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Editorial and Review Team
Immunisation Advisor/Technical Writer
|Karin is a Registered Nurse working as an Immunisation Advisor and Technical Writer for the Immunisation Advisory Centre at The University of Auckland. She has completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences that included the paper on human vaccinology and its application in the health sector. Karin is currently working towards a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Health.|
|Dr Mary Nowlan||Medical Writer, BSc (Hons), PhD|
Mary is a medical writer for the Immunisation Advisory Centre. She holds a PhD in immunology from the University of Nottingham and conducted and published biomedical research for over 10 years in immunology and autoimmunity as a postdoctoral research fellow in the UK prior to settling in New Zealand.
|Theo Brandt||Communications Manager
|Theo did a BSc(Hons) in Social Psychology with The University of Auckland. Since 2003 Theo has worked across a variety of projects within the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and is now Communications Manager for Conectus, an umbrella organisation which provides infrastructure and support to a variety of University based organisations, including IMAC.|
|Dr Nikki Turner||Director
MBChB, Dip Obs, DCH, FRNZCGP
|Nikki is an academic General Practitioner, she works part time in her general practice, the Pacific Health Centre in Strathmore, Wellington. As well as her academic focus on immunisation, she is involved in a range of other child issues including currently being on child health advisory committees for the Ministry of Health and the Families Commission, a health spokesperson for the Child Poverty Action Group and active in a range of child health advocacy issues.|
|Dr Helen Petousis-Harris||Director of Research
PhD, BSc, PGDipSc
|Helen is Director of Immunisation Research and Vaccinology at the Immunisation Advisory Centre and a senior lecturer at The University of Auckland. She has a background in biological sciences including immunology and a PhD in Vaccinology.|
|Dr Marguerite Dalton||Medical Advisor / Well Child Tamariki Ora Facilitator
BSc, MBChB, DCH, DCCH, FRCPCH, FRACP
|Marguerite is a medical advisor to the Immunisation Advisory Centre. She is a practicing community paediatrician with an interest in children with developmental problems and special needs. She has a passion for keeping children well and helping them to achieve their fullest potential and this links clearly with giving appropriate good quality evidence based advice such as provided by the Immunisation Advisory Centre.|
|Dr Edwin Reynolds||Medical Advisor/Researcher
BSc(Hons), MBChB, PhD, FRNZCGP
|Edwin trained originally at the University of Otago with a PhD in Immunology. He further studied medicine at The University of Auckland, completing the General Practice training scheme in 2003. Edwin is a medical advisor at the Immunisation Advisory Centre and also continues his work as a General Practitioner at the Auckland Regional Public Health Service.|
|Loretta has worked with IMAC for many years in a wide range of positions across the organisation. Prior to IMAC, Loretta worked for in Hong Kong and China in various maternal child health settings. Much of Loretta’s nursing experience has been in teaching, learning and developing nurse education programmes.|