Passionate about enhancing wool processing/products, and other bio-based materials for the betterment of farmers, communities, and the environment. Degrees in chemistry, engineering and materials science and experience in industry enable me to take a multidisciplinary approach to clients’ needs. Interests include coloration, new high-value uses for wool, recycling, and bio-based films and aerogels. My research has resulted in many commercialised technologies, science journals and a book chapter.


  • Bachelors with Honours, Chemistry, University of Canterbury, 1984
  • Doctorate, Engineering General, University of New South Wales, 2009
  • Masters, Chemical Engineering, University of Canterbury, 1986