The New Zealand Astrobiology Network is a registered charity, run by a board of trustees. NZAN partners with academic institutions and research agencies to advance education, research, understanding, and awareness of Astrobiology and Human Space exploration and benefit to the community.
Professor Kathleen Campbell
Chair of the Board
Director of Strategy and Policy
Advisory to the Board
Dr. Mitchell Schulte
Principal Science Adviser
As a researcher, Mitch has focused primarily on understanding the geology and geochemistry of hydrothermal environments and the microbiological life that inhabits them, with extensive field experience in deep sea hydrothermal vents, Yellowstone National Park, Iceland, and ophiolite terrains in Northern California.
Research Scientist, Astronaut Health and Physiology
I am a Bachelor of Biomedical Science student from Victoria University of Wellington interested in astronaut health and space physiology. I work with NZAN to encourage the study of astrobiology in Aotearoa New Zealand.
With the support of the New Zealand Astrobiology Network, I became a Visiting Scholar with Blue Marble Space Institute of Science, researching the effects of ionizing radiation on the physiological systems of the human body including the nervous system, immune system, and skeletal system and microorganisms in space.