Professor Wendy Lawson
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, AUT
Professor Wendy Lawson is Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic at AUT and a glaciologist with a passion for fieldwork. She has more than 30 years of experience of remote fieldwork in polar and alpine environments, including in Greenland, Svalbard, Alaska and Arctic Norway – as well as Antarctica. Wendy’s previous roles include Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science, Dean of Science and Head of Department of Geography at the University of Canterbury, and as an academic at the University of Auckland. She has a range of academic and Crown sector strategic sector governance experience, including Ministerial appointments as a Board Director of NIWA and of Antarctica New Zealand. Wendy’s PhD is from the University of Cambridge and her most recent qualification awarded in 2008 is a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Administration from the University of Warwick Business School. One of her career highlights of which she is most proud is the naming of a stream in Antarctica – Lawson Creek – in her honour in 1995.