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Loretta Roberts



Loretta Roberts is the National Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC), a role she has held for the past year. Previously to this Loretta has worked for the past 20 years with IMAC, her most recent role as National Manager for seven years.

Loretta has an extensive background in nursing, education, and maternal-child health, having practiced across a number of locations in Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Aotearoa, New Zealand. She has used her organisational experience, clinical knowledge, and management skills to support and lead the IMAC team to deliver their wide range of immunisation services.

If you have questions about how IMAC could support the vaccinator workforce and your organisation, or any contractual inquiries, please contact Loretta directly.

Dr Nikki Turner

Academic, General Practitioner and Medical Director


Professor Nikki Turner is an academic General Practitioner. She is an honorary Professor in the Department of General Practice and Primary Care and Medical Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC), at the University of Auckland. She works part time as a General Practitioner in Wellington. She has over 20 years' experience in academic research and service delivery with vaccine preventable disease, national immunisation programmes and vaccine service delivery both in New Zealand and internationally.

Jenny Wong

Operations Manager

Jenny Wong is the Operations Manager for The Immunisation Advisory Centres, COVID-19 Immunisation Education Programme.

Jenny’s experience includes programme and project management, public health and workforce development to foster collaboration.

Theo Brandt

Information 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 Information Manager for IMAC, managing the development of websites, learning systems and other platforms.

Bernadette Heaphy

Programme Manager

RN, BN, PG Dip HealthSci

Bernadette has worked in the immunisation field for over 20 years, first as an RN working in General Practice, then as a CCA assessor and immunisation coordinator. Over the last 11 years, Bernadette has worked a range of roles within IMAC.

Currently, Bernadette manages our foundation and updates the education programme - she also oversees quality projects, particularly surrounding cold-chain. Recently, she has undertaken post-graduate study in public health, vaccinology and management, but still enjoys the opportunity to sit down one-to-one with a parent/caregiver and whānau to do the pointy end of the work.

Jane Morphet

Programme Manager


Jane Morphet has a background in nursing and Midwifery, with a strong focus on education. Prior to working at IMAC, Jane worked in the United Kingdom for many years, specialising in the field of immunisation.

June supports the COVID-19 Regional advisors and their teams of staff. She also manages the 0800IMMUNE staff and works closely with her colleagues developing COVID-19 Education and resources.

Lisa Box

Northern Regional Immunisation Advisor

Comprehensive Registered Nurse, PG Cert Well Child

Lisa Box is the Northern Regional Immunisation Advisor for the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC). She initially joined IMAC, in the role of COVID Regional Immunisation Advisor.

Lisa has many years of experience in the Primary Healthcare sector, with responsibilities including cold chain management and CCA reviews, vaccinator clinical assessments, quality improvement and RNZCGP foundation assessments.

In her role, Lisa supports the wider health sector in the region, as well as IMAC Education facilitators, in delivering our wide range of immunisation services including work force education and training courses to increase the vaccinator workforce.

Renee Stewart

Midland Regional Immunisation Advisor

Registered Nurse

Renee Stewart is the Regional Immunisation Advisor for the Midland region, based in Tairawhiti/Gisborne. Renee is a Registered Nurse and comes to the team with a broad variety of skills and knowledge. Her background includes Surgical, General Practice, Iwi Provider-Community/Rural, and District nursing.

If you require information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination programme, workforce education for staff, and peer assessments, please make contact with Renee.

Shelley Kininmonth

Central Regional Immunisation Advisor

Registered Nurse

Shelley Kininmonth has worked in a variety of roles at IMAC but currently serves as the Regional Immunisation Advisor for the Central region.  In this role, Shelley supports the wider health sector in the region with education, resources and clinical advice around the National Immunisation Programme.  

Prior to joining IMAC, Shelley worked in general practice and urgent care for over a decade.  Her nursing career also includes extensive experience in Oncology, which is where her passion for immunisation and the awareness of its role in cancer prevention was cemented.

Sue Rogers

South Island Regional Immunisation Advisor

Registered Nurse

Sue Rogers is the regional immunisation advisor working alongside the South Island teams.

Sue has diverse clinical and leadership experience gained across the health sector over many years.

Learning and development is a passion of Sue’s and she is excited to be in a service role that will help make a positive difference to peoples’ lives.

If you are seeking education for your health providers, please contact Sue.