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Southern Health and Disability Ethics Committee

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Full name: Southern Health and Disability Ethics Committee

Short name: Southern HDEC

Abbreviation: STH

OHRP ref: IRB00008713


Meetings


Terms of reference

Download Southern Committee Terms of  Reference (Word, 395.5 KB)


Membership and attendance

No meetings were postponed or cancelled due to inability to make quorum. Two members were appointed during 2014 and two member’s terms expired.

Ms Raewyn Idoine (Chair)
Membership category: Consumer representative
Date of appointment: 27 October 2015
Current term expires: 27 October 2018

Ms Raewyn Idoine is a director of the NZ Blood Service.  Her recent roles include Stakeholder Engagement Manager for the Tertiary Education Commission (2007-2009) and Owner/Manager of a number of large private Tertiary institutions. Ms Idoine was registered as a Nurse at Auckland Public Hospital (1976).  Other positions she has undertaken include: Judge of the New Zealand Hospitality Awards (2004-2007), Head Assessor of the New Zealand Tourism Awards (1999-2006) and member of the Ministry of Education Tertiary Advisory Group (1996-2004) 

Dr Sarah Gunningham
Membership category: Intervention Studies
Date of appointment: 27 October2015
Current term expires: 27 October 2018

Dr Sarah Gunningham is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Otago (2008-present).  Prior to this she was an Assistant Research Fellow and PhD student at the University of Otago (1996-2008).  Dr Gunningham completed a PhD at the University of Otago (2008), a Master of Science at the University of Otago (2003) and a Bachelor of Science at the University of West of England (1995).  She was registered as a General Nurse at Royal United Hospital (1982) and worked as a nurse 1982-1996 completing a Diploma of Nursing at London University (1986) and Certificates of Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice (1989), and General Intensive Care (1987) at the Bristol and Weston School of Nursing.  Dr Gunningham has published one book, 15 refereed journal articles and presented papers at six conference proceedings.

Associate Professor Mira Harrison-Woolrych
Membership category: Intervention Studies
Date of appointment: 27 October 2015
Current term expires: 27 October 2018

Dr Harrison-Woolrych is the former director of the Intensive Medicines Monitoring Programme for the Department of Preventative and Social Medicine, University of Otago. She has extensive research experience in pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology and is a former member of the executive of the International Society of Pharmacovigilence (2009-2012) and the Medicines Assessment Advisory Committee (2003-2011).  Dr Harrison-Woolrych holds a Bachelor of Medicine (1989), Doctor of Medicine (1995) University of Southhampton, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Dr Nicola Swain
Membership category: Health researcher
Date of appointment: 27 October 2015
Current term expires: 27 October 2018

Dr Nicola Swain is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago (2007-present).  Prior to this she was a Research Fellow with the Christchurch Health and Development Study.  She has completed a Doctor of Philosophy (1998) and a Bachelor of Science, with honours (1994) at the University of Otago.  Dr Swain holds professional memberships with the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology, the International Positive Psychology Association and the New Zealand Pain Society.  Dr Swain specialises in Health Psychology and pain research. She has published over 20 refereed journal articles and regularly contributes to conferences. She teaches Health Psychology and Pain to medical students at the Dunedin School of Medicine. She also supervises students studying for PhDs, Masters and summer research projects in fields such as dr-patient communication, child well-being, child-birth satisfaction and on-line interventions for pain.

Dr Devonie Waaka
Membership category: Health researcher
Date of appointment: 13 May 2016
Current term expires: 13 May 2019

Dr Waaka graduated in medicine from the University of Otago in 1996. She worked as a medical registrar for a number of years, developing an interest in nephrology and rheumatology, before joining an early phase clinical trials unit as a research physician in 2004. Over the past decade she has been involved in the planning and implementation of numerous early phase trials in New Zealand and Australia. 
In 2011 Devonie completed a Master of Medical Science in Drug Development from the University of New South Wales. In addition to her clinical duties, Dr Waaka has been on the teaching staff for the Pharmaceutical Medicine and Drug Development Master Program, University of New South Wales (2012 – present).

Anna Paris

Dr Paris is Executive Officer, Operations Leadership at Environment Canterbury (2016 – present). Before this, she was a policy analyst at the Health Quality and Safety Commission (2014), Senior Researcher, Disabilities at the Donald Beasley Institute, Dunedin (2012 – 2014), Research Fellow at the University of Otago (2012) and Administrator at the Southern Health and Disability Ethics Committee (2008 – 2011). Dr Paris has a Doctorate of Philosophy in Gender Studies from the University of Otago (2013).