Dr Cathy Stephenson is a Wellington based GP. In her clinical role, she supports young people as part of the 502 Rangatahi Ora team in Porirua.
In 2022 Dr Stephenson moved from the RNZCGP, where she was clinical lead of the training programme, to take up the role of principal health advisor for the Ministry of Social Development, where she hopes to play a role in supporting New Zealanders and their whānau to thrive and live their best lives.
She is passionate about educating and informing patients and colleagues, and has authored columns on health and wellbeing for many years in Stuff, New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa and via other forums. Dr Stephenson is a senior clinical lecturer in intimate partner violence and sexual harm at the University of Otago, and was previously the clinical lead for Piki, a rangatahi mental health service in the lower North Island.