Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Canterbury student returning to head bio sciences

April 2, 2004

Former Canterbury student returning to head biological sciences.

Professor Paula Jameson has been appointed Head of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Canterbury.

She is currently a professor of plant biology at Massey University’s Institute of Molecular BioSciences and will take up her new position at Canterbury in June.

A distinguished 24-year career has seen her rise through the ranks at Otago University’s Botany Department and Massey University’s Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology. She was made head of that department in 1994.

The service she has given to her profession over the years includes Cabinet appointments to the Independent Biotechnology Advisory Council and the Marsden Fund Committee, where she chaired the Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour panel.

Professor Jameson has published extensively in the area of developmental plant biology, with more than 80 refereed papers, reviews and book chapters and a host of other research outputs. Her work has tended to focus on the role of plant hormones in growth and development.

She has wide experience in external grant applications, having secured a total of $1.6 million in funding herself, and has acted as a referee for various scientific journals.

Professor Jameson was a member of the Biological Sciences Panel for the Performance Based Research Fund and was awarded life membership of the New Zealand Society of Plant Physiologists in 2002, after serving as a Council member from 1982 to 2000 and chairing the society in 1986 and 1987.

Christchurch is Professor Jameson’s home town. She completed a BSc (Hons) degree with first class honours and a PhD at the University of Canterbury, both in plant physiology, and was club captain of the University Women’s Hockey Club during her student years.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi.
More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

CDF Tim Keating: NZ Somme Centenary

"Our generals also knew what to expect, and they built that knowledge into their planning. Each of the four set-piece attacks was fought with a single brigade, with the expectation that the brigade would be used up. A fresh brigade would then be brought up to conduct the next set-piece..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news