Dame Cindy and Professor Emerita Paula Jameson, of Christchurch, ONZM for services to plant science
Professor Emerita Paula Jameson is a leading plant scientist working at the University of Canterbury. She was Chair of the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Marsden Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour Panel, a ministerial appointee to the Independent Biotechnology Council, and Principal Moderator for the Tertiary Education Commission’s PBRF 2018. She was inaugural Head of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Canterbury. She has been noted for her research expertise in physiological and molecular plant biology, her extensive list of publications, and her support supervising postgraduate students. Her key contributions include elucidating the myriad roles that the plant hormone group, the cytokinins, play in plant development.Professor Jameson has undertaken major collaborations with the applied sector in areas of forage, seed production and fruit development.