Professor of Public Health, University of Otago

Michael Baker is Professor of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand.

He is currently (April-July 2015) a NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor, hosted by the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London. His focus in the UK includes research and a series of public lectures on pandemic diseases.
Details about these free lectures can be found on the SAS website:

Professor Baker’s other research projects include a national case-control study of rheumatic fever in New Zealand; a leading role in the Southern Hemisphere Influenza and Vaccine Effectiveness Research and Surveillance (SHIVERS) Study funded by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention; and research on Housing and Health.


  • –present
    Professor of Public Health, University of Otago