Meet our team

The Tech Futures Lab team is genuinely passionate about learning, teaching and the future. We are a network of approachable, humble, supportive and open-minded people who look at the world from a different angle.

Craig Hilton, National Academic Director

Craig is our 21st century ‘Renaissance’ man, equally at home and phenomenally qualified in the realms of art and science, with a keen interest in higher education and technology.

He holds an MFA from University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts, a PhD and a MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Otago and a Certificate in Higher Education from Unitec where he is an Associate Professor. Craig also manages Unitec’s relationships with academic partners, which is where his connection with The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab comes in. He has been instrumental in getting our Master’s programme accredited and delivered.

Before joining Unitec, Craig held research fellowships with the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Harvard Medical School (where he was also a paediatric oncologist) and the University of Massachusetts. He is a member of a number of arts and education boards and forums, including the Leonardo Education and Arts Forum (LEAF) and the Science Communicators Association of New Zealand.


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