Paediatrics & Child Health Division Council

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
  • research
  • workforce

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).


Council membership

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

Committee Chairs

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.

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