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 Helen Petousis-Harris

Dr Helen Petousis-Harris

Helen is Senior Lecturer in the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the University of Auckland and the Director of the Vaccine Datalink and Research Group. She has a PhD in Vaccinology and is particularly interested in factors associated with vaccine safety and reactogenicity, and the performance and safety of vaccines. Helen has a blog primarily devoted to vaccines and vaccination where she often discusses vaccine myths and matters of current interest in vaccinology. She is a member of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS)... read more »

Associate Professor Nikki Turner

Associate Professor Nikki Turner

Nikki is an academic General Practitioner. She currently lives in Wellington and works as an Associate Professor for the University of Auckland in the Department of General Practice and Primary Care, as honorary Associate Professor for the University of Otago Wellington and part-time as a General Practitioner in Wellington. Her roles include Director of Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) at the University of Auckland. She is a member of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) committee on immunisation which is the principle advisory group to the WHO for vaccines and immunisation. She is also the chair of the WHO measles and rubella elimination subcommittee. Nikki's academic interests are in primary health care, preventive child health and immunisation and she continues to work part-time as a General Practitioner for NUHS Broadway clinic in Strathmore, Wellington. .. read more »