Glenda is a freelance science writer and communications adviser, contracted to the Centre. She has a broad knowledge of the biological and physical sciences.

She was formerly communications manager at the Royal Society of NZ, and was elected a Companion in 2012 for her work in science promotion and education. Her forte is conceiving and executing exciting flagship themes such as the Transit of Venus, Are Angels OK? and From Africa to Aotearoa – the longest journey.

Glenda has worked with the Centre Director Nigel French, and Manager Wendy Newport-Smith, for many years as adviser to the Allan Wilson Centre.

Her interest in sustainable land/water use and food security has developed through a 2016 Winston Churchill Fellowship.