Our people

Our members

Co-directors

Professor David Murdoch

Professor David Murdoch

Co-director

Professor David Murdoch is Dean of the University of Otago, Christchurch. He is the co-leader of The Infection Group, a Senior Associate in the Department ...

Nigel French One Health Aotearoa Co-director

Distinguished Professor Nigel French

Co-director

Professor Nigel French is Director of the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre and Professor of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health at ...

Management Group

Associate Professor Patricia Priest

Associate Professor Patricia Priest

Management Group

Associate Professor Patricia Priest works in the Department of Preventive and Social medicine at the University of Otago. Her research interests lie in: Infectious disease ...

Professor Michael Baker

Professor Michael Baker

Management Group

Michael Baker is a public health physician and professor in the Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington. He has a wide range of ...

Jackie Benschop

Associate Professor Jackie Benschop

Management Group

Associate Professor Jackie Benschop is an epidemiologist undertaking inter-disciplinary research to answer questions about infectious disease. Her extensive field experience in clinical veterinary practice and ...

Rob Lake

Dr Rob Lake

Management Group

Dr Rob Lake is the Manager of the Risk Assessment and Social Systems Group of the Health and Environment Group. Based in Christchurch, Dr Lake ...

Professor Iain Lamont

Management Group

Professor Iain Lamont is based at the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Otago in Dunedin. He is originally from Scotland but after a ...

James Ussher

Dr James Ussher

Management Group

Dr James Ussher research interest is infection and immunity. In particular, he is interested in mucosal associated invariant T (MAIT) cells, their role in antibacterial ...

Professor Russell Death

Management Group

Russell Death is a Professor in Freshwater Ecology in the School of Agriculture and Environment at Massey University. He has had nearly 30 years’ experience ...

Centre Coordinator

Alice Milnes

Alice Milnes

Centre Coordinator

Alice Milnes is the One Health Aotearoa Centre Co-ordinator. As the Centre Coordinator, Alice provides administrative support to the Centre, manages the organisation of our ...

International Advisory Group

Professor Edward Holmes

Professor Edward Holmes

International Advisory Group

Professor Edward Holmes is an NHMRC Australia Fellow and Professor at the University of Sydney. Prior to joining the University of Sydney in 2012, Eddie ...

Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes

Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes

International Advisory Group

Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes (Te Kapotai, Ngāpuhi) is Co-director of the SHORE  Whariki Research Centre, College of Health, Massey University. Helen is a multidisciplinary social ...

Associate Professor Margot Parkes

Associate Professor Margot Parkes

International Advisory Group

Margot Parkes is a Canada Research Chair in Health, Ecosystems and Society, at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada. She grew up and completed ...

Professor Richard Webby

Professor Richard Webby

International Advisory Group

Professor Richard Webby obtained his PhD from the University of Otago, Dunedin. He then moved to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA for a ...