*‘A’ rated means that between 2006 and 2012 the researcher produced research outputs of a world-class standard, established high levels of peer esteem and made significant contributions to the research environment. Detailed score was 98% (685/700): 7/7/6 (7 for research outputs, 7 for peer esteem; 6 for contribution to the research environment). 7 is the highest possible score. Associate Professor is part of the professoriate at Auckland,  considered equivalent to US Professor.