Staff Profile

Philippa Stevens
Group General Manager, Science Services

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Philippa Stevens


BSc, Biological Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand
MSc (Hons), Zoology, University of Auckland, New Zealand


Leading the Science Services Strategic Unit, ensuring high quality science from fee-for-service activities.


2008-2018 General Manager Science, Bioprotection, Plant & Food Research, New Zealand
2003-2008 Group Leader, Bioprotection research, HortResearch, New Zealand
1995-2003 Scientist, HortResearch, New Zealand
1989-1995 Research Associate, HortResearch, New Zealand

Honours & Awards

Best paper award, New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science, 2003

Member of team which won the Prime Ministers Science Prize, 2017

Key Publications

Manktelow D, Stevens P, Walker J, Gurnsey S, Park N, Zabkiewicz J, Teulon D and Rahman A. Trends in Pesticide Use in New Zealand: 2004.  Report to the Ministry for the Environment, Project SMF4193. 
Suckling, D.M., and Stevens, P.S., (editors) 2000.  Managing Urban Weeds and Pests.  New Zealand Plant Protection Society. 
Stevens, P. S., 1995.  Host preferences of Trichogrammatoidea bactrae fumata (Hym.:Trichogrammatidae) an egg parasitoid of leafrollers (Lep.: Tortricidae).  Entomophaga 40 (3/4): 379-385
Stevens, P., Froud, K., Jamieson, L., 2002.  Effects of adult feeding on longevity and fecundity of Ctenopseustis obliquana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).  New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science 30: 229-234