Waiting Room


INP Medical Clinic is a nurse led practice, owned by two Nurse Practitioners*. The clinical team is made up of registered nurses, nurse practitioners and doctors, all of whom have a special interest in sexual and reproductive health. We are supported by a very caring and skilled administrative team, who ensure that you see the right clinician for your care.

*Nurse practitioners are experienced registered nurses who have completed a specific master’s degree and fulfil particular Nursing Council of NZ requirements, to enable them to prescribe medications and order tests in a similar way to a doctor.


Rebecca Beer

Registered Nurse


Rebecca trained as a nurse in Nelson and has a background in Community and Primary care.

Rebecca is passionate about working with youth and is keen to help teenagers make good decisions about their health. In particular, working with youth to develop positive attitudes about themselves and how to positively engage in safe sexual experiences.

In Rebecca’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her young family, adventuring and exploring the region’s spectacular areas.


Chris Parsons


Chris is the receptionist you see in the mornings at the front desk, or speak to when you phone us. She has worked in busy reception areas before and knows how to juggle all the demands.

She’ll be warm and inviting – so if you need an appointment – just phone or drop in to make a time to see one of the doctors or nurses.


Dr Ella Thompson

MBChB, PGCertWHlth

Ella completed her medical training at the University of Otago. She then spent time working in various specialities in New Zealand hospitals before transitioning to general practice. Ella has an interest in women's health and sexual health. She also works as a general practitioner at another clinic and at the Nelson Sexual Health Clinic.


Outside of work, she enjoys getting into the beautiful outdoors in the region - mountain biking, running or tramping with her husband and dog.


Julia Brown
Registered Nurse


Dr Kirstie Harris

MBChB Dip Obst,


Kirstie trained in Dunedin and Christchurch and has worked at INP since arriving in Nelson in 1995 (making her INP’s longest-serving doctor).


She also works part-time as a General Practitioner in another clinic. Kirstie has an expertise in a wide-range of sexual health, contraceptive and women’s health issues.


Jessica Irvine

Nurse Practitioner, Director

MNurs(Hons), PGCertHSci (Women’s Health), BN

Jessica trained in Nelson as a Registered Nurse, then went on to complete her advanced nursing education to become a Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in a variety of nursing roles in Nelson/Marlborough and Auckland.

Jessica has a keen interest in contraception, sexual health, and gender affirming care. She also has a strong focus on quality in healthcare, optimising excellence in care provision as well as supporting other nurses to work to the top of their scope.


Di Swadel

Practice Manager

Di came to INP in 2020 with a rich background in administration, practice management and banking.

With her attention to detail and positive attitude, Di ensures that the cogs of the INP wheels keep moving smoothly. She enjoys the varied role which incorporates healthcare with administration.

When she’s not at INP, Di enjoys time with family and exercising Ted, her Bernese mountain dog.


Trudy Stirling

Registered Nurse

RCpN, BN, PGCert

Trudy completed her nursing training in Nelson. 

She has worked in general practice and in several remote areas of Australia providing sexual health care.

Trudy is dedicated to providing excellent sexual health and contraception advise and care to all who come through INP's door.

You will find Trudy at our Nelson and Richmond clinics.

In her spare time, Trudy enjoys tramping, photography and camping.


Dr Jan Arnold

MBChB Dip Obst,


Dr Jan Arnold trained in Dunedin and Christchurch as a general practitioner with an interest in young people, women’s health and sexual health.

She is currently clinical director at the Nelson Sexual Health Clinic, and also works part-time in General Practice.


Lucy Halsey

Nurse Practitioner, Director (RCpN, BA, MNS)

Lucy completed her nursing training in Wellington, a BA in Palmerston North and returned to Wellington to complete her Masters to become a Nurse Practitioner.

With a broad nursing background, Lucy arrived in Nelson in 2003, where she found her niche working at INP. As well as co-owning and working at the Nelson clinic, she runs two school based clinics and works within the sexual assault service for the top of the South Island.

For balance, Lucy enjoys spending time in the outdoors.


Sharyn Finnie


Sharyn is the receptionist you see in the afternoons. She joined the team at INP Medical Clinic at the beginning of 2011.

She brings a wealth of experience in managing that all-important job: the front desk. She knows that it can be really scary coming to the clinic for the first time and will all she can to make the appointment process nice and easy for you.


Kylie Lavery


Kylie joined INP in 2022 as Practice Administrator. She moved back to Nelson after spending 11 years in Melbourne. Kylie has a leadership background and enjoys making connections with the people around her and ensuring everything is well organised and running efficiently. 
You might see her on reception or answering your calls: she understands it can be overwhelming to come in, but she will make sure that you feel safe and welcomed.
When not at INP, Kylie enjoys spending quality time with her son and working on her handmade creative business.