Locum Physician

Dr Robin Briant


Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa - Let us keep close together not far apart

I started my working life as a laboratory trainee at Cook Hospital in Gisborne.  After completing my degree at Otago Medical School I trained as a Physician in Auckland, and as a Clinical Pharmacologist in London.  I practiced in these specialties at Auckland Hospital and also taught at the Auckland School of Medicine.

Along the way I worked in General Practice and Family Planning; chaired the Medical Council and IPPNW (NZ) - a doctor’s organisation opposing nuclear weapons; and in 1995 was awarded a CBE for services to medicine.  

In recent years I have worked in conflict zones with Médecins Sans Frontières, an international, independent organisation for medical humanitarian aid.

I took on the role of  Clinical Manager for Hospice Tairawhiti  on a temporary basis from May 2011 to May 2012 and now provide locum cover when required.  The role brings together the practical application of much of my previous experience.