News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


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.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Worldly And Unworldly

"Being Magdalene" by Fleur Beale The situations shown in this youth novel are shocking, scary, and very moving as we experience Magdalene’s struggle to be a perfect girl as defined by the cruel and unreasonable leader of “The Children of the Faith”, as she moves reluctantly into young womanhood. More>>

Whistle Stop: Netball NZ To Implement New INF Rules

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) will implement the new Official Rules of Netball, as set down by the International Netball Federation (INF), from January 1, 2016. Key changes include the elimination of whistle following a goal, amendments to injury time and changes to setting a penalty. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Waiata Aroha

Vaughan Rapatahana on Chappy by Patricia Grace: With this eminently readable novel Patricia Grace returns to the full-length fiction stage after a hiatus of ten years. More>>

'Ithaca' At Q Theatre: Introducing NZ's World Class Cirque Troupe

NZ’s very own cirque troupe is set to become a household name with the premier of its adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey having secured a key season in Auckland. More>>

Music Awards: The Tuis Are Broody This Year

Topping off a sensationally eventful year both at home and internationally, Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods has taken home four Tuis from this year’s 50th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>


Sport: Richie McCaw Retires From Rugby

Richie McCaw has today confirmed he is hanging up his boots and retiring from professional rugby. The 34-year-old All Blacks captain and most capped All Black of all time has drawn the curtain on his stunning international career which started in Dublin 14 years ago, almost to the day, and ended in London last month when he hoisted the Webb Ellis Cup aloft for the second time. More>>


John McBeth: On Jonah Lomu

For many New Zealanders, the enormity of Jonah Lomu's reputation will have come as a surprise... His deeds were watched and enthused over by movie stars and musicians, politicians and superstars from other codes. He reached into the lives and homes of millions and mixed with famous people most New Zealanders would only have read about. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news