I am a biochemist with a fascination for how protein structure affects its biological function, particularly as applied to keratins. I am also passionate about wool and finding new uses and products for the wool industry. I gained a PhD from Massey University based on my studies of human lactoferrin. Since then I have worked as a food analyst with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research and studied casein peptide structure by 2D-NMR at the New Zealand Dairy Research Institute.


  • Doctorate, Chemistry, Massey University, 1980
  • Bachelors with Honours, Chemistry, Massey University, 1975