Education Advisory Group

Education Advisory Group

 

 

Name: Dr Althea Page-Carruth Althea Carruth Bio photo

Job title: Podiatrist

Employer: Self Employed

Professional Qualifications: PhD, MBA, BSc(Hons), DPodM

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Bio: I am currently working as a podiatrist in private practice in Central Otago having worked in the UK, Australia and in NZ.  With 38 years of experience after qualifying I have been lucky to have been at the forefront of podiatric practice.   In the 1980s and 1990s I was a District Podiatrist in the UK where I developed new ways of delivering podiatric care to people with diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.   As leader of orthotics and biomechanics team at the University of Westminster I was interested in the new orthotic approaches and then became Head of the School of Podiatry in New Zealand, developing the new Degree course for Podiatrists.  As a member of the National Health Committee I tried to ensure that the rural concerns of the community were heard in the planning of health care delivery  and when, in 2005, I moved to Australia, for family reasons, I decided to take the time to complete a PhD focused on diabetic health and how people manage chronic health issues in regional and rural areas.  

I have always tried to promote greater knowledge in all aspects of podiatric medicine and health service delivery. Therefore, it is a privilege to contribute to the education of professionals who manage wound healing which is often an under rated area of personal distress.


Name: Kate O'Dywer Kate ODwyer bio

Job title: Clinical Resource Nurse - Aged Residential Care Team

Employer: Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation (WBOP PHO)

Professional Qualifications: Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences – Advanced Nursing 

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Bio: I am a Clinical Resource Nurse, employed by WBOP PHO working alongside aged care facilities supporting the aged care workforce in clinical assessment and management of the older person, contributing to quality of care. This role also provides the opportunity to support the aged care sector with wound assessment and management, continuing my passion for wounds which began and continued for many years in the Vascular and District Nursing fields and is combined with a strong education focus. I am honoured to be a member of the NZWCS Education Advisory Group, providing a fantastic opportunity to represent the aged care sector and working with an experienced and passionate team. 


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Name: Maria Ten Hove

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