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PhD study with the Department of General Practice and Rural Health


The PhD is the University of Otago's highest level supervised research degree. Our PhD students are vital contributors to the research culture of the department, and we welcome all enquiries regarding PhD study.

To enquire about enrolling in a PhD with us, please contact Convenor of Higher Degrees Associate Professor Chrystal Jaye.

Find prospective supervisors in your area of interest

We have PhD research opportunities in patient safety; health care quality improvement research in primary health care and the wider NZ health system; the changing environment and structure of general practice.

Information for PhD students at Otago

The University of Otago website provides information for prospective candidates, current candidates, and staff involved in the PhD process:

Further information

For further information, please contact the Doctoral and Scholarships Office of the Graduate Research School: