The Board established the Paediatrics and Child Health Division (PCHD) Council to support the professional careers of the Fellows and trainees of the PCHD and work with other relevant College Bodies and staff in relation to:
- trainee education, training and assessment
- education, continuing professional development and quality performance of Fellows
- policy and advocacy
- the assessment of overseas trained professionals
The Council strives to promote and advance the body of knowledge and the quality and safe practice of paediatrics and child health and act as the authoritative source of direction and advice within the College and externally in regards to paediatrics and child health, particularly in the area of policy and advocacy.
The Council provide governance and oversight for other paediatrics and child health bodies of the College, including the Division Education Committee, Division Policy and Advocacy Committee, Division Research Committee and Chapter of Community Child Health.
For more information, read the Paediatrics & Child Health Division By-law (PDF).
Clinical Professor Catherine Choong, President
Associate Professor Nitin Kapur, President-elect
Dr Hannah Bills, Trainee representative
Dr Daryl Cheng, Elected Fellow
Dr Jye Gard, Trainee representative
Associate Professor Julie McGaughran, Elected Fellow
Dr Divyesh Mehta, Elected Fellow
Dr David Newman, Aotearoa New Zealand Elected Fellow
Dr Elizabeth Pickford, Elected Fellow
Dr Gopinath Subramanian, CPD Representative
Dr Sadasivam Suresh, Elected Fellow
Dr Pat Tuohy, Aotearoa New Zealand Elected Fellow
Dr Chris Pearson, Chapter of Community Child Health Committee
Dr Pat Tuohy, PCHD Policy & Advocacy Committee
Associate Professor Paul Fullerton, PCHD Education Committee
vacant, Aotearoa New Zealand PCHD Committee
Dr Simon Denny, Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine Committee
Associate Professor Margaret Danchin, PCHD Research Committee
For more information about PCHD Council activities, go to PCHD Council communiqués.