Professor Des Gorman (Ngati Kuri and Ngapuhi) is an Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland. From 2005 to 2010, he was the Head of the University’s School of Medicine.
He has a BSc, MBChB and MD degrees from the University of Auckland, as well as a PhD from the University of Sydney. The two doctorates were awarded for in-vivo brain injury research. Professor Gorman’s non-clinical interests include health system design and funding, and health workforce planning and development. He has more than 300 publications.
He is a Director of the New Zealand Accident Compensation and Rehabilitation Corporation, the Executive Chairman of Health Workforce New Zealand and is a member of the Ministry of Health’s Capital Investment Committee. He was a member of the National Health Board and of the Government’s welfare reform group. Professor Gorman is currently involved in health reforms in a number of different jurisdictions.
During his service in the Royal Australian Navy, he trained as both a submariner and as a diver.Back to speakers