New Zealand Branch Activities
New Zealand Radiology Education Trust
The professional, educational and political interests of clinical radiologists and radiation oncologists in New Zealand are overseen by the New Zealand Branch Committee (NZBC) and the New Zealand Radiation Oncology Executive (NZROE).
These two committees represent the College when advocating and collaborating with government, regulatory organisations, District Health Boards and other stakeholders. Both the NZBC and NZROE consist of members from around the country who work both in the public and private sectors.
Dr Gabriel Lau, Chair
Prof John Slavotinek
Dr Rajiv Rattan, Dean, FCR
Dr Michael Baker, Councilor, FCR
Dr Verity Wood, Professional Practice Committee (PPC)
Dr Hugh Roberts, Branch Education Officer
Dr Adam Worthington, Quality and Standards Committee (SQSC)
Dr Missa Amin, Workforce Representative
Dr David Dow, Committee Member
Dr Alana Heath, Committee Member
Dr Daniel Joh, Trainee Representative
Dr Shaun Costello, Chair & ROWG Representative
Dr Gerard Adams, Dean Faculty Council
Dr Gabes Lau, NZ Branch Chair
Dr Tivanka Senanayake, Education & Training Committee
Vacant, Targeting Cancer
Dr Susan Brooks, Training Network Director
Dr Iain Ward, Quality & Improvement Committee
Dr Giuseppe Sasso, Economics & Workforce Committee
Dr Carol Johnson, Professional Practice Committee
Dr Melissa James, Research Committee
Dr Dushiyanthi Rasanathan, Trainee Representative
The New Zealand Branch leads a number of activities to support our members in New Zealand, including:
Please find the NZ AGM 2023 papers here
The New Zealand Branch runs recruitment programmes in New Zealand for first year clinical radiology and radiation oncology training positions. Each year, recruitment is advertised on this website and with Te Whatu Ora.
Applications open on 20 March 2024.
Click here from 20 March for clinical radiology application forms and information
Click here from 20 March for radiation oncology application forms and information
You are expected to provide a Certificate of Professional Status (COPS) from the Medical Council of New Zealand with your application documents. This requirement was introduced in 2022. If you have never been registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand, then a COPS (or equivalent) from the jurisdiction in which you are currently registered and working will be required.
You do not need to submit a COPS from more than one jurisdiction.
Please note, the MCNZ do charge a fee for this certificate.
The College actively engages with governments, industry, consumers and other stakeholders in clinical radiology and radiation oncology to ensure consumers have access to quality services.
Some examples of advocacy specific to the New Zealand setting include:
Our work to develop policy, professional standards, practice standards and quality projects is the foundation of our advocacy work. For some examples of our advocacy work, please refer to our position statements and submissions and media releases.
The New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting is held every year, being a conjoint event between the two Faculties, as well as a number of other events. Find out what’s on in New Zealand.
The NZ Radiology Education Trust focuses on quality, education, research, workforce development and peer support and aims to promote and raise the profile of radiology and/or radiation oncology, and to educate the wider medical and public communities on the optimal use of radiology.
In 1997, a charitable trust known as the RANZCR NZ Branch Education Trust Fund was established to benefit the greater radiological membership, the wider medical community and the people of New Zealand. The benefit to the greater radiological membership was to be directed at quality, education, research, workforce development and peer support. In 2010 it was renamed the New Zealand Radiology Education Trust.
The formal purposes of the Trust are;
The Trust fulfils its purposes in a couple of ways:
If you are interested in applying for funding, please see the funding information sheet and the funding application form.
There are three funding rounds approved for 2023/2024 as follows:
The Trustees are proud to introduce the NZRET Pikimairawea Award.
Māori legend says that the demigod Maui obtained his knowledge from his grandmother’s jawbone. He fashioned a matau (hook) with that jawbone and fished up the North Island. Taranaki tradition has a name for that jawbone – Pikimairawea.
There has long been a connection between bones and radiology. Additionally, ‘piki mai’ means climb hither or strive and ‘rawe’ means excellence in Te Reo Māori.
The NZRET Pikimairawea Award is to honour New Zealand Fellows who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to and/or excellence in the fields of clinical radiology or radiation oncology through:
Two NZRET Pikimairawea Awards will be presented each year at the NZ ASM (provided eligibility criteria are met), one in the specialty of clinical radiology and one in radiation oncology.
If you are interested in nominating a New Zealand Fellow, please see the Guidelines, Terms and Conditions and the Nomination Form.
To access the latest information and news from New Zealand, see News and Media.