Martin Chadwick Chief Allied Health Professions Officer
Organisation: New Zealand Ministry of Health
- Harkness Fellowship
Martin Chadwick is a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, and Chief Allied Health Professions Officer at New Zealand's Ministry of Health.
As the chief allied health professions officer, Martin works closely with the chief medical officer and chief nursing officer to provide transdisciplinary clinical leadership, supporting clinicians, programs, and projects across the ministry.
He is currently developing a work program around what he has identified as the five challenges facing allied health, which include demonstrating the value add of the allied health professions to population health and the transdisciplinary provision of health care services.
Prior to his appointment in the ministry, he was executive director of allied health at the Bay of Plenty District Health Board, and before that was director of allied health at Counties Manukau District Health Board. Chadwick recently completed his Ph.D., examining health work force change.
His M.H.S. is from the University of Indianapolis and he trained as a physiotherapist at Otago Polytechnic. He is chair of the National Directors of Allied Health Group and is passionate about the untapped potential that allied health professions can bring to improving quality of care and promoting health equity at the population level.