Scientific Advisory Board

Te Ira Kāwai - Auckland Regional Tissue Bank established its Scientific Advisory Board to provide scientific leadership, strategic advice and to review applications that it receives for the use of bio-specimens.

The board ensures that tissue banking activities are of the highest standard, and that these activities meet the expectations of the funders and relevant stakeholders.

The board leads the development of tissue banking practice with a focus on long-term benefit to patients.

The Scientific Advisory Board ensures that Auckland Regional Tissue Bank - Te Ira Kāwai incorporates tikanga Māori in acknowledgement of the Treaty of Waitangi and includes representation from mana whenua, the contributing institutions, and the community, along with strong clinical and scientific input from academia.

It reports to the Governance Advisory Board, and supports the Core Management Group (CMG) and Tissue Bank Manager.

Professor Cristin Print is the chair of the Scientific Advisory Board.

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Board members – Scientific Advisory Board

Name  Position
Cristin Print Chair, Senior Scientist
Papaarangi Reid Tumuaki, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Maui Hudson Tangata Whenua representative
Nicole Kramer Auckland District Health Board representative
Samar Issa Counties Manakau District Health Board representative
Reena Ramsaroop Waitemata District Health Board
Robin Quigg Lay representative
Bill Wilson University of Auckland scientist
Stefan Bohlander University of Auckland scientist
Robert Doughty
University of Auckland scientist
Helen Wihongi Research Advisor- Māori Auckland District Health Board
Ex officio Position
Peter Browett Clinical Director, Auckland Regional Tissue Bank
Phillip Shepherd Manager, Auckland Regional Tissue Bank
Megan Putterill Strategic Engagement Manager, Auckland Academic Health Alliance