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The AfricaNZ research team comprises of the two co-investigators Associate Professors Mark Henrickson of Massey University, and Associate Professor Nigel Dickson of the University of Otago. Mr Fungai Mhlanga is the Project Coordinator who is based at Massey University. Mr Adrian Ludlam, Assistant Research Fellow at the University of Otago, assisted with the data analysis in Phase 2.

Both A/Profs Henrickson and Dickson have extensive population-based research experience in the field of HIV, the former in the psychosocial aspects and the latter in epidemiology.  Over the last year we have undertaken extensive formal consultation and collaboration with African community groups, organisations and associations in New Zealand.  Mr Mhlanga has an extensive knowledge of HIV in African communities both in Zimbabwe and in New Zealand. Mr Adrian Ludlam completed his Masters at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2010 and moved to Auckland in 2011 where he joined the University of Otago’s AIDS Epidemiology Group. His current research involves working with populations most at risk of HIV to improve surveillance and prevention, STI epidemiology, and behavioural and sexual network research. People from African communities were deployed as surveyors and focus group leaders.


Associate Professor Mark Henrickson, RSW
Principal Investigator 
Massey University
School of Health and Social Services
Albany, Auckland
New Zealand
Email: m.henrickson@massey.ac.nz


Associate Professor Nigel Dickson
AIDS Epidemiology Group
Otago University
Aids Epidemiology Group
Dunedin School of Medicine
New Zealand


Fungai Mhlanga
Programme Co-ordinator
AfricaNZ HIV Research Project
School of Health and Social Services
Massey University
New Zealand


Adrian Ludlam
Assistant Research Fellow
AIDS Epidemiology Group (Auckland)
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
New Zealand

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