Our Team

Doctors

Dr Hilary Harris

MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DCH Newcastle 1991

Dr Hilary Harris is the Senior Partner working here at Cullompton. Dr Harris has been a GP at College Surgery since 1998. She enjoys the variety of General Practice and has valued getting to know a group of patients over many years and seeing them through various life events and health issues. Her interests include walking, cycling, gardening and anything that involves being in the fresh air

Dr Clare Matthews

MB ChB MRCGP DRCOG Bristol 1987

Dr Clare Matthews works part time between Uffculme and Cullompton surgeries. Dr Matthews' main interests are women’s health and sexual health.

Dr James Rowbury

MB BS Bsc MRCGP University College London 1998

Dr James Rowbury is a partner and works part time. He trained at UCL London qualifying in 1998. Dr Rowbury's interests include training, primary CVD prevention and general practice.

Dr Fiona Black

Bsc MB ChB DFFP DRCOG MRCGP Edinburgh 1993

Dr Fiona Black is a part-time partner. Dr Black trained in Scotland, and moved to Devon in 2005, when she joined the practice. She specialises in women's health and fits IUDs and implanons at the surgery. She enjoys teaching medical students here in the surgery.

Dr John Kekwick

MBChB MRCGP

Dr John Kekwick was born and raised in rural mid Devon. Dr Kekwick undertook undergraduate Medical training in Liverpool and then moved to Bristol in 2004 where he completed his training in General Practice. In 2009 he was thrilled to move his family and career back to Devon. Having undertaken various locum positions in the area he took up a position at College Surgery in October 2011. Whilst enjoying all aspects of General Practice, he has particular interests in care of the Elderly and Palliative care.

Dr Ben Greenwood

MBBCh MRCGP

Dr Greenwood joined in 2015. He was born and raised on a smallholding in rural Hampshire. He moved to Cardiff to undertake undergraduate medical training, graduating in 2005 and completed his training as a GP in 2010. He spent some time travelling with his wife and working as a Locum GP in South Wales before relocating to Devon to settle and raise his family. He joined the practice in October 2015 and works 3 days per week. His particular medical interests are in Palliative care and musculoskeletal medicine. Outside of medicine he relaxes either on a bike, or sailing dinghy, or cooking and sharing good food with friends.

Dr Susan Tat

MB BS MRCGP

Dr Tat started undergraduate medical training in 2004 at the Hull York Medical School and she has since worked in Yorkshire, until commencing GP training in Exeter in 2011. Being Devon born and bred, the decision to come home was an easy one! She now lives in Exeter with her husband and daughter. In addition to work at College Surgery, she also teaches at Exeter medical school and works at Tiverton urgent care centre. Away from the surgery she spends time dancing and sampling the fine local cuisine in the vast selection of Devonshire eateries. She also loves to be in the great outdoors; cycling and walking are hobbies of hers which she finds are fantastic ways to relax. Other major pastimes include fashion design, photography, crafting of any sort and landscape painting.

Dr Lorna Mason

MB ChB MRCGP

Dr Lorna Mason completed her medical training in Birmingham in 2007, having first studied Biology at Exeter University. She joined College surgery in 2013 and is now a partner. Her particular areas of interest include contraception and lifestyle factors that affect health, especially nutrition. She enjoys learning about the lives of her patient's and having an input into the health and well-being of entire families.

Dr Jen Kerin

MB BCh DCH DRCOG MRCGP DPD

I am originally from West Cork in Ireland and graduated from University College Cork in 2001. After my first year of work I spent a year working in Australia and returned to start my GP training in Oxford in 2003, completing this in 2006. I subsequently worked in Oxford for 3 years as a Salaried GP and have been a GP Partner in a practice in Hampshire since 2009. During my GP training I completed extra diplomas in Child Health, Obstetrics & Gynaecology. In 2009 I developed a special interest in Dermatology & Dermoscopy (skin microscopy) having completed distance-learning courses and formal examinations through Cardiff University. I have used my skills in the community to help people with skin complaints ever since. Away from surgery, I love spending time with my young daughter, family and friends. I also enjoy country walks, pub lunches, reading, Yoga & Pilates.

Dr Daisy Robinson

BA BMBS MRCGP DFSRH Nottingham 2008

Dr Robinson grew up in Cornwall, and first studied for an English degree before moving to Nottingham for her medical training. In 2008 she moved to Exeter and first worked here at College Surgery in 2010 as a trainee GP. After completing her GP training in April 2015 she completed an extended clinical leadership programme working to develop training opportunities in General Practice. She has interests in women’s health, mental health and clinical education and is involved with the University of Exeter Medical School both in teaching and research. She lives with her husband and two children in Exeter. Other than busy family commitments she enjoys reading, theatre, Dartmoor walks, and acting in the odd play!

