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Contact details +64 (09) 414 0800  ext. 43566

Chris Chitty

Senior Tutor

School of Food and Advanced Technology


School of Built Environment

Chris is highly regarded as an innovator, and has excellent relationships with end-users. 

His reputation as a technology-focussed innovator with an unusual approach to solutions means he is often approached by individuals and companies seeking advice on products or technologies.


Through his work with the “Let’s Get Inventing” TV show he was further able to inspire, advise and assist young inventers to create and patent their dreams.


Chris has vast professional experience in the robotics and patient simulation, and is presently researching the unintended effects of modern lighting on humans and other biological lifeforms.


Contact details

  • Ph: DD = 64 9 213 6566
    Location: AV 2.18, Albany Village level 2
    Campus: Albany Village, Auckland

Research Expertise


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Biological Adaptation (060303): Biological Sciences (060000): Evolutionary Biology (060300):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Neurosciences (110900): Ophthalmology and Optometry (111300):
Other Technology (109900):
Sensory Systems (110906):
Technology (100000): Technology not elsewhere classified (109999):
Vision Science (111303)

Research Outputs


Mander, SM., & Chitty, C.(2017). Lighting assessment of Ward 7, North Shore Hospital. : Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Chitty, C., Mander, S.
Mander, SM., & Chitty, C.(2015). Confidential Report. Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Chitty, C.


Wang, Y., Jang-Jaccard, J., Boulic, M., Phipps, R., Chitty, C., Weyers, R., . . . Cunningham, C.Deployment issues for integrated open-source-Based indoor air quality school Monitoring Box (SKOMOBO). 2018 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2018 - Proceedings. (pp. 1 - 4).
[Conference]Authored by: Chitty, C., Jang-Jaccard, J., Phipps, R., Wang, Y.
Weyers, R., Jang-Jaccard, J., Moses, A., Wang, Y., Boulic, M., Chitty, C., . . . Cunningham, C. (2018). Low-cost Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Platform for Healthier Classrooms in New Zealand: Engineering Issues. Proceedings - 2017 4th Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering, APWC on CSE 2017. (pp. 208 - 215).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Boulic, M., Chitty, C., Cunningham, C., Jang-Jaccard, J., Phipps, R., Wang, Y.
Boulic, M., Wang, Y., Phipps, R., Chitty, C., Cunningham, C., Moses, A., . . . Healthy School Research Team, . (2018). A breath of fresh air: engaging school-aged students with air quality science in New Zealand schools.. , Indoor Air 2018
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Boulic, M., Chitty, C., Cunningham, C., Jang-Jaccard, J., Phipps, R.Contributed to by: Tookey, L.Edited by: Tookey, L.
Mander, SM., & Chitty, C.(2017). Photometric testing: The value of observations. . Brisbane, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Chitty, C., Mander, S.
Carnegie, DA., McVay, J., Molyneaux, L., & Chitty, C.An affordable, robust mining inspection robot. Proceedings of the 2015 7th IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems, CIS 2015 and Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, RAM 2015. (pp. 143 - 148).
[Conference]Authored by: Chitty, C.
Almanji, A., Moir, TJ., Chitty, C., & Chang, J. (2010). Vision tracking and voice-controlled foyer service robot. 20th Annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Conference on Information Storage & Processing Systems ISPS' 2010. (pp. 150 - 152).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Chitty, C.

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

  • 228.211 Engineering Practice 3: Product Development
  • 287.706 New Product Development Practices

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