People

The Laboratory currently comprises around 20 staff with expertise in veterinary science, microbiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, statistics and modelling, as well as administrative support. Currently there are approximately 15 postgraduate students, including substantial number of PhD students, located in the Hopkirk mEpiLab.

Executive Director

  • Distinguished Professor Nigel French

    Distinguished Professor Nigel French

    Director, NZ Food Safety Science & Research Centre - Office of the Provost

    Prof-Food Safety & Vet Public Health - School of Veterinary Science

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Co-Directors

  • Associate Professor Jackie Benschop

    Associate Professor Jackie Benschop

    GROUP LEADER - ACADEMIC - School of Veterinary Science

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  • Associate Professor David Hayman

    Associate Professor David Hayman

    Group Leader - Academic - School of Veterinary Science

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Staff

  • Rukhshana Akhter

    Rukhshana Akhter

    Technician - Media Kitchen - School of Veterinary Science

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  • Associate Professor Patrick Biggs

    Associate Professor Patrick Biggs

    Associate Professor - School of Veterinary Science

    Associate Professor in Genomics and Computational Biology - Institute of Fundamental Sciences

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  • Dr Sara Burgess

    Dr Sara Burgess

    Postdoctoral Fellow - School of Veterinary Science

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  • Dr Julie Collins-Emerson

    Dr Julie Collins-Emerson

    Senior Research Officer - School of Veterinary Science

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  • Christine Cunningham

    Christine Cunningham

    Group Administrator - School of Veterinary Science

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  • Dr Ahmed Fayaz

    Dr Ahmed Fayaz

    Laboratory Technician - School of Veterinary Science

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  • Dr Juan C. Garcia-R

    Dr Juan C. Garcia-R

    Junior Research Officer - School of Veterinary Science

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  • Neville Haack

    Neville Haack

    Technician - Leptospirosis Research Unit - School of Veterinary Science

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  • Dr Matthew Knox

    Dr Matthew Knox

    Research Technician - School of Veterinary Science

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  • Wendy Maharey

    Wendy Maharey

    ADMINISTRATOR - ACADEMIC SUPPORT - School of Veterinary Science

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  • Dr Jonathan Marshall

    Dr Jonathan Marshall

    Senior Lecturer - Institute of Fundamental Sciences

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  • Dr Anne Midwinter

    Dr Anne Midwinter

    Senior Research Officer - School of Veterinary Science

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  • Dr Shahista Nisa

    Dr Shahista Nisa

    Postdoctoral Fellow - School of Veterinary Science

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  • Anthony Pita

    Anthony Pita

    Laboratory Technician - School of Veterinary Science

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  • Niluka Velathanthiri

    Niluka Velathanthiri

    MicrobiologyTechnician - School of Veterinary Science

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  • Simon Verschaffelt

    Simon Verschaffelt

    Technician - School of Veterinary Science

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  • Dr David Wilkinson

    Dr David Wilkinson

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Epidemiology - School of Veterinary Science

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  • Dr Ji Zhang

    Dr Ji Zhang

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology - School of Veterinary Science

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Students

  • Nilukshi Gunawardena

    PhD : Molecular epidemiology of Salmonella in the broiler industry of Sri Lanka

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