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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Liping Pang

Liping is a Science Leader (Groundwater Contamination) in ESR's Food, Water and Biowaste Group.

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Louise Weaver

Louise is a member of ESR’s Water, Waste and Social Systems Group

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Lucia Rivas

Lucia Rivas

Dr Lucia (Lucy) Rivas is a senior scientist with ESR’s Food, Water and Biowaste group, and joined us in 2011.

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Maria Hepi

Researcher Maria Hepi brings depth and perspective to a number of ESR’s research projects.

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Maria Jesus Gutierrez Gines

Dr Maria Jesus Gutierrez Gines is a scientist with ESR’s Food, Water and Biowaste group, joining ESR in 2016.

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Marilen Espinoza

Marilen spends much of her time in the field with medical specialists

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