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About | Get to know Dr Brittany

Dr Brittany Stanley-Wishart | MBChB

Doctor, Writer, Speaker, Podcast Host, Model


Brittany completed her medical degree (MBChB) at the University of Otago in 2017 and after spending time working in various hospitals and specialties around New Zealand found her calling in mental health. She is currently four years into her specialist training as a psychiatry registrar with the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

Brittany also works as a ringside doctor at combat sporting events ensuring the safety and wellbeing of fighters and she is a trustee on the Malologa board; one of two parent organisations for Vaka Tautua which is a Pacific social services agency. She was previously a board observer on the Counties Manukau District Health Board for 18 months prior to their dissolution.

As a student, Brittany was involved in various student organisations and mentorship programmes for younger tertiary or secondary school students. In 2016 she started Pasifika Students in Health NZ (PaSHNZ); a registered charity aimed at encouraging a more connected, cohesive, and confident future Pacific health workforce, and convened the first ever nationwide conference for Pacific health professional students from around New Zealand. They also held a regional conference, another nationwide conference and created the first ever national newsletter for Pacific health professional students before disbanding during COVID-19.

In 2020, Brittany received the Pasifika Health Ambassador award at the Pacific Cooperation Foundations’ inaugural youth awards for her service to the Pacific community. She utilized her acceptance speech to highlight the the current mental health statistics amongst Pacific people, particularly youth, and encouraged our communities to start conversations with their young people.

Ultimately, Brittany is passionate about improving mental wellbeing in our communities and believes that encouraging more honest, open and vulnerable conversations is one of the was we can help achieve this. Furthermore, she feels called to nurture, uplift, and equip wāhine to embark on their own healing and self-discovery journeys; to cultivate a more peaceful nervous system, enhance their self-love, maximise their confidence and ensure they have the ability to thrive and flourish.

Get in touch

Brittany is available for presentations, speaking events, facilitating workshops or mentorship. In 2024 she will be open for 1:1 coaching and wellbeing sessions. If you want to chat please do not hesitate in reaching out.