Professor Juliet Gerrard trained at Oxford University, where she completed an Honours degree in Chemistry and a DPhil in Biological Chemistry. In 1993, she was appointed as a research scientist at Crop & Food Research, where her multidisciplinary research portfolio included a substantial element of applied research in the food science area. She was appointed as a Lecturer in Biochemistry at the University of Canterbury in 1998, where she became Professor and Co-Director of the Biomolecular Interaction Centre.  In 2014 she moved to the University of Auckland as a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Chemical Sciences.

Juliet’s research has a broad base and is interdisciplinary, cutting across biochemistry, chemistry, health, agricultural and food science and biomaterial design. It also incorporates a full spectrum of fundamental and applied research, ranging from Marsden projects to research for industry, and includes collaborations in the UK, USA and Australia. She is a Callaghan Innovation Industry and Outreach Fellowship (at 50% FTE) focussed on creating an integrated research programme across Callaghan Innovation and the Universities of Canterbury and Auckland.

Juliet has over 125 publications, as well as three books.  She won a National Teaching Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching in 2004 and has served on FRST panels and domain reviews.  She is an active member of three of New Zealand’s Centres of Research Excellence, as a Principal Investigator in both the MacDiarmid and Riddet Institutes and an Associate Investigator in the Maurice Wilkins Centre.  She enjoyed her role as Chair of the Cellular, Molecular and Physiological Biology Marsden Panel and Deputy Chair of the Marsden Council prior to being appointed Chair.


Professor Juliet A. Gerrard FRSNZ
Callaghan Innovation Industry and Outreach Fellow
School of Biological Sciences and School of Chemical Sciences
University of Auckland Tel: +64 (0)9 373 7599 extn 85264

Webpage: Juliet Gerrard at the University of Auckland