- Cert (Supervisory Management). New Zealand Institute of Management, 1989
- PhD (Microbiology). Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 1977
- Diploma (Biology). Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 1973
Role at Cawthron
A senior scientist with over 20 years experience in research and development management, Henry is involved in several research projects that have a microbial ecology or bioprocess engineering component. He develops new projects and mentors the younger team members. He is a key Cawthron contact person for the aquaculture industry and for other science providers.
With a background in microbial ecology and applied microbiology, Henry has significant technical input into Cawthron's shellfish research programme, and he plays a major role in the strategic planning of Cawthron's activities.
Technical skills, experience and interests
- Royal Society of New Zealand Special President's Award in 2010 for 'Research-based innovation for industry'
- New Zealand Science and Technology Silver Medal in 2001 for his contribution to the advancement of science in the field of aquaculture
- Initiation of Cawthron's successful activities in aquaculture, marine biosecurity, shellfish
- Biotoxin management
- Initiation of the world's first full-scale mussel selective breeding programme
- Delivery of appropriate science for real problems and opportunities
- Cawthron's close relationship with end users and stakeholders
- Application of simple biological principles at the interface between scientific and technological disciplines
- Contribution to the world's most sophisticated shellfish industry
- World Aquaculture Society