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Trusted Team

For more than 2 decades, Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic have been supporting patients with haematology (blood) and oncology (cancer) conditions using the latest evidence and advancements in medical treatment.

Our team of 5 Medical Oncologists and Clinical Haematologists are experts in their field and are supported by experienced, caring nurses, Allied Health Professionals, thoughtful catering staff and a highly qualified administration team.

Information about our team, their respective backgrounds and qualifications can be viewed below. Whilst our Medical Specialists and Allied Health Team operate primarily from our Clinic in Buderim, Dr Alice Livings and Dr Brenton Seidl have recently commenced a fortnightly clinic in Noosa Heads, for new patient consultations and follow up appointments.

Sunshine Coast Oncology Clinic



Dr Hong Shue

Medical Oncologist

MBBS (Monash), FRACP

Dr Shue is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) with specialist qualifications in Medical Oncology.

Following his graduation from Monash University in 1995, Dr Shue completed the majority of his Physicians Training at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane. He then completed his advanced training in Medical Oncology at the Royal Brisbane and Womens’, Princess Alexandra and Prince Charles Hospitals in Brisbane. On completion of his advanced training, Dr Shue joined the team at Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic, commencing full-time private practice in 2012.

Dr Shue has a strong focus on keeping up to date with the latest developments in oncology research and is currently a Principle Investigator for a number of his own clinical trials across multiple cancer types including skin cancer, melanoma, lung cancer and ovarian cancer.

Dr Shue is committed to providing the best possible care for each patient he works with by encouraging open communication, providing thorough consultations and collaborating with other health care clinicians to provide a holistic and multidisciplinary approach.

Dr Shue has experience managing all solid organ malignancies, with special interest in:

  • Melanoma & skin cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Gynaecological cancers
  • Genitourinary cancer

Dr Brenton Seidl

Medical Oncologist


Dr Brenton Seidl is a Medical Oncologist with fellowship in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP).

Brenton graduated with Bachelor of Science with a focus on pharmacology in 2008 and completed medical school at the University of Queensland in 2012. He completed physician training at Mater Hospital Brisbane, and subsequently worked as an Advanced Trainee in Medical Oncology across several major hospitals throughout Queensland.

In 2020, Brenton returned to Mater Cancer Care Centre to take the position of Oncology Research Fellow, a role which further contributed to his interest in clinical trials and oncology research. In addition to being a co-investigator for numerous clinical trials across multiple cancer types, Brenton was involved in, and coordinated his own investigator-initiated research in breast cancer.

Throughout medical school and his career, Brenton has taken a strong interest in patient advocacy and education. He volunteered with the Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, in which he founded the Queensland branch. He organised patient support group meetings and acted as patient and media contact in Queensland.

Brenton continues to maintain a focus on patient-centred care, education, and advocacy, which he takes with him to day-to-day clinical practice. He strongly believes that open, honest, and compassionate communication with patients and their families is essential to patient well-being and is committed to finding the best options and solutions for each patient he works with.

Brenton has experience in managing all solid organ malignancies, with a special interest in breast cancer, genitourinary cancers, melanoma, and lung cancer.

Dr Sorab Shavaksha

Clinical Haematologist

MBChB (Leeds) FRACP FRCPA (2013)

Dr Sorab Shavaksha is a Clinical Haematologist in full-time private practice at SCHOC in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast since 2013. Having completed medical school at the University of Leeds in 2002, Sorab completed his junior doctor training in the NHS in West Yorkshire before emigrating to South-East Queensland in 2006 where he underwent further general medical training before being accepted onto the Queensland Haematology Advanced training programme. Sorab completed training in both clinical and laboratory haematology at Princess Alexandra and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in 2013 and shortly after getting married, moved up to the Sunshine Coast where he has been located with his wife and four children ever since.

Sorab prides himself on an honest and practical approach to haematology in the 21st century, taking state-of-the-art haematology research and trials information from around the world and fusing them into real-world outcomes for patients on the Sunshine Coast. Sorab interprets patient’s clinical symptoms and signs, integrates them with relevant investigations and formulates individual management plans that take into account every patient’s personal circumstances. No two patients are ever the same and you’ll be assured a holistic approach to assessment and treatment of your blood disorder based around your individual life goals.

Sorab is currently a member of several professional societies including the British Society of Haematology and the European Society of Haematology and sits on the board of the Medical Safety Committee for Montserrat Cancer Care.

Sorab treats all haematology conditions including malignant and non-malignant conditions with a focus on myeloma, lymphoma and leukaemias as well as myeloproliferative disorders, myelodysplastic conditions and other rarer blood disorders. Sorab runs a dedicated intravenous iron service and can supervise infusions for non-haematological conditions such as monoclonal infusions and immunoglobulin therapy.

When not striving for excellence beating blood conditions, Sorab can be found at home with his young family or out in the hills and wild spaces of the Coast on his bike or on foot. He enjoys good music, reading and black and white photography. 

