MPH 2009
Fionna is Tuvaluan-Samoan-Pakeha, a bilingual child of migrants who grew up with extended family in Manukau. She enjoyed kapa haka at Owairoa. At Howick College she was a science nerd.
A University of Auckland medical graduate, she worked in junior doctor hospital posts at Middlemore, Royal Perth in W. Australia, then NHS locums mostly at the Royal Free in London. She has UoA postgraduate diplomas in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Paediatrics from work at National Women’s and Starship Children’s hospitals respectively.
Fionna started in General Practice in 2000 then she and her husband had twins. She gained Fellowship with RNZCGP in 2005, and a Master of Public Health from the University of Queensland in 2009. She has worked mostly for Pacific and Indigenous Health services in Tamaki Makaurau and Brisbane, and has held various clinical leadership roles. She continues in a school-based clinic at Otahuhu College, and teaching Youth Health to GP trainees. Fionna has joined Victoria Park Medical Suites three afternoons a week. Having experienced the incredible Tongariro Alpine crossing, and keen to complete other Great Hikoi, the 5km return walk helps her maintain fitness.