Congratulations to our 2020 winners and finalists

Wintec Secondary Science Teacher/Educator Award

Winner: Greta Dromgool, University of Waikato

Jason Morgan, St Peter’s School

Shalini Guleria, Science Box

Hill Laboratories Laboratory Technologist Award

Winner: Neil Standley, LIC

Lucy Yang, PharmaNZ

Hamilton City Council Primary Industries Award

Winner: Improving Dairy Fertility Genetics, DairyNZ

Radix Nutrition

PharmaNZ Ltd

Waikato Regional Council Environmental Science Award

Winner: Dr Adam Hartland, University of Waikato

Dr Fiona Petchey, University of Waikato

Dr Joanne Ellis, UoW, Tauranga Campus

DATAMARS Engineering Science Award

Winner: Alexios Kavallaris, Waka Kotahi NZTA

RespiratorNZ, ESPlastics Ltd

Peter Lehrke, PharmaNZ

Waikato DHB Medical Science Award

Winner: Dr Nina Scott, Waikato DHB

Waikato Diabetes Research Team, UoW

University of Waikato Vision Mātauranga Science Award

Winner: Dr Ian Kusabs, Kusabs & Assoc Ltd

Manaaki Taiao ki Kirikiriroa, MWLR

Assoc. Prof Kura Paul-Burke, UoW Tauranga Campus

Dr Nina Scott, Waikato DHB

The Kudos Lifetime Achievement Award

Joint Winners: Prof Bruce Clarkson & Dr Beverley Clarkson

Joint Winner: Dr Rob Bell

Some Highlights From This Year’s Gala

To view and buy images from the night, click here


The Kudos Award recognise 8 categories of science excellence for 2020. These will apply broadly to all science disciplines and sectors including, primary industries, medical, engineering, environmental and education.


New Announcements for the Kudos Awards 2020

  • Nominations are extended to include all scientists, lab technicians and educators residing in the Greater Waikato region including the Bay of Plenty area.
  • New Categories include, Hamilton City Council Primary Industries Award and the University of Waikato Vision Mātauranga Science Award
  • Multiple entry is permitted
WINTEC Secondary Science Teacher/Educator Award
Hill Laboratories Lab Technologist Award
Hamilton City Council Primary Industries Award
University of Waikato Vision Mātauranga Science Award
Datamars Engineering Science Award
Waikato Regional Council Environmental Science Award
Waikato DHB Medical Science Award
The Kudos Lifetime Achievement Award

Judging Panel

Our panel of expert judges will review each entry to decide up to three finalists for each category. They will select the category winner from these three finalists. Each panel consists of 1 judge convener and 2-3 expert panelists. Judges are appointed by the Kudos Science Trust from a group of scientist experts in their fields.

2020 Kudos Awards Gala Dinner

Thursday 26th November 2020

Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton

Dress: Black Tie/Cocktail/Evening

6pm Pre-dinner Event

7pm – 10.45pm Formal Awards Presentation with Jesse Mulligan

Tickets on sale now!


No door sales – Book your tickets here

$150 + GST Individual
$1450 +GST Table of 10

$90 + GST Individual
$850.00 + GST Table of 10

Book Your Tickets Here:

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If paying via internet banking please use Ref: #KUDOS19 followed by organisation or surname Hamilton Science Awards Trust: SBS Bank 031355 0720263 00

Any queries please contact Soteria Ieremia: or 027 282 5571
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