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 Maxim Bloomfield

Dr Maxim Bloomfield

Max is an Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist working at Capital & Coast DHB and Wellington Southern Community Laboratories. He has an interest in antimicrobial resistance, diagnostic stewardship and the microbial composition of sourdough bread. He trained at University College Hospital London and Wellington Hospital, gaining fellowship with the RACP and the RCPA. He has higher degrees from the University of Cambridge and Queen Mary, University of London... read more »

Dr Michael Adiddle

Dr Michael Adiddle

Michael Addidle is a UK trained Clinical microbiologist now working at both Pathlab and ESR laboratories in New Zealand. He holds fellowships in general medicine and clinical microbiology. He is involved in infection control in both public and private hospitals throughout the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. Michael has a keen interest in the pivotal role of the diagnostic laboratory in good diagnostic and antimicrobial stewardship... read more »

Nikki Grae

Nikki Grae

Nikki Grae has been the senior advisor for the infection prevention and control programme at the Health Quality & Safety Commission since 2016. She has 12 years of infection prevention, quality, and patient safety experience in the healthcare sector. Prior to working at the Commission, she managed and led the infection prevention and patient safety programmes for a health system in the U.S. Nikki has also worked as a research scientist in cancer biology and microbiology. She has a Master of Science degree in microbiology. Nikki relocated to New Zealand to enjoy the friendly people and spectacular scenery while continuing her career in infection prevention and control. .. read more »

Dr Richard Everts MBChB, FRACP, ABMM

Dr Richard Everts MBChB, FRACP, ABMM

Richard is a hospital and community Infectious Disease Specialist Physician and Medical Microbiologist, based in Nelson and Marlborough. He provides several Pacific Islands with on-site antibiotic stewardship, infection control and microbiology laboratory support. Richard also does some acute general medicine work, consults to ACC, runs a private internal medicine clinic, and carries out a variety of research and writing activities... read more »