The Auckland Academic Health Alliance (AAHA) is underpinned by a Memorandum of Understanding between the Auckland District Health Board and the University of Auckland. The first MOU was signed in 2012, the latest in 2019 when the Waitematā District Health Bord joined the AAHA.
Key principles of the MoU
- A tangible commitment to partnering with the communities we serve that demonstrably improves health and well-being for both individuals and populations
- Actively explore opportunities to collaborate on mutually beneficial projects that reduce duplication and inefficiency
- Act collaboratively for the benefit of the AAHA in enhancing education activities, growing and developing the workforce, attracting research revenues, growing research activity, consequently enhancing the national and international standing of the AAHA and its members
- Explore opportunities to align functions related to teaching, research and patient care to create further mutual benefits
- Annual review of activities to determine areas for further development that will enhance the standing of the AAHA.
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Joint Relations Executive (JRE)
The JRE provides institutional oversite and guidance, in addition to directing the AAHA’s strategic direction.
- Professor John Fraser, Dean, University of Auckland – Medical and Health Sciences
- Doctor Margaret Wilsher, Chief Medical Officer Auckland DHB
- Ms Ailsa Claire, Chief Executive, Auckland DHB
- Mr Terry Dickson, Director Finance, University of Auckland – Medical and Health Sciences
- Ms Margaret Dotchin, Director Nursing, Auckland DHB
- Associate Professor Judy Kilpatrick, Head School of Nursing, University of Auckland -Medical and Health Sciences
- Professor Alan Merry, HoS Medicine, University of Auckland – Medical and Health Sciences
- Mr Bruce Northey, Legal Counsel, Auckland DHB
- Ms Megan Putterill, Strategic Engagement, Auckland Academic Health Alliance
- Professor Ian Reid, Deputy Dean, University of Auckland – Medical and Health Sciences
- Mr Richard Swain, Director Operations, University of Auckland – Medical and Health Sciences
- Ms Sue Waters, Chief Health Professions Officer, Auckland DHB