Director Research Services | Kaihautū
University of Canterbury
I am Director of Research Services at the University of Canterbury and have worked in research management for fourteen years. My research management career has included various roles spanning the Performance Based Research Fund (New Zealand’s national assessment exercise), implementation and development of research management systems (funding, outputs), promotion of research activities (profiles website, research reporting), research analytics, and pre-award and post-award management functions. I was a member of the PBRF2018 Sector Reference Group. I have been a member of ARMS since 2013. I believe excellent research management is essential for excellent research and I want to support ARMS in its mission to develop research management professionals, promote the profession, and advance research.
I am a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and have a good understanding of the value of governance and its difference to management. I am also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). I come from a science background and have a PhD in molecular genetics.
I was born and raised in Christchurch, but whakapapa to the Hawkes Bay (Ngāti Kahungunu) and Nelson areas.