Profiles And Contributions To This Article

The Northland Regional-Rural program (Pūkawakawa): broadening medical undergraduate learning in New Zealand

Phillippa  Poole

Prof Phillippa Poole

qualifications: FRACP

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts, designed the project

position: Head, medical education division

New Zealand

I am a general physician at Auckland City Hospital and Head of the Department of Medicine at the University of Auckland. My research interests include medical education for future health needs, women in medicine, the generalist medical workforce, and comprehensive management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.


Warwick  Bagg

Warwick Bagg

qualifications: FRACP

contribution: original concept, designed the project, statistical analysis, contributed to drafts, literature review

position: Associate dean (medical program)

New Zealand


Barbara   O'Connor

Barbara O'Connor

qualifications: MPhil

contribution: original concept, designed the project, literature review

position: Educational project manager

New Zealand

Educational Project Manager for the University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, and especially for the medical programme. My research interests are regional and rural medicine, indigenous health, and community engagement models.


Anna  Dare

Anna Dare

contribution: input data, collected data, statistical analysis, wrote the first draft, literature review

position: Research fellow


Judy  McKimm

Judy McKimm

qualifications: MBA

contribution: devised survey tool, contributed to drafts, contributed to drafts

position: Senior lecturer, Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education

New Zealand

I currently work in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland in health professions' education and am also an Honorary Professor in Medical Education at Swansea University and a Visiting Professor in Healthcare Education and Leadership, University of Bedfordshire, UK. I have a long involvement in medical education, was Director of Undergraduate Medicine at Imperial College London from 1998 - 2004 and have worked around the world (incuding Central Asia, former Soviet Union, EU accession countries, Portugal and Samoa) on health reform, medical education and faculty and leadership development initiatives. My research interests and publications are in faculty development; e-learning; health and social care workforce development (especially relating to service shifts and changing workforce roles and skills mixes); law, ethics and professionalism teaching and learning; leadership development and curriculum change. I co-edit the 'Clinical teaching made easy' series (with Tim Swanwick) for the British Journal of Hospital Medicine.


Kay  Meredith

Kay Meredith

qualifications: MEdAdmin

contribution: devised survey tool, collected data, input data

position: Pūkawakawa evaluation officer


Boaz  Shulruf

Boaz Shulruf

qualifications: PhD

contribution: input data, statistical analysis

position: Senior lecturer, Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education


Papaarangi  Reid

Papaarangi Reid

qualifications: FAFPHM

contribution: original concept, designed the project

position: Tumuaki


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