Our Staff

In addition to Dr Kirsten Connan and Dr Tania Hingston, the smooth running of our practice and the care of our patients would not be possible without the wonderful work from our administration TasOGS Team.

Gillian Woolley
TasOGS Senior Receptionist

Dr Connan and Dr Hingston are delighted to have Gillian Woolley as our Senior TasOGS receptionist!

Gillian was born in Papua New Guinea, where her father was teaching agriculture to the native New Guineans. She moved to Tasmania as a three year old and spent most of her childhood years in Hobart. She met her husband Richie whilst at College, and with whom she recently celebrated 35 years of marriage!

Gillian worked in the banking industry prior to giving birth to her first daughter, Rebecca. Her second daughter, Susannah was born just under 3 years later. Gillian started work in the medical reception field in 1997 at the Hobart Day Surgery as a Medical Receptionist. She spent twelve happy years with them before accepting a job with TasIVF in 2009. At TasIVF she worked as a receptionist and later became their Service Manager. She enjoyed being part of the TasIVF team and supporting patients on their often difficult and demanding infertility journey.

She looks forward to a new and exciting challenge working with TasOGS. Gillian enjoys catching up with friends for breakfast, movie nights at the State Cinema, walking her dog Tobey, and trips to Melbourne for shows, the obligatory shopping and to see her lovely daughters.

Melanie Darby
TasOGS Receptionist

Dr Connan and Dr Hingston are delighted to have Melanie Darby as one of our fabulous TasOGS receptionists!

Melanie brings a great amount of experience to obstetric reception work. Mel most recently spent the last seven years as the ward clerk for the Womens and Children’s ward at the Mersey Community Hospital in NW Tasmania. Mel’s role included both high level administrative assistance as well as well as facilitating the practical assistance available to pregnant women. In this role Mel speaks of her very real enjoyment in supporting women and their families through their pregnancies and birthing journey.

Mel was born and bred in Launceston. It was here she met her darling husband Mark and soon followed the addition of twin boys Thomas and Hayden. Seven years later gorgeous Matilda arrived (during Matilda’s pregnancy Dr Hingston provided obstetric support).

In November of 2014 Melanie and her family relocated to Hobart. Mel and her family are loving Hobart spending most of their spare time attending sporting events and camping!


Mollie D’Arcy
TasOGS Receptionist

Dr Connan and Dr Hingston are delighted to have Mollie D’Arcy as one of our fabulous TasOGS receptionists!

Mollie is originally from Bothwell but now calls Hobart home. She took a round about way of getting into the health administration but we’re glad she made it! After completing a Bachelor of Arts she travelled to Scotland and Canada on working holiday visas. She spent several years alternating between office temping and hospitality positions, but decided administrative customer service was for her.

When Mollie returned to Hobart, with her Scottish lad in tow, she took a receptionist position with The Watkins Practice Group. For the next 6 years she worked between two practice locations, performing reception and admin duties for IVF specialists, Dermatologists, and an Immunologist. Mollie has said the most rewarding aspect of her role was supporting people through their infertility journey at TasIVF.

Since the birth of her son Finley in 2014 Mollie has been curious to work on the other side of fertility. She is taking a keen interest in the world of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and looks forward to getting to know our patients well.

By women, for women.