FRANZCOG, PGDipOMG, MBChB, MSc (Distinction)
Kate graduated in Medicine from the University of Otago and did her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Prior to medicine she taught at the University of Otago for 8 years. She has done a Masters in Physiology, which had a focus on Reproductive Endocrinology. She is involved in all aspects of fertility care, but has a special interest in the management of recurrent miscarriage, high risk pregnancies, endometriosis, uterine fibroids and advanced laparoscopic surgery. She is dedicated to helping those with fertility issues and finding an optimal management plan. Her ability to easily build rapport means that she can support couples in what is often a difficult and challenging time.
Kate is consulting at Fertility Associates Dunedin and undertakes her private Obstetrics and Gynaecology practice out of their facilities. She also practices as a Obstetrician / Gynaecologist in the public sector at Dunedin Hospital.
She does outreach clinics in the wider Otago region and performs private Gynaecological surgery at the Mercy Hospital in Dunedin.
In her spare time Kate enjoys running, biking and skiing in New Zealand’s beautiful outdoors.
Clinics: Dunedin, Invercargill, Cromwell, Queenstown
MSc (Dist), MBChB, PGCertWHlth, DCH, FRNZCGP
Laura initially studied a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology then Master of Science before spending three years at the National Poisons Centre.
She went on to complete Medicine at the University of Otago as she wished to pursue her passion for helping people from a health perspective. Since finishing medical school, she has obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Women's Health, a Postgraduate Diploma in Child's Health and is currently working toward a Master of Reproductive Health.
Laura is a fellow of the RNZCGP and splits her time between General Practice and Fertility Associates giving her a holistic approach to her practice.
Laura works alongside Dr Kate van Harselaar at our Dunedin clinic.
Clinic Manager for FAC & FAD
Anna Osborn has been appointed to the FAC and FAD Clinic Manager role.
Anna attained her Masters's in Embryology from Monash University after completing her Bachelor of Science at Otago University. She began her Embryology career at Monash IVF as an Embryologist, then moved to Christchurch in 2010 where she worked as a Clinical Embryologist, Team Leader, and now Clinic Manager for the South Island.
Anna enjoys being part of a patient's journey to achieve their dream of creating a family.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising in Hagley Park, supporting the Crusaders, and a bit of knitting.
Clinics: Christchurch, Dunedin