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Dr Jane Zochling – Rheumatologist

    BmedSci, MBBS, FRACP MMed (ClinEpi), Phd


Dr Jane Zochling is an experienced consultant rheumatologist with wide interests across the inflammatory musculoskeletal diseases.  She trained in Tasmania before working at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney and then at Rheumazentrum Ruhrgebiet in Herne, Germany.  She has international expertise in ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis and has published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles.  She returned to Hobart in 2006 has since taken the reins at Rheumatology Tasmania as the principal consultant rheumatologist.

Dr Deb Speden – Rheumatologist

          MBBS, FRACP, PhD

Dr Deborah Speden is a consultant rheumatologist based in Hobart. She studied medicine at the University of Tasmania, then trained in rheumatology at the prestigious Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, UK. After completing doctoral research and clinical trials in biologic therapies, she worked as a clinical rheumatologist in the UK, and won an award for clinical service innovation. She returned to Hobart to work in both public and private practice. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and sits on several committees if the Australian Rheumatology Association.

Dr Mahmood Al-Majmuei – Rheumatologist

      M.B.Ch.B, MRCP, FRACP


Mahmood is a consultant rheumatologist who is interested in managing inflammatory arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and crystal induced arthritis. He is also passionate towards managing systemic lupus erythematosus, Sclerodrma, Sjogren syndrome, myositis, polymyalgia rheumatica, Giant cell arteritis and fibromyalgia.

He joined Rheumatology Tasmania at the beginning of 2018 after working as a staff rheumatologist in Victoria for two years. He acquired his fellowship in NZ after 4 years of rheumatology training between Auckland City Hospital, North Shore Hospital, Middlemore Hospital and Waikato Hospital.

Mahmood is happy to be contacted by GPs and other specialists for advice and consultation.  He works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Rheumatology Tasmania and Thursday, Friday as a Consultant Rheumatologist at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Dr Adam Maundrell



Dr Adam Maundrell is a consultant rheumatologist who undertook training at the Royal Adelaide, Westmeand and St George Hospitals, obtaining Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2016.  He has previously been the recipient of a teaching award and the Best Science Oral Presentation at the Australian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting.


He enjoys all clinical aspects of Rheumatology, especially getting to know his patients. His interests include inflammatory arthritis, vasculitis and gout.


Dr Michael Thomas


Dr Thomas is a proceduralist pain medicine physician with background experience in anesthesia both nationally and internationally.  He works closely with a multidisciplinary team to provide active approaches to persistent pain management and can engage with the more complex patient.  Procedures include those for peripheral nerves, arthritic joints (including but not limited to knees, ankles, feet, shoulders), headache, spinal facet arthropathy, spinal stenosis and radicular pain.


Dr Thomas works at Rheumatology Tasmania on Mondays and Wednesdays and at the Royal Hobart Hospital on other days.

Ms Hester Laughlin

     BPhty, MMSK, Phty


Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Emma Bavage


Emma is a qualified Nurse Practitioner, provides education around diagnosis and treatments, and injection training.

Emma Brodribb


Emma is a general sonographer specializing in musculoskeletal ultrasound.  Provides ultrasounds of joints and tendons to aid diagnosis, monitoring treatment of your arthritis.

Julie Garwood – Practice Manager


Julie has many years experience as a practice manager in the health industry.  She is primarily responsible for the smooth running of the practice and ensures that it complies with government legislation and regulation. 

Marse – Chief Patient Liaison Officer


Marse the Golden Labrador, is a registered seeing-eye/Guide Dog for our Practice Manager Julie, who is legally blind.  Marse comes in to help out on days when Julie is on-site.  Her passions include treats and tummy rubs.