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

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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.

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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Helena Rattray-Te Mana

Helena is passionate about social systems as it brings two of her favourite worlds together - people and systems. She is solution-driven and believes “Māori health excellence should be our default”.

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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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Izzie Alderton

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

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Jan Gregor

Jan Gregor

Jan is ESR’s Technical Lead Pacific, Health and Environment.

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