Our people

Management group

Meet our Co-directors and members of One Health Aotearoa’s Management Group.

More about members and postgraduates:

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 ...

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, Response, and Social Systems Group of the Environmental Science Business Group at ESR. Based in Christchurch, ...

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 ...

Alice Milnes

Alice Milnes

Centre Coordinator

Alice Milnes is the One Health Aotearoa Centre Co-ordinator. As the Centre Coordinator, Alice manages the organisation of our annual symposium, maintains the content for ...

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 ...