Our Team

Lisa McLennan

Senior Commercialisation Manager

Lisa is responsible for Wellington UniVentures’ psychology, social sciences and education portfolios. As Senior Commercialisation Manager, Lisa will be working…

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Dr Matthew Nicholson

Senior Commercialisation Manager

Matt joined the Wellington UniVentures team specifically to help Professor Emily Parker (from the Ferrier Research Institute) commercialise a 'fungal…

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Meg Craig

Programme Coordinator

To support the growth of our KiVa bullying prevention programme, Meg joins Wellington UniVentures as our part-time Project Coordinator.

Meg will…

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Mick Riley

Commercialisation Manager

Making his way from an Analyst to Commercialisation Manager, Mick has a broad understanding of the commercialisation process and market…

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Dr Monica Gruber

Pacific Biosecurity Programmes Manager

Monica leads the Pacific Biosecurity programme. Since 2008, Monica has contributed to invasive ant applied research and management activities in…

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Dr Nicole van der Laak

Senior Commercialisation Manager/ ED Advisor

Nicole’s half-and-half role means she is involved in the commercialisation of University research from beginning to end.

In her role as…

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Dr Paul Geraghty

Commercialisation Manager

As Commercialisation Manager, Paul works closely alongside researchers at Te Herenga Waka to identify, capture and protect early-stage research with…

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Peter Lai

Senior Commercialisation Manager, International

Fluent in English and Mandarin, and with a Master of Science (majoring in microbiology and immunology) and a Master of…

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Sam Wojcik

Commercialisation Manager

As Commercialisation Manager, Sam is responsible for working with researchers to identify and progress a potentially commercial project or idea.…

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Sharelle Buchan

Intellectual Property (IP) Administrator

As Wellington UniVentures’ IP administrator, Sharelle supports the IP Manager and the Contracts & Portfolio Manager.

Responsible for carrying out a…

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Dr Stephanie Grant

Intellectual Property (IP) Manager

Stephanie’s role in the team is to help protect (i.e. patent) the high quality research with commercial potential that is…

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