School of Agriculture and Environment – all staff

Head of School

  • Prof Paul Kenyon

    Prof Paul Kenyon

    Head of School, School of Agriculture & Environment/Professor in Sheep Husbandry - School of Agriculture and Environment

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    Ph: ext +6469518176


Staff

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  • Associate Professor Reza Abdollahi

    Associate Professor Reza Abdollahi

    Associate Professor in Poultry Nutrition - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Setegn Alemu

    Dr Setegn Alemu

    Postdoctoral Fellow - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Jolanda Amoore

    Jolanda Amoore

    Farm Manager - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Chris Anderson

    Prof Chris Anderson

    Professor in Environmental Science/Director of Farm Landscapes - School of Agriculture and Environment

     I define myself as a soil chemist, with specific expertise in the subject area of environmental geochemistry.

    I have significant experience in the application of new environmental chemistry techniques (analytical and technology-based) to current science and technology problems. A key focus of my research is the use of plants to extract, degrade or immobilise contaminants in soil. My research has been dominated by attention to trace elements, but extends to organic contaminants. Underpinning my research is a quest to understand the flux of contaminants within the soil-plant-animal biogeochemical system.

     

  • Dr Chris Andrews

    Dr Chris Andrews

    Lecturer in Animal Science - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Kate Arentsen

    Dr Kate Arentsen

    Senior Research Project Manager - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Norton Atkins

    Norton Atkins

    Agricultural Technician - Research - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Dr Penny Back

    Dr Penny Back

    Senior Lecturer in Dairy Production - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Senior Lecturer in Dairy Production - School of Veterinary Science

  • Fiona Bardell

    Fiona Bardell

    Administrator - School of Agriculture and Environment

    I assist the Environmental Science Group and Professional Development Courses with FLRC.

  • Steven Bayler

    Steven Bayler

    Farm Manager- Tuapaka/Keebles Farms - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Mark Bebbington

    Prof Mark Bebbington

    Professor in Geostatistics - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Professor in Geostatistics/SB Group Leader - School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences

    I'm Professor in Geostatistics, in the Statistics Group and in Volcanic Risk Solutions at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. My research is focussed on estimation of hazard from volcanoes and earthquakes, with interests in related problems from survival analysis and process control.

    I moonlight as an Associate Editor for the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics and for Statistics in Volcanology (https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/siv/), and am a member of the New Zealand Volcano Science Advisory Panel

  • Sunmeet Bhatia

    Sunmeet Bhatia

    Senior Technician - Research and Teaching (Plant Science) - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Hugh Blair

    Prof Hugh Blair

    Professor of Animal Science - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Mike Bretherton

    Dr Mike Bretherton

    Lecturer - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • John Brophy

    John Brophy

    Stock Manager - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Ermanno Brosch

    Dr Ermanno Brosch

    Postdoctoral Fellow - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Tracey Burgess Smith

    Tracey Burgess Smith

    Calf Rearing Manager - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Jennifer Burke

    Dr Jennifer Burke

    Senior Lecturer - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Associate Professor Lucy Burkitt

    Associate Professor Lucy Burkitt

    Associate Professor - School of Agriculture and Environment

    I have spent 20 years researching soil and nutrient management issues in agriculture, with a specific focus on water quality and phosphorus loss from intensive and hill country pasture systems and more recently, use of high frequency water quality sensors and nutrient loss and attenuation/mitigation in hill country landscapes. I also co-ordinate the Intermediate and Advanced Farm Environment Planning professional development courses and teach in to both the Intermediate and Advanced Sustainable Nutrient Management courses at Massey University.

