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Response to New Zealand Health Research Strategy discussion document

2016: This paper provides a response to the consultation on the first New Zealand Health Research Strategy.

This paper is a response to the consultation on the first New Zealand Health Research Strategy developed by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, with the New Zealand Health Research Council.

The Royal Society Te Apārangi 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. 

Further consultation on Health Research Strategy 2017-2027

In support of the on-going development of a health research strategy for New Zealand, the Society has provided further feedback to the Government which  builds on the Society’s earlier response, highlighting the importance of scientific excellence, the complexity of translating research into medical practice, and the importance of professional communities in the engagement process.


  • 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