Meet our panel of medical specialists

Research Review New Zealand works with over 70 local medical specialists to select and advise on the most important research from around the world. They advise on what really matters, what impact it has on local healthcare and what we need to do in our daily practice to accomodate new skills and knowledge. Select a category below to see more about each of our expert advisors.

Dr Massimo Giola

Dr Massimo Giola

Dr Massimo Giola obtained his medical degree in 1991 at the University of Pavia (Italy) and specialised in infectious diseases in 1996 (Italy). He studied antiretroviral drugs’ pharmacokinetics during a PhD programme in clinical and experimental pharmacology from 2005 to 2008 at the University of Varese (Italy). He moved to NZ in 2009 and worked as a general/infectious diseases physician in Invercargill until November 2010, then in Tauranga until June 2013. He was accepted for the FRACP in December 2012, and did a second specialty training in sexual health medicine in Auckland until June 2015. He is now the Clinical Lead of the Sexual Health Services for BOPDHB and for Lakes DHB. He is the President of the Australasian Sexual Health Medicine Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians... read more »

Dr Sarah Metcalf

Dr Sarah Metcalf

Dr Sarah Metcalf is an Infectious Diseases and General Medicine Physician at Christchurch Hospital. She attended Medical School at the University of Otago, graduating in 1995 and completed post-graduate training at Christchurch Hospital specialising in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine in 2003. Following that she worked in Sheffield, United Kingdom to gain further experience in Infectious Diseases, which included significant experience in HIV medicine. She is currently Clinical Director of the Infection Management Service at Christchurch Hospital. Her interests include general infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, HIV medicine, viral hepatitis and infections in immunocompromised hosts... read more »

Dr Rupert Handy

Dr Rupert Handy

Rupert Handy is a New Zealand trained Infectious Diseases Physician. After undergraduate training at the University of Otago Medical School, he completed post-graduate training in Medicine and Infectious Diseases in Auckland... read more »