Our team

Our team of qualified and experienced doctors and nurses provide professional and innovative health and wellbeing services for our community of students and staff.


Murdoch University Health Doctor Peter Burke

Dr Peter Burke


Dr Burke is a local graduate with thirty years experience in general practice. In this time he has done a bit of everything, including ten years of remote and rural medicine in the north-west of Western Australia. Dr Burke has special interests in travel medicine, occupational health, and men's sexual health.

In addition to Murdoch University, he works in general practice, has his own specialist travel medicine clinic, Ulysses Medical in Nedlands, and does sessions at the Keogh Institute for Men's Sexual Health at QEII.

Outside of work, he is a writer of historical fiction, with a previous novel shortlisted for the Vogel and WA Premier's awards, and a book about C.Y. O'Connor.

Murdoch University Health Doctor Dr Beverly Day

Dr Beverly Day


Dr Day has worked for many years in general practice in Western Australia, as well as spending time in family planning clinics in New South Wales. Dr Day is a long standing member of the team here at Murdoch, having been here since 2010.

Her professional interests include family planning, contraception inclusive of implanon insertion and removal, sexual health, women’s health, pap smears, obstetric/antenatal care to 20 weeks gestation, and mental health.

Murdoch University Health Doctor Richard Gibson

Dr Richard Gibson


After 25 years of practice in South Africa, including rural and regional and university teaching, the Gibson family emigrated to Perth in 2009. After a few false starts, Richard settled into general practice in the south western suburbs.

Richard’s ethos is firmly grounded in the biopsychosocial approach to Medicine, striving to understand the whole individual. Richard has focused his recent professional development on health needs of adolescents and young adults.

As well as working at Murdoch University, Richard works in general practice and at headspace in Armadale.

Away from work, you will find Richard outdoors, enjoying his garden and the Australian bush.

Murdoch University Health Doctor Jane Whitaker

Dr Jane Whitaker


Dr Whitaker is a locally trained general practitioner with extensive experience in family and women’s health in particular, which she combines with her work at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women.

Her areas of interest include sexual and reproductive health, pre- and post-natal care, contraception, mental health, family, and general health.


Murdoch University Health Nurse Team Leader Lisa Cranfield

Lisa Cranfield

Medical Service Team Leader

Lisa is a local graduate in nursing with over 20 years experience in the health sector locally and internationally. Lisa has enjoyed a varied career in regional and remote area nursing in Western Australian hospitals and nursing posts.

With a keen sense of adventure, Lisa has worked overseas in medical assistance roles, as a medical coordinator and a flight nurse for medical patient retrievals and evacuations.

In 2010 Lisa spent time in Costa Rica and Nicaragua with the global youth development charity Raleigh International, where she worked as lead medic and project manager on health and sustainability projects.

Lisa has a passion for public and international health, and is committed to helping people make positive life choices in order to reach their potential.

Murdoch University Health Nurse Sarah Doncon

Sarah Doncon


Sarah is a local graduate with experience working locally, interstate, and internationally, including remote area nursing in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory and humanitarian aid in developing countries with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

In 2018, Sarah returned to Perth and commenced work at Murdoch University Medical Service.  After completing a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Sarah commenced working for Metropolitan Communicable Disease Control. Here she was involved in the public health response of 65 notifiable diseases across Perth, including the influenza and measles outbreaks of 2019, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in 2020, and the syphilis outbreak in 2021.

Sarah returned to Murdoch University Medical Service in 2021 due to her love of direct patient care. She remains passionate about public health and project work and hopes to use this lens in support of broader activities at Murdoch University Medical Service. 

Murdoch University Health Nurse Leith Harper

Leith Harper


Leith has worked as a registered nurse for 28 years. After completing her graduate year at Fremantle Hospital she moved to Kalgoorlie to work as an occupational health nurse during the mining boom.

She worked for approximately ten years in remote locations before joining the Department of Corrections as a prison nurse for six years.

Leith now feels at home working in general practice/clinic nursing. She enjoys living in her beautiful home with her love, Maggie the dog.

Murdoch University Health Nurse Livia Ma

Zhelan Wu


Zhelan moved to Perth in 2009 and completed her nursing degree here. She has worked in various clinical settings across WA since graduating in 2011, spending the majority of her time in general practice.

Zhelan is halfway through her Master of Public Health and is passionate about promoting health and wellbeing in university students.

She is particularly interested in enhancing both physical and mental wellbeing among international students, as she shares similar background and experience with them.


Murdoch University Health Administration Officer Sue McDonald

Sue McDonald

Administration Officer

Sue Commenced working at the Medical Service in July 2019.

Sue has a broad and varied background in the medical field specialising in general practice and occupational health. Sue has enjoyed working in remote locations throughout Western Australia gaining valuable experience in diverse communities and service delivery.

When not at work, Sue enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.

Murdoch University Health Administration Officer Ashley Peacock

Ashley Peacock

Administration Officer

Ashley commenced working as an administrative officer for Murdoch University Medical Service in May 2016. Ashley has a wealth of experience in medical administration, including practice management for a busy occupational medicine centre in the Perth metro area, as well as regional work in general practice in Broome.

Ashley’s exceptional customer service skills have been shaped by her experience of patient and client care within the mining, oil and gas industry.

In her spare time, Ashley can be found enjoying quality time with her young family, as well as outdoor activities such as fishing, camping and the beach.

Murdoch University Health Administration Officer Jackie Foster

Jackie Foster

Administration Officer

Jackie Commenced working with the Murdoch University Medical Service in May 2020. As well as working in the Medical Service Jackie works in the Chiropractic student Clinic where she has been working for nearly 10 years.

Jackie enjoys working with students and providing the administration training to assist with the completion of their degrees.

Jackie completed a Business administration diploma in the UK and worked in administration for the NHS for two years before emigrating to Perth with her family in 2006. Jackie took a couple of years off to help settle her family. On returning to work she has worked in various medical clinics.

In her spare time, Jackie enjoys spending time with her family and travelling back to the UK and Northern Ireland to spend time with family and friends.

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