Dr Patrick Kelly MBChB, FRACP, MD, ONZM Paediatrician, Course Director, Te Puaruruhau
Dr Patrick Kelly MBChB, FRACP, MD, ONZM is a paediatrician in Te Puaruruhau and Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health, Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, University of Auckland.
Dr Kelly has been involved in multi-disciplinary child protection, service development, teaching and research (particularly, research in paediatric abusive head trauma) since 1991. He led development of the Starship Children’s Hospital child protection team (Te Puaruruhau), including its transition out of Starship into Puawaitahi (Australasia’s first multi-agency child advocacy centre) in 2002. Dr Kelly has appeared as an expert witness in many criminal trials.
He is co-author of the NZ Ministry of Health Family Violence Intervention Guidelines, was chair of the Child Protection Special Interest Group of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand for 12 years, the first Clinical Lead of the New Zealand Managed Clinical Network in Child Protection and a founding member of the New Zealand National Child Mortality Review Committee and the New Zealand Family Violence Death Review Committee.