Michael Baker on going from academic work to being recognised in the street

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 4:45PM
Michael Baker. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Michael Baker. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Michael Baker on going from academic work to being recognised in the street

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 4:45PM

Michael Baker has become a household name as we navigate through a worldwide pandemic.  

After beginning his career with the Ministry of Health during the HIV/AIDS epidemic, he rose to the rank of professor of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington.  

In 2013 he was awarded the Health Research Centre Liley Medal for his contribution to the health and medical sciences, is currently part of the COVID-19 Technical Advisory Group, and has been from the start one of the most vocal voices advocating for our elimination strategy.  

He was Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford's guest for this weeks' Six and a Song. 

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