Dr Bronwen Kelly BSc(Hons) Logopaedics, MSLT, PhD

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Health and Clinical Researcher

Dr Kelly is an experienced public sector professional with internationally recognised expertise in health research and a strong background in managing and monitoring the performance of government investment in tertiary education, research, science and technology.

She graduated with an Honours degree in Speech-language Therapy and Audiology (Logopaedics) from the University of Cape Town. After several years’ clinical experience in adult health care, she completed her Masters and PhD at the University of Canterbury with a research focus on the neural control of swallowing. Bronwen has since served as an Honorary Research Associate in the Science Faculty at the University of Auckland for several years, providing supervision of post-graduate research in paediatric feeding.

Bronwen currently works full-time in the University Investment team at the Tertiary Education Commission where she managed the contracts for Centres of Research Excellence and, as an Investment Manager, is currently responsible for managing the government’s investment in universities with a portfolio worth approximately $500 million annually. She has a special interest in governance and is currently an associate member of the Institute of Directors. In early 2015 she was invited to join the Auckland Bioengineering Institute as an Honorary Research Associate, where she contributes to interdisciplinary bioengineering research.

In 2013 she joined the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute as an Honorary Research Associate and contributes to research in post-treatment outcomes in head and neck cancer.