I grew up in Christchurch where I met my wife. We have two daughters who are both at high school now, and keeping us very busy. I am a Medical Laboratory Scientist working in Canterbury at the Hospital Laboratory. My specialty is Immunology and I find the challenge stimulating even though it is more than 20 years since I qualified. I enjoy the challenges of the job and am strongly motivated to ensure that medical laboratory workers in diagnostic laboratories are valued for our work and that Medical Laboratory Science has a bright future in NZ.