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.

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 Jinny Baker

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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