FARQUHAR Cindy

  • Postgraduate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Coordinating editor of the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group

Dr Farquhar’s research interests include clinical trials within subfertility and menstrual disorders, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines. Her clinical interests are women with menstrual disorders, endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, and infertility.

In 2000, Dr. Farquhar was a Harkness Fellow for the Commonwealth Fund and spent one year at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Washington DC. Her clinical interests are polycystic ovarian syndrome, pelvic pain, endometriosis and the management of abnormal uterine bleeding. She has lead guideline development groups on heavy menstrual bleeding, uterine fibroids and the management of women with breech presentation and vaginal birth after caesarean section, as well as assisting with training in guideline development workshops in New Zealand.

Dr Farquhar is currently the chairman of the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (established 2005). She is a member of the Education Committee of the New Zealand Medical Council. She is a past Chairman of the board of the NZ Guidelines Group, and is a past member of the Quality Improvement Committee which reports to the Minister of Health.

Dr 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. She returned to New Zealand in 1989 and has worked at National Women’s Hospital and the University of Auckland since that time. In 1998 she attained certification as a subspecialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and has been involved in training and assessment of trainees in fertility services since that time. In 2002 she completed a Masters in Public Health. In 2006 she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.