Our People

External enquiries are welcome through our contact form, via email or phone (07) 838 4166; alternatively, please contact one of our Research/Business Development Managers.

UOW researchers, please contact your Research Management Advisor in the first instance.

Research & Enterprise central location: Ground floor, B Block, Gate 5, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton

Leadership Team

Prof Bruce Clarkson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research
Tenby Powell, Executive Chairman of WaikatoLink Limited
Dr Simon Lovatt, Director, Research & Enterprise

Research & Business Development Managers

Dr Trev Drage (Public and private sector relationships), based in Wellington
Dr Nikki Harcourt (Biomedicine, health and functional foods)
Tipene Merritt (Science and Engineering)
Shane Stuart (Science and technology in the Bay of Plenty region), based in Tauranga
Dr John Tyrrell (Environment and Biological Industries)
Dr Eric Walton (Public and private sector relationships), based in Auckland
Brian Cole, Project Manager (Science & Engineering/Computer & Mathematical Sciences)

Research Management Advisors

Carol Robinson (Science & Engineering; Computing & Mathematical Sciences)
Anthea Kivell (Science & Engineering)
Brittney Duffy (Science & Engineering; Health, Sport & Human Performance)
Mark Craig (Education)
Jenny Robertson (Arts & Social Sciences; Māori & Indigenous Studies; Te Kotahi Research Institute)
Paul Westerbeke (Management; Law)
Dr Nicola Win, Research Grant Application Writer (University-wide)

Contracts and IP Staff

Suzanne Guilford, Contracts Officer (Education; Arts & Social Sciences; Māori & Indigenous Studies; Te Kotahi Research Institute; Law; Management)
Dr Roslyn Murray, IP Manager
Stephen Turner, Contracts Officer (Science & Engineering; Computing & Mathematical Sciences)

Central and Allied Staff

Lois Vuursteen, Executive Assistant, Research, and central contact person for Ethics
Jane Nicklin, Executive Assistant, Enterprise
Adrienne Anderson, Manager PBRF Research Systems, and central contact person for PBRF
Dr Belinda Sleight, Director, University of Waikato Napier Centre
Grant Waring, General Manager Finance
Mindy Wu (on parental leave), Accountant
Dr James Hutchinson, CEO – KiwiNet