Engagement Team

Our engagement follows a two-strand approach: tailored engagement with stakeholders and end users, and broad communications across all sectors (including to the public, mainly via the media).

Angela Halliday, Partnerships Co-Director

Anglea Halliday is conduit between science and stakeholders, working towards a common good for people and the environment. Angela can be reached by email here.


Waverley Jones, Partnerships Co-Director

Waverley's role involves building relationships with key sectors to help support planning and decision making. It’s all about connecting the science to decision makers – and helping to ensure the science is focused on what decision makers need to know. Waverley has a background in climate change, community engagement and natural hazards within local and central government and crown research institutes. Waverley speaks science but talks people. As Partnerships Co-Director, Waverley maintains close contact with our key partners and stakeholders, and can work with you to develop partnerships on events or to make sure our research is available to you as, when and how you need it. Waverley can be reached by email here.


Alexandra Keeble, Senior Communications Advisor

Alexandra's background is in flaxroots communications and community engagement. She has worked across the NGO sector in Aotearoa New Zealand, and before that in independent publishing, in Australia, the United States and Latin America. Alex can be reached by email here.


Latest news and updates

Pou at Scott Base, courtesy Antarctic Science Platform

Our Kāhui Māori to protect and guide Antarctic as well as climate adaptation research

The Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate is humbled and excited that its Kāhui Māori have agreed to share their knowledge with the Antarctic Science Platform, and to act as its Kāhui Māori (Māori advisory group) as well.

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"Knowledge Broker": New role, applications open!

We in the Deep South Challenge have established a critical new position, the "Climate Change Knowledge Broker". This person will play a critical role in the Deep South Challenge as a translator between disciplines, enabling connections between different research programmes for maximum impact. In particular, the Climate Change Knowledge Broker will focus on making the outputs from the New Zealand Earth System Model (NZESM) and associated climate models, accessible to research in other programmes within the Challenge as well as to external stakeholders. Applications close Monday 11 May.