  • Dean Burnham

    Dean Burnham

    Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Craig Burridge

    Craig Burridge

    Laboratory Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Dr Roberto Calvelo Pereira

    Dr Roberto Calvelo Pereira

    Research Officer - Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamic - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Benjamin Carter

    Benjamin Carter

    Technician - Research - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Kataraina Cassidy

    Kataraina Cassidy

    Business Development Manager - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Kirsty Chidgey

    Dr Kirsty Chidgey

    Research Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Christine Christensen

    Dr Christine Christensen

    Research Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Andrea Clavijo McCormick

    Dr Andrea Clavijo McCormick

    Senior Research Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Rene Corner-Thomas

    Dr Rene Corner-Thomas

    Senior Lecturer- Sheep Research Centre - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Senior Lecturer - Sheep Research Centre - School of Veterinary Science

    Dr Rene Corner-Thomas is a senior lecturer in sheep production in the International Sheep Research Centre at Massey University. After completing a PhD at Massey University in 2007 she worked as a Research Officer at Estendart Ltd before returning to the University in 2012. Rene joined the Sheep Research Centre as a research officer to work on projects ranging from large flock studies of hogget breeding, to feeding hogget ewes on alternative herbages during lambing to an investigation of ewe longevity. In 2015, Rene took up a lecturing position and in 2018 was promoted to senior lecturer.

  • Dr Lydia Cranston

    Dr Lydia Cranston

    Senior Lecturer in Sheep production Systems - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Senior Lecturer in Sheep production Systems - School of Veterinary Science

  • Sherryl Curtis

    Sherryl Curtis

    Executive Assistant - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Dr Laura David

    Dr Laura David

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Poultry Nutrition - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Shaun De Malmanche

    Shaun De Malmanche

    Technical Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Danny Donaghy

    Prof Danny Donaghy

    Professor of Dairy Production Systems and joint Deputy Head of School/ Director of Strategy - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • April Donaldson

    April Donaldson

    Farm Worker - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Hamish Doohan

    Hamish Doohan

    Operations & Sustainability Manager - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Ina Draganova

    Dr Ina Draganova

    Senior Lecturer in Animal Science - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Rao Dukkipati

    Dr Rao Dukkipati

    Senior Lecturer in Animal Breeding and Genetics - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Senior Lecturer in Animal Breeding and Genetics - School of Veterinary Science

    Rao was born and brought up in an agricultural family in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. After obtaining BVSc and MVSc (Genetics and Animal Breeding) degrees from Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, he worked for over three years in the same university as Lecturer in Genetics and Animal Breeding. Rao came to New Zealand in 2002 to do PhD in Animal Science (Molecular Genetics) in IVABS, Massey University. After completion of PhD in early 2007, he worked as Research Officer in Johne's sub-unit vaccine project in IVABS until appointed to the current position at the beginning of 2011.

  • Sandra Dunkinson

    Sandra Dunkinson

    Accounts Administrator - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • David Feek

    David Feek

    Senior Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Becs Fitzgerald

    Dr Becs Fitzgerald

    Postdoctoral Fellow - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Michelle Fremaux

    Michelle Fremaux

    Director - Equine Parentage and Animal Genetics Service Centre - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Ian Fuller

    Prof Ian Fuller

    Professor in Physical Geography - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Associate Dean Research - Graduate Research School and Ethics

    Focused in fluvial geomorphology, my research and teaching concentrates on: (i) river channel dynamics and interaction with river habitat; (ii) flood histories and catchment response to environmental change; (iii) slope-channel coupling and catchment connectivity. Within this platform of research there is considerable breadth and diversity, including hazard assessment and impacts on stream ecology. I co-direct Massey's Innovative River Solutions Centre. I also actively engage in pedagogic research and the scholarship of teaching, and was awarded a Vice Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award in 2015.

  • Ian Furkert

    Ian Furkert

    Senior Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Dr Elena Garnevska

    Dr Elena Garnevska

    Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Dorian Garrick

    Prof Dorian Garrick

    Chief Scientist, Director of Al Rae Centre, Professor of Animal Breeding and Genetics - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Hossein Ghani Zadeh

    Dr Hossein Ghani Zadeh

    Research Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Miles Grafton

    Dr Miles Grafton

    Senior Lecturer in Precision Agriculture - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Miles Grafton worked as a Management Accountant and GIS technician in the agricultural aviation industry for a number of years. His Ph.D research was in identifying causes of material flow problems in aircraft. He has also been involved in  developing computer controlled automated delivery systems  for variable rate application of bulk solids from agricultural aircraft. 

    He works in Precision Agriculture (PA) and has been involved in modelling fertiliser ballistics for improved application accuracy and quantifying the benefits of PA.

