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 Published: 29/11/2011

Clinical fellows

Newborn Services presently has 2 Neonatal Clinical Fellow positions.  Fellows must be trainees in an accredited postgraduate training programme, and must be able to be registered in New Zealand (for further information about registration requirements, refer to the Medical Council of New Zealand).

The fellows can expect to gain experience in Level 3 and Level 2 neonatal care.  Echocardiography skills will be taught. 

In addition to clinical experience, the fellows would be expected to undertake and assist with clinical research within the department.  They will be involved in prospective studies as well as retrospective audits.

The primary areas of research interest within the department are:

  • Perinatal asphyxia
    • Selective head cooling
    • EEG predictors of outcomes in preterm infants
  • Chronic Lung Disease, particularly the use of postnatal steroids
  • Antenatal steroids
  • Nasal CPAP versus ventilation
  • Neonatal nutrition and growth
  • Neonatal glucose homeostasis
  • Percutaneous central venous catheter placement 
  • Outcomes of Small-for-Gestational-Age babies
  • Neonatal echocardiography, with particular interest in the PDA

There are opportunities to liaise with other paediatric services within Auckland, and experience could be gained in other areas if required.

The Fellowship programme at National Women's Health is accredited by the Specialist Advisory Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians as an approved programme for maximum period of 2 years advanced training in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine.

Enquiries should be directed to Malcolm Battin.

Last updated November 29, 2011