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
Dr Simon Lovatt, Director, Research & Enterprise

Research & Business Development Managers

Dr Trev Drage (Public and private sector relationships), based in Wellington
Shane Stuart (Science and technology in the Bay of Plenty region), based in Tauranga
Dr John Tyrrell (Environment and Biological Industries)
Brian Cole, Project Manager (Science & Engineering/Computer & Mathematical Sciences)

Research Management Advisors

Carol Robinson (Science & Engineering; Computing & Mathematical Sciences)
Anthea Kivell (Science & Engineering; Management)
Nadine Viljoen (Science; Cooperative Education Unit; Carbon Dating)
Brittney Duffy (Science & Engineering; Health, Sport & Human Performance; Education)
Jenny Robertson (Arts & Social Sciences; Māori & Indigenous Studies; Te Kotahi Research Institute; Law)
Paul Westerbeke
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; Health, Sport & Human Performance)

Central and Allied Staff

Lois Vuursteen, Executive Assistant, Research, and central contact person for Ethics
Adrienne Anderson, Manager PBRF Research Systems, and central contact person for PBRF
Dr Belinda Sleight, Director, University of Waikato Napier Centre
Frances Oliver, General Manager Finance, Enterprise/WaikatoLink
Matthew McMahon, General Manager Commercial, Enterprise/WaikatoLink
Anton Steiner, Business Analyst, Enterprise/WaikatoLink
Mindy Wu (on parental leave), Accountant, Enterprise/WaikatoLink
Dr James Hutchinson, CEO – KiwiNet