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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Courtney Moore K9MD

Courtney Moore

Senior Canine Trainer
Courtney has a strong technical knowledge around working detector dogs coupled with a sound understanding of canine behaviour. With …
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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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Associate Professor Robin Turner Biostatistician

Associate 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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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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Doctor Sharon Pattison Oncologist

Doctor Sharon Pattison

Oncologist
Sharon studied at University of Otago and University of Melbourne and was appointed as a Senior Lecturer, Department of …
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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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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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Lynette James

Puppy Development and Canine Assistant
Lynette has owned and trained dogs for over 30 years and has a particular love of Border Collies and …
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Elisabeth and Molly

Elisabeth Nicholson

Administration
Elisabeth is a registered nurse who specialises in ear health. When not working, Elisabeth loves getting out and exploring …
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Karen Reader Research Fellow

Doctor Karen Reader

Research Fellow
Karen is a reproductive biologist with broad interests in the areas of assisted reproductive technologies in humans and livestock, …
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Steve White International Canine Scent Detection Expert

Steve White

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