Radiology Tasmania was established by Dr Pip Taplin in 2007.
Our practice has grown to have a team of 85 fantastic staff, including our expert team of Radiologists.
Dr Pip Taplin
Pip completed her Medical training at the University of Tasmania and her Radiology training at the Royal Hobart Hospital, qualifying as a Radiologist in 1996. She then completed a Fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. At the time of her final exams, Pip was awarded the Gold Medals in both Radiodiagnosis and Pathology. Pip has subsequently worked in both public and private practice, founding Radiology Tasmania in 2007.
Pip has interest in a variety of subspecialty areas including Musculoskeletal (MSK), ENT, MRI including Prostate imaging and Paediatric Radiology.
Dr Katie Daniels
Katie undertook her Medical training at University of Tasmania and Radiology training at the Royal Hobart Hospital, and also completed a Women's Imaging fellowship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Katie has worked at Radiology Tasmania for 10 years and also works at the Royal Hobart Hospital and Breastscreen Tasmania.
She enjoys General Radiology and her areas of interest include Musculoskeletal, Women's Health and Oncology.
Dr Lee Field
Lee completed her Medical training at University of Tasmania and Radiology training through the Royal Hobart Hospital. Lee completed a Body Imaging fellowship at the McCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne and a further fellowship in Breast Imaging at Monash BreastScreen.
Lee's areas of interest include: Breast imaging, Head and neck imaging, Oncology and Pelvic MRI, particularly prostate MRI.
Dr Andrew Halliday
Andrew is from Queensland, completing a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology) from the University of Queensland in 1993, during which he also spent 5 years in the Queensland University Regiment. Andrew completed his Medical training at University of Newcastle in 2000, then worked in Brisbane, Sydney and the NT. Andrew then completed his Radiology training through the Royal Hobart Hospital (2010). Andrew has practiced at Radiology Tasmania since 2010 and also holds a Staff Specialist position at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Andrew has a special interest in Gastrointestinal Imaging, Sports Medicine and General Interventional Radiology.
Dr Sophie Stewart
Sophie undertook her Medical training at University of Tasmania and Radiology training through the Royal Hobart Hospital. Sophie completed a Fellowship in MRI and Body Imaging at Fremantle Hospital (WA).
Sophie's areas of interest include: Abdominal imaging, Pelvic MRI (including prostate, rectal cancer, anal fistula and gynaecology) and musculoskeletal.
Dr Julian Shaddock
Julian completed his medical degree at the University of Tasmania and completed his Radiology training at the Royal Hobart Hospital in combination with the Western Australian program, involving terms at Royal Perth Hospital and Fremantle Hospital.
Julian's areas of interest include: Musculoskeletal Imaging (MRI and Ultrasound including imaging guided intervention), ENT/Head and Neck Imaging and Neuroradiology.
Dr Richard Noonan (Launceston)
Richard graduated at University of Sydney and trained in Radiology at Royal Perth Hospital and the Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital. Richard worked for SKG Radiology in Perth before moving to Brisbane where he was Clinical Director of Radiology at Holy Spirit Northside, Chermside in Brisbane.
Richard’s interests include MSK / Sports Imaging.
Dr Fiona Lai
Fiona completed her Medical and Radiology training in New Zealand. Fiona completed a 12-month Fellowship in Thoracic & Cardiac Imaging in Perth in 2016 before joining Radiology Tasmania.
Fiona's areas of interest include Chest Imaging, musculoskeletal and interventional procedures.
Dr Jennifer Shoobridge
Jennifer completed her Medical training at the University of Tasmania and her Radiology training at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne.
Jennifer's areas of interests include Body / Abdominal Imaging and Pelvic MRI.
Dr Robin Harle
Robin completed his medical training at the University of Western Australia and his Radiology training through the Royal Hobart Hospital. He completed a fellowship in Ultrasound and MRI at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
He has worked in the Department of Medical Imaging at the Royal Hobart Hospital for a number of years.
Robin’s main area of interest is Thoracic Imaging.
Dr Phil Whistler
Phil is from Lord Howe Island and graduated from UNSW in 1976. Phil was a registrar at Sydney Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital Darlinghurst. In 1984, Phil established the Bowral and Shoalhaven Radiology practices and formed what is now South East Radiology.
Phil does regular casual work for Radiology Tasmania and enjoys all aspects of radiology general work.
We currently have 16 radiographers working in our practice. Our team is a mix of very experienced staff and newly graduated radiographers.
We have a strong focus on professional development. Our 4 busy CTs and
two 3T MRIs provide many opportunities to
develop new skills.
We have a team of 16 sonographers working at our 5 sites. At any time we also have one or two trainee sonographers in our practice.
Sonographers have the opportunity to do general, obs and gynae, vascular and MSK.
We do a lot of MSK and our radiologists are always available to provide hands-on support to sonographers.
Sarah Holmes - Practice Manager
Sarah runs the day-to-day operations of Radiology Tasmania including: strategic planning, managing projects (e.g. opening new sites), managing the IT, formulating policies, overseeing accounts and recruiting staff.
Sarah worked as an MRI/CT Radiographer for many years before becoming a Practice Manager.