Managing Academic Collaborations to Improve Health Outcomes

About Vivienne

I have many years’ experience in the food and nutrition sectors with marketing and management roles in New Zealand, Europe and Asia. With a background in applied science, research management and commerce, I have managed many collaborative ventures bridging the interface between industry and academia. Scientists and industry stakeholders alike like the way I operate (see testimonials).

In Singapore since 2012, I worked at Abbott Nutrition R&D Asia Pacific, managing partnership development with academia, government and healthcare institutions. Being a Kiwi I have been part of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Singapore and for the five year I have been an active board member working to support New Zealand business’ success in Asia. In 2016, I was elected President of the Chamber chairing a board of ten to foster business engagement for New Zealand companies in region. For more information on the NZ Chamber visit our website .



Industry Experience


Before arriving in Singapore I worked at Auckland UniServices Ltd leading industry engagement for an interdisciplinary food and health research programme at the University of Auckland.  While I have been managing industry aligned research for the last eleven years, my first job was in the industry working as Quality Control manager for Auckland Milk Corporation, a company producing milk and dairy products. After completing my science qualifications, I moved into product NPD/account management  and marketing roles at Tegel Poultry and Kraft General Foods NZ. I worked in London for seven years in commercial and market research roles with food companies operating between London and Europe. My last role in London was with a large food trade association managing trade information and providing market access information to members.



Tertiary Qualifications


I received my PhD in Management and International Business from the University of Auckland with research focused on the enablers and barriers to career development for women. I hold an MBA from the University of Auckland, a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nutrition from the Public Health Foundation of India, and a New Zealand Certificate of Science in Microbiology from AUT University.

I was honoured to be admitted to Global Women Organisation a collaboration of New Zealand's most influential women leaders promoting inclusion and diversity for improved societal and economic growth

See Projects for examples of recent projects led in Asia Pacific and New Zealand.


If you need help with your complex research collaboration contact Vivienne to set up a meeting to explore how she can help you with your project!