Public Health Medicine Specialist
I am a public health medicine specialist and medical officer of health, with a particular focus within ARPHS on alcohol control, acute rheumatic fever and the COVID-19 response.
I completed my medical degree at the University of Otago in 2012, and then completed my clinical years and public health training in Auckland, completing the specialist programme in 2018. Before coming to ARPHS in May 2020, I worked in the Republic of Ireland in screening and then in a communicable diseases unit where I initially focused on HIV and STIs, and then took a lead role in the COVID-19 response there.
My main interests in public health are the health co-benefits of climate change mitigation strategies, like how we get much healthier when we walk or bike to work and school, or how sustainable food systems also reduce obesity, diabetes and cancer.