Professor Richard Edwards

Richard trained originally as a public health physician in the UK, and came to Wellington in November 2005. He has over 15 years of experience in tobacco control practice and research in the UK and New Zealand. Richard is the Director of ASPIRE 2025 research collaboration and co-director of the Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit (HePPRU).


  • Tobacco use epidemiology and control
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa