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Professor Innes Asher ONZM

Paediatrician/children's health spokesperson

Innes is Professor of Paediatrics in the University of Auckland’s Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health, and Respiratory Paediatrician, Starship Children's Health, Auckland. In 2007 she was awarded the Health Research Council Liley Medal for her research leadership. She serves on the Steering Group of New Zealand’s National Child and Youth Epidemiology ServiceShe is Chair of the Global Asthma Network. In 2017 she was appointed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an Expert on Chronic Respiratory Diseases within their inaugural Expert Panel on non-communicable diseases. In March 2018 she received the NZ Medical Association Chairs award for her advocacy work. She was appointed to the Government’s Welfare Expert Advisory Group in 2018. She has been on the Management Committee of CPAG and a CPAG Health Spokesperson since 2000.