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Dr Mary McIntyre, Department of Public Health

MSc, PhD, PG Dip.Tchg

Research Fellow

Contact Details 

Tel: +64 4 385 5541 ext 6499

Research Interests and Activities 

Dr Mary McIntyre's background is in ecology/entomology, and she is a past convenor of graduate programmes and papers in both Conservation Sciences (Victoria) & Public Health. Research interests draw on both fields since it is the same anthropogenic environmental processes leading to decline and extinction of some species that promote overabundance and spread of others, notably pests and pathogens. Topics include mosquito ecology, public health entomology & biosecurity, ecosystems & emerging arthropod-borne and zoonotic pathogens, ecological ‘health’ & sustainability.

Recent Publications

Ammar S., McIntyre M., Swan T., Kasper J., Derraik J., Baker M., Hales S. (in press 2019). Intercepted mosquitoes at New Zealand ports of entry 2001-2018: current status and future concerns. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Wilson N., McIntyre M., Blaschke P., Muellner P., Mansoor O., Baker M. (2017): Potential public health benefits from eradicating rats in New Zealand cities and a tentative research agenda, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand: 48(4):280-290

Lal A., Lill A., McIntyre M., Hales S., Baker M., French N.2015. Environmental change and enteric zoonoses in New Zealand: a systematic review of the evidence. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 39 (1):63-68


McIntyre M. Ticks, deer & Lyme disease. Presentation to Wellington Branch, NZ Entomological Society Mar. 2019

Ammar S., McIntyre M., Baker M., Hales S. 2018. Arbovirus vector mosquitoes intercepted at New Zealand ports of entry 2001-1018. Poster presented to OHA Symposium on Infectious Disease, NZ, Wellington 2018.

McIntyre M., Wilson N. Pest mammal eradication – good for human health too! Poster presented to ‘Crazy & Ambitious. Biological Heritage Conference’, May 2018

McIntyre M. Refuge or Opportunity: mosquitoes in some forest remnants. Poster ‘NZ Entomological Society Conference’ April 2018.