ESR employs around 400 people including the largest team of forensic, social, radiation, environmental and infectious disease scientists and epidemiologists in New Zealand.


Tō mātau rōpū pūtaiao / Our science team

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.

Maria Hepi

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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Mat Walton

Mat has a background in public health policy and social policy.


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Megan Devane

Megan is a member of ESR’s Food and Water Environmental Microbiology Group

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