Dr Helen Fulcher

Concussion Physician

MBChB, DipPaed, PGCertHsc (Sports Med), FRNZCGP

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Helen works at Axis as a doctor in our concussion clinic. She combines her work with us with teaching and education roles at the University of Auckland. Helen is a qualified General Practitioner and holds post-graduate qualifications in both Sports Medicine and Paediatrics.

About

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Helen is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. She also holds post-graduate qualifications in both Sports Medicine and Paediatrics. She has a special interest in the treatment of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and works primarily in our Concussion Clinic. Helen also has an interest in the treatment of paediatric injuries and women’s health. She has previously worked as a team doctor for the New Zealand Commonwealth Youth Olympic team and has advised New Zealand Rugby regarding their community concussion policies.

Helen also works in under-graduate and post-graduate medical education roles. She has been an author of modules in the FIFA Diploma of Football Medicine and has several contract roles at the University of Auckland. She has been a representative squash player and enjoys running, playing tennis and futsal, as well as spending time with her three young boys.

Team Involvement and Achievements

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Current:

  1. Member - NZ Rugby Community Concussion Initiative General Practice Working Group
  2. Board Member – New Zealand Women in Medicine Charitable Trust
  3. Committee Member – New Zealand Women in Medicine Conference 2022
  4. Mentor – Wāhine Connect, National Network for New Zealand Women in Medicine and Health

Previous:

  1. Team Doctor - New Zealand Commonwealth Youth Olympic team, Sydney
  2. Medical Liaison - New Zealand School of Dance
  3. Deputy Director - Goodfellow Unit University of Auckland
  4. RNZCGP College Representative on Reaccreditation Review Group for Musculoskeletal Medicine

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