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Professor Innes Asher ONZM

Paediatrician/children's health spokesperson

Innes Asher 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 advocacy work. She serves on the Steering Group of New Zealand’s National Child and Youth Epidemiology Service. She is Chair of the Global Asthma Network and 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.