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Barry Smith Of Te Rarawa and Ngāti Kahu descent, Barry has a PhD in sociology and degrees in chemistry, statistics and m...

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Barry Smith Of Te Rarawa and Ngāti Kahu descent, Barry has a PhD in sociology and degrees in chemistry, statistics and music and works as a Population Health Analyst in the Planning and Funding team at the Lakes District Health Board. His key interests are in health inequality, health ethics and data interpretation. A co-author of Te Ara Tika (Health Research Council, 2010), he is involved with the Health Research Council of New Zealand supported research on attitudes of Māori to genomic research and biobanking and has just completed a three year Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund supported project on ethics review culminating in a book with Martin Tolich entitled The Politicisation of Ethics Review in New Zealand (Dunmore Publishing, 2015). Barry chairs the Health Research Council Ethics Committee and sits on a number of its science assessing committees as well as the Middlemore Hospital Biobank Governance Committee, the Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART), the MBIE Science Challenge Assessment Panels, the NZ Ethics Committee, the Podiatrist Board of NZ and a number of university and government academic and policy advisory groups. He contributes to courses run by the Otago University Bioethics Centre and teaches on Victoria University’s postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Research. Barry is a ‘gigging’ classical and jazz guitarist who received the QSM in 2008 for his contribution to both ethics and the performing arts. Keynote: “Māori ethics frameworks and the research community: tensions and challenges” (Abstract to come)