Response to Russell Brown and Tertiary Education Union
Statement by Jordan Williams in response to Russell Brown and Tertiary Education Union allegations
The allegation that I have worked with others to discredit public health efforts is wrong. My public comments in relation to public health researchers have been where academics have mislead the public about official support or endorsement, and where a waste of public money has occurred.
Despite claims to the contrary, I have not in anyway questioned Dr Morenga’s academic work. In relation to alleged ‘intimidation’, I can confirm that there was a legal letter, however I have received an apology from Dr Morenga and Otago University and an acknowledgement that Dr Morenga’s comments were unfortunate. I have nothing more to say on the mater.