About Us

The Society of Cardiopulmonary Technology is a non-profit society, first incorporated 1967.CHB

The Society’s aim is to improve the training, education and professional status of those who are engaged in the science and practice of cardiopulmonary technology. To accomplish a national standard the first directed training programme began in 1974 and has continually developed since.

A council of voluntary members exists consisting of people who work within the profession. A bi-annual election takes place that allows members to vote their peers on to the council. Currently there are 9 members on the council, all of whom take on a dedicated role.

To reflect regional interests, it is a requirement that at least one member from the South Island sits on the council.

The council has a number of sub-committees, including the Education Committee and Professional Development Group, which contribute their expert knowledge to enable accurate administration of SCT duties.

The SCT aligned itself with the British Cardiac Society for Science and Technology (SCST) for many years, and although similar, it has evolved to reflect the needs of New Zealand.

The SCT currently runs education programs for Cardiac Physiologists within New Zealand and also offers annual Fellowships for members to attend local and international conferences, more information can be found on the Education section.

Council Members 2018-19

  • Fiona Riddell – Chairperson
  • Blair Sinclair – Treasurer
  • Kystal Melliza – Secretary and Newsletter Editor
  • Ellen Woodcock – Education Committee Representative
  • Kelly Timmins – Professional Development Group Representative
  • Gay Noyer – Website Administrator
  • Jessica Hannah-Brennan  - South Island Representative
  • Vikki D’Ath – Incorporated Societies Contact Person