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.

Get in touch

To find out more about us and our work, use one of our contact channels below

Breadcrumbs

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.

Elaine in grass 450 2

Elaine Moriarty

Dr Elaine Moriarty is a Senior Research Scientist, of ESR’s Food, Water and Biowaste group. 

Read more
Ellen Ashmore

Ellen Ashmore

Ellen works in ESR’s Food Chemistry laboratory

Read more
Graeme Nicholas

Graeme Nicholas

Graeme is involved in research on complex social issues.

Read more
Heidi

Heidi Baker

Heidi Baker is a Senior Forensic Scientist at ESR. She is one of our DNA specialists and is based at the Mt Albert Science Centre in Auckland, but has also spent time on our 'front line' in the crime scene forensic group...

Read more
Hugo Strydom

Hugo Strydom

Hugo Strydom joined ESR in 2008 and is a scientist in the Enteric Reference and Leptospira Laboratory.

Read more
Izzy cropped

Izzy Alderton

Izzy is a Senior Technician in ESR’s Food, Water and Biowaste group based at the Kenepuru Science Centre.

Read more