University of Otago health systems authority Prof Robin
Gauld will spend three months as a visiting professor in
Prof Gauld has been named the 2014 NZ-UK Link Foundation
visiting professor, based at the University of London's
school of advanced study, from late September.
Prof Gauld is researching why doctors and nurses migrate
between the United Kingdom and New Zealand, and this will be
his focus in London.
''My aim is to examine the flow of healthcare professionals
between the UK and New Zealand, especially what drives this
flow and the impact on one another's healthcare system.''
Prof Gauld will give four lectures during his tenure,
including one at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical
Medicine. As well as discussing the health migration
research, his talks will cover New Zealand's health system,
health reforms and clinical governance. Prof Gauld is
director of the university's Centre for Health Systems.
NZ-UK Link Foundation chairman Sir Graeme Davies said Prof
Gauld's UK tenure coincided with intense scrutiny of health
reforms in the UK's National Health Service.
''I have no doubt that he will add significantly to the
debate as it is taken forward in the time ahead.''