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.
New Zealand Branch Committee members
Dr Gabriel Lau, Chairperson
A/Prof Sanjay Jeganathan, Dean, Faculty of Clinical Radiology
Dr Kate O’Connor, Faculty of Clinical Radiology NZ Representative
Dr Mark Coates, Honorary Secretary/Treasurer
Dr Hugh Roberts, Branch Education Officer
Dr Verity Wood, Committee Member
Dr Stephen Wood, Workforce Representative
Dr Quentin Reeves, Committee Member
Dr Joe Feltham, Professional Practice Committee member
Dr Laura Hill, Trainee Representative
New Zealand Radiation Oncology Executive members
Dr Shaun Costello, Chair & ROWG Representative
Dr Keen Hun Tai, Dean, Faculty of Radiation Oncology
Dr Ziad Thotathil, Faculty of Radiation Oncology & PFEC
Dr Claire Hardie, Education & Training Committee
Dr Susan Brooks, Training Network Director
Dr Melissa James, Economics & Workforce Committee
Dr Ramesh Pandey, Media & Profile Committee
Dr Iain Ward, Quality & Improvement Committee
Dr Nichola Naidoo, Committee Member
Dr Katherine Tse, Trainee Representative
Dr Azri Yasin - Research Committee Representative
The New Zealand Branch leads a number of activities to support our members in New Zealand, including:
Please find the NZ AGM 2021 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 through the District Health Boards. Applications open on 24 March 2022.
A new application requirement for 2022 includes a Certificate of Professional Status (COPS) from the Medical Council of New Zealand. 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.
A number of awards and funding opportunities for radiology educational initiatives are available to New Zealand members, thanks to funding from the NZ Radiology Education Trust (NZRET):
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.
If you are interested in applying for funding, please see the funding information sheet and the funding application form.
There are two funding rounds approved for 2022 as follows:
To access the latest information and news from New Zealand, see News and Media.