About

Our mission is to connect data and information with people and decisions.

We are an agile and highly collaborative team of technical experts, software developers and designers. Our multidisciplinary thinking allows us to marry complex analytics with stunning design and high usability to create high-impact solutions for our clients.

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Dr Petra Muellner

Dr. med. vet., MSc (Public Health Epi), PhD, Dipl ECVPH, MANZCVS (Epidemiology)

Director (Science & Data)

petra@epi-interactive.com

In an increasingly complex world Petra’s work drives to connect data and information with people by augmenting science and data with user experience design and digital technologies. Her ability to amalgamate her scientific background with a strong sense of pragmatism and practicality makes her a skilled problem solver and visionary.

Petra injects her highly contagious passion and tenacity into our projects to help our clients get valuable outputs and turn their ideas into reality.

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Dr Uli Muellner

BSc, PGD (Computer Sciences), PhD

Director (IT & Information Design)

uli@epi-interactive.com
+64 (0)27 292 2296

Uli's broad experience around system architecture, data and reporting, coupled with a keen sense for quality execution, makes him one-of-a-kind in the information technology universe.

As the operational engine of our team he helps our clients navigate the technology jungle while overseeing our design and production pipelines. Uli ensures that our projects run like clockwork and our outputs are both precise and beautiful. He is also in charge of our RStudio partnership programme; helping our clients getting the most out of R and RStudio products.

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Dr Liang Yang

BSc (Mechatronic), MSc, PhD (Computer Science)

Senior Software Engineer

liang@epi-interactive.com

Liang is our computer whiz who makes the magic happen in our data science projects and dashboards. He has broad experience in both front and backend software development and is familiar with most common programming frameworks and technologies. With a PhD in Cloud Computing and top-tier certifications in AWS and Microsoft Azure he also brings valuable expertise to our clients’ server infrastructure and dev ops processes. If that weren’t enough already, he has a passion for big data analytics, machine learning and all things complex and challenging.

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Shanna Tervoort-McLeod

BDes (Hons)

Design Lead

shanna@epi-interactive.com

A native Wellingtonian, Shanna is our designer extraordinaire who is responsible for the stunning interface and data visualisation designs that we are known for. With a keen eye for detail and a quick mind she effortlessly translates technical requirements into practical design. She is a breeze to work with and goes above and beyond to get things right for our clients.

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Nick Snellgrove

BE (Software Engineering, Hons)

Full-Stack Developer

nick@epi-interactive.com

Nick is our problem solver - passionate about building fit-for-purpose software for our clients. Along with being fluent in R and R Shiny development, he has a particular passion for spatial data visualisations, User Experience (UX) and XR technology. Quick to learn and a hard worker, he makes our data visualisations shine.

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Yashi Bhardwaj

BE (Software Engineering, Hons)

Full-Stack Developer

yashi@epi-interactive.com

Yashi is our experienced software engineer who constantly seeks out innovative solutions to everyday problems. She’s honed her skills both in frontend and backend technologies and is our expert for APIs, data integration and CI/CD processes.

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Matthew Butterfield

Full-Stack Developer

matthew@epi-interactive.com

Matthew loves chasing those patterns and algorithms to develop quality code for our clients that is both flexible and effective to use. He is proficient in programming languages like JavaScript, C++, R and Python and has a special interest in cyber security, testing processes and Git.

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William Edwin

Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)

Full-Stack Developer

william@epi-interactive.com

William creates elegant solutions to IT problems with a dedication to the smallest detail and constantly finding improvements through the latest technology. He is our specialist for projects that integrate R Shiny technology with SilverStripe CMS and common JavaScript frameworks, like Vue or React JS.

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Chris Loveday

BCom, PGDipPA, CA

Finance & Office Manager

office@epi-interactive.com

Chris is keeping the business humming along behind the scenes, allowing the team to focus on creating innovative solutions for our clients. Years of experience in finance and operations across various industries and international travel have given Chris a wealth of knowledge to support our operations, both nationally and internationally. With an eye for detail he will go above and beyond to support you.

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Dr Christina Ahlstrom

MSc, PhD

Consultant Epidemiologist & Data Analyst

christina@epi-interactive.com

Christina has been a part of the team since starting a post doctoral fellowship with us in 2015 and now contributes to our projects from the wilderness and beauty of Alaska. A master of data analysis, she supports our epidemiology and data projects with fine analytical skills, an eye for what matters and a keen interest in quality science.

Partnerships

RStudio Full Service Certified Partner

As an RStudio Full Service Certified Partner we offer training, implementation, management and development services of RStudio professional products.

 

Certifications

AWS Certified Solutions Architect

We can support you with AWS cloud hosting and data solutions to support your dashboards and beyond.

Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert

We are experts in designing cloud and hybrid solutions that run on Microsoft Azure. This includes compute, network, storage, monitoring, and security.

B Corp certified

We are B Corp certified, joining a global community of like-minded businesses that deeply care about people, community and the environment, not just profit.

EKOS carbon certified

We are certified as a climate positive business by EKOS.  This means we have made a commitment to measure, reduce and offset the annual greenhouse gas emissions of our operations to at least 120%.

Awards

New Zealand Biosecurity Awards

We were honoured to be a Finalist in the 2020 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards for our contribution to strengthening biosecurity and One Health frameworks.

 

Science NZ Supreme Award

As part of the ESR team, we received the Supreme Award at the Science New Zealand Awards 2020 for our work in New Zealand's COVID-19 response.

The Liley Medal

For our publication in the Lancet Public Health, led by Dr Sarah Jefferies (ESR), we were presented the prestigious NZ Health Research Council 2021 Liley Medal for research that has made an outstanding contribution to the health and medical sciences and is internationally recognised. The paper analyses the impact of New Zealand’s response to the first wave of COVID-19.

Affiliations

Adjunct academic position at Massey University, New Zealand (Dr. Petra Muellner).

 

One Health Aotearoa (OHA) Investigator. OHA is an alliance of New Zealand’s leading infectious diseases researchers committed to working together to address important health hazards in New Zealand, and beyond (Dr. Petra Muellner).

 

Diplomate of the the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH). Member and past Head Examiner of the Epidemiology Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) (Dr. Petra Muellner).

 

As international Consultants we support on demand activities of the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO); a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security. (Dr. Petra Muellner / Dr. Ulrich Muellner).