Teuila Percival

Associate Professor DameTeuila Percival, DNZM, QSO, FRACP, FNZCPHM (Hon)

Teuila is a New Zealand born Samoan. Her family are from Ofu in Manu’a and Pu’apu’a in Savaii.
She is a Consultant Paediatrician and Associate Professor in Department Paediatrics, University of Auckland, working clinically at KidzFirst Children’s Hospital in South Auckland. Her particular interests are in Pacific people’s health, Maternal and Child Health, Child Protection, Community Paediatrics and Disaster medicine.
Teuila has been working clinically in Paediatrics for over twenty years in the acute hospital setting and in outpatients. She is involved in research and community work both in New Zealand and the wider Pacific region.
Teuila has been involved in Community work in South Auckland for over two decades, including being past Chair of South Seas Healthcare Trust (Pacific Primary Care and Social Services organization, Otara) and past President of Pasifika Medical Association.
Teuila is Director of Moana Connect, a private Pacific Maternal and Child Health Community based Research Company.
Teuila was made a Dame (DNZM) in the Kings Birthday Honours in 2023 and awarded the Queens Service Order (QSO) in 2010 for service to the Pacific Community and children.
Teuila has three children and one grandchild. She is married to John McEnteer , Ngati Maru, Ngati Tamatera of Hauraki.

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