Nicola Jackson

How I got here

I came to Plant & Food Research from the dairy industry in NZ, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in France. I started off with a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Materials) and Postgraduate Diploma in Dairy Science, and moved through product development into business development as I became more interested in the “why” behind commercial research and development.

Why I like working at Plant & Food Research

I believe that the Plant & Food’s work can create prosperity and I like the values of respect, achievement and discovery that I see at Plant & Food Research.

My personal highlight working at Plant & Food Research

One of my personal highlights was setting up the framework for Plant & Food to work with a NZ fruit grading company to develop new and innovative products.

My work has an impact on our industries by

My work has an impact because it helps organisations imagine and capture opportunities that improve our economy and our communities by using science and technology.

What I love about my job is

Finding out something new every day and getting excited about the potential of NZ’s primary industries.

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