Dr Rachelle Love is an Indigenous otolaryngologist, head and neck surgeon in Ōtautahi Christchurch, NZ. Dr Love was appointed by the Minister of Health to the Medical Council. Within RACS, she is a member of the Māori Health Advisory Group, the National Committee, and is a cultural advisor to the ORL Training Board. She is a lecturer for the Māori and Indigenous Health Institute at the University of Otago.
Dr Love’s research interests are in Māori health, particularly cultural competency and cultural safety in surgical education, and in sleep surgery, where she is part of a multinational multidisciplinary research group.