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

Professor Nitin Kapur, President

Dr Niroshini Kennedy, President-elect

Dr Hannah Bills, Trainee representative

Dr Caroline Stewart, Appointed Fellow

Dr Jye Gard, Appointed Fellow

Dr Jade Stewart, Trainee representative

Professor Julie McGaughran, Appointed Fellow

Dr Divyesh Mehta, Appointed Fellow

Dr David Newman, Aotearoa New Zealand Appointed Fellow

Dr Elizabeth Pickford, Appointed Fellow

Vacant, CPD Representative

Dr Pat Tuohy, Aotearoa New Zealand Appointed Fellow

Dr Romi Rimer, Appointed Fellow

Committee Chairs

Dr Paul Hotton, Chapter of Community Child Health Committee

Professor Graham Vimpani, PCHD Policy & Advocacy Committee

Dr Sadasivam Suresh, PCHD Education Committee

Dr Hamish McCay, Aotearoa New Zealand PCHD Committee

Dr Simon Denny, Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine Committee

Dr Ju-Lee Oei, PCHD Research Committee

For more information about PCHD Council activities, go to PCHD Council communiqués.

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