Sorab Shavakasha

Dr Joshua Richmond

Clinical Haematologist


Dr Joshua Richmond is a Clinical & Laboratory Haematologist.  Joshua is the Acting Director of Haematology at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and joins our team working as a private Clinical Haematologist in a part-time capacity.  Dr Richmond is an enthusiastic teacher and is highly committed to the development of a full tertiary level Haematology service on the Sunshine Coast.  

Dr Richmond is a passionate and personable Haematologist.  He has a considered and friendly approach and enjoys fostering genuine patient – doctor relationships, where patient’s feel comfortable and safe, ensuring patient autonomy.     

For Dr Richmond providing patients with the best possible care is of paramount importance and this means:

  • He recognises and understands that each patient is unique and is also part of a unique family unit. He is careful to ensure each patient receives thorough and professional care, and is allowed time to ask questions, and encourages open communication.
  • He has a strong focus on current best practice by keeping up to date with developments in the field of Haematology and participating in professional development and teaching.
  • He enjoys developing and maintaining professional relationships with colleagues to offer consults or collaboration, with the focus of providing the best patient centred care possible. 

Dr Richmond completed his Clinical and Laboratory fellowship in October 2011, and he has worked as a consultant Haematologist both publicly and privately since then.  Dr Richmond also qualified as a General Practitioner (GP) gaining his fellowship in 2005 before returning to pursue his passion – Haematological care.  Along with his wife, Dr Richmond has three school age children who all love the Sunshine Coast and feel very privileged to live in such a beautiful community and part of the world.   

Dr Alice Livings

Clinical Haematologist


Dr Alice Livings is a Clinical and Laboratory Haematologist who has commenced Private Practice in Clinical Haematology on the Sunshine Coast in 2021.

Alice grew up in Brisbane and completed a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Chemistry at the University of Queensland, before making the move to Sydney. There she completed her medical degree with First Class Honours at the University of Sydney. After medical school she worked in a number of hospitals around the greater Sydney area before undertaking her advanced training in Haematology at Royal North Shore and Liverpool Hospitals, obtaining Fellowship of both the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia. Following completion of her training she was the Pitney Fellow at St George Hospital.  

Alice is interested in a wide range of topics in Haematology, including:

  • Malignant conditions such as lymphoma and multiple myeloma
  • Non-malignant conditions such as clotting and bleeding disorders and platelet disorders
  • Haematological conditions affecting pregnancy and the postpartum period

Alice believes that clear communication is crucial to providing the best care to patients and their families, and strives to provide information about conditions and treatments in a way that is accessible and meaningful to patients and relevant to their particular circumstances. She is committed to ensuring she remains up to date with the latest advancements in the field, and is a member of a number of professional societies including the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, the International Society for Laboratory Haematology and the American Society of Hematology.

When not working, Alice’s interests include cycling, reading, photography and bushwalking.

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Dr Manjunath Narayana

Clinical Haematologist


Dr Manjunath Narayana is a Clinical & Laboratory Haematologist at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and joins our team working as a private Clinical Haematologist in a part-time capacity.

He completed his Medical (MBBS) school at Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences, India in 2002. After completion of his internship in India he has worked as a junior doctor in North Yorkshire and Liverpool University hospital before migrating to Brisbane in 2006. He undertook his basic physician training at RBWH & TPCH. He completed training in both clinical and laboratory haematology at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Mater hospital & Princess Alexandra hospital. He worked at Nambour general hospital in 2016 as a Haematology advance trainee before securing a full-time position at SCUH in February 2017 when the new hospital opened.

Dr Narayana is the current lead in Lymphoma at SCUH and is also involved in select clinical trials from ALLG. His major interests are in malignant haematology (i.e. lymphoma, myeloma, MDS and MPNs). Outside work he is interested in movies, good food and wine.




Dr John Reardon

Medical Oncologist & Clinical Haematologist (Retired)

In 1998, responding to an unmet need, Dr Reardon together with his wife Sandra, founded and established the Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic at Cotton Tree. Since that time, the Clinic has become a highly-valued facility on the Sunshine Coast, consistently delivering quality care to patients with cancers and blood disorders in a non-threatening and friendly environment. John retired in 2020.



Tania Shaw

Massage Therapist


Tania received her Diploma in Remedial Massage in 2006; later going on to qualify in Oncology Massage and Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy with internationally recognised providers of education when she recognised the need for appropriately trained professionals on the Sunshine Coast.

From 2008 to 2019 Tania worked with internationally renowned Oncology Massage Limited in several capacities:  Executive Manager, Course Facilitator – Student Coach and Mentor, Program Management and Coordination, Corporate Advocate, and now Specialist Advisor. A rewarding and challenging career path, and one that enriched Tania’s professional development.

Working daily with the unique experiences that Oncology Massage and Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy brings has brought a high level of awareness to Tania’s work, as well as building a profound knowledge base from which to draw upon. She has developed advanced rehabilitative techniques based on this experience and, working holistically, uses them for the management of lymphoedema and lipoedema, chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, scar mobilisation, range of movement difficulties and other issues that can arise from the treatment of cancer. Pre-existing issues are also considered when deciding upon an appropriate course of massage therapy.

