Lead scientists



Dr Katherine Dixon

Senior Researcher
Kunzea Consultants

Team leader

Dr Katherine Dixon

Katherine achieved her Doctorate in Sustainable Agriculture and Landscape Ecology in 2004. Her post-doctorate work at the University of Otago centered on the Agricultural Research Group for Sustainability (ARGOS) project at the Centre for Sustainability. For more than a decade, Katherine has worked as a project manager in the nature conservation sector, mostly for international NGOs including Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). This work has given her an international perspective on sustainable agriculture initiatives.

“It is immensely important to me that the recommendations of the Hill Country Futures Project target the challenges that matter most to hill country farmers. Our team is undertaking more than 170 face-to-face interviews with farmers and others working on the ground in the hill country sector. I am coordinating analysis of the qualitative research interviews, the results of which will inform the latter stages and conclusions of the Hill Country Futures project.”