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Professor Innes Asher ONZM

Children's health spokesperson

Innes Asher FRACP ONZM is Professor Emeritus of Paediatrics in the University of Auckland’s Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health, and until her retirement in September 2020 was Respiratory Paediatrician, Starship Children’s Health, Auckland. She was awarded the Health Research Council Liley Medal for her research leadership, and the NZ Medical Association Chair’s award for her health advocacy work. She served on the Steering Group of New Zealand’s National Child and Youth Epidemiology Service. She is Chair of the Global Asthma Network and served as a WHO Expert on Chronic Respiratory Diseases. She was a member of the  Government’s Welfare Expert Advisory Group 2018-19. She has been on the Management Committee of CPAG and a CPAG Health Spokesperson since 2000.