The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Professor Juliet Gerrard FRSNZ is visiting UC on Friday 20 July.
You are invited to participate in an All Staff Forum where Professor Gerrard will present and invite questions. The forum will be hosted by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Science | Amorangi Pūtaiao Wendy Lawson.
- Date: Friday 20 July
- Time: 11.30pm – 12.30pm
- Venue: John Britten 102 Conference Foyer.
- RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Friday 13 July.
Professor Gerrard’s experience, expertise and leadership was highly respected during her tenure at UC.
At the time of her appointment Professor Gerrard was the Associate Dean (Research) at the School of Biological Sciences and School of Chemical Sciences, Auckland University. Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said at the time:
“Professor Gerrard has had a distinguished career, specialising in a range of disciplines including biochemical engineering. She was also the past Chair, Royal Society Te Apārangi Marsden Council giving her wide exposure to other science disciplines.”
She also said that she was pleased to appoint the first woman to the role.
The role is intended to provide the Government with high quality scientific advice to support good robust decision making, and plays a vital role in promoting science and technology, explaining its contribution to society and the economy, and promoting the sector to young people as a career opportunity.
Professor Gerrard started her new role on 1 July.