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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Theo Sarris

Based in Christchurch, Dr Theo Sarris is a Senior Groundwater Modeller and Research Scientist with ESR’s Groundwater team. 

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Vikki Ambrose

Vikki Ambrose

Vikki is a scientist with ESR’s Food, Water and Biowaste group and is based at ESR's Kenepuru Science Centre.

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Virginia Baker

Virginia's focus is on using systems approaches to find innovative and collaborative solutions

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Virginia Hope

Virginia brings a wealth of experience to her role.

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