Our people

Meet the team at Research and Enterprise Waikato.

External enquiries are welcome via email - research@waikato.ac.nz 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 1, Oranga, Hamilton

Leadership Team

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research: Prof Gary Wilson
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, Environmental Research Institute)
Carol Robinson (Computing & Mathematical Sciences, Engineering, AI Institute, Carbon Dating)
Jenny Robertson (Education/WMIER, Psychology, Social Sciences, NZ Institute for Security and Crime Science, Te Kotahi Research Institute)
Alexandra Cullen (Education/WMIER, Māori & Indigenous Studies, Te Ngira)
Bridget Holland (Arts, Health)
Fran Duggan (Central financial reporting)
Nadine Viljoen (Education, Science, Carbon Dating, Institute of Professional Learning, Poutama Pounamu)
Penny Xie (Law, Management)
Dr Nicola Win, Research Grant Application Writer (University-wide)

Contracts Staff

Jin Chua, Contracts Officer (Arts, Psychology, Social Sciences, Education, Law, Management, Māori & Indigenous Studies, Te Kotahi Research Institute)
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