Posts by Shaun Hendy

Posts and discussion by NZAS members. The NZAS aims to provide a forum for discussion on issues relevant to the New Zealand science. The views expressed in this forum are not necessarily the views of NZAS.

Budget 2012: Young scientists will be booking their tickets

The NZAS welcomes funding for the Advanced Technology Institute, which will help build closer links between science and industry, and the new National Science Challenges. “The contestable funding system had largely eliminated the type of research and development that gave us companies like Fisher and Paykel Healthcare”, said NZAS President, Professor Shaun Hendy. “The Advanced Technology Institute should help rebuild this capability in New Zealand.”

Peter Griffin sums up for the 2012 NZAS conference

Peter Griffin sums up the issues discussed at the 2012 NZAS Conference "Do emerging scientists have a future in New Zealand" on his blog at sciblogs.

President's address to the 2012 NZAS conference

Welcome to this year’s New Zealand Association of Scientists conference.   I’m Shaun Hendy, President of the Association.  We are an independent body that aims to give scientists a voice on issues that affect the practise and application of science in this country. 

This year we have come together to discuss whether emerging scientists have a future in New Zealand. 

President’s column: 2012 stability or continued upheaval?


Will 2012 be the year in which recent changes in the science and innovation system are allowed to bed in, or will we see further upheaval?  The signs are not good.  The Prime Minister announced on March 15 that the Ministry of Science and Innovation will be subsumed into a new super ministry on July 1 that includes Economic Development, Labour, and that odd bedfellow, Building and Housing.