Our Founders

Covid Plan B was started by a multi-disciplinary group of academics concerned about the welfare and futures of all Kiwis in responses to Covid19. The group set up this website to share information for the public good and to set out a vision for a balanced response to COVID-19.

The founders were:

  • Dr Simon Thornley – Senior lecturer of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Auckland

  • Dr Grant Schofield – Professor of Public Health, AUT, Auckland

  • Dr Gerhard Sundborn – Senior lecturer of Population and Pacific Health, University of Auckland.

  • Dr Grant Morris – Associate Professor of Law, Victoria University of Wellington.

  • Dr Ananish Chaudhuri- Professor of Experimental Economics, University of Auckland and Visiting Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

  • Dr Michael Jackson – Postdoctoral researcher; expertise in biostatistics and biodiscovery, Victoria University of Wellington