Aiono Alec Ekeroma
MBBS, DipObs, FRANZCOG, FRCOG, MBA, MInsD, PhD
Alec Ekeroma is the Hon Cheif Executive Officer of the Pacific Society for Reproductive Health and was President in 2011-2015. He is a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Pacific Women Health Research Unit at the University of Auckland. He is a senior consultant in O&G at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland. Alec was the Chair of the NZ Committee of RANZCOG and has been on the Council of both RANZCOG and AOFOG. He was the President of the Pacific Medical Association and has been the founder and on governance boards of some Pacific primary health care organisations in Auckland NZ. He has also been on various national health committees of the Ministry of Health.
RM, MN, MMedSc(ClinEpi), PhD
Caroline Homer is Professor and the Director of the Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Director of Midwifery Studies and the Associate Dean for International and Development in the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney. She currently directs the Maternal and Child Health Initiative in Papua New Guinea, a 4 year project focusing on improving maternal and child health through strengthening midwifery and obstetric services. She was an author in the 2014 Lancet Series on Midwifery and the 2014 State of the World’s Midwifery Report. She is also the President of the Australian College of Midwives.
PhD, MBCHB, DipObs, FRNZCGP
Timothy Kenealy is Associate Professor of Integrated Care, based at the South Auckland Clinical School. He has worked as a GP in South Auckland for over 25 years. His academic interests were triggered by seeing a great many people with inadequately managed and controlled diabetes. Research interest are: diabetes in primary care, chronic care management, data collection and audit in general practice, randomised controlled trials in primary care, mixed methods research and evaluation, access to care, integration of care within primary care, integration of care between patients and caregivers, primary and secondary sectors and health equity.
Dr Rufina Latu is the Technical Officer at the World Health Organization in Papua New Guinea. Rufina Latu is a medical graduate from the Fiji School of Medicine and holds a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of New South Wales. For the past 20 years, she has worked in public health, with a special focus on reproductive health and maternal and child health. Her vast knowledge and experience of health and development in the Pacific was progressively built through working with national ministries of health in various PaciBic countries, Fiji School of Medicine, Secretariat of the PaciBic Community, and more recently with WHO. Dr Latu has contributed immensely to health and development in the PaciBic region. She is currently based at the WHO country office in Vanuatu where she worked to support health systems development and services improvement.
MBBS(Melb), DPH(Syd), MRACGP, FRANZCOG, FRCOG, OL, CSM
Professor Glen Mola has been head of Reproductive Health and Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences UPNG since 1997. He is a founding member of Pacific Society of Reproductive Health (1991) and a past President (1999-2003). Prof Mola has done consultancies around the Pacific as well as in Asia and Africa for WHO, The World Bank, UNFPA, UNHCR and UNICEF. Prof Mola is active in teaching health workers in Solomon islands, Fiji and PNG.
MFM, MD, FRANZCOG, FRCOG
Peter Stone is Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the University of Auckland. He is the RANZCOG representative on the National Screening Unit Antenatal and Newborn Screening Technical Advisory Group His clinical and research interests include maternal fetal medicine, obstetric ultrasound and prenatal screening and diagnosis. Other research is in, preeclampsia and fetal welfare including maternal sleep physiology and how it may affect stillbirth.
His other interests include the teaching of ultrasound. He has been on the RANZCOG Asia Pacific and Global Women’s Health Committee representative on the Pacific Society of Reproductive Health.
Nicola Hawley is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Yale University. Dr. Hawley’s research focuses broadly on: (1) understanding how maternal and child health are impacted by rising levels of obesity and diabetes in developing countries, (2) determining how delivery of healthcare impacts the identification and treatment of these diseases during the perinatal period, and (3) developing interventions to prevent the intergenerational transmission of chronic disease.
Swaran Naidu is an A/Professor at the Fiji National University Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She has worked as a consultant obstetrician gynaecologist in Australia where she performed and published research on the menopause. She currently works as a consultant at Lautoka Hospital Fiji and runs a women’s empowerment program at a health centre she founded, the Viseisei Health Centre.
Journal Manager – Dr Theresa Mittermeier
MBChB, DipOG, DipPaeds.
Theresa graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Auckland with Distinction in 2012. She has postgraduate qualifications in paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology. She has volunteered in a variety of roles and we welcome her enthusiasm to take on this important task for PSRH and the Journal.