Professor Alan Forbes Merry

MBChB FANZCA FFPMANZCA

Biography

Alan Merry practises anaesthesia and chronic pain management at Auckland City Hospital, and is Head of the School of Medicine at the University of Auckland. He is a former Councillor of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, and Chair of the Board of the NZ Health Quality and Safety Commission.  He is on the Board of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, and of Lifebox, an international charitable initiative to improve standards of surgery and anaesthesia in low income areas of the world. His books, book chapters and papers in peer reviewed journals reflect interests in human factors, patient safety and simulation. He established the spinal cord stimulation service within the Auckland Regional Pain Service, and has a particular interest in using spinal cord stimulation to manage chronic intractable angina pectoris.

Research | Current

Patient safety, medication error in anaesthesia, quality of healthcare, teamwork, simulation, WHO Safe Surgery Checklist, surgical site Infection

Teaching | Current

Anaesthesiology, quality and safety in healthcare

Postgraduate supervision

Areas suitable for supervised postgraduate study include safety and quality of healthcare, medication error, simulation in anaesthesia and surgery, ethics and legal aspects of medical practice, and various aspects of anaesthesia and chronic pain management.

Distinctions/Honours

ONZM FRSNZ FRCA FFLFM Honorary Member of ASA and AAGBI, Life Member NZSA

Responsibilities

Head of School of Medicine

Areas of expertise

Anaesthesia, pain medicine, patient safety, quality of healthcare, spinal cord stimulation

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Chair Health Quality and Safety Commission

Councillor, ANZCA

Board member, Lifebox

Assistant Treasurer, WFSA

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

Identifiers

Contact details

Primary office location

AUCKLAND HOSPITAL - Bldg 599
Level 12, Room 12023
2 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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