Susannah Batley joins the Research For Life Board
Wellington Investment Banker Susannah Batley has accepted an invitation to join the Research for Life
Research For Life’s chairman Dr Lance Lawler said, “Susannah is a talented young professional and her experience in the
financial services sector will bring complementary skills and valuable new perspectives to our board. She is
enthusiastic about not only contributing to Research For Life but to helping us advance the quality of healthcare in the
Wellington region and beyond.”
Susannah has been with investment banking firm Cameron Partners in the position of Associate since 2014. She has advised
on a number of engagements across different sectors, providing support on various M transactions, public takeovers, capital raisings and other corporate advisory assignments.
“Susannah is looking forward to becoming actively involved in Research For Life in a governance capacity and Cameron
Partners is delighted to support her in this voluntary role.”
Susannah holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration in Economics and Finance with First Class Honours and a
Bachelor of Arts in Italian from Victoria University of Wellington.
She joins existing Trustees Dr Lance Lawler, Peter Barker, Professor Brett Delahunt, Associate Professor Rebecca
Grainger, Rob McGregor, Richard Simpson, Professor John Nacey and Gaeline Phipps.
Established in 1960, Research For Life funds innovative quality research undertaken by researchers in the early stages
of their careers.
Last year, Research For Life approved 11 research grants and 10 travel grants constituting a total of $203,698 available
to researchers. Grant recipients were from several Wellington institutions including the Malaghan Institute of Medical
Research, Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Biological Sciences, the University of Otago’s Wellington School
of Medicine and Health Sciences, Massey University Wellington and ESR (The Institute of Environmental Science and
“While Research For Life’s primary role is to provide grants to young and emerging researchers who undertake medical and
biomedical research that is vital to continuing improvements in health outcomes in the community, we are also looking to
broaden our support base in order to enhance our ability to work in partnership with the research community and increase
the number of grants we make to local researchers,” Lance Lawler said.
About Research For Life
Research For Life is the public face of the Wellington Medical Research Foundation.
Supporting innovative quality research with a focus on funding those researchers in the early stages of their careers,
who – through their work – will advance the quality of healthcare in the Wellington region and beyond.
Role of the Foundation
Research For Life (Wellington Medical Research Foundation) is dedicated to supporting and encouraging young, talented
people to engage in medical and biomedical research.
The Foundation considers appropriate applications from all individuals and research groups in the Wellington region. We
currently lend our support to the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research; Victoria University of Wellington’s School of
Biological Sciences; the University of Otago, Wellington - School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Massey University,
Wellington; and ESR (The Institute of Environmental Science and Research).
The need for medical research
Major discoveries in medicine have been made and continue to be made through fundamental and applied research. By
funding such research, we aim to be at the forefront of medical knowledge and technical ability.
Achievements of the Foundation
The Foundation has funded work in many areas, including research into the basic understanding of cancer, kidney disease
and conditions of particular concern in the Wellington region, such as asthma.
The Wellington Medical Research Foundation is a registered charity, registration number: CC10659