Previously known as Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Genetics PSRGNZ - Charitable Trust
As required under the new 2005 Charities Act, PSGR has reregistered as a charitable trust.


Dr Bernard Conlon has a medical degree (MB, BCh, BAO) from Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland (1983). He holds diplomas in child health, obstetrics and gynaecology, and geriatric medicine.

Bernard Conlon obtained full membership of the UK Royal College of General Practitioners in 1987. He gained membership of the NZ Royal College of General Practitioners in 1994 and attained a fellowship in 1999.

Dr Conlon worked in a variety of hospitals in Northern Ireland prior to completion of his General Practice training in 1987. He emigrated to New Zealand in April 1991 and has been a principal in the rural general practice, Murupara Medical Centre, since that time.

During his period as Trustee of PSRG, Bernard Conlon has spoken to many community groups on genetic engineering and medicine, and contributed a Witness Brief to the PSRG submission to the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification in November of 2000.