The Team


Director
Dr Nikki Turner
MBChB, MPH, Dip Obs, DCH, FRNZCGP


Well Child Tamariki Ora Facilitator / Clinical Advisor
Dr Marguerite Dalton
MBChB, DCH, DCCH, BSc, FRCPCH, FRACP


National Manager
Research & Innovation
Well Child & Family Services

Lynn Taylor
PhD, BSc


Director of Immunisation
Research and Vaccinology

Helen Petousis-Harris
PhD, MRSNZ


National Manager
Loretta Roberts
RN

National Co-ordination Team

Regional Immunisation Advisors/Team Leader

Northern Region (RIA)
Georgina Gymer
RN
Midlands Region (RIA)
Karen Green
RN

Central Region (RIA)Bernadette Heaphy
RN, PGDipHsc (Nursing), BN

South Island (RIA)
Linda Hill
RN Comp, PGCertHsc

National Education & Training

Education & Training Coordinator /
0800 Immunisation Advisor

Trish Wells-Morris
RN, RM, PGDipN

Education Administrator 
Sarah Dingle

Office Assistant
Chelce Marshall

National Communications Team

Technical Writer / ImmNuZ Editor /
0800 Immunisation Advisor

Karin Batty
RN, PGCertHSc, PBCertCTN, AdvCertMgt
0800 Team Leader /
0800 Immunisation Advisor

Leeann Knight
RN, PGCertHSc, BN
0800 Immunisation Advisor
Brenda Gerard
RN, PGCertICU
0800 Immunisation Advisor
Robyn Johnson
RN, PGCertHSc, BHSc (Nursing)

Central Regional Immunisation Advisor/
0800 Immunisation Advisor

Bernadette Heaphy
RN, PGDipHSc (Nursing), BN

0800 Immunisation Advisor
Jan Apps
RN

 National Influenza Specialist Group

Chair
Michelle Kapinga
RGON

Support
Erin Gillette

 

 

Education Team

Northern Region
Immunisation Education Facilitator

Jacqui Crooks
RN, PGCertPHC, BN

Central Region - Waikato
Immunisation Education Facilitator

Michelle Tanner
RN

Central Region - Taranaki
Immunisation Education Facilitator

Trish Wells-Morris
RN, RM, PGDipN

Northern Region
Pacific Immunisation Advisor

Susie Tameifuna
RN

Central Region
Māori Immunisation Advisor

Caroline Steens
RN, BN
 

Central & Southern Regions
Immunisation Education Facilitator

Julie Gordon
RN

Research Team

Director of Immunisation Research and Vaccinology
Helen Petousis-Harris
PhD, MRSNZ

Research Fellow
Janine Paynter
PhD

Research Fellow
Sarah Radke
PhD, MSPH

Director
Immunisation Advisory Centre

Nikki Turner
MBChB, MPH, Dip Obs, DCH, FRNZCGP

Researcher / Clinical Advisor
Gary Reynolds
PhD, MBChB, FRNZCGP

Project Manager
Pertussis immunisation in pregnancy safety (PIPS) study

Donna Watson
MA(Psych)

National Manager
Research & Innovation

Lynn Taylor
PhD, BSc

Project Manager / Practice Facilitator
Translating best practice knowledge to reduce equity gaps in immunisation

Angela Chong
RN, BBus

Medical Writer
Mary Nowlan
PhD