Dr Clare Healy, ONZM, of Christchurch, for services to medical forensic education
Dr Clare Healy was a voluntary Board member for Medical Sexual Assault Clinicians Aotearoa (MEDSAC) from 2000 to 2019 and has developed and delivered numerous MEDSAC Medical Forensic Training programmes.
She was lecturer for the New Zealand Police Sexual Assault Investigators Training Course and has provided independent expert opinion for hundreds of court cases.
She has helped lead the primary healthcare response to family violence in Canterbury.
She was a key contributor to the MEDSAC Accreditation Programme for sexual assault medical forensic examiners.
She played a key role in a 2018 law change introducing a new offence of strangulation or suffocation and negotiations to bring together a cross-agency initiative to support this legislation.
Dr Healy is the content development lead for the new MEDSAC non-fatal strangulation education programme.