The Cancer Society Research Collaboration Aotearoa New Zealand (CSRC) is a Cancer Society of New Zealand-funded collaboration which draws together leading cancer researchers in a comprehensive research programme on cancer prevention, care, and support.
The aim of our programme is to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer in New Zealand and to reduce inequities in cancer incidence and outcomes.
Collaboration members and leadership
Our collaboration links four major cancer research groups based at the University of Otago, and benefits from their associates, advisers, and international networks:
- ASPIRE 2025
- The Cancer and Chronic Conditions Research Group
- The Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit
- The Social and Behavioural Research Unit
The leadership team consists of six directors who are senior staff at the University of Otago:
- Professor Janet Hoek (Department of Public Health)
- Professor Louise Signal (Department of Public Health)
- Associate Professor Richard Egan (Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Co-Director of the Social and Behavioural Research Unit)
- Christina McKerchar (Department of Population Health)
- Jeannine Stairmand (Department of Public Health)
- Dr Christopher Jackson (Department of Medicine)
Visit Our people for more about our directors.
Expert Advisory Board
Working in partnership with the directors, the Expert Advisory Board provides an external overview of the CSRC’s strategic approach.
Expert Advisory Board members
Our commitment to Mātauranga Māori
We deliver Te Tiriti o Waitangi-based research that addresses questions of critical importance to Māori, with Māori leadership and oversight and a strong Māori workforce. We have Māori leadership at the governance level (Christina McKerchar and Jeannine Stairmand) and research leadership from senior and emerging Māori researchers across the programme.