Dr Beth Phillips

Salaried GP MBChB MRCGP DFSRH Birmingham 2011

Originally from Devon, Dr Phillips completed medical training in the West Midlands. On returning to Devon to to train as a GP, she has also developed an interest in women’s health, having completed the Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. While not at work Dr Phillips enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, including walking, cycling and gardening.

Dr David Jenner

MB CHC DRCOG MRCGP Manchester 1982

Dr Jenner was born and brought up in Devon and has enjoyed working at C.S.P since 1990. He works 2 days a week in the practice.

Dr Michael Dixon LVO, OBE

MA MB BS DRCOG FRCGP London 1979

Dr Michael Dixon works one day a week in the practice as a semi retired GP. He chairs the Council of the College of Medicine, which emphasises the importance of non-biomedical interventions in health and care, which include social prescription, lifestyle interventions and complementary and traditional approaches. He is visiting Professor at University College London and at the University of Westminster.

Dr Emma Richardson

Dr Richardson became a Partner at College Surgery in 2020. She has a keen interest in lifestyle medicine, and has completed a PhD in neuroendocrinology and obesity. She is particularly passionate about sports and exercise, including cycling, swimming, yoga and running.

Dr Kieran Crowley

I completed my medical degree in 2013 and then worked in London and on the south coast for the next two years. Following this I moved to Australia and worked in A&E. I completed GP training in Devon and have been working at the surgery since 2019. I have a particular interest in medical education. I live in Exeter with my wife and son. When away from the Practice I enjoy spending time in the Devon countryside.

Dr Jessica Bennett

Dr Jessica Bennett is a part time GP working 2 days at Cullompton and Uffculme. She studied at Southampton University, and spent a year working in New Zealand before returning to Devon, where she grew up, to complete GP training in 2019. Outside of medicine she enjoys being with her young family and spending time outdoors.

Acute Practitioners

Our 3 Nurse Practitioners and Jo our Paramedic form an essential part of our same day service team alongside the duty Doctors. They will telephone and see adults and children with acute problems that need dealing with that day. Jo also visits housebound patients who are unwell.

Nurse Practitioner Sally

Nurse Practitioner Caroline

Nurse Practitioner Gail

Paramedic Jo

Practice Nurses

We have a team of 4 Practice Nurses who provide a comprehensive service for a wide variety of health related issues. Treatment room appointments can be booked for routine injections, blood pressure & ECGs, phlebotomy, urinalysis, ear syringing, dressings, suture removal, post-operative wound care & advice, smears, pill-checks, life-style advice & weight-loss support. The Practice Nurses also offer a range of specialist clinics for diabetes, asthma, COPD, childhood immunizations & travel vaccinations/advice. Patients can book appointments with a Practice Nurse at College Surgery. Please state the reason when booking an appointment so that the appropriate appointment can be given.

Nurse Mags

Nurse Lis

Nurse Amanda

Nurse Nicki

Healthcare Assistants

We have three Health Care Assistants who offer a range of services. Treatment room appointments can be booked with the Health Care Assistants for phlebotomy, blood pressure, weight/BMI & ECG checks, lifestyle advice for hypertension & weight loss, urinalysis, vitamin B12 injections, influenza & pneumonia vaccinations, suture removal, simple dressings & diabetic foot checks. Patients can book appointments with a Health Care Assistant at all of our surgeries. Please state the reason when booking an appointment so that the appropriate length of appointment can be given.

Phlebotomists

We have two phlebotomists who provide appointments for phlebotomy, urinalysis & blood pressure checks. Patients can book appointments with a Phlebotomist at all of our surgeries.

Practice Management

Kyla Dawe

Practice Manager

The Practice Manager is responsible for the general management of the Surgery. She is supported by a team of staff, all of whom work extremely hard to ensure the smooth running of the Practice so that you get the services you need.

Admin/Reception

Our team of receptionists are there to help you make appointments to see the doctors and nurses. They also help you with other questions you may have about our services. They have a difficult job to do with telephone calls and enquiries coming from every direction. If they cannot answer a query, they will find someone else who can. If they can't give you an answer straight away, they will call you back.

Medical Secretaries

Each of the doctors has a dedicated Medical Secretary who prepares and processes hospital referrals and requests for investigations, as well as medical reports for insurance companies and employers. They liaise closely with hospitals, the teams providing care in the community, social and mental health services. If you need help with an administrative aspect of your care, your GP’s secretary will be able to help you and provide the necessary information.

Dispensing Team

We have a team of qualified dispensers who are responsible for issuing repeat prescriptions, dispensing acute & repeat prescriptions and liaise with the doctors over prescription queries of all types. We are part of The Dispensing Services Quality Scheme which means we work to set standards with standard operating procedures in place. We can assist with questions / concerns regarding your medication. The team has a wealth of knowledge with a combined 136 years experience of working in a dispensary (dispensing practice, pharmacy & hospital dispensaries). The team report to the dispensing manager, who oversees all our dispensaries.