Martin Than is one of only a handful of senior lecturers in Emergency Medicine in New Zealand. He works mainly at the Emergency Department of Christchurch Public Hospital as an Emergency Medicine Specialist.
Martin is the co-director and co-founder of the Clinical Decision Support Unit, NZ's first Centre of Evidence Based Health Care; set up to provide rapid answers to important clinical questions (this a collaborative project between Canterbury District Health Board and Christchurch School of Medicine)
He is the Chairman of the Canterbury West Coast Emergency Care Co-ordination Team and is currently involved in creating a National Trauma Audit Database and reviewing emergency air ambulance and helicopter services. Martin has trained and worked within Emergency Medicine in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and has postgraduate qualifications in Research and Evidence based healthcare.
Martin has also received a Decoration for Bravery by the Commonwealth of Australia, The Surf Lifesaving Australia Meritorious Award for Bravery and The Royal Humane Society of Australia Bronze Medallion.
Mike Ardagh is New Zealand's only Professor of Emergency Medicine. He works for the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition to tutoring medical students he also spends a great deal of time in the Emergency Department of Christchurch Hospital where he works as an Emergency Medicine Specialist.
As the first New Zealander to qualify as a specialist in Emergency Medicine he has been a pioneer in its development here. As well as developing the training scheme for specialists Mike has advised the Ministry of Health, the Medical Council of New Zealand and various hospitals on appropriate standards relating to Emergency Department services.
Mike runs courses in Early Management of Severe Trauma, Advanced Paediatric Life Support and Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient to a variety of doctors around New Zealand. In addition, he has a PhD. in medical ethics and sits on the National Ethics Committee of the Ministry of Health.
He has published more medical journal articles about emergency care than any other New Zealander and is regularly asked to speak at conferences here and overseas.
|Angela Collins (Communications Co-ordinator)
Angela is the communications coordinator of the Emergency Care Research Foundation. While her work within the organization is multi-faceted her key roles are based around facilitating the smooth running of the charity, organizing events and liaising with the three trustees involved.
She has been involved in the charity since shortly after emigrating from the UK in 2003.
With over 20 years of legal experience behind him,Stephen, a Partner of Lane Neave Lawyers, our principal sponsors, has recently joined us as a Trustee. With many immediate and extended family members in the medical profession, Stephen has a keen interest in furthering the Foundation's goals associated with the delivery of emergency medical care.
Stephen not only provides us with legal guidance needed for the Foundation's activities, but as a keen, albeit somewhat erratic golfer, is instrumental in organising The Lane Neave Corporate Golf Tournament from which the Foundation receives the proceeds.
Matthew Yates is a Director in the Christchurch office of PricewaterhouseCoopers but still finds time to support The Emergency Care Foundation with his time and also accounting skills.
Scott is an emergency physician and a trustee of the Foundation since 2009.