PHONZ Conference 2023



Wednesday, 19 July - Thursday, 20 July - Friday, 21 July

9 am – 1 pm

As public health professionals, we often face challenges regarding how best to implement and communicate our intelligence. Some of us may struggle with ethical traps and moral questions raised in our work. Led by invited expert speakers, the conference will focus on real-world examples of ethical practices, communication methods and implementation of public health intelligence. There will be time to explore these themes through discussion and debate.


  • Professor Lisa Lee, Director, Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance, Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA
  • Associate Professor Robyn Mildon, Executive Director, Centre for Evidence and Implementation, Melbourne, Australia 
  • Professor Neil Pearce, Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London, England
  • Professor Sir Ashley Bloomfield, School of Population Health, University of Auckland
  • Professor Michael Baker, Department of Public Health, University of Otago-Wellington
  • Associate Professor Sir Collin Tukuitonga, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland
  • Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles, Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, University of Auckland
  • Peter Abernethy, Media Manager, Ministry of Health
  • Associate Professor Angela Ballantyne, Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice, University of Otago-Wellington
  • Associate Professor Anna Matheson, School of Health, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Dr Mat Walton, Science Leader of the Social Systems, Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR), Wellington
  • Jacinta Fa'alili-Fidow, Chief Executive Officer, Moana Connect
  • Dr Juliet Rumball-Smith, Director of Intelligence, National Public Health Service, Te Whatu Ora-Health NZ

You can register to attend the conference here. Registration is free. As the conference is 100% virtual once again, registrants will be sent a Zoom link to log into the conference closer to the conference date.

Info for presenters

If you'd like to present, you can fill in the details of your proposed topic on the registration form. We need

  • Your name and role/title (if applicable)
  • Your institution
  • The title and abstract of your presentation
  • An indication of which of these themes your presentation focuses on:
    • Ethical practice
    • Implementation of public health intelligence
    • Communication methods
    • Other - Presentations don't need to be confined to the theme of the conference
  • If you want to present, we need to have received your registration by 4 pm, Friday 2 June, so that we have time to construct the programme.
  • Presenters will be sent a unique link that allows them to access the webinar with extra features, such as the ability to share slides and respond to audience questions. Please do not lose this link.
  • Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes, plus 5 minutes of questions and answers (i.e. 20 minutes total)


Register here

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