My time is split between research as Principal Scientist and serving as Chief Scientist. As Chief Scientist I am member of the Senior Leadership Team and I represent and advocate for our scientists and our science internally and externally. My own research is about providing solutions for animal health issues through understanding the immunology of animals, e.g., by developing novel diagnostics and vaccines. I am also involved in research about how food strengthens people's immune system.
- Doctorate, Biology, University of Kiel, 1994
- Graduate Diploma, Biology, University of Kiel, 1991
A framework for the future: Investing in animal biosecurity research
This paper articulates a vision for “a world-class animal biosecurity system for Aotearoa New Zealand, in which all stakeholders are aware of the high value of biosecurity to the health of the national herd/flock and our wildlife, to our ability to access international markets, and to the economy as a whole”.