Auckland Regional Public Health Service
Ratonga Hauora-ā-Iwi ō Tāmaki Makaurau
Ko Maungakiekie te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau.
Ko Muriwai te moana e mahea nei aku māharahara.
Nō Marehia ahau, E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Tāmaki Makaurau e noho nei au.
Ko Perumal Ramasamy toku papa, Ko Janaki Sundram toku mama.
Ko Malcolm Paterson toku hoa rangatira, Ko Davin raua ko Taimāro taku tama.
Ko Lavinia Perumal ahau.
Kia ora and vanakam.
I have the privilege of being the clinical director of our service. In this role I have a shared responsibility, alongside our general manager, for the overall clinical performance of ARPHS.
I have been part of the ARPHS whānau since 2011 (with a two year break from 2021-2022 where I worked with the Health Gain Team/Māori Health Pipeline at Te Whatu Ora-Waitematā and was also a training programme supervisor for the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine).
I am an experienced New Zealand trained public health medicine specialist, medical officer of health and a champion of health equity, Māori health, and diversity.
My interests include tuberculosis control, migrant and refugee health, health leadership and lifelong medical education.
Life-wise, I am deeply passionate about my whānau, my tama, and enjoying everything the natural environment in Aotearoa has to offer. You will often find me chatting with colleagues, singing in the corridors, sharing home-baking and indulging in one too many coffees.