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.

Sadly, Robert Anderson (Bob) died on 5 December 2008. 

In recognition of his decade of service to PSGR, and to many other organisations, PSGR hosts his public lectures.  Other work and lectures can be found on, sponsored by The Blase Company, Auckland.

Amnesty International Tauranga Moana has established the Robert Anderson Memorial Award presented annually for commitment to Social Justice, Peace and Human Rights in recognition of the Bob's work.  See 

Robert Anderson held a combined honours degree in Physics and Chemistry, and a PhD in Science Education.

Prior to taking his degree, Robert worked at the University of Birmingham, England, as a research technician in the Department of Biochemistry, under Dr John Teal from the University of Cambridge, studying fluorescence of proteins in neutral solution. He also worked under Professor Brian Perry from the University of Cambridge, investigating the actin/myosin relationship in muscle protein.

Robert and his wife, Jean, emigrated to New Zealand in 1968, where Robert taught Chemistry, Physics, Laboratory Technology and Nuclear Medicine at tertiary level.

In retirement, Robert gave public lectures on genetic engineering, other scientific and environmental issues, and peace and social justice, in support of the public’s right to be independently informed. He authored eleven books, including two co-authored with Dr Mike Godfrey, Director of the Bay of Plenty Environmental Health Clinic, Tauranga. He contributed regularly to New Zealand periodicals.

Robert was a Trustee of PSRG from its inception as a Charitable Trust and change of name to PSGR.




In 2010, Amnesty International Tauranga Moana established the Robert Anderson Memorial Award to honour the contribution that its member, Robert (Bob) Anderson, had made to Peace, Human Rights and Social Justice.


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