  • Ross Gray

    Ross Gray

    Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr David Gray

    Dr David Gray

    Senior Lecturer in Farm Management - School of Agriculture and Environment

    My key research interests are in how farmers learn and make decisions.  I am particularly interested in how farmers design and manage their production systems.  I have also undertaken research into resilient farming systems and the management of risk.  In recent years I have been involved in projects investigating farmer learning through a community of practice and other work using an innovation systems framework to consider innovation in the primary sector.  My final area of work is in the area of farm management consultancy and the processes consultants use to diagnose and solve problems for farmer clients.

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  • Ali Hagen

    Ali Hagen

    Administrator - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Georgina Hamilton

    Georgina Hamilton

    Technician - Research & Teaching (Plant Science) - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Rhiannon Handcock

    Dr Rhiannon Handcock

    Lecturer - Animal Breeding and Genetics - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr James Hanly

    Dr James Hanly

    Senior Lecturer in Soil Science - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Jonathan Hannon

    Jonathan Hannon

    Zero Waste Coordinator - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Tyler Harland

    Tyler Harland

    Head Shepherd - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Associate Professor Kerry Harrington

    Associate Professor Kerry Harrington

    Associate Professor in Weed Science - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Associate Professor in Weed Science, involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in weed biology and control, and also actively involved in research and extension about weed control.

  • Dorothy Harris

    Dorothy Harris

    Herd Manager - Dairy 4 - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Emmanuelle Haslin

    Dr Emmanuelle Haslin

    Tutor in Animal Science and Agricultural Systems - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Xiong Zhao He

    Dr Xiong Zhao He

    Senior Research Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • May Hedges

    May Hedges

    Junior Research Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Margreet Hekman

    Margreet Hekman

    Technical Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Katherine Holt

    Dr Katherine Holt

    Senior Lecturer - School of Agriculture and Environment

    I have been employed as Massey academic since completing my PhD in 2008, and was recently promoted to Senior lecturer at the start of 2016. I am the leader for the undergraduate Geography teaching programme here at Massey, and the Laboratory Manager for our Palynology lab. My research interests focus on pollen analysis (palynology) and reconstructing past environments. I have 12 years’ experience working with pollen, and I now provide commercial pollen analysis services, including analysis of honey samples.

  • Georgina Homs Aubia

    Georgina Homs Aubia

    Junior Research Officer - Seed Banking and Data Management - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Associate Professor David Horne

    Associate Professor David Horne

    Associate Professor in Soil Science - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Danielle Hubbard

    Danielle Hubbard

    Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Karen Hytten

    Dr Karen Hytten

    Lecturer in Environmental Management - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Matthew Irwin

    Matthew Irwin

    Senior Tutor - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Edward James

    Edward James

    Senior Technical Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Moutasim Jebrell

    Moutasim Jebrell

    Technician - Research - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Catriona Jenkinson

    Dr Catriona Jenkinson

    Research Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Paramsothy (Jeya) Jeyakumar

    Dr Paramsothy (Jeya) Jeyakumar

    Senior Research Officer in Soil Chemistry - School of Agriculture and Environment

    I describe myself as a soil scientist, with specific expertise in the subject area of environmental chemistry. My research objectives align with enhancing the primary sector production and productivity while maintaining soil and water quality, and food safety. My current research projects study heavy metals and essential micronutrients in agricultural products and their effects on the food chain. I developed a great deal of expertise in using metal speciation to assess the bioavailability of trace elements (TE) in soil, and their effects on plants and soil microbial activity.

  • Dr Neha Jha

    Dr Neha Jha

    Lecturer in Soil Science (Soil Carbon) - School of Agriculture and Environment

    I am a researcher at School of Agriculture and Environment at Massey University NZ currently leading a project to investigate the environmental benefits of planting shelterbelts on farm.  Highly motivated and hard-working person, with background in soil and water chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular ecology, and, environmental sciences. Passionate to continue research interests with scientific curiosity, proven skills, commitment, and enthusiasm. I am constantly upscaling myself to learn more about New Zealand agricultural systems and nutrient management on farms.

