Take 10 with...


... One of our scientists, and read about some of the fascinating work taking place in the Faculty of Science.

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We're incredibly proud of the work that takes place in the Faculty of Science, and we love to showcase the research of our early-career and up-and-coming academics.

Every fortnight, as part of our internal staff newsletter, we feature an interview with one of our scientists. The interviews are framed as 'Take 10 with...' – the idea is that we ask the researcher 10 questions to get an overview of their work in a way that is accessible to our wide and varied audience. We have collated the 2017 interviews on this page, and we will continue to add to it as we gather more of our scientists' stories.

We encourage you to make suggestions about researchers you would like to see featured. Please send your ideas to the Science Communications and Marketing team.

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Take 10 with... Dr Anna Brooks

Dr Anna Brooks from the School of Biological Sciences gives us 10 minutes of her time to discuss lymph nodes, lasers, and landing a permanent job in research.

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Take 10 with... Professor Winston Byblow

Professor Winston Byblow from the Department of Exercise Sciences gives us 10 minutes of his time to discuss his research into stroke recovery.

Dr Erin Leitao

Take 10 with... Dr Erin Leitao

Dr Erin Leitao from the School of Chemical Sciences gives us 10 minutes of her time to discuss her research about new methods of making long chains of atoms.

 

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Take 10 with... Dr Murray Ford

Dr Murray Ford from the School of Environment gives us 10 minutes of his time to discuss his research on coastal landforms and how they respond to storms and sea level rise.

 

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Take 10 with... Dr Yalu Wen

Dr Yalu Wen from the Department of Statistics gives us 10 minutes of her time to discuss big genetic data, and their impact on our understanding of disease.

 

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Take 10 with... Dr Nicholas Rattenbury

Dr Nicholas Rattenbury from the Department of Physics gives us 10 minutes of his time to discuss extra-solar planets, galactic stucture and time domain astrophysics.

 

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Take 10 with... Associate Professor Karen Waldie and Dr Elizabeth Peterson

Associate Professor Karen Waldie and senior lecturer Dr Elizabeth Peterson from the School of Psychology give us 10 minutes of their time to discuss dyslexia and longitudinal data collection.

Paul Augustinus

Take 10 with... Associate Professor Paul Augustinus

Associate Professor Paul Augustinus from the School of Environment gives us 10 minutes of his time to discuss his  research on records of past environments.

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Take 10 with... Dr Pedram Hekmati

Dr Pedram Hekmati, senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, gives us 10 minutes of his time to discuss geometry, T-duality and being a mathematical detective.

Dr Karen Fisher, School of Environment

Take 10 with... Dr Karen Fisher

Dr Karen Fisher from the School of Environment is contributing towards her Iwi’s vision with research examining efforts to restore the fresh water management of the Waipā River.

Professor Paul Kilmartin from the School of Chemical Sciences, Wine Science programme

Take 10 with... Professor Paul Kilmartin

Professor Paul Kilmartin from the School of Chemical Sciences gives us 10 minutes of his time to discuss monitoring the oxidation and reduction processes of conducting plastics and wine.

 Jadranka Travas-Sejdic

Take 10 with... Professor Jadranka Traves-Sedjic

Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic gives us 10 minutes of her time to discuss developments that aim to exploit the enormous potential of organic (polymer) electronics.

 

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Take 10 with... Dr Gabriel Verret

Dr Gabriel Verret from the Department of Mathematics gives us 10 minutes of his time to discuss his research with graphs, and tackling a problem we all face: a dearth of time.

 

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Take 10 with... Dr Chia-Yen Chen

Dr Chia-Yen Chen (or Yen) is an alumna of the Department of Computer Science.  She gives us 10 minutes of her time to discuss 3D reconstructions, computer vision, and augmented reality.

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Take 10 with... Dr Ian Warren and Dr Andrew Meads

Dr Ian Warren and Dr Andrew Meads from the Department of Computer Science give us 10 minutes of their time to discuss smartphones and safe driving.

 

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Take 10 with... Dr Jessie Jacobsen

School of Biological Sciences Rutherford Discovery Fellow, Dr Jessie Jacobsen, gives us 10 minutes of her time to discuss reading people like books, and the benefits of caffeine-fuelled meetings.

 

How does food affect the brain

Take 10 with... Dr Nicholas Gant

Dr Nicholas Gant from the Department of Exercise Sciences gives us 10 minutes of his time to discuss his research into fatigue, nutrition and brain function.