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OUR PEOPLE

ESR’s people are the backbone of our organisation and we pride ourselves on our integrity, innovation and commitment to delivering quality science. By bringing together our skills and expertise, we aim to make a real difference to the health, safety and wellbeing of New Zealand. Find out more about our leadership team, our scientists and technicians, and our Board.

Our science team

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Abhishek Gautam
Abhishek Gautam

Senior Scientist

Ahmed Al-Salim
Ahmed Al-Salim

Senior scientist

Allanah Kenny
Allanah Kenny

Scientist

Alvaro Orsi
Alvaro Orsi

Data Science Lead

Amy Bradshaw
Amy Bradshaw

Scientist

Andrea McNeill
Andrea McNeill

Team Leader - Epidemiology

Andrew Pearson
Andrew Pearson

Senior Scientist

Angela Cornelius
Angela Cornelius

Senior Scientist

Angus Newton
Angus Newton

Senior Scientist

Annette Bolton
Annette Bolton

Senior Scientist

Audrey Tiong
Audrey Tiong

Senior Scientist

Beverley Horn
Beverley Horn

Senior Scientist

Brent Gilpin
Brent Gilpin

Technical lead/Team leader

Bridget Armstrong
Bridget Armstrong

Statistician

Bryden Bird
Bryden Bird

Scientist

Callum Thirkell
Callum Thirkell

Epidemiologist

Catherine Abel-Pattinson
Catherine Abel-Pattinson

Board of directors

Charlotte Gilkison
Charlotte Gilkison

Senior advisor

Chrissy Black
Chrissy Black

Senior Scientist

Craig Billington
Craig Billington

Team leader

Cris Ardouin
Cris Ardouin

Technical Lead

Daniel Bohnen
Daniel Bohnen

Manager Risk Assessment, Food, and Social Systems

Donia Macartney-Coxson
Donia Macartney-Coxson

Senior Scientist

Dr Bruce Campbell CNZM
Dr Bruce Campbell CNZM

Board of directors

Dr Jill Vintiner
Dr Jill Vintiner

General Manager Health

Dr Matt Glenn
Dr Matt Glenn

Board of directors

Dr Melissa McLeod
Dr Melissa McLeod

Board of directors

Dr Phil Carter
Dr Phil Carter

Principal Scientist

Ernest Williams
Ernest Williams

Technical Lead

Farjana Ahmed
Farjana Ahmed

Scientist

Georgia Bell
Georgia Bell

Kai Pūtaiao Māori/Scientist

Hannah Cooper
Hannah Cooper

Public Health Medicine Registrar

Heidi Baker
Heidi Baker

Senior Scientist

Helen Morris
Helen Morris

Scientist

Helena Rattray-Te Mana
Helena Rattray-Te Mana

Scientist

Hugo Strydom
Hugo Strydom

Scientist

Isabelle Pattis
Isabelle Pattis

Senior Scientist

Jackie Wright
Jackie Wright

Senior Scientist

Jan Powell
Jan Powell

Science Leader

Jiawei Zhao
Jiawei Zhao

Machine Learning Engineer

Jo Bright
Jo Bright

Senior Scientist

Jo Chapman
Jo Chapman

Senior Scientist

Joanne Hewitt
Joanne Hewitt

Senior Scientist

Joanne Kingsbury
Joanne Kingsbury

Senior Scientist

John Bone
John Bone

General Manager Forensic

Justine Gilliland
Justine Gilliland

Board of directors

Jymal Morgan
Jymal Morgan

General Manager Māori Impact

Kate Thomson
Kate Thomson

Board of directors

Katrina Betty
Katrina Betty

Senior Technician

Kelly Broerse
Kelly Broerse

Data Analyst

Kristin Bohm
Kristin Bohm

Senior Scientist

Kristin Dyet
Kristin Dyet

Technical Lead/Senior Scientist

Lauren Jelley
Lauren Jelley

Technical Lead Virology

Lei Chen
Lei Chen

Data Engineer

Liping Pang
Liping Pang

Science Leader

Louise Weaver
Louise Weaver

Senior Scientist

Lucia Rivas
Lucia Rivas

Senior Scientist

Maria Hepi
Maria Hepi

Senior Scientist

Marilen Espinoza
Marilen Espinoza

Scientist

Mark Ottaway
Mark Ottaway

General Manager Business Services

Maxie Christison
Maxie Christison

Quality Director – Health and Environment

Megan Devane
Megan Devane

Senior Scientist

Natalie Lombe
Natalie Lombe

General Manager People & Culture

Naveena Karki
Naveena Karki

Scientist

Nicola King
Nicola King

Senior Scientist

Olga Pantos
Olga Pantos

Senior Scientist

Peter Cressey
Peter Cressey

Science Leader

Peter Lennox
Peter Lennox

Chief Executive

Phil Abraham
Phil Abraham

Principal Technician

Professor David Murdoch
Professor David Murdoch

Interim Chief Science Advisor

Professor Sarah Young
Professor Sarah Young

Chair of the Board

Rachel Qiu
Rachel Qiu

Data Scientist

Rhys White
Rhys White

Scientist

Richard Dean
Richard Dean

Senior Data Scientist

Ross Tompkins
Ross Tompkins

Scientist

Samantha Coward
Samantha Coward

Team Leader

Sarah Jefferies
Sarah Jefferies

Public Health Physician

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson

Senior Scientist

Sijin Zhang
Sijin Zhang

Senior Data Scientist

Sir Ashley Bloomfield KNZM
Sir Ashley Bloomfield KNZM

Board of directors

Sudesh Sharma
Sudesh Sharma

Scientist

Suzanne Manning
Suzanne Manning

Technical Lead

Theo Sarris
Theo Sarris

Dr Theo Sarris is the Water and Environment Group Manager based at ESR's Christchurch Science Centre

Tineke Jennings
Tineke Jennings

SHIVERS Nurse

Trish Bolger
Trish Bolger

General Manager Strategy

Virginia (Jinny) Baker
Virginia (Jinny) Baker

Senior Scientist

Virginia Hope
Virginia Hope

Medical Director

Wim Nijhof
Wim Nijhof

General Manager Environment