Maxine Bryant - research investments director and biological scientist | S2E1

Maxine Bryant - research investments director and biological scientist | S2E1

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Key Topics

Leading research investments at a Crown Research Institute for agriculture and biotechnology. The business of science, balancing stakeholders and priorities while staying on mission. Not having a planned career, taking a conscientious approach to going with the flow. Complexities of Māori engagement in science. Relationship-based leadership. Changing jobs after a long period in one place.

Recorded 8 December 2021


🥣 Episode Digest

Maxine's squiggly career

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🧶 The Red Thread

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Decisive moments

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Synthesising for strength

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How Maxine likes to learn

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Reflections on practice

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🔊 Audio Highlights

Episode appetiser - Building relationships with Māori organisations (27 sec)

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Maxine explains what a Crown Research Institute is to a 10 year old (54 sec)

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The life changing experience Maxine would gift someone (51 sec)

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The difficulties of prioritising research investment (30 sec)

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The importance of balancing current and future focused research (26 sec)

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👤 About Maxine Bryant

Maxine Bryant is an experienced team leader, project manager, and research management professional with fifteen years experience in the tertiary sector, specialising in operations management, system development, and policies and process.

Prior to joining AgResearch as Associate Research Director Investments, she worked at the University of Canterbury for fifteen years in a range of roles including project managing the development and implementation of various research management tools, Performance Based Research Fund Manager, and Director of Research Services (managing pre-award and post-award research office functions). In these roles she worked closely with colleagues from the academy, Human Resources, Library and Information Technology Services.

Trained in biological science, Maxine holds a PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Canterbury. She serves on the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) Board, is an ARMS accredited training fellow, member of the ARMS New Zealand and Pacific Islands Chapter Committee. She is also a Certified Project Management Professional.

Maxine whakapapas to Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa.

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Danu is the founder of Grokkist and host of the Still Curious Podcast. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand and has a career that has become more squiggly than a Norwegian fjord.