Definitions of panels and details of panel members
There are ten discipline-based assessment panels which make funding recommendations to the Marsden Fund Council. The panels are made up of researchers who are experts in their field. They are appointed by the Royal Society Te Apārangi after being recommended by the Fund Council and usually serve for a maximum of three years.
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Research related to human health and disease in: physiology, pathology, pharmacology, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, microbiology; neurobiology (including animals as a model species for humans); human genomics and related bioinformatics.
|Associate Professor Julia Horsfield (Convenor)||University of Otago|
|Dr Jacqui Keenan||University of Otago|
|Dr Megan Maher||La Trobe University|
|Dr Jonathan Marshall||Massey University|
|Professor Robin McAllen||University of Melbourne|
Studies related to understanding the activities that occur in cells and tissues, and their integration within living organisms across the biological, agricultural and veterinary and biochemical sciences. This includes: plant physiology; animal physiology; cell biology; plant and animal genetics; molecular biology and molecular genetics; functional genomics and related bioinformatics; microbiology excluding microbial ecology; animal and plant pathology.
|Professor Richard Newcomb (Convenor)||Plant & Food Research|
|Dr Kevin Davies||Plant & Food Research|
|Dr Helen Fitzsimons||Massey University|
|Associate Professor James Murphy||Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia|
|Professor Anthony Poole||The University of Auckland|
Including: geology; geophysics; physical geography; oceanography; hydrology; meteorology; atmospheric science; earth sciences; astronomy and astrophysics; also cross-disciplinary topics which include substantial components in some of these areas.
|Professor Richard Easther (Convenor)||The University of Auckland|
|Professor Warrick Couch
||Australian Astronomical Observatory|
|Professor Cliff Law||NIWA/University of Otago|
|Professor David J Prior||University of Otago|
|Associate Professor Mark Quigley||University of Melbourne|
|Associate Professor Peyman Zawar-Reza||University of Canterbury|
Studies related to the interrelationships between organisms and their environment, evolution and behaviour. This includes: animal, plant and microbial ecology; biogeography; biodiversity; phylogenetics; systematics and evolution; population biology and genetics; animal behaviour; physiological plant ecology; biostatistics and modelling. Note that proposals seeking to establish the molecular basis of processes or traits are better sent to CMP or BMS panels, unless they materially concern the evolution of those processes or traits.
|Professor Corey Bradshaw||Flinders University|
|Associate Prof Elissa Cameron||University of Canterbury|
|Dr Vonda Cummings||NIWA|
|Professor Peter Dearden||University of Otago|
|Professor Phil Lester||Victoria University of Wellington|
|Dr Nic Rawlence
||University of Otago|
|Associate Professor Maren Wellenreuther||Plant and Food Research|
|Dr David Whitehead||Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research|
Including: economics; psychology (experimental, cognitive, neuro-); cognitive science; cognitive linguistics; archaeology; physical anthropology; business studies; commerce; management studies; marketing; communication science and demography.
|Professor Jarrod Haar (Convenor)||Auckland University of Technology|
|Professor Fiona Alpass||Massey University|
|Professor Ananish Chaudhuri||The University of Auckland|
|Professor Gail Pacheco||Auckland University of Technology|
|Professor Richard Walter||University of Otago|
Including: fundamentals of engineering (biomedical, bioprocessing, civil, chemical, electrical, electronic, environmental, materials, mechanical and robotics); and cross-disciplinary research relating to engineering.
|Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase (Convenor)||University of Canterbury|
|Dr John Vedamuthu Kennedy||GNS|
|Professor Peter Pivonka||Queensland Institute of Technology|
|Professor Cather Simpson
||University of Auckland|
|Associate Professor Tim Woodfield||University of Otago|
|Professor Mathieu Sellier||University of Canterbury|
|Dr Alys Clark||University of Auckland|
Including: English; languages; history; religion; philosophy; law; classics; linguistics; literature; cultural studies; media studies; art history; film.
|Professor Cynthia White (Convenor)||Massey University|
|Associate Professor Alex Calder||University of Auckland|
|Professor Paul Clark||University of Auckland|
|Associate Professor Vijay Devadas||Auckland University of Technology|
|Professor Jeanette Kennett||Macquarie University|
|Professor Jacinta Ruru||University of Otago|
Including: pure mathematics; applied mathematics; statistics; operations research; logic; computer science; information systems; and software engineering.
|Professor Gillian Dobbie (Convenor)||University of Auckland|
|Professor Andrew Bassom||University of Tasmania|
|Professor Jörg Frauendiener||University of Otago|
|Associate Professor Igor Klep||University of Auckland|
|Professor Stephen MacDonell||
Auckland University of Technology / University of Otago
|Professor Charles Semple||University of Canterbury|
|Professor Scott Sisson||University of New South Wales|
|Associate Professor Peter Strazdins||Australian National University|
Including: materials science; physics; chemistry; biophysics, chemical biology and biochemistry.
|Professor Penny Brothers (Convenor)||University of Auckland|
|Associate Professor David Barker||University of Auckland|
|Dr Carla Meledandri||University of Otago|
|Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop||University of Queensland|
|Associate Professor Andrew Sutherland-Smith||Massey University|
|Professor Rachel Webster||University of Melbourne|
|Associate Professor Nigel Lucas||University of Otago|
Including: sociology; Māori studies; indigenous studies; sociology; social, developmental, organisational, community and health psychology; social, cultural and human geography; social anthropology; education; urban design and environmental studies; public health; nursing; public policy; political science; socio-linguistics; architecture.
|Dr April Henderson||Victoria University of Wellington|
|Associate Professor Ruth McManus||University of Canterbury|
|Associate Professor Rachel Zajac||University of Otago|
|Professor Robyn Longhurst||University of Waikato|
Because of the large numbers of applications to the Social Sciences panel in previous years, preliminary Fast-Start SOC proposals will be assessed by a second panel. Proposals invited to the full application round will be assessed along with the Standard proposals by the full Social Sciences panel.
|Dr Allen Bartley||University of Auckland|
|Professor Samuel Charlton||University of Waikato|
|Associate Professor Sara Kindon||Victoria University of Wellington|
|Associate Professor Tamasailau Suaalii||University of Auckland|
The Marsden Fund secretariat at the Royal Society Te Apārangi maintains a list of potential panellists. If individuals wish to signal their availability to serve on a Marsden Fund Panel in 2018 or beyond, they should contact Dr Rachel Averill at the Royal Society Te Apārangi with their contact details, affiliation, a clear preference for which panel they would be suitable for, and ideally a link to their institutional web page.