The Team

The Team

Pauline Blomfield

Founder and CEO of K9 Medical Detection NZ
Pauline has owned and trained dogs for over 40 years. She taught advanced dog obedience for 20 years and …
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Nita Harding Veterinary Scientist

Nita Harding

Veterinary Scientist
Nita is a New Zealand trained veterinarian who has worked in clinical practice and the livestock production industries in …
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Professor Sarah Young Chair of K9MD's Academic Advisory Board

Professor Sarah Young

Chair of K9MD's Academic Advisory Board
Sarah is the Head of School, School of Medicine at the University of Sydney, Australia. Sarah gained her PhD in …
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Associate Professor Michelle McConnell

Research Project Manager
 Associate Professor Michelle McConnell is K9MD's  Research Project Manager. Michelle has a PhD in Microbiology and held dual roles …
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Professor Robin Turner

Biostatistician
Robin is a biostatistician with research interests in the areas of diagnostic tests, patient followup and monitoring, patient preferences …
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Professor Michael Shultz

Gastroenterologist
Professor Shultz came to Dunedin with his family in 2005 having gained medical experience in the U.S., UK and …
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Marcelane (Marcy) Ballantyne

Clinical Research Nurse
Marcy currently works as a Clinical Research Nurse in the Gastroenterology Unit as part of Otago University. She …
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Associate Professor Konrad Richter

General Surgeon & Surgical Oncologist
Associate Professor Richter is a Consultant General Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist at Southland Hospital with specialist training and extensive …
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Melanie Day

Registered Endoscopy Nurse
Mel currently works as a Registered Nurse in Endoscopy at Southern Cross, Invercargill and will oversee the southland region collecting …
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Peter Ellison

Māori Health Advisor
 Peter Ellison is the Associate Maori Health Strategy and Improvement Officer with WellSouth who is part of the Southern …
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Associate Professor Katy Bell

Clinical Epidemiologist
 Katy is a clinical epidemiologist at the University of Sydney School of Public Health, where she researches the benefits …
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Mr Michael Stotzer

Urologist
  Mr Michael Stotzer SPECIALIST Qualifications MD 1998 Illinois; Am Bd Cert Urol 2007 Profile Mr. Stotzer graduated from …
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Doctor Katrin Campbell Research Fellow

Doctor Katrin Campbell

Research Fellow
Dr Katrin Campbell is a Research Fellow at K9MD. She compiled the K9MD research page. Dr Campbell's research interest …
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Steve White International Canine Scent Detection Expert

Steve White

International Canine Scent Detection Specialist
In his 43rd year of a canine-centered law enforcement career, Steve White is the only person to have served …
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Courtney Moore K9MD

Courtney Moore

Senior Canine Trainer
Courtney has extensive experience in canine scent detection. With over 16 years experience working and training detector dogs for the …
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Tessa Mackenzie K9MD

Tessa Mackenzie

Canine Laboratory Technician
Tessa is the assistant to K9MD's Senior Canine Trainer. Tessa works in our laboratories preparing all the medical samples …
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Lynette James

Puppy Development and Canine Environment Trainer
Lynette has owned and trained dogs for over 30 years and has a particular love of Border Collies and …
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Lizzie Jones

Personal Assistant to CEO
Lizzie has a strong background as a Research and Teaching Assistant in Human Nutrition and Medicine. She has extensive …
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Elisabeth and Molly

Elisabeth Nicholson

Administration & Accounting
Elisabeth is a registered nurse who specialises in ear health. When not working, Elisabeth loves getting out and exploring …
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Ambassador

Melanie Kerr

Ambassador
Melanie Kerr was the effervescent host of the Good Morning Show for eight years. Beaming into thousands of New Zealand …
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Isabelle Prosser

Communications and Fundraising Consultant
  Isabelle is Director of Prosser Communication NZ Ltd and brings to the K9MD team over 25 years’ experience …
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