Fisheries key contacts

Contacts for our fisheries services.

Chief Scientist - Fisheries
Rosie has a PhD in Zoology and has worked in fisheries research in New Zealand since 1979. She is a specialist in middle depth and inshore fisheries resource surveys and stock assessment, climate effects on fisheries, and fish communities. She was also a Regional Manager at NIWA Wellington for eight years. 
Principal Scientist - Fisheries
Richard specialises in research aimed at improving estimates of fish abundance using acoustics, trawling, and complementary technologies. Since attaining his PhD from University of Otago in 1997, he has had extensive sea-going and practical fisheries experience both in New Zealand and overseas, including the Antarctic. Richard is the current chair (2017-19) of the ICES Working Group on Fisheries Acoustics Science and Technology. He has worked at NIWA since 2000 and is currently a programme leader for NIWA's National Centre for Fisheries Assessing Fishery Resources programme. 
Principal Scientist - Fisheries
Ian has a background in European fisheries, having worked in Scotland before moving to New Zealand. He completed his PhD on scampi fisheries ecology in the early 1990s, before joining the FRS Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen. He has particular interests in scampi, and other shellfish fisheries, having been heavily involved in scampi assessment within the ICES system, and leading scampi research, survey and assessment activities for NIWA. He also has research experience investigating the effects of fishing on the seabed, and ecosystem indicators, and currently leads research in these areas. He has worked at NIWA since 2006, is a Principal Scientist in the Fisheries Centre, and leads the Fisheries Environmental Impacts Programme. Ian holds a co-appointment in the NIWA/Joint Graduate School in Coastal and Marine Science (1 day a week), through the Department of Statistics.
Principal Scientist - Fisheries
Malcolm began his research career in the 1980s as a fisheries biologist. He worked extensively on stock assessment of deepwater fish (in particular orange roughy), before broadening his research interests to more general deep-sea ecosystems. He studied seamounts for many years, and headed the Census of Marine Life on Seamounts, a major 6 year international research programme. His studies have involved a lot of time at sea; with over 70 surveys, including submersible dives, and international work in the Antarctic and southwest Pacific. Currently he leads NIWA research projects describing the biodiversity of deep-sea habitats, assessing ecological risk to these habitats and communities from fishing and mining activities, and ways to improve the management of environmental impacts.  
Principal Scientist - Fisheries
Malcolm is a fisheries scientist and marine ecologist who has been studying the population biology of cartilaginous fishes for over 40 years. He specialises in investigations of migration and behaviour, age and growth, reproduction, trends in abundance and fishery bycatch. Recent research projects include tracking great white and mako sharks, estimating the mortality rates of sharks and rays discarded by tuna longliners, and assessing the population status of sharks caught in commercial fisheries. 
Principal Scientist - Fisheries
Matt has a Ph.D. in fisheries stock assessment from the University of Portsmouth (UK), and has worked in New Zealand since 2003. Matt has worked primarily on the biology and stock assessment of deep water fishes, from field work and biological studies, through to Bayesian stock assessment modelling. Matt has also worked on inshore fisheries, impacts of climate on fisheries, chondrichthyan biology, and food webs and ecosystem models. Matt is a member of various NZ Ministry for Primary Industries working groups, has conducted scientific research and reviews for agencies in Australia, Europe, South America, and the USA, and is currently a programme leader for the NIWA National Centre for Fisheries Assessing Fishery Resources programme.

Full Staff List

Position Email Phone (external)
Owen Anderson Fisheries Scientist +64-4-386-0863
Helena Armiger Fisheries Technician +64-9-375-2034
Neil Bagley Fisheries Scientist +64-4-386-0875
Suze Baird Fisheries Scientist +64-4-386-0487
Dr Cindy Baker Principal Scientist - Freshwater Fish +64-7-856-1774
Sira Ballara Fisheries Scientist +64-4-386-0871
Dr Mike Beentjes Fisheries Scientist +64-3-471-7767
Dr Richard Bian Fisheries Scientist +64-9-375-2054
Dr Jaret Bilewitch Molecular Technician +64-4-386-0502
Dane Buckthought Marine Ecology Technician +64-9-375-2079
Dr Malcolm Clark Principal Scientist - Fisheries +64-4-386-0523
Dr Samik Datta Fisheries Modeller +64-4-386-0522
Peter de Joux Electronics Technician +64-4-386-0905
Ralph Dickson Environmental Monitoring Technician +64-3-545-7733
Dr Ian Doonan Senior Fisheries Modeller +64-4-386-0825
Dr Matt Dunn Principal Scientist - Fisheries +64-4-386-0805
Dr Pablo Escobar-Flores Fisheries Scientist +64-4-382-1610
Mark Fenwick Marine Ecology Technician +64-4-386-0804
David Fisher Principal Technician - Fisheries +64-4-386-0865
Dr Malcolm Francis Principal Scientist - Fisheries +64-4-386-0377
Dr Brittany Graham Marine Ecologist +64-4-386-0516
Dr Sean Handley Marine Biologist +64-3-545-7735
Alan Hart Marine Biology Technician +64-4-386-0868
Bruce Hartill Fisheries Scientist +64-9-375-2067
Peter Horn Fisheries Scientist +64-4-386-0812
Dr Rosemary Hurst Chief Scientist - Fisheries +64-4-386-0867
Dr Emma Jones Marine Ecologist +64-9-375-2056
Dr Yoann Ladroit Fisheries Acoustics Scientist +64-4-386-0906
Dan MacGibbon Fisheries Scientist +64-4-386-0496
Peter Marriott Principal Technician - Marine Biology +64-4-386-0864
Vidette McGregor Ecosystem Modeller +64-4-386-0851
Dr Andy McKenzie Fisheries Modeller +64-4-386-0843
Peter McMillan Fisheries Scientist +64-4-386-0580
Keith Michael Fisheries Scientist +64-4-386-0586
Andrew Miller Marine Ecology Technician +64-3-343-7887
Dr Sophie Mormede Fisheries Modeller +64-4-386-0513
Dr Richard O'Driscoll Principal Scientist - Fisheries +64-4-386-0876
Derrick Parkinson Principal Technician - Fisheries +64-9-375-2064
Dr Darren Parsons Marine Ecologist +64-9-375-4531
Christopher Ray Electronics Technician +64-4-386-0908
Kura Reihana Data Entry Operator +64-4-386-0521
Dr Ashley Rowden Principal Scientist - Marine Ecology +64-4-386-0334
Nicola Rush Fisheries Technician +64-9-375-4500
Dr Alexandre Schimel Fisheries Acoustics Scientist +64-4-386-0510
Keren Spong Marine Ecology Technician +64-9-375-2066
Darren Stevens Fisheries Scientist +64-4-386-0874
Colin Sutton Fisheries Technician +64-3-545-7738
Di Tracey Fisheries Scientist +64-4-386-0866
Dr Ian Tuck Principal Scientist - Fisheries +64-9-375-4505
Joeye Vorster Data Entry Supervisor +64-4-386-0911
Fred Wei Database Administrator +64-4-386-0596
Dr James Williams Fisheries Scientist +64-9-375-2062
Caroline Wood Data Manager +64-4-386-0915
Brent Wood Principal Technician - GIS and Spatial Data Management +64-4-386-0529
Jeremy Yeoman Data Manager +64-4-386-0542