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Division of Science, Health, Engineering, Architecture and Design Innovation

Our division is focused on innovative education, research, and engagement across science, health, engineering, architecture and design.

Across our four faculties—Science, Health, Engineering, and Architecture and Design Innovation—we offer outstanding research capabilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and global relationships. We are dedicated to creating and discovering sustainable solutions to heal, feed, fuel, and shape New Zealand and the world. We welcome partnerships with national and global universities, institutes, governments, and industries.
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Everything we do needs to contribute to addressing global and national challenges and building a better world.

Professor Ehsan Mesbahi

Pro Vice-Chancellor, SHEADI

SHEADI’s recently developed Value Proposition describes ‘what we are good for’ and our six interdependent strategic challenge areas. These areas represent the domains of impact where we and our broader communities believe we can lead or add significant value:

Six icons and Māori and English versions of SHEADI's values: Papatūānuku—Our Earth, Taurikura—Thrive, Waro Kore—Net-Zero Carbon, Hanga Autaia—Build Better, Marutau—Safe, Whakapiki—Quantum Leap
SHEADI’s strategic challenge areas

Working in partnership among ourselves and with others is a core part of our strategy. This is represented by the concept of taurua—two waka operating as one. Our strategic challenge areas also help guide how and where we partner.

Read more about SHEADI’s Value Proposition.

Partner with us

We apply our strengths—what we are good for—to strategic challenge areas that focus on some of the biggest questions facing the world today.

Below are examples of just some of the areas you could join us in, within the themes of Quantum Leap, Thrive, and Our Earth.

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Equipment and facilities

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington boasts an abundance of specialised technical equipment and world-class expertise.

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Industry Alliance Programme

The Industry Alliance Programme delivers academically rigorous education with a strong vocational emphasis. Every programme involves direct engagement with—and input from—the ICT industry.

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Get in touch

Contact the strategic initiatives office to discuss any future opportunities for projects or initiatives within the division.

Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor

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Pro Vice Chancellor SHEADI · Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculties of Science, Health, Engineering, Architecture and Design Innovation
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Deputy PVC SHEADI
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Pevi Ma'alo

Executive Assistant · to the Pro Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor of SHEADI
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Allison Kay

Grants and Scholarships Coordinator
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Director, Strategy and Planning
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Programme Manager, Strategic Projects
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Brad Weekly

Development Manager, SHEADI · Finding philanthropic support for scholarships, research, capital projects. Stewardship of donors..
Victoria Foundation · Development

Development Manager, Health
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Vicki Bee

HR Manager
Human Resources

Divisional Business Operations Manager
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Faculty deans and institute directors

Dean of Science
Wellington Faculty of Science

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Dean of Faculty of Health
Wellington Faculty of Health

Dean of Engineering

Wellington Faculty of Engineering

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Dean of Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation
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Director Robinson Research Institute
Robinson Research Institute

Director Ferrier Research Institute
Ferrier Research Institute

Director Antarctic Research Centre
Antarctic Research Centre