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Anja Werno

Chief of Pathology & Medical Director of Microbiology, CHL
Clinical Associate Professor, UOC

MD (Germany), PhD (Otago), MBA (Cant), FRCPA, FFSc


Research interests

  • Climate change and its impact on emerging infectious diseases
  • Invasive pneumococcal disease
  • Virological causes of illness in severely immunocompromised individuals
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Novel diagnostic methods


Hulme, K., Werno, A., White, K., & Spark, A. (2023). A ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm and the difficulties of confirming syphilis. Forensic Science, Medicine & Pathology, 19, 215-220. doi: 10.1007/s12024-023-00582-w Journal - Research Other

Cheung, J., Nordmeier, K., Kelland, S., Harrington, M., Williman, J., Storer, M., Beaglehole, B., Beckert, L., Chambers, S. T., Epton, M. J., Freeman, J., Murdoch, D. R., Werno, A. M., & Maze, M. J. (2023). Symptom persistence and recovery among COVID-19 survivors during a limited outbreak in Canterbury, New Zealand: A prospective cohort study. Internal Medicine Journal, 53, 37-45. doi: 10.1111/imj.15930 Journal - Research Article

Huang, Q. S., Wood, T., Jelley, L., Jennings, T., Jefferies, S., Daniells, K., Nesdale, A., Dowell, T., Turner, N., Campbell-Stokes, P., Balm, M., Dobinson, H. C., … Baker, M. G., … Werno, A., Grant, J., van der Linden, A., … Webby, R. J. (2021). Impact of the COVID-19 nonpharmaceutical interventions on influenza and other respiratory viral infections in New Zealand. Nature Communications, 12(1), 1001. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-21157-9 Journal - Research Article

Gardiner, S. J., Metcalf, S. C. L., Werno, A., Doogue, M. P., Chambers, S. T., on behalf of the Canterbury District Health Board Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee. (2020). A persuasive approach to antimicrobial stewardship in Christchurch hospitals produced a sustained decrease in intravenous clarithromycin dosing and expenditure via a switch to azithromycin orally. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1512), 22-30. Retrieved from Journal - Research Article

Murdoch, D., Addidle, M., Andersson, H.-S., Arnold, B., Balm, M., Benschop, J., … Birch, M., … Brunton, C., … Chambers, S., … Dalton, S., … Everts, R., … Freeman, J., French, N., … Hudson, B., … Ikram, R., Jack, S., Kelly, M., Lamont, I., Maze, M. J., … Metcalf, S., … Murton, S., … Pink, R., Pithie, A., … Priest, P., Raymond, N., … Taylor, J., … Upton, A., Ussher, J., Werno, A., & Wiles, S. (2020). Politicians: Please work together to minimise the spread of COVID-19. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1511), 7-8. Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

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