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  • Janine Kenny

    Janine Kenny

    Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Paul Kenyon

    Prof Paul Kenyon

    Head of School, School of Agriculture & Environment/Professor in Sheep Husbandry - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Gabor Kereszturi

    Dr Gabor Kereszturi

    Senior Lecturer - School of Agriculture and Environment

    My research focuses on geospatial mapping and quantifying geological and environmental processes using remote sensing and field-based approaches. In particular, I have shown strong research leadership in developing new hyperspectral remote sensing applications in Earth Science and Agriculture. Currently as a Rutherford Discovery Fellow, I have been working on understanding volcanic hydrothermal systems using hyperspectral remote sensing.

  • Dr Jo Kerslake

    Dr Jo Kerslake

    Senior Research Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Prof Matt Littlejohn

    Prof Matt Littlejohn

    Professor in Animal Genetics - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Su Liu

    Su Liu

    Horticultural Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Associate Professor Ignacio Lopez Campbell

    Associate Professor Ignacio Lopez Campbell

    Associate Professor in Pasture Science - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Nicolas Lopez-Villalobos

    Prof Nicolas Lopez-Villalobos

    Professor - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Gert Lube

    Prof Gert Lube

    Professor in Volcanology and Research Lead - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Dr Marion MacKay

    Dr Marion MacKay

    Senior Lecturer in Environment Management - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Marion is a Senior Lecturer in Horticulture and Environmental Management who specialises in plant biodiversity and the conservation and management of plant-related aspects of the landscape/environment.  Her current research examines the diversity of exotic plants in cultivation in New Zealand, including their utility for international conservation programmes.  The genus Rhododendron is a current focus; from 2016-2020 Marion has been working with an international group to develop a global conservation strategy for this genus.  Marion also studies New Zealand indigenous flora including native forest restoration projects and the target species programme of the New Zealand Indigenous Seed Bank project.

  • Dr Kierin Mackenzie

    Dr Kierin Mackenzie

    Postdoctoral Fellow - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Mark Macklin

    Prof Mark Macklin

    Adjunct Professor of Fluvial Geomorphology - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Quang Mai

    Quang Mai

    Research Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Craig McGill

    Craig McGill

    Senior Research Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Craig Is a Research Officer in Seed Science and Technology with a research focus on seed of both introduced and indigenous plant species. Craig’s work on indigenous flora centres around seed conservation though ex situ storage of seed as part of the New Zealand Indigenous Seed Bank project, for which Craig is project leader. This work includes research into seed desiccation tolerance, storage and germination. Work on introduced species is looking at the transmission and viability of endophytes beneficial to the New Zealand pastoral sector in seed. 

  • Prof Sarah McLaren

    Prof Sarah McLaren

    Professor in Life Cycle Management - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Sarah is Director of the New Zealand Life Cycle Management Centre (NZLCM Centre), and Associate Professor in Life Cycle Management at Massey University.  Her research focuses on development and application of Life Cycle Assessment
    (LCA) and related approaches such as carbon and water footprinting, and particularly on (a) methods for LCA and related techniques and (b) the relationship between LCA and decision-making. 
    Currently Sarah is Chair of the Standards New Zealand International Review Group on LCA, New Zealand representative on the ISO 14046 Water Footprint Working Group, and a Committee member of the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ).

  • Dr Stuart Mead

    Dr Stuart Mead

    Lecturer - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Carl Mesarich

    Dr Carl Mesarich

    Senior Lecturer - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Dr. Carl Mesarich was appointed as a lecturer and project leader in plant pathology at Massey University in 2016. He obtained his M.Sc. (Biological Sciences) and Ph.D. (Molecular Plant Pathology) degrees from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 2007 and 2012, respectively. Following completion of his Ph.D., he held postdoctoral postpositions at Wageningen University, The Netherlands (Laboratory of Phytopathology, 2012–2014) and The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited, Auckland, New Zealand (Bioprotection Group, 2015).

  • Dr James Millner

    Dr James Millner

    Senior Lecturer in Agronomy and Academic Lead - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Research interests

    Crop production: Yield and quality of cereal grain crops; forage crops including cereals, maize for silage and brassica crops; seed production of crop and herbage species.

    Farm forestry:Trees in sustainable hill country production systems.  Plantation manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) for production of high methylglyoxal (UMF) honey.

