Dr Matt Dunn

Principal Scientist - Fisheries


B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Science Centre

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Matt has a Ph.D. in fisheries from the Business School at University of Portsmouth (UK), worked in fisheries research at CEFAS (UK), and then moved to New Zealand in 2003 to work for Victoria University of Wellington and NIWA. Matt is a leader of NIWAs Assessing Fishery Resources programme. The research Matt conducts is mostly fish stock assessments, involving quantitative fisheries data analyses and population modelling. Matt has also worked on fish biology, impacts of climate on fisheries, and food webs and ecosystem models. Matt has conducted reviews of stock assessment research for agencies in Australia, Europe, South America, and the USA.