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Olivia Smart


Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

Olivia Smart

Olivia has broad experience in women’s health care. Her approach focuses on the overall wellbeing of the individual and she is known for her sensitive approach and open communication.

She has undertaken post graduate training in minimal access surgery and is an advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeon. She performs excision of endometriosis and laparoscopic hysterectomy.

Olivia has a special interest in colposcopy and the management of vulvo-vaginal disorders including abnormal smears, lichen sclerosus and pre-cancerous conditions. She has recently helped introduce new techniques for treating painful sexual intercourse to Oxford Women’s Health.

Originally from Yorkshire in the North of England, Olivia undertook her medical studies at University College London, graduating in 1998.

Her first visit to New Zealand was as a junior doctor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, working at Christchurch Women’s Hospital. She returned to London in 2003 to complete a research fellowship at Imperial College. 

Olivia completed her postgraduate training through the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Advanced training was undertaken in the North Island and she returned to Christchurch with her family in 2014 to take up her specialist appointment at Oxford Women’s Health.

Professional profile

  • Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Christchurch Women's Hospital, Te Whatu Ora
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Otago
  • Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG)
  • Clinical Governance Board, Forte Hospital
  • Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society (AGES)
  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP)
  • CQUIP Certified


Olivia Smart

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