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.

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Joanne Hewitt

Dr Joanne Hewitt is a Senior Scientist in the Enteric, Environmental and Food Virology/ Norovirus Reference Lab and has been at ESR since 1997.

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Liping Pang

Liping is a Science Leader (Groundwater Contamination) in ESR's Food, Water and Biowaste Group.

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Louise Weaver

Louise is a member of ESR’s Water, Waste and Social Systems Group

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Lucia Rivas

Dr Lucia (Lucy) Rivas is a senior scientist with ESR’s Food, Water and Biowaste group, and joined us in 2011.

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