Call for nominations for the Maternal Mortality Review Working Group [CLOSED]

1 Feb 2019 | Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Nominations for this position are now closed.


The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) is seeking a new member to join its Maternal Mortality Review Working Group (MMRWG).

Applications close Friday 1 March 2019

PMMRC members are appointed by the Health Quality & Safety Commission under section 59e of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000. The MMRWG is a working group established in 2006 under PMMRC. The purpose of the MMRWG is to investigate maternal deaths and identify possible areas of improvement in maternal care. 

We are requesting nominations and applications for a perinatal psychiatrist to join the MMRWG. The applicant will have expertise in maternal mental health in the antenatal and postnatal period and knowledge and experience in health service, particularly in Māori mental health. 

All applicants are required to have:

  • experience in working with Māori and Pacific peoples
  • wide professional and cultural networks
  • credibility in relevant communities and respect of peers
  • strong personal integrity and ethical behaviour
  • commitment to the issues at the heart of the working group’s business
  • critical appraisal skills, well developed written and oral skills, strategic thinking
  • appropriate clinical or professional experience
  • ability to engage with the other members of the committee and contribute constructively
  • Māori health expertise and critical understanding of impact of inequity.

Collectively, the working group should have combined knowledge and expertise in:

  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • obstetric medicine
  • maternal mental health
  • midwifery
  • anaesthetics
  • primary care
  • pathology
  • clinical epidemiology
  • health quality and risk management
  • consumer engagement
  • understanding of Māori and Pacific health.

If you would like to nominate any suitable candidates, please complete the nomination form (available to download below) and email it to MRCsecretariat@hqsc.govt.nz.  

If you would like to apply directly without a nomination, please complete the application form (available to download below) and provide a current curriculum vitae to the same email address.

For background on the MMRWG please visit the PMMRC section of the website. If you would like to know more about the functions and activities of the MMRWG please view the terms of reference (153KB, PDF).

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Last updated 10/10/2019