New Zealand-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professorship

The NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professorship programme enables a high-calibre New Zealand professor to spend three months in the School of Advanced Study with access to extensive research facilities and the appropriate academic specialists as required.

The NZ-UK Link Foundation anticipates that this new Visiting Professorship will establish a high profile in the UK, especially in London. It therefore seeks to appoint high-calibre candidates whose research interests contribute to an understanding and appreciation of some important aspects of the contemporary relationship between the UK and NZ. Successful candidates might represent numerous academic disciplines – from history to environmental science, from economics to social policy, from political science to trade, and so on. The Foundation does not expect that candidates should be limited to those with NZ nationality or residency but candidates must have an excellent understanding of the circumstances in both the UK and NZ so as to be able to make a significant contribution.

NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor 2015

The NZ-UK Link Foundation, in conjunction with the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS), is pleased to announce Michael Baker as the recipient of the 2015 Visiting Professorship.

Michael Baker is a public health physician and Professor of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington. He is a highly respected authority on infectious diseases epidemiology and environmental health. His research won the New Zealand Health Research Council’s top award, the Liley Medal, in 2013 and his Housing and Health Research Group received the Prime Minister’s Science prize in 2014. Professor Baker has worked internationally with the World Health Organisation and his research is part-funded by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Read our press release.

NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professorship programme of public lectures, April-July 2015:

13 May 2015, 17:30–20:00
Pandemics: can we learn the lessons of history? Flyer [PDF]
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ

4 June 2015, 12:00–15:00
Infectious diseases and pandemics: why are they linked to poverty? Flyer [PDF]
The Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

2 July 2015, 18:30–20:30
Early detection of emerging infectious diseases: can we do better? Flyer [PDF]

15 July 2015 Arrive 18:00–20:30 start
Stopping pandemic diseases at the border: can it be done? Flyer [PDF]
City of London – Guildhall, Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HH

NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professorship programme of public lectures, April - July [pdf]

Past NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Fellows


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