The Prime Minister’s chief science advisor officially starts her job today. Juliet Gerrard has taken over the role from Sir Peter Gluckman who was in the job for just over nine years. Professor Gerrard is an Oxford graduate who arrived on our shores in 1993. Since then she’s worked in both ministry and academic jobs, experiences which sit well for her latest role. She joins Wallace in the Auckland studio to talk about what she’s expecting to come her way and about the incredible research work she’s led into nanotechnology of food and fibres. They will also talk about equality for women in science and where the sector needs to lift its game.