Tagged: Sir Peter Gluckman

Sir Peter Gluckman on New Zealand's Childhood Obesity Epidemic - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jun 09, 2014

Yesterday on TV One’s Sunday programme there was an interview with Sir Peter Gluckman on New Zealand’s childhood obesity problems and his recent appointment to the Commission to End Childhood Obesity by the World Health Organisation. I thought it was an excellent interview (though personally I would avoid terms such as co-variates and multi-sectorial) highlighting the value of science in … Read More

Gluckman's audit finds patchy use of evidence in government - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Sep 03, 2013

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, says there is “little consistency” in the use and respect for research-derived evidence in government and has called for a more systematic use of it in policy formation and implementation. Professor Sir Peter Gluckman Sir Peter today released the report The Role of Evidence in Policy Formation and Implementation, … Read More

Auckland Museum Research and Scholarship Medals, and the future Research Centre - Digging the Dirt

Brigid Gallagher Feb 29, 2012

During a night of celebration, expectation and promise at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the Trust Board and key figures at the Museum, including the recently appointed director, Roy Clare, re-instigated the Auckland Museum Medal Awards.  Lauded as a return to the original intent of museums, to care for and conduct research on its collections, … Read More

High level ‘innovation’ thinking receives scant attention - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 04, 2011

At last, some slightly solid thinking about the innovation part of our economy. Sir Peter Gluckman’s under-reported speech on the ‘Globalisation of science: New Zealand’s R&D direction’ is the first tentative indication of some higher level views on how we … Continue reading → … Read More

From baby food to global behemoth - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jun 25, 2010

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman is in London for the 350th anniversary celebrations of the Royal Society of London and this week gave an interesting speech on the history of UK-NZ scientific collaboration. You can read the speech below or download it on the PMCSA website. A few interesting statistics from the speech illustrate … Read More

What the media doesn't want to hear (or print) - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jun 14, 2010

Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, made a reasonable impact with his lecture on climate change delivered at Victoria University last week. A few media outlets covered the event running an NZPA article and climate skeptics were furious, urging Prime Minister John Key to “rein in” his science advisor or sack … Read More