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: Level 3, TSR Block, Gate 5, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton

Leadership Team

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research: Prof Bryony James
Director, Research & Enterprise: Dr Simon Lovatt

Research & Business Development Managers

Vanessa Clark (Māori Engagement)
Shane Stuart (Science and Technology in the Bay of Plenty region), based in Tauranga
Dr John Tyrrell (Environment and Biological Industries)
Brian Cole, Research Projects Developer (Science, Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences)

Research Management Advisors

Anthea Kivell (Science)
Carol Robinson (Computing & Mathematical Sciences, Engineering)
Nadine Viljoen (Science)
Jenny Robertson (Māori & Indigenous Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences)
Bridget Holland (Arts, Health)
Natasha Mutyambizi (Law, Management)
Dr Persephone de Magdalene (Education, Te Kotahi Research Institute)
Fran Duggan (Financial)
Dr Nicola Win, Research Grant Application Writer (University-wide)

Contracts Staff

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

Central, WaikatoLink, and Allied Staff

Lois Vuursteen, Executive Assistant, Research, and central contact person for Ethics
Stephanie Chernishov, Administration Assistant, Enterprise/Waikatolink
Adrienne Anderson, PBRF and Research Information Systems Manager, and central contact person for PBRF
Katrina Churstain, Financial Controller, Enterprise/WaikatoLink
Dr Anna Henning, Commercialisation Specialist, Enterprise/Waikatolink
Douglas Hillyer, Commercialisation Specialist, Enterprise/Waikatolink
Shlok Kant, Commercialisation Specialist, Enterprise/Waikatolink
Safiya Noorzai, Commercialisation Intern, Enterprise/Waikatolink
Dr James Hutchinson, CEO – KiwiNet