Our team

Our team

Our obstetricians

Dr Chris Spencer

Dr Chris Spencer


Chris has a strong reputation as an experienced, supportive and caring obstetrician here in Christchurch. He has been working as a private obstetrician since 2017 and has an excellent relationship with local LMC midwives.  Chris is passionate about providing the best possible care to facilitate an optimal pregnancy experience and delivery outcome for expectant mothers. 

Chris has a special interest in intrapartum obstetrics, ranging from promotion of normal labour and birth to optimal management of emergencies. He has widely acknowledged expertise in operative vaginal delivery and caesarean section.  Chris especially looks forward to forming a trusting and confident relationship with pregnant women and their families. 

Away from work Chris spends most of his time with his wife and two boys and family life keeps him happily busy.

Dr Lisa Rofe

Dr Lisa Rofe


Lisa is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist offering office gynaecology and gynaecologic surgery at Femina Health.

With her experience in high risk obstetrics she also provides full pregnancy care at Femina Baby.

She particularly enjoys building relationships with the women she cares for, and their midwives, to enable her to provide individualised care.

She undertook specialist training here in Christchurch and also works as a Consultant at Christchurch Women’s Hospital as an obstetrician and general gynaecologist.

Outside of work Lisa has two children who keep her busy and she enjoys staying fit and the outdoors.

Dr Fergus Adams

Dr Fergus Adams


Fergus is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist offering full pregnancy care, office gynaecology and gynaecologic surgery.  He is passionate about women’s health and believes that effective team based care produces the best results.    

Fergus also works as a Consultant at Christchurch Women’s Hospital, where he has a role as an advanced laparoscopic surgeon and obstetrician.  Having trained in Christchurch, Fergus has developed an excellent rapport with many local General Practitioners and LMC midwives. His particular area of interest in obstetrics is optimising delivery outcomes and holistic care.  He provides private gynaecology services at Femina Health.

Outside of work, Fergus is married with two young children.  Fergus loves playing sports and stays busy managing his lifestyle block.

Dr Hayley Smith


Hayley is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who will be joining the Femina Baby team in March 2022.  She will offer full pregnancy care, as well as office and operative gynaecology services.

Having trained here in Christchurch, Hayley is currently completing a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy and Pelvic Floor Surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.  Hayley has built strong relationships with local LMC’s, the hospital team and family doctors. Hayley will also continue to work at Christchurch Women’s Hospital as a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.

Hayley is passionate about offering women-centred care, maintaining excellent communication with patients and their supporters throughout their pregnancy journey.  She is skilled in the management of high-risk pregnancies, including multiple pregnancy – for which she has personal experience, as the mother of young twins! 

Away from work Hayley focuses on quality time with her family, as well as exercise and a passion for music.



Gemma Sword


Pauline Watson


Liz Steyaert

Our wonderful and experienced team of nurses are here to help care for you alongside our doctors.  They are often the first clinician you will see, whether it is simply to check your blood pressure or take a blood sample, and are passionate about providing the best possible care and getting to know you along your pregnancy journey. 

Office and reception staff


Odette Dawson


Susan Canning

Odette and Susan run our office and reception here at Femina. If you have appointment, insurance or payment queries, or would like to make a general enquiry they are here to help you. See our contact page for ways to get in touch and our office hours.