Call for nominations for the Neonatal Encephalopathy 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 Neonatal Encephalopathy Working Group (NEWG).

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 1 March 2019

PMMRC is appointed under section 59e of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 by the Health Quality & Safety Commission. The NEWG is a working group established in 2007 under PMMRC. The purpose of the NEWG is to review data with the aim of improving outcomes and services for babies with neonatal encephalopathy (NE).

We are requesting nominations and applications for a midwife to join the NEWG. The applicant will have expertise in the areas of maternal and perinatal care, and primary care, and knowledge and experience in health service provision to Māori.

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
  • paediatrics
  • clinical epidemiology
  • midwifery
  • neonatal nursing
  • neonatology
  • 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

If you would like to apply directly, without 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 NEWG please visit the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee section of the website.

If you would like to know more about the functions and activities of the NEWG please view the terms of reference (156KB, PDF).

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Last updated 10/10/2019