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Asthma Foundation farewells outgoing medical director


Asthma Foundation farewells outgoing medical director

Angela Francis, chief executive of the Asthma Foundation, announced the resignation of Associate Professor Bob Hancox as medical director of the Foundation.

Angela said Bob has been a highly effective medical director who has provided considerable-guidance to the Foundation over the years. “The team from the Foundation would like to acknowledge Bob for his commitment to the foundation in the role of - medical director. she said.

Bob has enjoyed being part of the Foundation over the last few years and remains fully committed to the goals and aspirations of the Foundation. “Working for the Foundation has always been interesting, occasionally challenging, and sometimes inspiring – it has never been dull,” Bob says.

Bob leaves the Foundation to continue his research on respiratory diseases in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago and as a respiratory physician at Waikato Hospital.

Angela is pleased to announce the appointment of a new team of medical advisers to the Asthma Foundation. Dr Tristram Ingham and Dr Kyle Perrin will both bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm to the role.

Dr Ingham is a senior research fellow in the Department of Medicine at the University of Otago in Wellington. A particular focus of his work has been to understand and address the basis for the striking disparities in health outcomes seen for Māori and Pacific peoples with respiratory conditions. He leads a number of community partnership research projects to develop interventions that respond to the practical needs of families/whānau with respiratory conditions.

“I look forward to working with the Asthma Foundation and communities to look at practical, innovative ways to address some of the risk factors that contribute to poor respiratory health. Together, we will help individuals and families take back control of their health,“ Dr Ingham said.

Dr Kyle Perrin is a respiratory and general physician based at Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals. He is actively involved in clinical research with interests in a variety of respiratory conditions including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis. He is also a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Otago Medical School, Wellington and teaches at Victoria University.

Dr Perrin is excited at the opportunity of working with the team at the Asthma Foundation, as well as the other stakeholders in the sector.

“The Asthma Foundation does important work to raise the respiratory health of the community and I look forward to contributing to this,” Dr Perrin said.

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