Staff Profile

Avis Hughes
Science Delivery & Resource Manager, Research Office

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Avis Hughes


PhD, Plant Physiology, Massey University, New Zealand
Diploma, Teaching, Canterbury Teachers College, New Zealand
BHortSci (Hons), Plant Physiology, Lincoln College, New Zealand


Responsible for facilitating the successful delivery of high quality, fit-for-purpose science outputs from internally funded science programmes, and helping to ensure that the future development of programmes and the resources required are handled within the internal investment process. Also works closely with Chief Scientist to manage the Future Science portfolio, encompassing new science initiatives, capability retention and development, and co-ordinate the allocation of science-related capital expenditure.


2009-2011 Investment and Resource Manager, Plant & Food Research, New Zealand
2002-2009 Funding and Resource Co-ordinator / FRST Liaison, HortResearch, New Zealand
1998- 2002 Executive Officer Science, HortResearch, New Zealand
1992-1998 Science Liaison Officer for Postharvest & Food Science, HortResearch, New Zealand
1991-1992 Personnel Officer, DSIR Grasslands, New Zealand
1991 Office Manager, DSIR Grasslands, New Zealand
1990 Project Co-ordinator, DSIR Grasslands, New Zealand
1989-1990 Advisory Officer (Science), DSIR Biotechnology, New Zealand
1982-1988 Scientist, MAF Technology, New Zealand
1980-1981 Secondary school teacher at Kapiti College, New Zealand.

Professional Memberships

Member, Australasian Research Management Society

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