W Lindsey White
International and Enterprise
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
Auckland University of Technology
Lindsey White completed PhD at the University of Auckland in 2001. He was then awarded a three-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the New Zealand Foundation for Research, Science and Technology and in 2004. He took up a position as Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Science at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).He was appointed Head of the School of Interprofessional Health Studies at AUT in 2010 and in 2014 gave this up to take up a position as Associate Dean – International and Enterprise in the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences. His role as Associate Dean is to extend the Faculty’s relationships with international universities as well as commercial and non-commercial organisations and to optimise the return from its efforts and investment.He continue to teach, supervise and research within the Institute for Applied Ecology New Zealand, which sits in the School of Applied Sciences here at AUT.
Lindsey White main research interest has always been seaweeds. Much of research has focused on seaweed utilisation, both by humans and by marine herbivores. His currently have several projects on the use of Undaria pinnatifida (an invasive seaweed) in New Zealand from both the wild harvest and aquaculture angles. More recently he moved into the fisheries space, and have several projects which are aiming to sustainably enhance the fisheries of both New Zealand surf clams and geoduc. One of AUT’s strategic goals is to increase industry participation in research and in our group he had been very successful in this regard, in fact last year they picked up a national award for research commercialization with Cloudy Bay Clams Ltd. Humans need to access marine resources for a variety of reasons – their job as applied ecologists is to ensure that this is carried out in a sustainable way.