It is both a pleasure and a privilege to be the Director of Gravida, one of seven Government funded Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs), established to answer the research question “what makes a good start for a health life?”
Dr James Buwalda took on the role of Acting Director of the Bio-Protection Research Centre in May 2012. In this role he oversees the Centre's strategic direction, science leadership and research management.
The University of Auckland are very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Philip Baker to the joint positions of Director of the National Research Centre for Growth and Development (NRCGD) and Professor of Maternal and Fetal Health at the Liggins Institute. Professor Baker graduated from the Nottingham University Medical School and was subsequently awarded a Doctorate in Medicine. He then completed his training as an obstetrician and gynaecologist in the UK.
Professor Richard Falloon has been appointed Interim Director of the Bio-Protection Research Centre, a role which involves overseeing the Centre's strategic direction, science leadership and research management. He has been a Deputy Director of the Centre since 2005.
Prof Alison Stewart, who stepped down as Director of the Bio-Protection Research Centre at the end of 2011, has been named Lincoln University's inaugural Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology.
Announcing the new title Lincoln University Vice Chancellor, Prof Roger Field, thanked Prof Stewart for her excellent and focused leadership as the founding Director of the Bio-Protection Research Centre.
The Honourable Dr Pita Sharples, Minister of Māori Affairs launched Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s new research initiative to discover the many diverse ways the Māori language adds value to society at Te Marae, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum in Wellington 8th of December.
Management and guardianship of one of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s most precious resources will be discussed at a two-day research symposium in Christchurch next week.
The research symposium “Tangaroa ki uta, Tangaroa ki tai: Water, our future”, convened by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence, and co-hosted with Ngāi Tahu, will showcase research of relevance to water and provide a much-needed national platform for researchers, policy-makers and communities to discuss issues surrounding water.
Educationalist, researcher, and company director, Dr Leonie Pihama, is the inaugural recipient of the Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Senior Scholar Award.
One of three new exchange awards in the field of indigenous development offered under a new partnership between Fulbright New Zealand and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, the award is offered annually to a New Zealand scholar who displays professional distinction, leadership skills and strong ambassadorial qualities and whose area of research or teaching fits within one of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's research themes.