Emma Espiner

Dr. Emma Espiner (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou) is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and political commentator. Her podcast on Māori health equity, Getting Better: A Year in the Life of a Māori Medical Student (RNZ/Bird of Paradise Productions) won the Voyager Best Narrative Podcast of the Year in 2021. In 2020 she won the Opinion Writer of the Year at the Voyager media awards, and her work has featured at Newsroom and Stuff, the Guardian, the NZ Herald and in academic and literary journals and books.

Espiner lives in Auckland, where she works at Middlemore Hospital as a surgical registrar. The memoir Theres a Cure for This is her first book.

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