11 October 2022
|We are delighted to announce that Dr Kristin Dyet has been appointed as the new One Health Aotearoa Co-director, joining Professor Iain Lamont at the helm of OHA. Kristin joined ESR in 2006 and is a Senior Scientist in the Health and Environment Group, based at ESR’s Kenepuru Science Centre in Wellington. She is a microbiologist who has skills in phenotypic and genotypic antibiotic susceptibility testing as well as molecular typing of bacteria.|
Kristin works in ESR’s Antibiotic Reference and Nosocomial Infections Laboratories that are tasked with providing national surveillance of antimicrobial resistance among human pathogens and typing of hospital-acquired pathogens. Kristin has been involved with OHA for a number of years. She was listed as a Principal Investigator on our most recent CoRE bid with the AMR pou, is a member of the OHA Management Group, and is currently the co-chair of the One Health Aotearoa Symposium Organising Committee.
Nationally, she sits on New Zealand’s National Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Committee and was a member of the expert panel contributing to the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor’s report, Kotahitanga: Uniting Aotearoa against infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance, which was released earlier this year. “We are very fortunate to have Kristin appointed as Co-director and I look forward to working with her in the next phase of One Health Aotearoa” says Co-director Professor Iain Lamont from University of Otago. Kristin succeeds founding Co-director Professor Nigel French of Massey University, who has recently been appointed as Co-director of the Infectious Disease Research Platform Te Niwha. Professor French will remain a member of the OHA Management Group.