Our People

steering committee

Alex Macmillan
Tangata Tiriti Co-Director

Associate Professor Alex Macmillan is a public health physician and works in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago.

Rhys Jones
Tangata Whenua Co-Director

Dr Rhys Jones (Ngāti Kahungunu) is a public health physician and Senior Lecturer in Māori Health at the University of Auckland.

Cristina Cleghorn
Steering Group

Dr Cristina Cleghorn works in the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago in Wellington.

Jim Cotter
Steering Group

Professor Jim Cotter is an exercise and environmental physiologist, working in the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Otago.

Bridgette Masters-Awatere
Steering Group

Associate professor Bridgette Masters-Awatere works in the School of Psychology at the University of Waikato

Ken Taiapa
Steering Group | Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Dr Ken Taiapa is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Otago

CHA Research Network Members

Prof Alistair Woodward
University of Auckland

Dr Anna Stevenson
Te Mana Ora, National Public Health Service, Te Whatu Ora

A/Prof Anne-Marie Jackson
University of Otago

Dr Annette Bolton
Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR)

Prof Barry Borman
Massey University

Dr Brian Dixon
Delta Psychology

Mr Carlton Irving
University of Otago

A/Prof Caroline Shaw
University of Otago

Dr Christina McKercher
University of Otago

Dr Dannielle Johnson
NIWA

Dr Darren King
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

Dr Debbie Wilson
Ministry of Health

Prof Fa’afetai (Tai) Sopoaga
University of Otago

Dr Graeme Lindsay
University of Auckland

Mr Garth Harmsworth
Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

Prof Helen Moewaka Barnes
Massey University

Dr Hauiti Hākopa
University of Otago

Ms Hinekaa Mako
Iwi Chairs Forum

Dr Hemi Enright
University of Otago (MPH student) and University of Auckland (Clinical Skills Tutor for 2023 in GPOPS)

Dr Hirini Tane
University of Otago

Mr Hirini Reedy
Aio Koa

Isabella Lenihan-Ikin
University of Oxford

Prof Jeroen Douwes
Massey University

Associate Professor Jemaima Tiatia
University of Auckland

Dr Jamie Hosking
University of Auckland

Dr Luke Harrington
Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Lyn Carter
Kati Huirapa ki Puketeraki

Mr Marino Tahi
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

Margot Parkes
University of Northern British Columbia

Dr Marise Kerehi Stuart
Tū Mai Rā Investments

Prof Merata Kawharu
University of Otago

Mr Mike Smith
Iwi Chairs Forum

Mr Ral Makiha
Auckland Council

Dr Richard Jaine
University of Otago / Ministry of Health

A/Prof Rose Richards
University of Otago

Dr Ruakere Hond
Melaghan Institute of Medical Research

Dr Shaun Awatere
Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

Prof Tord Kjellstrom
Health and Environment International Trust

Troy Brockband
WSP