Ngāti Apa, Rangitāne, Te Rarawa
Andrew is a sociologist who has ended up being a social epidemiologist. Along the way he has been involved in the full spectrum of research activities, including management, ethics, policy, funding, teaching, advocacy and governance in Aotearoa and overseas.
His passion is for work that makes a difference and results in permanent, positive change. He has contributed to CoVID equity and vaccination modelling in Aotearoa, the development of easy to learn open-source statistical software, the establishment of the project that identified the CDH1 stomach cancer gene and an international award-winning statistical literacy initiative.
Most of his current work is on social/health inequity, statistical literacy or making statistical information resources more useful to decision-makers beyond government.
Outside of work he's the owner of a pair of very well-travelled jandals, the author of too many gin tasting posts and the proud dad of two awesome grown-up children who are way taller than he is.