Simina Laird


Dr Simina Laird

17 Martin Conway Road, Redwood Valley, RD 1 Richmond, Tasman 7081.

Cell 021 217 7157




  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Romania, 1987
  • Fellow of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa, 1999
  • Vocational Registration as a Consultant Psychiatrist, New Zealand Medical Council, 2002


  • Fellow of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa
  • Affiliate member of the Royal Australia New Zealand College of Psychiatrists


  • ACC approved for sexual abuse and post physical injury trauma
  • Southern Cross Health Insurance approved Affiliated Provider.



  • Residency in Dermatology in Romania (my country of birth) 1991-92
  • Medical Officer in medicine, emergency medicine and pediatrics, South Africa. 1992 -1996
  • Registrar in Psychiatry 1996-1999 South Africa
  • Consultant Psychiatrist, South Africa 2000-2001

New Zealand:

  • August 2001-February 2002: Consultant Psychiatrist, Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB), 50 % Community / 50% Inpatient
  • February 2002-May 2006:  Consultant Psychiatrist Community Mental Health, CCDHB
  •  May 2006- September 2009: Consultant Psychiatrist Forensic Inpatient and Community Services, CCDHB
  • September 2009-December 2015: Consultant Psychiatrist, Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, CCDHB
  • January 2016-January 2018: Private practice in Psychiatry, Wellington
  • February 2018 – Present: Private practice in Psychiatry, Nelson


  • Over 20 years in mental health service delivery
  • Areas of special interest include: mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, psychiatric disorders secondary to general medical conditions including head injury