Tania provides education around self-care to empower and facilitate well-being, an important factor in the therapeutic treatment process. To this end, she has co-created the LymphDIY resources: Lymphatic Drainage books and DVDs for those who have had lymph nodes removed or radiated.

Whilst she focuses on those who are living with the effects from treatment for cancer, Tania also offers her massage skills and services to family members and friends, as well as the Sunshine Coast community.

Tania Shaw

Sarah Bloomfield


BHSc (Nut&Diet), BLeisMgt, APD/AN

Sarah is an accredited practicing Dietitian-Nutritionist with 20 years’ experience working in a variety of clinical and leadership roles within the public and private healthcare sectors.

Sarah has a special interest in Cancer care, Nutrition Support, and Gastrointestinal Health. Her passion for providing high quality, evidence based nutritional therapy for Oncology, Haematology and Palliative care patients has been demonstrated through her active contribution to service planning and development of innovative and multidisciplinary models of care for cancer services on the Sunshine Coast.

Sarah enjoys working in a team environment and appreciates the value this brings to patient care. She draws on evidence-based nutrition science as the foundation of her consultations, incorporating this into the provision of practical and holistic nutrition advice aimed at managing symptoms and improving the quality of life for those diagnosed with cancer at all stages of their journey.

Sarah enjoys a work-life balance spending valuable time with her husband and two daughters. Sarah embraces the Sunshine Coast culture of a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating.

Jesse Goldfinch

Exercise Physiologist


Jesse is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Exercise Scientist and Exercise and Sports Science Australia Member. Jesse graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science in 2011.

Jesse is the Principal Exercise Physiologist at the Sunshine Coast Haematology & Oncology Clinic in Buderim. He has a big interest in implementing exercise as a treatment strategy to help with chronic conditions for all ages, specialising in exercise for cancer clients. Jesse believes exercise should be an adjunct therapy when going through cancer treatment, as it plays a crucial role in reducing the side effects pre, during and post cancer care. In conjunction with his work at SCHOC, Jesse is also the Director of MyEP- Clinical Exercise Physiology, with clinics located throughout the Sunshine Coast.

Jesse has experience working with clients of all ages, professions and sporting backgrounds. Whether it’s surfing the breaks along the Sunshine Coast coastline or general fitness, Jesse lives and breathes movement.

‘If exercise was a pill, it would be the most prescribed drug on the planet.’


Samantha Clutton

Clinical Psychologist


Samantha is a clinical psychologist who is passionate about helping people – including patients and their families – to cope with the challenges of cancer.   Samantha is warm and compassionate in her approach and believes that everyone, no matter what they are facing, has the potential to feel better. 

Samantha has more than 20 years experience working in the field of oncology and has a strong commitment to evidence based psychology practice.  Samantha is an expert in cognitive-behavioural therapy and mindfulness and weaves these approaches into her therapy. Although her first love is clinical practice she provides clinical supervision to other psychologists and has a number of research publications in peer reviewed journals.  She has presented at a variety of conferences on the topic of helping people to cope with cancer.  As well as her work as a psychologist, Sam loves spending time with her family, bush walking, travel and learning new skills.



You will always be welcomed with the friendliest of faces at Sunshine Coast Haematology & Oncology Clinic. Our dedicated administration team are generally your first point of contact – they will organise your appointments, answer general queries and assist with the overall coordination of your care.

Our administration team are available to speak with Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm on (07) 5479 0000. If they are unable to answer your immediate query, our team of nurses and medical specialists will be consulted to assist you further. 


Melissa Campbell

Clinical Business Manager

Melissa received her training as a registered Nurse in Sydney, obtaining a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Western Sydney in 1998. Melissa was introduced to Cancer Nursing in 1999 working in the Westmead Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit where she spent the next 10 years. During this time, she obtained a Postgraduate degree in Oncology Nursing and also completed an Advanced Cancer Nurse rotational program gaining experience in all aspects of cancer nursing. Fulfilling roles in all aspects of nursing including clinical co-ordination, management and education has given her well rounded experience. Melissa moved into the private sector in 2010 working in the oncology clinic at Norwest Private Hospital as an oncology nurse and relief manager.  

In 2018 Melissa and her family moved to the Sunshine Coast where she was given the opportunity to work at our clinic as a registered nurse. Melissa then transitioned into the role of Clinical Nurse and has now been appointed as Clinical Business Manager.   

Melissa has over 20 years’ experience in Cancer Services Nursing and hopes to continue providing a service that is supportive and caring to clients of the Sunshine Coast community.



Our dedicated and professional team of nursing staff care for patients throughout their treatment journey. All of our nursing staff are Registered Nurses with oncology, chemotherapy administration training and experience. Our nursing staff ensure that people understand their treatment and take the time to listen to problems that people may be experiencing and work with them to eliminate or lessen these issues.  





Morning tea, afternoon tea or lunch is provided to our patients whilst visiting our day hospital for treatment. The culinary delights are a highlight of peoples visits to the Clinic. Freshly brewed coffee, a selection of teas and fruit juices together with gourmet sandwiches, cheese platters, and sweet and savoury refreshments, are enjoyed as people undergo their treatment.