Making Science Fly for All

Juliet shared her thoughts on science and education at the Kōrero Mātauranga session at uLearn. Her talk was also covered by the Education Gazette, and you can see that full article on the Education Gazette...

Stuff’s National Portrait of Juliet Gerrard

The News website Stuff featured Professor Juliet Gerrard in their National Portrait Series. The article by Nikki Macdonald covered some of Juliet’s work as a “builder of molecular lego” and canvassed her opinions on her current role as the Prime...

Antimicrobial resistance

Summary
Before the discovery of antimicrobials in the early 1900s, millions of people died from infections. Antimicrobial resistance is an international problem recognised by the World Health Organisation and the World Bank. Aotearoa, New Zealand has high antimicrobial use in humans compared with other developed countries, increasing our risk profile. Poor communities, Māori and Pasifica, the very young, the very old, immune-compromised, and critically ill patients are most impacted by infections, for which there will no longer be effective treatments, leading in many cases to death. The risk can be mitigated by: reducing unnecessary antimicrobial usage; measures to prevent the spread of AMR organisms; increasing monitoring and surveillance; infection control response systems; and research into how AMR genes enter NZ and are transmitted.

Science education should be fun.

The education Gazette interviewed The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor about her thoughts on science education. She wants science education to be inclusive “and go beyond the traditional sources of received wisdom. Science is also fun, and learning...

12 Questions with Juliet

The New Zealand Herald runs a “12 Questions with” feature, and their 9th of October edition featured Juliet answering questions about her role, her science background, and the opportunities for leadership as the Prime Minister’s Chief Science...