The Ministry of Health is currently inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced Psychologist and/or Psychiatrists to undertake designations for Specialist Assessor and/or Medical Consultant (SA/MC). To be considered for designation in either or both of these roles under s146 IDCC&R you need to be a registered Psychologist or Psychiatrist with a current Annual Practicing Certificate and be experience in the area of intellectual disability and writing for the court. To apply please send the following:

  • Letter of interest outlining relevant skills and experience in assessment in a forensic or court reporting context.
  • Copy of your CV including two referees.
  • Copy of 3 reports demonstrating your best work completed for the Court.
  • If you are employed by a District Health Board you need to include confirmation that your employer supports your application.

These applications should be sent to:

Ministry of Health

c/- Sue Bellihal

PO Box 5013

WELLINGTON 6140


Or by email:
Sue.Bellihal@health.govt.nz

Applications Close:
27 September 2019.

Guidelines documents for these roles can be found on the Ministry of Health website.

If you have further questions in relation to this process please contact:


Dr Amanda Smith
Chief Advisor
Disability Directorate
Ministry of Health
DDI: 04 816 2042
Mobile: 021 940 812