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 is now Professor and Co-Director of the Biomolecular Interaction Centre.
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 has recently accepted an IRL Industry and Outreach Fellowship (at 50% FTE) focussed on creating an integrated research programme across IRL and the University of Canterbury.
Juliet has over 100 publications, as well as three books. She won a National Teaching Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching in 2004, has served on FRST panels and domain reviews, and is an Academic Editor for the journal PLoSONE. 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
Co-Director, Biomolecular Interaction Centre (BIC)
IRL Industry and Outreach Fellow
School of Biological Sciences
University of Canterbury