Dr. Jo Hegarty is a Neonatologist at Starship Child Health, Auckland, New Zealand and member of the Starship Simulation Programme. Dr Hegarty completed her undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in the UK and Australia before moving to New Zealand to her current position. She has a PhD in neonatal hypoglycaemia from the University of Auckland.
Dr. Hegarty is past Chairperson of the IPSS Education Committee and a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Advanced Training Committee in Neonatal–Perinatal Medicine. Recent initiatives include development of a hospital wide debriefing clinical events project and an interdisciplinary ‘difficult conversations workshop’. Her key simulation interests include education, communication and patient safety.