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  • In this recorded professional learning session, Greta Dromgool talks with Dr Kristin Dyet about her role at New Zealand’s Institute of Environmental Science & Research (ESR). Kristin shares how she became a microbiologist, the varied work that ESR does and the importance of antimicrobial awareness.

    Discover more about the ESR website it hosts a range of information that teachers can access for use in the classroom as well as offering examples of the cutting edge science happening in Aotearoa New Zealand.

    This discussion supports World Antimicrobial Awareness Week and the importance of working together on this complex and challenging issue.

    Science for communities with ESR

    This is an edited recording of the webinar Science for communities with ESR.



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    Welcome and about the Science Learning Hub


    Introducing Dr Kristin Dyet


    Becoming a microbiologist


    World Antimicrobial Awareness Week


    Pathways of AMR transmission


    ESR Institute of Environmental Science & Research


    Resources for the classroom


    Wastewater Surveillance Dashboard


    Kristin’s work with ESR


    Preventing AMR


    SLH links, keep in touch and thanks


    Nature of science

    This recording provides an opportunity to meet a scientist and hear about the work they do.

    Related content

    Watch Dr Souxsie Wiles in our webinar The science of superbugs – teaching antimicrobial resistance awareness in Aotearoa.

    Discover pedagogical insights and curriculum links in Antimicrobial resistance – a context for learning. It includes an interactive planning pathway that curates Hub AMR resources in one handy place.

    See the collection Antimicrobial resistance resources – full of resources to support teaching and learning about AMR. It is ready for you to use and customise as you choose.

    Find out more about ESR in our article ESR Water Management Group.

    Useful links

    Ngā Kete Intelligence Hub is a collection of data and analytical resources, from ESR's various science disciplines.

    Visit the ESR website to find out more. You can contact ESR by emailing

    World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is a global campaign to improve awareness and understanding of AMR and encourage best practices among the public. It runs each year from 18–24 November.


    Thank you to Dr Kristin Dyet for sharing her time and knowledge.

      Published 23 November 2023 Referencing Hub articles
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