I am a sixth generation New Zealander, descended from British immigrants arriving on Saghalien (1847), Cressy (1850) and Lady Nugent (1851). I was raised at the foot of Maukatere / Mt Grey in North Canterbury but now live in the Bay of Plenty.
As a population ecologist, my research focuses on strengthening New Zealand's biosecurity systems against invasive pests and pathogens. I am proud that my work helps enable our unique species, environments, communities and industries to grow and thrive.
- Bachelors with Honours, Biological Science, Lincoln University, 1993
- Doctorate, Biological Science, Lincoln University, 1999
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”.