New head for School of Engineering and Advanced Technology 


Professor Jane Goodyer ready to begin her new role


An academic who led a programme to get young girls into engineering has been appointed the head of the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology at Massey University.

Professor Jane Goodyer, a strong advocate of humanitarian engineering, led the government funded outreach programme, Hello Café last year. The national outreach programme for 10-13 year old girls who work alongside women engineers to solve problems to help under-served communities.

Professor Goodyer moved to Massey in 2006, and was appointed Programme Director of engineering programmes in 2008, leading the redesign of the engineering programme and pushing strongly to make  New Zealand engineering education world class. 

A manufacturing systems specialist, Professor Goodyer has worked with companies, such as Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin and Ford, specifically helping organisations improve manufacturing effectiveness.

She is currently advising the Tertiary Education Commission on new models of engineering education such as Degree Apprenticeships.

Professor Goodyer will began her new next week. 

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