Our people in the news

Our people are often featured in the media, being recognised for their significant discoveries and advances in modern medicine and medical sciences research. Browse recent coverage and highlights of our proud moments and achievements.

Dr Kirsty Wild

11 October 2018

Who are the happiest commuters? It's the cyclists, according to research by Dr Wild.

Dr Helen Petousis-Harris

2 October 2018

Dr Petousis-Harris describes a recent anti-vaccination billboard as "unhelpful and quite untrue" when it comes to making informed decisions. 

Dr Nikki Moreland

28 September 2018

Dr Moreland's team is developing a new test to detect rheumatic fever - read more in this New Zealand Herald article.

Frazer Coutinho

27 September 2018

Frazer placed second in the Falling Walls Lab competition with his presentation 'Breaking the Walls of vision loss'.

Associate Professor Mark Thomas

24 September 2018

Mark Thomas comments on the concerning rise in antibiotic resistance after an increase in CPE diagnoses.

Dr David Welch

23 September 2018

Is hearing loss just a function of age, or is society really getting noisier and making it worse? It's hard to say, according to David Welch.

Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles

16 September 2018

Siouxsie Wiles has been recognised as a kiwi trailblazer! This campaign celebrates the successes of kiwi women 125 years after women's suffrage was achieved. 

Professor Boyd Swinburn

17 September 2018

Professor Swinburn discusses whether fast food sponsorship of kids' sports has an impact on their obesity rates. Watch the interview here.

Dr Nicki Jackson

14 September 2018

While millenials may be known as 'generation sensible', Dr Jackson has observed a problematic drinking culture among New Zealand adolescents. 

Dr Jacelyn Loh

13 September 2018

Dr Loh is developing a new vaccine against rheumatic fever, and now the research has received a funding boost. Read about it here.

Associate Professor Susan Morton

10 September 2018

Susan Morton discusses how the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study could help shape the future of te reo Māori on Māori Television.

Dr Jacquie Kidd

6 September 2018

Dr Jacquie Kidd comments on the need to address racism in order to improve Māori Health. Find out more on Radio NZ.

Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu

4 September 2018

Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu says we need a national food policy to be adopted by our schools in this Newstalk ZB interview.

Professor Innes Asher

1 September 2018

Professor Innes Asher says the launch of the Global Asthma Report 2018 could improve asthma treatment and reduce deaths both here and overseas.