Media resources – COVID-19
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COVID-19 ACADEMIC EXPERTS
Massey University has many academics with research interests and expertise relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor in Mathematical Biology, School of Natural and Computational Sciences
Expertise: Modelling the epidemiology of infectious diseases. Uses innovative mathematics to work out how they might spread and to develop strategies for control. His work has included research on the spread of swine flu (Influenza A (H1N1) virus) in 2009, and on SARS in 2003.
Contact: 021 623366 M.G.Roberts@massey.ac.nz
ECONOMIC IMPACT, BUSINESS, WORK EXPERTISE
Associate Professor of Marketing, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing
- In Taiwan on a research trip until late June
Expertise: Marketing, international marketing, immigrant enterprises, Asian cultures and the business community and perceptions of New Zealand among Asian consumers. Can discuss the impact of COVID-19 on business with China and its trading partners.
Contact: 00 886 0917350616 (Taiwan); or skype: henrychung00; email@example.com
SOCIAL, CULTURAL, POLITICAL EXPERTISE
Professor in Sociology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Expertise: Immigration, racism, population, and New Zealand’s changing demography. Able to comment on racism and xenophobia in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contact: 021 422 881 firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor of Disaster Management, Joint Centre for Disaster Research
Expertise: Disaster management, human responses to warnings, crisis decision-making and the role of public education and participation in building community resilience and recovery. His work has included research on risk communication around the swine flu (Influenza A (H1N1) virus) in 2009.
Contact: 027 452 4000 D.M.Johnston@massey.ac.nz
Dr Maureen Mooney
Research Associate, Joint Centre for Disaster Research
Expertise: Psychologist with a specific focus on how populations cope with the challenges of disasters.
Contact: 027 678 37 30; email@example.com
HEALTH AND PSYCHOLOGY EXPERTISE
Clinical Psychologist, School of Psychology
Expertise: Psychological consequences of occupational trauma for workers in high-risk occupations including first responders. Psychological resilience/coping strategies, psychological consequences of trauma/stress.
Contact: +64 21 779 241 I.deTerte@massey.ac.nz
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Last updated on Wednesday 13 May 2020