Our guest on today's edition of Bookmarks is an academic, the immediate past Director of The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. A position she held from 2011 until July last year.
She's also held post-doctoral positions at L'Université de Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris in Paris, and Princeton University, Physics Department in the United States.
In 1997, she was appointed to her first academic position as a lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Otago, Dunedin and in 2003 was awarded the Easterfield Medal by the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry and The Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK.
Her list of her achievements goes on and includes the Gold Inspire Wellington Award. She is currently Vice-Provost (Research) at Victoria University,