Meet our Associate Deans

Our Associate Deans are hard at work overseeing the different areas of our faculty.

Professor Warwick Bagg

Deputy Dean
Phone:+64 9 923 9794

Formerly the Head of the Medical Programme Directorate (MPD), Professor Warwick Bagg is the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. He is a practising endocrinologist and his research interests centres on diabetes and shaping educational experiences that aim to produce a health workforce that addresses inequities in Aotearoa.

Professor Papaarangi Reid

Tumuaki, Deputy Dean (Māori)
Phone: +64 9 923 1922

Papaarangi Reid is Tumuaki and Head of Department of Māori Health at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. She holds science and medical degrees from the University of Auckland and is a specialist in public health medicine. She has tribal affiliations to Te Rarawa in the Far North of Aotearoa and her research interests include analysing disparities between indigenous and non-indigenous citizens as a means of monitoring government commitment to indigenous rights.

Dr Collin Tukuitonga

Associate Dean (Pacific)
Phone: +64 9 923 9612

Collin Tukuitonga is the inaugural Associate Dean (Pacific) for our faculty. Dr Tukuitonga works alongside our Pacific health academic and professional staff to support Pacific students into medicine and other health disciplines, which helps us meet the pressing need for more Pacific health professionals and to address unacceptable inequities.

Dr Laura Wilkinson-Meyers

Associate Dean (Academic)
Phone: +64 9 923 9143

Laura Wilkinson-Meyers has a background in teaching about health systems and health services organisation, funding and analysis. Laura’s supervision and her own research focuses on understanding and improving the equity, accessibility, quality and efficiency of health and social services. She has a particular interest in improving the health system response to the needs of people who experience disability.

Dr John Egan

Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)

John Egan is the inaugural Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) and is responsible for the overall development of teaching and learning in the faculty including providing policy and strategic advice to ensure that the faculty creates and fosters an environment that enables a positive student experience.

Professor Clare Wall

Associate Dean (Curriculum)

Professor Clare Wall is our faculty's  Associate Dean (Curriculum). She  is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Curriculum Transformation Framework Programme within the faculty.

Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu

Associate Dean (Research)

Research in the faculty is overseen by the Associate Dean (Research), Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu. Professor Ni Mhurchu chairs the Faculty Research Committee which helps to provide strategic direction for the development, coordination and promotion of the faculty’s research whilst coordinating the implementation of the faculty’s research strategies.

Professor Trevor Sherwin

Associate Dean (Postgraduate)
Phone: +64 9 923 6748

Postgraduate students are overseen by Associate Dean (Postgraduate), Professor Trevor Sherwin. Trevor also strives to maintain excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and focuses on the achievements of his research students who have gained high honours including ‘Best PhD thesis from the Faculty of Medical and Health Science’, ‘Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis’, ‘Wallath Prize for Biomedical Science’, ‘HRC Career Development Award’ and the ‘Phyllis Paykel Memorial Scholarship’.

Emma Sadera

Associate Dean (Equity and Diversity)

All matters of equity fall under the responsibility of the Associate Dean (Equity and Diversity), Emma is currently an educationalist and academic development specialist Professional Teaching Fellow with our faculty's Learning and Teaching Unit, where she has worked since 2017. 

Dr Julie Spicer

Associate Dean (PBRF)

Julie Spicer is our inaugural Associate Dean (PBRF) - a leadership role that will see her collaborating closely with the Associate Dean (Research) and the University PBRF team.

Dr Kyle Eggleton

Associate Dean (Rural Health)

Kyle Eggletone is our inaugural Associate Dean (Rural Health)—a leadership role that has been created to reflect our strong commitment to developing a credible rural health strategy that builds education and training pathways that strengthen the rural workforce.

Associate Professor Janak De Zoysa

Assistant Dean (Waitematā)
Phone: +64 9 486 8900

Associate Professor Janak De Zoysa is the Assistant Dean appointed for Waitematā Clinical Campus. His key role is to continue the relationship between the faculty and the Waitemata District Health Board.

Professor Andrew Hill

Assistant Dean (South Auckland)

Andrew is Head of the South Auckland Clinical Campus and has been very involved in establishing and developing the faculty’s relationship with Counties Manukau DHB’s Ko Awatea educational facility at Middlemore Hospital.

Associate Professor Michael Jameson

Assistant Dean (Waikato)

Michael Jameson is based in the Waikato Hospital in Hamilton and is the Assistant Dean who oversees the Waikato Clinical School.