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.

Darren Saunders

Darren Saunders

Darren’s area of specialty is food forensics

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Donia Mc

Donia Macartney-Coxson

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

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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...

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Hugo Strydom

Hugo Strydom

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

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