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About Te Rōpū Rangahau ō Te Kāhui Matepukupuku

Cancer Society Research Collaboration

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:

The leadership team consists of four directors who are senior staff at the University of Otago:

  • Professor Janet Hoek (Department of Public Health)
  • Professor Louise Signal (Department of Public Health)
  • Dr Richard Egan (Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Co-Director of the Social and Behavioural Research Unit)
  • Christina McKerchar (Department of Population Health)

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 research leadership from senior and emerging Māori researchers across the programme.