    Teaching

    Undergraduate:Teaching in the 283 and 119 series papers in the BAgriScience degree. Emphasis on crop agronomy, agricultural systems and trees on farms. As BAgriScience director I provide advice and guidance to students in the programme.

    Postgraduate:Supervision and teaching of postgraduate students at masterate and PhD level.

  • Dr Anja Moebis

    Dr Anja Moebis

    Senior Technician - Soil and Earth Sciences - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Technician at the School of Agriculture and Environment, Soil and Earth Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North. As a technician, I am responsible and manager of the Earth Science Laboratories (e.g., microscopes, PSDA, EMP, FTIR, pycnometer, XRF, rock-cutting saws), teaching of undergraduate students during lab-classes, teaching of postgraduate students on specific instruments, support with their filed work and help during sample preparation and data interpretation.

  • Prof Patrick Morel

    Prof Patrick Morel

    Professor in Animal Science/Group Leader - Animal Science - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Stephen Morris

    Prof Stephen Morris

    Professor in Animal Science - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Nic Mostert

    Nic Mostert

    Junior Research Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Dr Soledad Navarrete

    Dr Soledad Navarrete

    Research Officer - Animal Science - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Mark Osborne

    Mark Osborne

    Technician Manager - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Dr Sarah Pain

    Dr Sarah Pain

    Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Livestock Production - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Livestock Production - School of Veterinary Science

  • Associate Professor Alan Palmer

    Associate Professor Alan Palmer

    Associate Professor in Earth Science - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Experienced in soil description and mapping, appropriate land use options and Quaternary geology. I specailise in mapping farms using standard and new techniques to improve both productive and environmental outcomes. This includes assessing potential and actual erosion and its mitigation.  I am also experienced in Quaternary geology, especially loess and gravel sequences, volcanic landscapes and deposits. I specialise in analysis and identification of volcanic ash. I have also worked with Quaternary aquifer systems. 

  • Michelle Pearce

    Michelle Pearce

    Administrator - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Diane Pearson

    Prof Diane Pearson

    Prof of Environmental Management & Postgrad Co-ordinator & Director of Env Management - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Tara Penketh

    Tara Penketh

    Receptionist/Administrator - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Kalwyn Pereka

    Kalwyn Pereka

    Technical Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Simone Pieralli

    Dr Simone Pieralli

    Senior Lecturer in Farm Management - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Simone is an applied agricultural production economist researching productivity, weather, climate change, and the economics of agricultural production and environment interactions. After graduating from University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2004 in Economics and from HTW Berlin in International and Development Economics (M.A.), Simone pursued his M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the University of Maryland College Park, also thanks to a U.S. Fulbright Graduate Scholarship. He worked as postdoctoral researcher at HU Berlin and as Research Fellow in the European Commission Joint Research Centre. Before joining Massey University, Simone was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship at INRA in France.

  • Fraser Ponsford

    Fraser Ponsford

    Farm Manager Dairy 4 Unit - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Jonathan Procter

    Prof Jonathan Procter

    Group Leader Earth Sci, Prof in Natural Hazards, Joint Deputy HoS, Dir of Strategy - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Associate Dean - Maori - College of Sciences

  • Geoff Purchas

    Geoff Purchas

    Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Dr Thiagarajah Ramilan

    Dr Thiagarajah Ramilan

    Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Ramilan is a senior lecturer in Agribusiness, programme leader for Agribusiness Value Chains course for ASEAN region. and is the current President for the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (NZARES) for 2020/21. He has many peer-reviewed outputs in the research areas of environmental policy, water economics, climate change and development agriculture. Besides New Zealand, he has worked in South Asia, East Asia, Africa and Australia. He was an international Scientist at CGIAR and currently a senior Honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne.  He develops bioeconomic models to evaluate the implications of technology change in Agri-food value chains.

  • Chris Rawlingson

    Chris Rawlingson

    Senior Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Professional Biography

    Laboratory Manager and Senior Technician in the Agronomy and Horticulture Group.

    Technical support in teaching and research for horticultural Science, plant science and plant physiology.

    Specialist expertise – over 25 years working in plant physiology, particularly on plant water status, photosynthesis, plant hormone analysis, and the equipment/techniques used to measure these. Experiment development in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching.

