MQ Health - Macquarie University

General Practice

Our team

Prof Simon Willcock - Primary Care Program Head

Simon is a general practitioner and the Director of Primary Care at the Macquarie University Hospital.

His education and research interests include the health of doctors, generational change in the medical workforce, men’s health and musculoskeletal medicine. Simon trained as a rural procedural GP, and practiced in Inverell, NSW where his practice included obstetrics and anaesthetics. For the past twenty years he has worked in academic and clinical practice in Sydney and has had a number of educational leadership roles.

Simon is currently the Chair of the Avant Mutual Group and a board member of the Sydney North Health Network, the NSW Doctors’ Health Advisory Service and a member of the NSW AMA Council of General Practice.

Dr Sanjyot Vagholkar

Sanjyot graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1989 and completed her internship and residency at Royal North Shore and Hornsby Hospitals. Since completing post-graduate training in general practice, she has spent the last twenty years working as a GP in northern and south-western Sydney. She enjoys providing comprehensive care to patients of all ages and is experienced at working with patients from diverse backgrounds.

Sanjyot is also Clinical Associate Professor with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University and supervises students and GP registrars, as well as being involved in primary care research.

Dr Sue Knott

Dr Sue Knott graduated in medicine at UNSW. She gained experience valuable for general practice in a variety of workplaces including Hornsby Hospital, the Family Planning Association and the Solomon Islands. Sue enjoys all aspects of primary patient care with particular interest in women's health, travel medicine and occupational health. During her spare time Sue is either travelling or busy with family, which includes four children and a rescue dog and cat. She tries to practice what she preaches with regular bike riding and walking.

Dr Sandra Van de Water

Dr Sandra Van de Water is a graduate of Sydney University and trained in General Practice at Hornsby Hospital and Westmead Primary Care unit. Her passion has always been family medicine and she has been in a longterm practice in Sydney's West for over 27 years.  She also practiced at the Macquarie University General practice for the last 10 years. Dr Van de Waters  strengths are in problem solving and pastoral care of her patients and aims to encourage a healthy happy lifestyle in all. Special interests are in paediatrics and women's health, asthma and general well being. She is happily married and has three children and a cavoodle. She loves tennis, walking the dog and gardening and cooking and tries to be a good role model for healthy active living!

Dr Lynne Kiely

Dr Kiely completed her undergraduate medical degree at the University of Newcastle and is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Kiely provides an empathic, individualised, holistic and caring service. Dr Kiely consults on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Dr Kiely has a special interest in mental health & works closely with local psychologists & psychiatrists.

Dr Luke Morphett

Luke completed his medical degree at the University of Newcastle and completed internship and residency at Hornsby and Mona Vale Hospitals. GP training was completed at practices in Dee Why, Redfern and Paddington. Luke finds General Practice to be very rewarding. It provides the opportunity to develop ongoing relationships with patients and see a wide variety of conditions. His special interests include men’s health, children’s health and chronic disease management. Luke is also passionate about preventative health. Outside of work Luke enjoys spending time with his young family, going to the gym and cheering on the Sydney Swans!

Dr William Lim

Dr William Lim was born in Malaysia.  He graduated from University of Singapore in 1967. Dr Lim is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of UK since 1974. He has worked in Singapore, Malaysia, England and Scotland before migrating to Australia in 1977. As well English, Dr Lim also speaks Mandarin and several Chinese dialects (Hokkien, Cantonese and Teochew), Malay and Indonesian.

Dr Lim has special Interests in diseases which are preventable through lifestyle changes, preservation of the environment and smoking cessation such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, fatty liver, obesity, metabolic syndrome and cancer; allergic diseases; ethnically linked diseases like hepatitis B in Chinese.

Dr Kim Chau-Vo

Dr Kim Chau-Vo has been working at Macquarie University for more than 15 years after graduating from Sydney University.

She has a fellowship in general practice and medical acupuncture. She approaches health holistically (combining physical, mental and spiritual aspects).

Dr Kim Chau-Vo speaks Vietnamese.

Dr Mark Lee

Mark obtained his Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Newcastle and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Prior to joining MQ Health, Mark undertook appointments serving the various communities of Greater Western Sydney. Mark enjoys all aspects of General Practice. He brings to Macquarie his passion for education and dedication to continuing patient care. Mark is also involved in initiatives led by the RACGP and the regional training provider GP Synergy. Outside of medicine Mark’s other pursuits include music, theatre, food and faith.

Dr Wendy King

Wendy graduated from Sydney University and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Wendy joined MQ Health early in 2017 after 23 years in general practice at Northbridge. She is enjoying the new challenges and the opportunity to be involved in general practice education for medical students and junior doctors. From October 2012 to July 2019 she held the position of NSW Assessment Panel Chair for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners which involves coordination of the Fellowship exam in NSW and running preparation courses and training for both candidates and clinical examiners. Wendy remains involved in the RACGP assessment processes.

Wendy is interested in all aspects of general practice and is accredited to do shared antenatal care with the local hospitals.

Dr Heather Knox

Heather graduated from Sydney University and completed her General Practice training to obtain her FRACGP.

She has since worked as a GP in North Western Sydney for 20 years. Heather is passionate about all aspects of General Practice and has special interests in women’s health, psychological medicine, chronic disease and teaching. She is accredited to provide Antenatal Shared Care with Westmead, Blacktown, Hornsby and Royal North Shore hospitals.

Dr Katrina Tiller

Dr Katrina Tiller has provided comprehensive general practice care in the North Ryde area for many years. She obtained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 1995 after completing a Diploma in Obstetrics at Blacktown Hospital and General Practice terms in south western Sydney.

After graduating from the University of New South Wales, Katrina completed her internship and residency at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Women's health, Implanon, IUD's , Breast, Antenatal care and General medicine has always been a large part of her clinical practice, and an area of special interest, she joined the Breast Physician team at Sydney Breast Clinic in 2012.

Dr Jo Lobb

Dr Jo Lobb began her training in General Practice in rural Tasmania & later moved to Sydney where she has worked as a GP ever since. Dr Lobb has many special interests in medicine but considers herself a generalist, who loves a challenge. Dr Lobb is the mother of two gorgeous children & her & her family love living in the local area.

Dr Janani Mahadeva

Dr Mahadeva graduated from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). She joined MQ Health in 2017, prior to which she was a basic physicians trainee at Royal North Shore Hospital. She is currently the Year 1 Clinical Practice Unit Convenor for Macquarie University's MD Course, which introduces students to the principles underpinning the clinical practice of medicine. Dr Mahadeva enjoys all aspects of general practice and her special interests are chronic disease management, paediatrics and mental health. Dr Mahadeva also recently became involved in data-driven quality-improvement activities within the practice, to improve patient outcomes. She is passionate about providing holistic and empathetic patient-centred care.

Dr Naomi Daykin

Naomi graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995. She has obtained a Diploma of Child Health at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. a Diploma of the RANZCOG, as well as a Certificate in Family Planning and Sexual Health. Naomi gained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice in 2000 and has worked in general practice for almost 20 years, mainly on the lower North Shore of Sydney. She enjoys all aspects of general practice. Her special interests are Women's Health, Shared Antenatal Care, Paediatrics and Mental health. She is married with 4 children and well aware of the challenges of trying to achieve a work/life/family balance.

Practice Nurses

Belinda Ellis

Stella Pan

Emma Xiang

Practice Manager

Karen Williamson

Administrative Assistants

Leah Calleja

Angela Hakim

Matthew Kennedy

Erica Kim

Winnie Liu

Danielle McGregor

Tegan Pilley

Chiara Strilakos

Olivia Taylor