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Ethics Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology
Kate Davenport (Chair)
Kate Davenport is currently a Barrister Sole dealing with commercial and civil litigation, medico-legal litigation and family law (1989-present). Prior to this she was a Solicitor at Masons Bristol, London, England (1988-1989). She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor before the High Court of New Zealand and has completed a Bachelors of Laws (Honours) at the University of Auckland, a Master of Jurisprudence (with distinction) at Auckland University, a Certificate of Comparative Advocacy at the McGeorge School of Law, Washington and a programme of instruction for lawyers at Harvard Law School, Boston. Ms Davenport is currently deputy chair of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal (2004-present) and deputy chair of the Registered Architects Board.
She is a current member of the New Zealand Bar Association, a former member of the Audit Group Royal College Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2003-2005) and previous convenor of the Ethics Committees of the Auckland District Law Society (2002-2005). Ms Davenport's second term as a member with expertise in relevant areas of law expires on 21 July 2014.
Deborah Rowe (Ngāi Tahu) (Deputy Chair)
Deborah Rowe (Ngāi Tahu) is currently a Nurse Consultant for the Auckland District Health Board, an undergraduate and postgraduate lecturer at the University of Auckland and a Senior Staff Nurse at the Women’s Health Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (2005-present). Prior to this she was a Clinical Charge Nurse at National Women’s Hospital (1997-2005) and a research fellow at the Liggins Institute of Research. Miss Rowe was appointed as Deputy Chair of the Nursing Council of New Zealand in January 2009.
Miss Rowe is completing a PhD in Management and Nursing and has completed a Master of Health Science and Management, a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Management at the University of Auckland a Bachelor of Health Science Nursing at Auckland University of Technology and a Diploma in Registered Comprehensive Nursing at Auckland Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Māori Advisory Committee National Screening Unit (2007-present), a Māori representative on the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee (2006-present), a member of the Auckland District Health Board Māori Nurses Group, and a member of the Nursing Council. Miss Rowe is the previous chair of the Regional Committee of the Richmond Fellowship of New Zealand and a part time community support worker for the Intellectually Handicapped of New Zealand. Miss Rowe's second term as a member with expertise in assisted reproductive procedures expires on 21 July 2014.
Dr Deborah Payne
Dr Payne is currently a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at AUT University, including Director of the Centre for Midwifery and Women’s Health Care Research (2005-present), and Head of Research at the Department of Health Care Practice (2009-present). Prior to this she was a Senior Lecturer at AUT. Dr Payne completed a PhD at Massey University (2003), a Masters in Social Anthropology (1989) and Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology (1984) at Auckland University, and Registered Nurse training at Middlemore Hospital (1975). She is currently a member of the Auckland Women’s Health Council (1998-present) and was previously a member of the Northern Regional Ethics Committee (2000-2003).
Dr Brian Fergus
Dr Fergus is currently an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Auckland (2009-present). Prior to this he was the Director and Owner of a Computer Services Company (1997-2008). Mr Fergus completed a Diploma of Business Administration at the University of Auckland, a PhD in Chemistry at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science at the University of Auckland. He is currently Chair of the Northern X Regional Ethics Committee (2010-present), and was previously an elected member of the Auckland District Health Board (2007-2010).
Associate Professor Huia Tomlins-Jahnke
Huia Tomlins-Jahnke is Ngati Kahungunu, Ngai Tahu, Ngati Toa Rangatira and Ngati Hine. She is currently an Associate Professor of Maori Education in the College of Education at Massey University. Huia trained as a teacher and holds professional qualifications in education (BEd, MEd Hons). She worked for 12 years as a lecturer in Te Putahi a Toi School of Maori Studies at Massey which has a strong health research and development focus. She has extensive experience in iwi research and has a PhD that investigated the nature of tribal service provision in health and social services. She has expertise in Māori theoretical, methodological and ethical frameworks and working with Māori communities. Huia is Deputy Chair of the Massey University Human Ethics Committee and a member of the Social & Human Sciences Sub Commission of the NZ National Commission for UNESCO which has as a key focus the Ethics of Knowledge Production. Huia is also a member of the Sub Commissions Pacific Ethics Consultation Steering Committee and a recent appointee to the Bioethics Council. Ms Tomlins-Jahnke's second term as a member with expertise in ethics expires on 1 April 2013.
Dr Freddie Graham CNZM, FRCS (Ed), FRCOG, FRNZCOG, CREI
Freddie Graham is currently an obstetrician and gynaecologist at Fertility Associates (1987-present). Prior to this he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland (1975-1986). Dr Graham completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at London University (1968), a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (1973), and is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (1975). He also completed a Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (1982). Dr Graham established New Zealand’s first private fertility clinic, Fertility Associates (1987) and was awarded the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to medicine (2009). Dr Graham's first term as a member with expertise in human reproductive research expires on 21 July 2014.
Carolyn Mason is currently a Lecturer at the University of Canterbury (2001-present). Prior to this she was a Lecturer at Lincoln University (2000). Ms Mason completed a Bachelor of Science (1992) and a Master of Arts in Philosophy at the University of Canterbury (1999). She was a member and Chair of the Upper South A Regional Ethics Committee (2005-2008), and a member and Deputy Chair of the Canterbury Regional Health and Disability Ethics Committee (2002-2004). Ms Mason's first term as a member with expertise in ethics expires on 21 July 2014.
Dr Adriana Gunder
Adriana Gunder has the ability to articulate issues from a disability perspective. She is a JP, a consumer representative and a member of the Health Professional Disciplinary Tribunal (February 2010-present). Dr Gunder completed a Doctoral Degree in Biological Sciences (1972) and a Post Doctoral Degree in Biophysics (1976) at the University of Pavia in Italy. She has been a volunteer for Victim Support (1995-2007), a member of the Northern Region Board of New Zealand Red Cross (1996-2001), a member of the Executive of the Disabled People Assembly of New Zealand (1994-1997) and an elected member of the Eastern Bays Community Board (2006-2010). Dr Gunder’s first term expires 1 April 2013.
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