Programme Advisory Group

The Programme Advisory Group (PAG) provides high-level expert advice to the Programme Director and DIET research team on national research and policy priorities.

Members have expertise in Māori health, Pacific health, food standards, food policy, advocacy, health promotion and public health. Members are appointed for their individual expertise, rather than as representatives of the organisations with which they are involved or employed.

Members Affiliation
Dr Mary-Ann Carter Ministry of Health
Belinda Castles Consumer NZ
Phillippa Hawthorne Ministry of Primary Industries
Dr Christina McKerchar University of Otago
Dave Monro Heart Foundation
Dean Stockwell Independent Consultant
Dr Gerhard Sundborn University of Auckland
Dr Robyn Toomath Auckland District Health Board
Darrio Penetito-Hemara Toi Tangata
Maria Turley Ministry of Health