New Zealand/COVID-19 Technical Advisory Group

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Membership• Ian Town
• Patricia Priest
• Anja Werno
• Bryan Betty
• Collin Tukuitong
• Erasmus Smit
• Matire Harwood
• Nigel Raymond
• Sally Roberts
• Shanika Perera
• Virginia Hope
• Michael Baker
• Stephen Chambers
• David Murdoch
• Caroline McElnay

The Technical Advisory Group has been established as part of the Ministry’s response to COVID-19.[1] Caroline McElnay was the first leader.[2]

Position Office holder Background
Chair Ian Town Chief Science Advisor, Ministry of Health
Member Patricia Priest Associate Professor Epidemiology, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago
Member Anja Werno Chief of Pathology and Laboratories, Canterbury Health Laboratories
Member Bryan Betty Medical Director, Royal New Zealand College of General Practice
Member Collin Tukuitonga Pacific COVID-19 Response Team
Member Erasmus Smit Virologist, ESR
Member Matire Harwood Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā / Māori Pandemic Coordination Group
Member Nigel Raymond Infectious Disease Physician, Chair NZ Committee of Australasian Society for Infectious Disease
Member Sally Roberts Clinical Head of Microbiology and Acting Clinical Director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (LabPlus), National Clinical Lead for the IPC programme, Auckland District Health Board
Member Shanika Perera Medical Officer of Health, ARPHS (WDHB, ADHB, CMH)
Member Virginia Hope Medical Director, ESR
Member Michael Baker Department of Public Health, University of Otago
Member Stephen Chambers Infectious Disease Physician, University of Otago
Member David Murdoch Clinical Microbiologist, University of Otago
Former member Caroline McElnay Director of Public Health;former leader