...all about our TEAM

Lead Clinicians


  • Dr Alex Bartle MB, BS, FRNZCGP, Dip Obst, MM (Sleep Medicine)

    After extensive research and special training in sleep medicine overseas, Dr Bartle established the Sleep Well Clinic in March 2000. Dr Bartle was an invited speaker at the Australasian Sleep Association international conferences in 2003 and 2006. In 2007 he presented research at the World Federation of Sleep Research 5th International Congress.

    In recent years Dr Bartle has presented at continuing medical education seminars and conferences in New Zealand and overseas. Dr Bartle is the Medical Director of the Sleep Well Clinic and is a member of the Australasian Sleep Association.

  • Professor Lutz Beckert MD, FRACP, MRCP (UK), Respiratory and Sleep Physician

    Professor Lutz Beckert is a Respiratory and Sleep Specialist at Christchurch Hospital. He is also a Senior Lecturer and Academic Head of the Department of Medicine, University of Otago Medical School. Professor Beckert is the Clinical Advisor at the Sleep Well Clinic and has a wide range of current research interests. Professor Beckert is a member of the Australasian Sleep Association.

  • Bryn Sparks BSc, PG DipSci (neurophysiology) Sleep Physiologist

    As one of New Zealand's first Sleep Physiologists, Bryn helped develop remote sleep testing techniques in the early 1990's. Bryn has over 23 years experience as a Sleep Technologist including seven years as Technical Director of Christchurch Hospital Sleep Disorders Unit. Bryn is a member of the Australaisan Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association. Bryn is currently completing a PhD through Victoria University investigating the social construction of snoring and sleep apnoea.

  • Glenda Barnes BSc, Registered Clinical Physiologist

    Glenda developed her extensive skills as a Sleep Physiologist at the Christchurch Hospital Sleep Service before shifting to Nelson/Marlborough where she established Nelson Sleep Services and SleepNZ, New Zealand's first online sleep apnoea resource. In late 2010 Sleep Well Clinic recruited Glenda and the Nelson Sleep Service to enhance service delivery in the Tasman District. Glenda has over 19 years experience as a Sleep Physiologist. Glenda is a member of the Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association.

Sleep Doctors and Allied Health


    The doctors and health professionals at the SLEEP WELL CLINIC provide comprehensive assessment and treatment services for children and adults suffering sleep disorders such as problematic snoring, sleep apnoea, insomnia, and parasomnias.

    Medical consultations in Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, and Invercargill are available by appointment.

    We also offer testing and treatment services to patients in other centres using portable monitors and extensive phone or Skype support for consultations.

  • Iain Buchannan Whangarei
  • Dr Jen Heazlewood Auckland
  • Dr Karen Falloon Auckland
  • Lisa Crow Tauranga
  • Dr Ken Couper Hamilton
  • Dr Mary English Wellington
  • Dr Dorren Kirkaldy Nelson
  • Dr Vivien Edge Nelson
  • Alex Mortlock Christchurch
  • Kimberley Gill Christchurch
  • Dr Janet Downs Dunedin
  • Sue Filsell Dunedin
  • Bridie Agate Queenstown
  • Dr Kim Nester Invercargill


Customer Services


    The doctors and clinical support team are only part of the story. Patients need to be triaged when they first contact us, appointments need to be arranged, sleep monitors need to be sent out and retrieved, and correspondence with family doctors, other specialists, and regulatory organisations needs to be prepared, checked, and sent. Our customer services team have years of experience working specifically in sleep clinics and they also each bring a diverse background of professional experience and skills.

  • Christine Vaile National Sleep Well Clinic Practice Manager and Clinical Co-ordinator
  • Anna Tabart Nelson/Marlborough Practice Manager
  • Liz Jarvis National Accounts Manager
  • Kitty Woods National Logistical Co-ordinator
  • Sammy Watson Nelson Administration

DR ALEX BARTLE and his team of health professionals at the SLEEP WELL CLINIC provide comprehensive assessment and treatment services throughout New Zealand for children and adults suffering sleep disorders such as SNORING, SLEEP APNOEA, INSOMNIA, and PARASOMNIAS.

Local Consultations


  • New Zealand has a dispersed population. Sleep Well Clinic works with local staff throughout the regions to meet new clients and patients, provide testing and consultation services, and to help people start therapy.

  • We also draw on expert central knowledge centres to support the local services.


  • Clinical Support


  • Our team of experienced sleep therapists are linked through a state-of-the-art IT network to provide clinical support throughout the week for patients starting or on long-term therapy.

  • The seamless patient experience provided by our network is an important part of our high treatment success rate.


  • Customer Services


  • The Sleep Well Clinic is supported by a team of professional administrators who understand the need to treat each patient according to their individual needs.

  • All our frontline staff are friendly and approachable and look forward to making your first point of contact with the Sleep Well Clinic an informative and open experience.

  • Contact us

    Freephone: 0800 22 75 33

    Freefax: 0800 22 75 44

    e: contact@sleepwellclinic.co.nz