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Maxine Bryant - research investments director and biological scientist | S2E1 Still Curious

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In this episode:  Leading research investments at a Crown Research Institute for agriculture and biotechnology. The business of science, balancing stakeholders and priorities while staying on mission. Not having a planned career, taking a conscientious approach to going with the flow. Complexities of Māori engagement in science. Relationship-based leadership. Changing jobs after a long period in one place.
About the Guest:  Maxine Bryant is an experienced team leader, project manager, and research management professional with fifteen years experience in the tertiary sector, specialising in operations management, system development, and policies and process.
Prior to joining AgResearch as Associate Research Director Investments, she worked at the University of Canterbury for fifteen years in a range of roles including project managing the development and implementation of various research management tools, Performance Based Research Fund Manager, and Director of Research Services (managing pre-award and post-award research office functions). In these roles she worked closely with colleagues from the academy, Human Resources, Library and Information Technology Services.

Trained in biological science, Maxine holds a PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Canterbury. She serves on the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) Board, is an ARMS accredited training fellow, member of the ARMS New Zealand and Pacific Islands Chapter Committee. She is also a Certified Project Management Professional.
Maxine whakapapas to Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa. 
[Maxine's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxine-bryant-5704501b1/]

Recorded 8 December 2021

Links:
AgResearch [https://www.agresearch.co.nz/]NZ Govt green paper on future pathways for the research system [https://www.mbie.govt.nz/have-your-say/future-pathways/]Research paper 'He aronga takirua: Cultural double-shift of Māori scientists' [https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/00187267211003955] Maxine's PhD thesis [https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/5974]Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa [https://teara.govt.nz/en/map/566/ngati-kahungunu-tribal-area]--
About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet.  [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]

Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon
--Website: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review at https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcurious© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist

In this episode:  Leading research investments at a Crown Research Institute for agriculture and biotechnology. The business of science, balancing stakeholders and priorities while staying on mission. Not having a planned career, taking a conscientious approach to going with the flow. Complexities of Māori engagement in science. Relationship-based leadership. Changing jobs after a long period in one place.
About the Guest:  Maxine Bryant is an experienced team leader, project manager, and research management professional with fifteen years experience in the tertiary sector, specialising in operations management, system development, and policies and process.
Prior to joining AgResearch as Associate Research Director Investments, she worked at the University of Canterbury for fifteen years in a range of roles including project managing the development and implementation of various research management tools, Performance Based Research Fund Manager, and Director of Research Services (managing pre-award and post-award research office functions). In these roles she worked closely with colleagues from the academy, Human Resources, Library and Information Technology Services.

Trained in biological science, Maxine holds a PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Canterbury. She serves on the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) Board, is an ARMS accredited training fellow, member of the ARMS New Zealand and Pacific Islands Chapter Committee. She is also a Certified Project Management Professional.
Maxine whakapapas to Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa. 
[Maxine's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxine-bryant-5704501b1/]

Recorded 8 December 2021

Links:
AgResearch [https://www.agresearch.co.nz/]NZ Govt green paper on future pathways for the research system [https://www.mbie.govt.nz/have-your-say/future-pathways/]Research paper 'He aronga takirua: Cultural double-shift of Māori scientists' [https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/00187267211003955] Maxine's PhD thesis [https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/5974]Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa [https://teara.govt.nz/en/map/566/ngati-kahungunu-tribal-area]--
About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet.  [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]

Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon
--Website: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review at https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcurious© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist

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