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
Director, Innovation & Impact: Dr Rosanne Ellis

Research & Business Development Managers

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

Research Management Advisors

Anthea Kivell (Science)
Carol Robinson (Computing & Mathematical Sciences, Engineering)
Jenny Robertson (Māori & Indigenous Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Te Kotahi Research Institute)
Alexandra Cullen
Bridget Holland (Arts, Law, Health)
Fran Duggan (Financial)
Nadine Viljoen (Science)
Penny Xie
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)
Karren Vink, IP Manager, Enterprise/WaikatoLink

Central, WaikatoLink, and Allied Staff

Lois Vuursteen, Executive Assistant, Research, and central contact person for Ethics
Ferrica D'Souza, Enterprise/WaikatoLink Administration Assistant
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
Safiya Noorzai, Commercialisation Intern, Enterprise/Waikatolink
Vanessa Clark, Pouhere Kanapu | Executive Director, Kanapu
Dr James Hutchinson, CEO – KiwiNet