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Cindy Farquhar

Postgraduate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland

Professor Farquhar is the Postgraduate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Auckland. Professor Farquhar completed her medical degree at the University of Auckland and then undertook specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Auckland and London where she worked at Guy's Hospital and St Mary's Hospital and completed her MD (research). She returned to New Zealand in 1989 and has worked at National Women's Hospital and the University of Auckland since that time. She is the Coordinating editor of the Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group established in 1996. In 2000, Professor Farquhar was a Harkness Fellow for the Commonwealth Fund and spent one year at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Washington, DC. Professor Farquhar is the past Chairman of the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (2005-2013) and Past Chair of the New Zealand Guidelines Group (2006-2009). She has over 280 peer reviewed publications. In 2014 she was elected to be the Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing Board. In 2014 she was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.