Our People

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata! He tāngata! He tāngata!
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people! 
With more than 400 employees and growing, UniServices is a diverse company with staff across Aotearoa New Zealand working in many different fields.
Meet some of our senior people.


Services and Projects

Business Units, Major Projects and Programmes

David Dubowitz

Director, Centre for Advanced MRI

David (MD, PhD) is a radiologist and neuroscientist who completed residencies in internal medicine at University of Oxford and radiology at University of Cambridge. His PhD is from the California Institute of Technology, where he focused on functional MRI. Contact about: Opportunities for CAMRI; research on functional MRI.

Paul O'Farrell

Director, English Language Academy

Paul has been with UniServices since 2020. He has worked in international tertiary education for over 20 years, in New Zealand, South Korea and his native Ireland. Contact about: Inbound international education, English language pathways, English for specific and professional purposes, language assessment, and international university partnerships.

Judith Hammond

Programme Manager – Global Vaccine Data Network

Judith has held various roles at UniServices since 2008, with a period at the Liggins Institute between 2012-2015, before returning to programme management of international research collaborations. She holds a PhD in politics and has qualifications in project management and international business. Contact about: Inquiries about and opportunities for GVDN.

Sarah-Jane Paine

Research Director, Growing Up in New Zealand

Associate Professor Dr Sarah-Jane Paine (Tūhoe) is the Research Director at Growing Up in New Zealand and senior Māori health academic at Te Kupenga Hauora Maori at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. Contact about: Kaupapa Māori research, epidemiology, Māori health and wellbeing.

Tofa Ramanlal

Programme Director, Growing Up in New Zealand

Tofa Ramanlal is the Programme Director at Growing Up in New Zealand. He has previously held leadership roles in the Pacific, social, and health sectors in Aotearoa and across the Pacific region and brings experience across the Social Sciences, Public Health, and Emergency Management and in project and programme management. Contact about: Inquiries about and opportunities for Growing Up in New Zealand.

Loretta Roberts

National Director, Immunisation Advisory Centre

Loretta has been with IMAC for more than 20 years, in her current role since 2019. She has an extensive background in nursing, education and maternal-child health, having practiced in Asia, the Pacific Islands and Aotearoa New Zealand. Contact about: How IMAC can support the vaccinator workforce or your organisation

Nikki Turner

Medical Director, Immunisation Advisory Centre

Nikki developed and evolved the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) since its inception 25 years ago. IMAC is the national centre for academic and clinical advice for vaccines and immunisation programmes. In addition to her role at IMAC, Nikki is a professor and general practitioner.

Chris Bullen

Academic Director, National Institute for Health Innovation

Professor Chris Bullen is a public health medicine specialist with postgraduate qualifications in public health and a PhD in community medicine. He leads the University’s postgraduate education programme in public health. Contact about: Innovation in public health, especially tobacco control and digital health.

Charlotte Moore

Kaiwhakahaere, New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse

Charlotte (Rangitāne o Wairau/Pākehā) holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Auckland. Her research examines community-provided social services and Māori social policy. She previously worked with WAVES Trust as a research analyst and family violence network coordinator. Contact about: Opportunities for NZFVC; family, whānau and sexual violence research.

Yvonne Lim

Director, Tui Tuia | Learning Circle

Yvonne has been director of Tui Tuia | Learning Circle since 2021. She has a broad background in management, workforce development, marketing, customer experience, strategic digital initiatives and sales. Contact about: Opportunities for Tui Tuia | Learning Circle, digitisation of professional learning and development.

Abigail Milnes

Director, Whāraurau

Abi’s role focuses on ensuring the mental health workforce is skilled and supported to help tamariki, taiohi and whānau thrive. She has a background in project managing workforce development programmes in youth mental health and public health policy. Contact about: Developing the child and youth mental health workforce.