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.

Professor Michael Schultz

Professor Michael Schultz

Michael studied in Erlangen-Nuremberg and trained in Manchester, London and Regensburg, Germany. He went to Chapel Hill, NC at the University of North Carolina for his postdoctoral fellowship. Michael joined the Department of Medicine at the University of Otago in 2005, taking up a joint clinical position as a Senior Lecturer and Gastroenterologist with the Southern District Health Board. He was appointed Head of the Department of Medicine in 2016. He was promoted to Professor in 2018. Michael’s research expertise is focused on clinical and basic scientific aspects of inflammatory bowel diseases, with an emphasis on host-microbe interactions. He has several years of experience working with animal models of experimental colitis, and with the administration of clinical trials in patients with IBD. Michael is Director of the Gut Health Network which was established in 2011, and was elected as the President of the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology in November 2016. .. read more »

Christine Ho

Christine Ho

Christine Ho is the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) at Dunedin Hospital, Southern District Health Board. She started as an IBD Nurse in 2012 and has continued with the development of the role to a CNS position for the DHB. Christine completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science at Otago University in 2016. She has a varied nursing background including experience in surgical nursing, stomal therapy, bowel cancer screening in the UK and endoscopy... read more »

Dr Srikantaiah Manjunatha (Manju)

Dr Srikantaiah Manjunatha (Manju)

Dr Srikantaiah Manjunatha (Manju) FRACP is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Southern DHB, Dunedin and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Otago. He graduated in India and completed his advanced training in medicine and gastroenterology in the UK. After 25 years working in the NHS he moved to New Zealand in 2014. His special interests are therapeutic endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease and molecular mechanisms of gastrointestinal disease... read more »