Creativity is more important than knowledge
I am Callaghan Innovation's Chief Science Officer. I love that we take society’s hardest challenges and create solutions to develop a better future for the country. Paul Callaghan remains a great inspiration because of his vision to take things out of the lab and getting them used by real people to create prosperity.
My own technical background is in microfabrication which combined my chemistry, physics and maths training - it’s the technology behind miniaturisation. I see a particular opportunity for New Zealand to build high value, easily exported products with global demand, so I want to democratise access to this lucrative industry. I’m keen now to support people across the research, science and innovation ecosystem and create a better future for us all.
I believe that creativity is more important than knowledge in my work commercialising science. And that’s part of the key to success.