Response to New Zealand Health Research Strategy discussion document

This paper provides a response to the consultation on the first New Zealand Health Research Strategy. The strategy is currently under development by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, with the New Zealand Health Research Council.

nz-health-research-strategy-discussion-document-coverThe Society provided a letter from the Chief Executive, outlining the Society’s role in health research funding, and an attachment in the form of a collation of views from Fellows and Constituent Organisations.


  • Professor Geoff Chase – FRSNZ, Director of Mechatronics Programme, University of Cantebury
  • Professor David Fergusson – FRSNZ, Founder of the Christchurch Health and Development Study, University of Otago
  • Professor Richard Beasley – FRSNZ Director of the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand
  • Professor John Windsor – FRSNZ, Director of Surgical Research, The University of Auckland
  • Professor Geoff Jameson – FRSNZ, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University
  • Professor John Fraser – FRSNZ Dean, Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, The University of Auckland
  • Professor Thomas Lumley – FRSNZ Chair in Biostatistics, The University of Auckland
  • Professor Charles Eason – CRSNZ, Chief Executive, Cawthron Institute
  • Dr Graeme Campbell – CRSNZ, Graeme Campbell Consultants Ltd
  • Professor Ross Lawrenson – The University of Waikato
  • Associate Professor Polly Atatoa Carr – The University of Waikato
  • Sociological Association of Aotearoa
  • The New Zealand Veterinary Association