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Ian Wright


Tumu Tuarua Rangahau

School of Earth and Environment

17 October 2023

About Ian Wright

Ian is a member of the Senior Leadership Team, chairs the Research Committee and deputises for the Vice-Chancellor in her absence. He helps build national and international linkages in fundamental and applied research and is responsible for:

  • Implementing the Research Operational Plan 2017.
  • Driving the strategic research direction and overall research performance of the university
  • Maintaining and advancing the University’s research profile and the development of research collaborations
  • Leading the University's PBRF strategy
  • Overseeing the solicitation and development of research funding
  • Implementing the University’s research policies
  • Helping shape the research priorities of the University
  • Promoting appropriate commercialisation  and licensing of University IP
  • Promoting innovation from research advances
  • Oversight of the University’s Research Institutes
  • Research Ethic Committees


He also has line management responsibility for the following Units:

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