Professor Bryony James appointed new Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research at Waikato

12 December 2019

Professor Bryony James has been appointed as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research at the University of Waikato, commencing in April 2020.

Professor James is currently Deputy Dean Research and a Professor in Chemical and Materials Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Auckland.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Bath in England, Professor James moved to New Zealand to complete her PhD in Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland.

She is a Fellow of Engineering NZ, a Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand and has a strong research background, moving from traditional areas of materials engineering to the cross-section of materials, food and nutrition, together with 15 years’ experience in leadership roles.

Professor James is excited to come to Waikato and take up the position as an academic leader, and create opportunities for the university’s researchers to pursue what they are passionate about.

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