ESR | Keeping people safe and healthy through science

Our science team

ESR employs around 400 expert minds including the largest team of forensic, social, radiation, environmental and infectious disease scientists and epidemiologists in New Zealand.

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Our expertise, experience and networks are trusted to solve complex problems, collect, collate and analyse huge amounts of data and manage a range of critical national science assets and facilities for New Zealand. Read about our people below or use the filter to find an expert in a particular science discipline.

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Angela Cornelius

Angela Cornelius joined ESR in 1994 and is now a Senior Scientist in the Food, Water and Biowaste group.

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Angus Newton

Angus is part of the Physical Evidence Team.

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Brent Gilpin

Brent Gilpin

Brent is internationally recognised for his work on tracking disease-causing organisms

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Craig Billington

Craig Billington is a senior scientist with ESR’s Food, Water and Environmental Microbiology Group

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CSI Mount Albert

ESR's Mt Albert Science Centre (MASC) is home to a lot of our forensic crime scene work. Watch the video below for a tour inside the centre.

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Donia Macartney-Coxson

Donia leads a research project at ESR in the area of obesity and type 2 diabetes

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