Many of the diseases we call ‘non-communicable’ in fact behave in ways that make them look transmissible. We ‘catch’ these diseases from our environment – and that is something we can change, writes Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey.
Before his 2008 appointment as Massey University Vice-Chancellor, Steve Maharey was the fourth ranked Minister in Government for nine years. His ministerial appointments included Minister of Education; Minister Responsible for the Education Review Office and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority; Minister of Research, Science and Technology; and Minister Responsible for Crown Research Institutes. A full biography is available on the Massey University website.