Meet our panel of medical specialists

Research Review New Zealand works with over 70 local medical specialists to select and advise on the most important research from around the world. They advise on what really matters, what impact it has on local healthcare and what we need to do in our daily practice to accomodate new skills and knowledge. Select a category below to see more about each of our expert advisors.

Dr Nimisha Waller

Dr Nimisha Waller

Dr Nimisha Waller is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Environmental Science at AUT University. She has practised midwifery in tertiary units and as an LMC. She has been a supervisor and a member of the competency review panel for MCNZ, reviewer for NZCOM Midwifery Standards Review, NZCOM educator for the Midwifery First Year Practice (MYFP), an expert advisor and an Academic member/Deputy Chair on the MOH Compliance panel that monitors the Code in New Zealand (Breastfeeding). Nimisha has a particular interest in maternal wellbeing, diabetes and obesity, newborn, postnatal distress, traumatic birth and PTSD. Her doctoral study is titled ‘How are post-birth reflective conversations experienced by those involved?’. .. read more »

Rachel Taylor

Rachel Taylor

Rachel is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer of Midwifery at Wintec, and is embarking on her PhD journey with a focus interest on the relationship between poverty, environmental factors, and the incidence of preeclampsia in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Previously to joining the midwifery team at Wintec, Rachel was employed as a rural caseload locum for the South Waikato primary units as well as working in the Women’s Assessment Unit at Waikato Women’s Hospital. She has been co-director of NZ Action on Preeclampsia since 2019, working alongside her fabulous colleagues, Dr Joyce Cowan and Lou McInnes. .. read more »