Dr Pip Lynch
I have spent over thirty years in teaching and research in New Zealand and Norwegian universities. I have a keen interest in computer technologies that make complex tasks easier and work more productive and enjoyable. I still supervise post-graduate students.
I thrive on developing and delivering effective teaching. In 2003, I received a National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award in the category ‘excellence in innovation’. This demonstrated my commitment to learners’ needs and to creative problem solving to enhance learning. I always bring these aptitudes and enthusiasm to computer skills training.
My project management experience is extensive and varied. The large-scale project I have managed include:
- Research degrees – these are multi-year projects
- Academic research – I was Project Manager and often also Manager of the entire team but sometimes with colleagues, in multi-year projects
- NERI – National Energy Research Institute: start-up in 2007; I was the education manager and responsible for delivery of $1.5m of projects; individual PMs managed each of the 42 projects and reported to me and NERI director.
- Everest food – with a partner, organised food for 14 mountaineers for 3 months on Mt Everest in 1985.
Medium-scale projects include:
- Event waste minimisation – in the early 2000s, I co-managed a project to measure waste generated by Chch’s A&P Show. I implemented an intervention to reduce waste and measure results.
Small scale projects include:
- Writing and self-publishing a book
- Organising club fund-raisers
- Overseas trips
- Outdoor trips
- Home projects – garden landscaping, home renovation
For fun, I like to be on a mountain somewhere. Most of my adult leisure time has been spent enjoying kayaking, canoeing, tramping, caving and rock climbing in New Zealand and overseas. Now I enjoy exploring the top of the South Island on foot and bike.