Celebrating our members for International Women's Day

Member news
4 March 2019

International Women's Day is celebrated on 8 March each year, and is a focal point in the movement for women's rights.

Part of this movement is recognising the role that gender balance plays in thriving communities.

With 54 percent of the respondents in our 2017 Workforce Survey identifying as female, we're particularly mindful of the contributions women make to general practice.

For International Women's Day this year, we want to celebrate the work that New Zealand's women and health professionals do in our communities.

Read more about our women GPs and Rural Hospital Medicine Specialists and their work below.

Dr Hannah Lawn

“Rural medicine is immensely satisfying. In rural medicine you need a broad range of skills and the confidence to use them in any situation.”

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Dr Alainuanua Tupai

Dr Tupai has worked with Bader Drive Doctors in Mangere for the last 16 years, and was one of only two New Zealand GPs to receive a prestigious Community Service Medal in 2018.

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Dr Vicki Mount

“General practice is a wonderful, practical career and a really nice counterbalance to research. I want to do both because each informs the other."

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Dr Emma Davey

"Being a rural generalist is just the best. Becoming part of a local community, part of something bigger than just work, is a real upside.”

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Dr Jade Robertson

"Our goals are to strengthen connections between tertiary services, increase our knowledge, and to work with our new registrars."

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Dr Kerryn Lum

"One of the most satisfying things comes when someone I helped become a GP contacts me some years later to ask for a bit of a chat and some guidance.”

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