Panels and Panellists
Definitions of funding round panels and details of panel members for Rutherford Discovery Fellowships.
Panel definitions and 2023 Panellists
Three discipline-based panels are being established to aid the assessment of proposals. Panellists to be confirmed (TBC) will be updated when appointed.
2023 Humanities and the Social Sciences
Research related to the human condition or aspects of human society.
This includes: English; languages; history; religion; philosophy; law; classics; linguistics; literature; cultural studies; media studies; art history; film; economics; education; psychology (cognitive, social, developmental, organisational, community and health); cognitive science; linguistics; archaeology; anthropology; sociology; social, cultural and human geography; social anthropology; architecture, urban design and environmental studies; public health; nursing; public policy; marketing; political science; and business studies.
|Professor Janet Hoek||University of Otago|
|Professor Edwina Pio||Auckland University of Technology|
|Associate Professor Jacky Bowring||Lincoln University|
|Emeritus Professor Janet Holmes
||Victoria University of Wellington|
|Professor Melinda Webber||The University of Auckland|
2023 Life Sciences
Research related to understanding the activities that occur in cells and tissues and the interrelationships between organisms and their environment.
This includes: physiology (plant or animal), pathology (animal or plant), pharmacology, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, microbiology; neurobiology and neuropsychology (including animals as a model species for humans); animal behaviour; population biology genetics; functional genomics and related bioinformatics; biostatistics and modelling; animal, plant and microbial ecology; biogeography; biodiversity; phylogenetics; systematics and evolution; biophysics, chemical biology; and biochemistry.
|Associate Professor Jo James||University of Auckland|
|Professor Alexander McLellan||University of Otago|
|Professor Dave Kelly||University of Canterbury|
|Professor Kathryn Stowell||Massey University|
|Professor Amanda Black||Lincoln University|
2023 Physical Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics
Research related to the physical world and mathematics.
This includes: physics; physical chemistry; organic chemistry; analytical chemistry; inorganic chemistry; pure and applied mathematics; statistics; logic, theoretical and engineering aspects of computer and information sciences; complexity theory; operations research; nanotechnology; software and hardware engineering; applications and robotics; materials science; engineering (including bioengineering and other cross-disciplinary research activities); geology; geophysics; physical geography; oceanography; hydrology; meteorology; atmospheric science; earth sciences; astronomy; and astrophysics.
|Professor Sally Gaw||University of Canterbury|
|Professor Niels Kjærgaard||University of Otago|
|Associate Professor Vivien Kirk||University of Auckland|
|Associate Professor Te Taka Keegan||University of Waikato|
|Dr Nick Mortimer||GNS Science|
2023 Interview panel
The President of the Royal Society Te Apārangi appoints the interview panel for the Rutherford Discovery Fellowships. The interview panel has the responsibility of recommending Fellows and advising how the funding shall be allocated.
|Associate Professor Marama Muru-Lanning (Chair)||University of Auckland|
|Professor Clemency Montelle||University of Canterbury|
|Associate Professor Franck Natali||Victoria University of Wellington|
|Professor Peter Dearden||University of Otago|
|Professor Denise Wilson||Auckland University of Technology|