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Senior Research Fellow, Department of Public Health, University of Otago

Dr Amanda Kvalsvig has a dual background in clinical paediatrics and epidemiology. Her research activities currently have a strong focus on New Zealand’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic; she is lead researcher of Co-Search, a COVID-19 research collaborative led by Professor Michael Baker. She is also lead researcher of SYMBIOTIC, a newly-funded HRC programme led by Michael Baker which aims to investigate the two-way relationships between infectious disease and long-term conditions.

Her other research interests are centred on the social determinants of health and wellbeing: topics include other infectious diseases (particularly meningococcal disease), breastfeeding, child poverty, and early child development.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, Department of Public Health, University of Otago

Education

  • 2018 
    University of Otago, PhD/Epidemiology

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (London)