    Special Projects and Interests: Source/Sink relationship in fruit trees. Secondary plant metabolite analysis. Kiwifruit physiology, particularly in respect to polyamines in fruit.

    Institute of Agriculture and the Environment Health and Safety Representative.

  • Carlene Ray-Forsyth

    Carlene Ray-Forsyth

    DNA Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Callum Rees

    Dr Callum Rees

    Lecturer in Soil Science (Pedology) - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Ali Reid

    Ali Reid

    Dairy Assistant - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Janet Reid

    Dr Janet Reid

    Group Leader/Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Systems - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Rachael Richardson

    Rachael Richardson

    Technical Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Chris Rogers

    Prof Chris Rogers

    Professor in Equine Studies - School of Veterinary Science

    Professor - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Head - Foundation of Veterinary Science Groups - School of Veterinary Science

    I  teach and conducting research across disciplines into Veterinary science, Equine science, Agriculture production systems and Sport Science. I obtained my PhD from Massey University in Equine Biomechanics and then was a Huygens Post-Doctoral fellow at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.  After completion of the Post-Doctoral appointment I returned to take up a position at Massey University.

    My current research interests have a similar eclectic mix to my teaching.  However, the common theme has been the effect of environmental and training stimuli on tissue development and career length in both racing and sport horses. 

  • Prof Nick Roskruge

    Prof Nick Roskruge

    Professor in Ethnobotany - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Dr Nicola Schreurs

    Dr Nicola Schreurs

    Senior Lecturer - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Acushla Sciascia

    Dr Acushla Sciascia

    Senior Research Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Emma Scott

    Emma Scott

    Tutor in Animal Science - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Saii Semese

    Saii Semese

    Tutor in Horticulture/Ethnobotany - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Nicola Shadbolt

    Prof Nicola Shadbolt

    Professor of Farm & AgriBusiness Management - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Delivering farm and agribusiness management research and education - risk, strategy, business analysis, cooperatives; Elected director of Fonterra Cooperative; Director of the International Food & Agribusiness Management Association and represents NZ in the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) in Dairying.  Editor of International Food and Agribusiness Management Review and International Journal of Agricultural Management. Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. An in-depth understanding of global farming and agribusiness. Awarded Officer of NZ Order of Merit for services to agribusiness in 2018.

  • Fiona Sharland

    Fiona Sharland

    Agricultural Research Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Associate Professor Ranvir Singh

    Associate Professor Ranvir Singh

    Associate Professor in Environmental Hydrology and Soil Science - School of Agriculture and Environment

    I define myself as an environmental hydrologist, with specific expertise in the subject area of catchment hydrology, water quality, irrigation and agricultural drainage systems, and water productivity and footprinting sciences. I specialize in integration of field observations, geographical information and hydrological models to study water use, attenuation of nutrient runoff and leaching from agricultural soils, and surface water and groundwater hydrology in rural and peri-urban landscapes

  • Brian Smith

    Brian Smith

    Field Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Michael Smith

    Michael Smith

    Kaitautoko Maori (Tutor) - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Dr Nick Sneddon

    Dr Nick Sneddon

    Senior Lecturer in Animal Breeding & Genetics - School of Agriculture and Environment

    I Completed My PhD in animal breeding investigating the genetic and economic value of lactose to the New Zealand dairy industry in 2016.

    I spent 5 years working in Industry at Fonterra as a Senior Business Analyst analysing data from Soil to Factory gate, then as a Senior Research Scientist running a genomics lab. My research interests cover all aspects of animal breeding and genetics but more recently have been in genome mining.

  • Dr Svetla Sofkova-Bobcheva

    Dr Svetla Sofkova-Bobcheva

    Senior Lecturer in Horticulture Production - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Svetla is a Senior Lecturer in Production Horticulture at the School of Agriculture and Environment.  She holds a degree in Horticulture and Viticlture, and her PhD is in plant breeding and seed production. Her research interests lie in the area of plant breeding with a focus on horticultural crops and researches to understand how the genetic potential of a variety could be fully expressed by cultural and agrnomical menas. 

