Ashleigh Fox

Ashleigh Fox

Name Ashleigh Fox

Current Job Title Technical Officer, Biological Anthropology

Organisation University of Auckland

Awis Role Auckland co-convenor

Academic Background BSc (Biological Sciences), MSc (Forensic Science)

Area Of Science Biology, genetics, forensic science, anthropological science

My Story

I moved to NZ from Zimbabwe during high school and re-discovered a fascination for biology. I started working in analytical laboratories from my second year of uni, and still love the lab management aspect of science. I wanted to be a forensic scientist when I graduated, and I spent eight years working at ESR in the forensic labs, which was extremely interesting. Now I work at the university I get to help upcoming young researchers achieve their goals, as well as constantly learning new things, which I find very rewarding.

Extra Curricular

Indoor netball, after-school science workshops for families

Favourite Book

The Carpet People (Terry Pratchett)

Favourite Movie

All Despicable Me movies, Minions Movie