Elaine Rush

Name Elaine Rush

Current Job Title Professor of Nutrition

Organisation AUT University

Academic Background NZCS Chemistry, NZCS Human Physiology, MSc Physiology, PhD Physiology

My Story

Career path: Cardiopulmonary technologist (), tertiary teaching Principal Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor

Why did you decide to get into science? Passion and following my heart. Wanted to be useful.

What do you like most about your job? People – teaching and understanding more about the human body, physical activity and the importance of foods to function

What is the highlight of your career so far? Being awarded membership of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to health in the Queen’s honours in June 2014

What is your advice for women looking at a career in science? Follow your heart and think and act strategically – be prepared for doors to open. Network