Principle Investigator MRINZ
Dr Irene Braithwaite originally studied performance music and then worked in the oil industry prior to studying medicine. She graduated with a medical degree in 2006 and worked mainly in the Lower Hutt / Wellington area.
She joined MRINZ in 2011, completing a PhD and an MD since and working on studies of asthma, COPD, Influenza and venous thromboembolism. She has held the position of deputy director at MRINZ since 2013.
Outside of the MRINZ Irene watches a lot of sport, and occasionally goes to the gym.