Manager of Ethics, Ministry of Health, NZ
Nic Aagaard is the Manager of Ethics at the Ministry of Health in New Zealand. He has responsibility for seven National Ethics Committees across health research, bioethics and assisted reproductive technologies. His academic background is in bioethics, with a Masters from Monash University. Nic was awarded a fellowship to work at the World Health Organisation in Geneva, and has represented New Zealand at the Dakar, Senegal and Lisbon, Portugal Global Summit of Bioethics Committees, and was the lead advisor for the Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of Bioethics Committees held in Wellington, New Zealand. In his spare time, he walks his dog and oil paints.