Steve has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology (Marine Biology) from University of Glasgow and Masters in Marine Ornithology from University of Cape Town and joined the Division of Sciences in 2010 to establish the Otago University Advanced School Sciences Academy (OUASSA) and has a passion for science education and communication.
Prior to establishing OUASSA, Steve was an Educator with the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre and stand-in Course co-ordinator for the University of Otago Diploma of Wildlife Management.
Prior to joining the University Steve was Education/Public Awareness Officer for the Department of Conservation in Otago for 15 years. Steve has also worked as a wildlife tour guide, is an internationally qualified Interpretive tour guide and trainer and popular public speaker. He has worked widely overseas in Alaska, Australia, South Africa and Falkland Islands and was a member of the In the Footsteps of Scott Antarctic Expedition 1984-86. Steve is also chairman of the New Zealand Sea Lion Trust.
Wendy is the science teaching coordinator for the Otago University Science Academy (OUASSA).
Stacey (Ngāi Tahu / Waitaha) is responsible for managing an existing suite of Science Wānanga, and to develop new ones to meet the aspirations and needs articulated by iwi partnerships with the University of Otago.
She facilitates the Science Wānanga programme by working closely with iwi organisations, haukāinga, school communities, scientists, academic and research tertiary staff throughout Aotearoa to build a sustainable relationship with iwi. The primary objective of the programme is to enhance the achievement and engagement of Māori in science and health sciences.
Stacey has a Masters of Education and a Bachelor of Arts(Hons) in Māori. She also has a background in careers education, where she developed and implemented career development programmes across New Zealand responsive to Māori learners. Stacey is involved in her local marae in Moeraki.