Dr Rory Miller is the Eastern Middle North Island Representative. He is a rural hospital doctor and GP based in Whangamata. He currently works half-time at Thames Hospital and has worked in General Practice in Whangamata. The other half he works as a rural-based academic for the rural post-graduate programme, Rural section, Dept. GPRH, University of Otago. He has research interests in exploring inequity, especially with regards to cardiovascular health and is doing his PhD in this area. Rory and his partner and two children like to ride bikes, and they also have a brown dog and seven chickens.