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Dean and Head of Campus, Christchurch, University of Otago

Professor David Murdoch is a clinical microbiologist, infectious diseases physician and luthier. He has worked extensively in Asia and Africa, as well as New Zealand, and has been a regular consultant for the World Health Organization, US National Institute of Health, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. David is also Co-Director of One Health Aotearoa, an alliance of New Zealand infectious diseases researchers from across multiple disciplines that aims to improve health and well-being through integrated, cross-sectoral and “whole of society” approaches to health hazards.


  • 2016–present
    Dean and Head of Campus, University of Otago, Christchurch