Professor Innes Asher


Research | Current

Chair, Global Asthma Network,

Editor, Global Asthma Reports 2011, 2014, 2018



2003 ONZM, Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Paediatrics

2004 Distinguished Alumnus, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

2007 Health Research Council Liley Research Medal

2012 Basten Oration of the Australasian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

2012 Faculty Butland Award for teaching innovation (co-awardee)

2017 WHO Expert on Chronic Respiratory Diseases within WHO Expert Panel on Non-comunicable Diseases (NCDs)

2017 Montgomery Spencer Oration of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand

2018 New Zealand Medical Association Chair’s Award for outstanding contribution to health in New Zealand

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Rutter, C. E., Silverwood, R. J., Asher, M. I., Ellwood, P., Pearce, N., Garcia-Marcos, L., & Strachan, D. P. (2020). Comparison of individual-level and population-level risk factors for rhinoconjunctivitis, asthma, and eczema in the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Phase Three. WORLD ALLERGY ORGANIZATION JOURNAL, 13 (6)10.1016/j.waojou.2020.100123
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Philippa Ellwood
  • Morales, E., Strachan, D., Asher, I., Ellwood, P., Pearce, N., Garcia-Marcos, L., ... ISAAC Phase Three Study Group (2019). Combined impact of healthy lifestyle factors on risk of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema in school children: ISAAC phase III. Thorax, 74 (6), 531-538. 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-212668
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Philippa Ellwood
  • Bissell, K., Ellwood, P., Ellwood, E., Chiang, C.-Y., Marks, G. B., El Sony, A., ... Global Asthma Network Study Group (2019). Essential Medicines at the National Level: The Global Asthma Network's Essential Asthma Medicines Survey 2014. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16 (4).10.3390/ijerph16040605
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karen Bissell, Philippa Ellwood, Eamon Ellwood
  • Kiro, C., Asher, I., Brereton, K., Huhanna, H., McGlinchy, T., McIntosh, T. K., ... Tualasea Tautui, L. (2019). Whakamana Tangata: Restoring Dignity to Social Security in New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand: Welfare Expert Advisory Group. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tracey McIntosh
  • Asher, I., Bissell, K., Chiang, C.-Y., El Sony, A., Ellwood, P., García-Marcos L, ... Strachan, D. (2019). Calling time on asthma deaths in tropical regions-how much longer must people wait for essential medicines?. The Lancet. Respiratory medicine, 7 (1), 13-15. 10.1016/s2213-2600(18)30513-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Philippa Ellwood, Karen Bissell
  • Ellwood, P., Asher, M. I., Billo, N. E., Bissell, K., Chiang, C. Y., Ellwood, E. M., ... Marks, G. B. (2017). The Global Asthma Network rationale and methods for Phase I global surveillance: Prevalence, severity, management and risk factors. European Respiratory Journal, 49 (1)10.1183/13993003.01605-2016
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Philippa Ellwood, Eamon Ellwood, Karen Bissell
  • Asher, I., Ellwood, P., Ellwood, E., & GAN Study Group (2016). Global asthma network survey of national asthma strategies – Where are the gaps?. European Respiratory Journal. 10.1183/13993003.congress-2016.PA4187
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Eamon Ellwood, Philippa Ellwood
  • Asher, I., & Pearce, N. (2014). Global burden of asthma among children. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 18 (11), 1269-1278. 10.5588/ijtld.14.0170


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Level B, Room B01
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