Reflections from The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor , Kaitohutohu Mātanga Pūtaiao Matua ki te Pirimia, Professor Juliet Gerrard, on the role, the work, and the ongoing projects of the office.
Kia ora koutou Apart from acknowledging the terrible events of March 15th with a ‘Kia Kaha’, we have turned down the social media volume to zero this week in the Office. A mark of respect for the victims and their whanau, and a time to reflect. A week later,...Read More
Kia ora koutou Over the last few months, as I’ve spent time listening to researchers and policymakers, I have been constantly struck by how weak the interface is between these two groups. There are of course some marvellous exceptions. However, in general, I hear...Read More
This month we are kicking off our work on rethinking plastic. This happens to coincide with the release of the Colmar Brunton Better Futures 2018 report that cites 72% of New Zealanders have plastic as a top concern. With millions of plastic bags used *per minute*...Read More
As the Office swings into action for 2019 we welcome the final member of our team – Dr Rachel Chiaroni-Clarke. Rachel was the successful applicant in our search for a Research Analyst and Writer. We had a huge amount of interest in this position and so Rachel...Read More
Kia ora koutou In my first reflection in October, I foreshadowed a few changes to the Departmental Science Advisory network. After a lot of conversations in Wellington and within the group of advisors, we have decided the best way to enable a team approach to...Read More
As I’ve travelled around the country, lots of people have asked how many people work in my team and what they do, and been surprised that we are only a small group - much smaller than the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, for...Read More