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2017 CoREs mid-term review panel

Panel membership and guidelines for the 2017 CoRE mid-term review Panel

The CoREs mid-term review Panel (the Panel) will act as an assessment committee and develop findings and commentary for the TEC on both the progress each CoRE has made and on their future strategic direction based on all the material at their disposal.

Panel guidelines

The 2017 CoREs review panel guidelines outline roles, policies and procedures to guide panel members.

Biographies of the CoRE mid-term review panel

CoREs W Parker photo SCALEDDr Warren Parker — Chair

Dr Parker recently retired from the role of Chief Executive Officer at Scion (the former Forest Research Institute), a role he held since March 2011. Prior to that he spent five and a half years as Chief Executive Officer of fellow Crown Research Institute Landcare Research, based in Christchurch. Earlier roles included a year at the Institute of Molecular Biosciences commercialisation unit (IMBcom) at the University of Queensland, Brisbane and five years at AgResearch (including as Chief Operating Officer for all of its science business). He was at Massey University from 1980-1998, including the last six years as Professor and Head of the Department of Agribusiness and Resource Management. Dr Parker has a MAgrSc (Hons I) in Farm Management and a PhD in Animal Science (Massey); been a director of several technology development firms and research and industry consortia, and is currently a Director of Quayside Holdings (the investment arm of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council); a member of the Griffith Enterprise Strategic Advisory Board (the technology commercialisation unit for Griffith University) and was appointed as one of the two Minister of Tourism’s nominees to the New Zealand Conservation Authority (NZCA) in 2011 (becoming Chair in mid 2014). He is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

CoREs A BarnardDr Amanda Barnard

Dr. Amanda Barnard is an Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Science Leader at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); joining as an Australian Research Council Queen Elizabeth II Fellow in 2009. She received her Ph.D. (Applied Physics) in from RMIT in 2003, followed by a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory (USA), and the prestigious senior research position as Violette & Samuel Glasstone Fellow at the University of Oxford (UK) with an Extraordinary Research Fellowship at The Queen’s College. As OCE Science Leader she also acts as Head of the Molecular & Materials Modelling within Data61; elite multi-disciplinary team of physicists, chemists, materials scientists, engineers and computer scientists, working to increasing our understanding of structure/property relationships using data-driven methods.

Dr Barnard is a member of numerous Boards and national Committees, and regularly chairs scientific conferences and symposia in Australia, Europe, USA and Asia. In 2016 she was promoted to Senior Associate Editor for Science Advances (AAAS) and continued her term on the Nature Index Panel (Nature Publishing Group). For her work she has won the 2009 Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, the 2009 Malcolm McIntosh Award from the Prime Minister of Australia for the Physical Scientist of the Year, the 2010 Frederick White Prize from the Australian Academy of Sciences, the 2014 ACS Nano Lectureship (Asia/Pacific) from the American Chemical Society, and the 2014 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology (Theory) from the Foresight Institute, being the first woman to do so in the history of the award.

CoREs K BelovProfessor Katherine Belov

Professor Kathy Belov is a Professor of Comparative Genomics in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney. Her research expertise is in the area of comparative genomics and immunogenetics of Australian wildlife, including Tasmanian devils and koalas, two iconic species that are threatened by disease processes. Professor Belov’s research team has participated in the opossum, platypus and wallaby genome projects where they have gained insights into genes involved in immunity and defense, including platypus venom genes and novel antimicrobial peptides in the pouch. She has published over 130 peer-reviewed papers, including papers in Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and PLoS Biology. Professor Belov has received two Eureka awards, the Crozier medal and the Fenner medal from the Australian Academy of Science for her research. She is currently the president of the Genetics Society of Australasia.

Professor Belov is also the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) at the University of Sydney. In this position she takes responsibility for managing the development and execution of the University’s global engagement strategy. Key priorities are the development of the capacity of academic and professional staff to support international student learning and international research collaborations, and to achieve educational excellence in the international arena. She also promotes the University’s position in the international academic and research community, and identifies and enables strategic opportunities for partnership and collaboration in research and education.

CoREs Durie PhotoProfessor Emeritus Sir Mason Durie FRSNZ

Sir Mason Durie is a member of the Rangitane, Ngati Kauwhata, and Ngati Raukawa tribes.  He graduated from Otago University with a medical degree and later gained postgraduate qualifications in psychiatry.  From1988 he was Professor of Maori Studies at Massey University where he established Te Pumanawa Hauora (Māori Health Research) and oversaw major research programmes linked to Māori health and indigenous development.  Prior to retirement in 2012 he was Professor of Maori Research and Development and Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Maori & Pasifika).  He has served on numerous national health and social policy committees including the Taskforce on Whānau Centred Initiatives (chair) and the selection committee for a Māori Centre of Research Excellence (chair).  In 2010 he was knighted for services to public health and Maori health.

CoREs P JoyceEmeritus Professor Peter Joyce FRSNZ

Professor Peter Joyce recently retired as Dean of the University of Otago, Christchurch after more than 40 years’ involvement with the campus. After graduating from medical school in 1978, Joyce undertook a PhD with the University of Otago, Christchurch, while working as a psychiatric registrar. He then began working as a clinician, researcher and lecturer. He was appointed to the Department of Psychological Medicine in 1984 and, two years later, became the youngest University of Otago professor when, aged 34, he became Head of the Department, a position he held for 19 years until his appointment as Dean of the Christchurch campus in 2006. Professor Joyce’s major interests are focused on depression and bipolar disorder, but he also has research interests in eating disorders.

Professor Joyce was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2004. He chaired the Health Panel for the first two rounds of the PBRF.