    Svetla is teaching production horticulture  and plant breeding  to undergraduate and postgraduate students. SHe is an acredited doctoral supervisor.  

     

  • Robert Southward

    Robert Southward

    Senior Tutor - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Allan Still

    Allan Still

    General Manager - Ag and Hort Enterprises - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Eru Tait-Jamieson

    Eru Tait-Jamieson

    Technician - Research - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Lesley Taylor

    Lesley Taylor

    Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Associate Professor David Thomas

    Associate Professor David Thomas

    Associate Professor in Companion Animal Science - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Bob Toes

    Bob Toes

    Senior Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Mesu Tora

    Mesu Tora

    Junior Research Officer - Seed Collecting and Relationship Co-ordinator - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Associate Professor Peter Tozer

    Associate Professor Peter Tozer

    Associate Professor in Farm Management and Postgraduate Lead - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Dr Isabel Vialoux

    Dr Isabel Vialoux

    Senior Tutor - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Ross Wallace

    Ross Wallace

    Technical Assistant - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Qiao Wang

    Prof Qiao Wang

    Professor in Entomology - School of Agriculture and Environment

    Qiao joined Massey University following his postdoc at University of California. His team focuses on plant protection, insect behaviour and biological control. His experience in Australia, China, NZ and USA is reflected in his > 300 publications, work with >90 postgraduates and scientists from around the world, and regular services on editorial boards of international journals and national and international panels. He was awarded a Distinguished Scientist Award by the Entomological Society of America for his outstanding contributions to entomological science during his career. Qiao has also served his university as the Chair of College of Sciences Research Committee.

  • Prof Jason Wargent

    Prof Jason Wargent

    Professor in Plant Photobiology - School of Agriculture and Environment

    My research is principally focussed on understanding plant responses to environmental factors within the context of increased sustainability and quality in crop production. My key interest is focused on the role of sunlight, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation in particular. Whilst plant responses to UV are numerous, comparatively little is understood regarding the possible exploitation of such endpoints to drive quality within modern crop production. Our research encompasses fundamental plant science, and the application of that knowledge through commercialisation pathways. 

     

  • Karin Weidgraaf

    Karin Weidgraaf

    Research Technician - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Courtney West

    Courtney West

    Herd Manager - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Associate Professor Tim Wester

    Associate Professor Tim Wester

    Associate Professor in Animal Nutrition and Metabolism - School of Agriculture and Environment

    I hold a BS-Agriculture from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and MS and PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I came to Massey in 2000 after postdocs in the US and Scotland. My expertise is in the effects of feed form and diet composition on nutrient digestion and metabolism. My research explores topics ranging from effect of pelleting on nutrient use and gut development in poultry; impact of gelling agent on feed digestibility in farmed saltwater crocodiles in Papua New Guinea; influence of organic and conventional pasture on milk composition in cows; and amino acid metabolism in domestic cats.

  • Dr Melody Whitehead

    Dr Melody Whitehead

    Postdoctoral Fellow - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Associate Professor Brennon Wood

    Associate Professor Brennon Wood

    Associate Professor in Agricultural Systems - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Sharon Wright

    Sharon Wright

    Graduate Studies Administrator - School of Agriculture and Environment

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  • Dr Fifi Zaefarian

    Dr Fifi Zaefarian

    Senior Lecturer in Poultry Science - School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Prof Georg Zellmer FHEA

    Prof Georg Zellmer FHEA

    Professor in Earth and Planetary Sciences - School of Agriculture and Environment

    With a PhD from the Open University (UK), Georg Zellmer worked as research fellow at the University of Bristol (UK), the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (USA), the University of Hawaii (USA), and Academia Sinica (ROC). At Massey University since 2013, Professor Zellmer investigates the timescales of magmatic processes, volatiles in subduction zones, and other fundamental aspects of igneous systems. He employs isotopic, geospeedometric, thermobarometric, and hygrometric methods to elucidate magmatism and at present devotes time to integrating geochemical and geophysical tools to aid volcanic hazard mitigation. Professor Zellmer is Executive Editor of the internationally renowned SCI Journal of Petrology.

  • Dr Anke Zernack

    Dr Anke Zernack

    Research Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment