NMR Spectroscopy leader and innovator
I work as both a Team Leader, Principal Scientist and NMR Facility Manager within the Lipids and Natural Products Biotechnology team. Renowned as a quantitative NMR spectroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) expert, I have initiated and managed cutting-edge magnetic resonance facilities across both Canada and New Zealand. During my time I’ve guided hundreds of scientists and businesses through the art of NMR spectrometry.
My skill lies in discovering novel applications for NMR to tackle intricate challenges. Among my proudest accomplishments is bringing the first NMR FoodScreener to the Southern Hemisphere. I'm also delighted to have established two of New Zealand's most sensitive NMR spectrometer systems here at Callaghan Innovation.
The multidisciplinary prowess of NMR means we are using it to extract chemical fingerprints from samples that can unveil the geographic and botanical origins of diverse substances, be it food, beverages, medicines, or chemicals. I stand on the shoulders of giants like Sir Paul Callaghan, whose belief in people's potential to dream big and think outside the box aligns with my personal mission.