Professor Ann Richardson - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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Professor Ann Richardson

Professor Ann RichardsonPositions

Professor of Cancer Epidemiology


MB ChB (University of Otago)
Dip Obst (University of Otago)
Dip Com H (University of Otago)
PhD (University of Otago)
FNZCPHM (New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine)


Room 201, Level 2, Waimairi Building

Contact Details

Phone: + 64 3 369 3520
Internal Phone: ext 93520


Ann Richardson is an epidemiologist and public health physician.  Ann obtained her undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in medicine and public health in New Zealand, was a clinical research fellow at the University of Oxford, and was Professor of Public Health at the University of Otago Christchurch campus.  Ann has also worked as a public health physician for the Canterbury District Health Board.  Ann has served on national working parties and advisory groups, and in 2008 received a QSO for services to public health. 


HLTH101 Introduction to Health Studies
Health in New Zealand
Evidence in Health
HLTH402 Health Information Management
HLTH407 Bioethics

Administrative Responsibilities

HLTH110 Epidemiology - Course Coordinator
PhD Coordinator for the School of Health Sciences


Ann is interested in cancer epidemiology, in particular viruses and breast cancer.  She is also interested in cancer screening, particularly the evaluation of cancer screening programmes.