Meet the people working behind the scenes to make our faculty a more equitable place.
The Equity Committee of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences works to:
- Ensure that our faculty is a fair and inclusive place to work and study
- Develop, promote and monitor strategies within our faculty and the wider University community to provide equal opportunities for staff and students
- Build work and study environments where everyone has a chance to reach their potential
- Celebrate diversity within our faculty
Meet the committee
Associate Professor Trecia Wouldes
Associate Dean (Equity)
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 6221
I represent the combined voices of our Equity Committee to the University-wide Equity Community.
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 6071
I represent professional staff at the School of Medical Sciences.
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 3893
I am the Equity representative for the School of Pharmacy. I am a parent of teenagers and have teaching, service and research interests that have a focus on equitable outcomes in tertiary teaching and health.
Dr Joanna Black
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 2405
I am the School of Optometry and Vision Science representative on the Equity Committee. I am a parent of pre-schoolers and an academic.
Facilities and Services Manager
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 1607
I represent the faculty's Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee.
Dr Elana Curtis
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 6470
Kia ora. Ko Ngāti Rongomai rāua ko Ngāti Pikiao ōku hapū. Ko Te Arawa te iwi. Tihei Mauriora.
My name is AP Elana Taipapaki Curtis. I represent the Vision 20:20 initiative and Te Kupenga Hauora Māori on the FMHS Equity Committee. This covers Māori and Pacific student admission, bridging/foundation education and retention initiatives within the faculty.
Assoc Professor Bridget Kool
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 3871
I am the Associate Dean (Academic) for the FMHS and have responsibility for ensuring the quality of teaching and learning in the Faculty. A key component of this is to ensure equitable access to our programmes and the provision of a fair and inclusive place for our students to study.
Academic Services Analyst
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 8993
I am the Academic Services Analyst. While provide reporting for the Equity Committee, I only attend meetings as required.
Group Services Manager
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 6721
I represent the School of Population Health.
Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy
Phone: +64 (0) 9 373 7599
I am the equity committee representative from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Postgraduate Students’ Association (FMHS PGSA). I am also an advocate for Women in Science, the Rainbow network, and students and staff with disabilities.
Professor Phillippa Poole
Head of Department
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 6440
I am Head of the Department of Medicine and a general physician at Auckland City Hospital. I am passionately interested in developing a suitably diverse health workforce for Aotearoa New Zealand. I have published extensively on this topic, particularly on women in medicine.
Dr Kate Prebble
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 3413
I represent the School of Nursing. My background is in mental health nursing and I have a commitment to social justice issues in health and education. I identify as lesbian and live with my long-term partner (and cat!).
Dr Ilva Rupenthal
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 6386
I represent the School of Medicine.
Dr Gerhard Sundborn
Phone: +64 (0) 9 923 9205
I represent the Section of Pacific Health.