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Our people at the Department of Medicine

Departmental Administration

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Executive Committee

Academic staff

Cardiology

Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research

Emergency Medicine

Endocrinology Research Group

Gastroenterology

Infectious Diseases

Internal Medicine

Leukocyte and Inflammation Research Laboratory

Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Clinical Haematology

Neurology

Older Person's Health

Ophthalmology

Palliative Medicine

Radiology

Rehabilitation

Renal

Respiratory

Rheumatology

Sports Medicine

Stroke Medicine

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Teaching fellows

Postgraduate students

PhD candidates

  • Ashley Akerman, "Cardiovascular-oriented heat conditioning". Supervisors: Dr Jim Cotter, Sam Lucas (Phys Ed); Dr Rajesh Katere (Physiology); Dr Chris Baldi (Medicine)

  • Rebecca Cooke, "Characteristics of obesity resistance and susceptibility". Supervisors: Associate Professor Rachael Taylor (Medicine); Dr Rachel Brown (Human Nutrition)

  • Lisa Daniels, "A randomised controlled trial of a baby-led approach to complementary feeding: Impact on iron and zinc intake and status at 12 months of age". Supervisors: Associate Professor Rachael Taylor (Medicine); Anne-Louise Heath (Human Nutrition)

  • Safina Gadeok, "Human colonic enteroids: an epithelial barrier for IBD". Supervisors: Associate Professor Grant Butt (Physiology) Associate Professor Michael Schultz (Medicine)

  • Timothy Galt, (Intercalated PhD), "EEG Biofeedback in Mild Cognitive Impairment". Supervisors: Dr Nick Cutfield, Associate Professor Patrick Manning (Medicine); Professor Dirk de Ritter (Surgical Sciences)

  • Ruth Harvie, "Food for irritable bowel syndrome". Supervisors: Associate Professor Michael Schultz, Dr Kirsten Coppell (Medicine)

  • Roisin Hegarty, "Developing a patient-informed treatment approach for improving quality of life among people with arthritis-related fatigue". Supervisors: Dr Gareth Treharne, Dr Tamlin Connor (Psychology); Associate Professor Simon Stebbings (Medicine)

  • Michelle Jospe, "The SWIFT study - Objectives of support strategies on weight, body composition, and eating and dieting behaviour at one year". Supervisors: Associate Professor Rachael Taylor (Medicine); Dr Rachel Brown (Nutrition)

  • Dr Kristin Kenrick, "Recognising and managing coeliac disease in NZ: How can we do better". Associate Professor Chrys Jaye (GP); Professor Andrew Day (Paeds CSM); Associate Professor Michael Schultz (Medicine)

  • Catherine Leader, "Prevention of kidney injury in a rat model of chronic heart failure". Professor Rob Walker (Medicine); Associate Professor Ivan Summat (Pharmacology)

  • Susan MacDonell, "Investigating neural pathways in obesity". Supervisors: Associate Professor Debra Waters (Medicine/Physio School); Dr Lisa Houghton, Professor Rosalind Gibson (Human Nutrition)

  • Samantha Ross, "Characteristics of obesity resistance and susceptibility". Supervisors: Associate Professor Patrick Manning, Dr Wayne Sutherland (Medicine); Professor Dirk de Ridder (Surgical Sciences)

  • Dr Melyssa Roy, "Novel approaches to the management of obesity and chronic disease". Supervisors: Associate Professor Rachael Taylor, Dr Hamish Osborne (Medicine); Dr Rachel Brown (Nutrition)

  • Kiri Sharp, "Dietary approaches for weight loss in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease". Supervisors: Dr Kirsten Coppell, Associate Professor Michael Schultz (Medicine)

  • Nick Shields, "Adoptive therapy of colorectal cancer". Supervisors: Associate Professor Sarah Young (Pathology); Dr Chris Jackson (Medicine)

  • Genevieve Wilson, "Diabetes and cardiovascular dysfunction". Supervisors: Supervisors: Dr Chris Baldi, Associate Professor Gerry Wilkins (Medicine)

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Master's, Honours and Postgraduate Diploma students

  • Dr Sheng Chiong Hong, (MOphth candidate), "Smart-phone Fundus Imaging". Supervisors: Dr Logan Mitchell, Professor Rob Walker, Dr Paul Hessian (Medicine); Dr Graham Wilson (Gisborne)

  • Dr Ben O’Keeffe, (MOphth candidate), "The effect of raised eye pressure after cataract surgery on optic nerve and macular microstructure using spectral-domain OCT". Supervisors: Dr Logan Mitchell (Medicine, Ophthalmology); Professor Tony Wells (Wellington)

  • Dr Samy Karki, (MOphth candidate), "Dynamic pupillometry in a cohort of individuals with type II Diabetes and establishing relationship between pupillary abnormalities and the severity". Supervisors: Dr Logan Mitchell, Dr Kelechi Ogbuehi, Dr Kirsten Coppell (Medicine)

  • Louise Fangupo, (MSc candidate), "Does a baby-led approach to complementary feeding increase the risk of growth faltering or choking in infants". Supervisors: Associate Professor Rachael Taylor (Medicine); Dr Anne-Louise Heath (Nutrition)

  • Robyn Moore, (MDiet candidate). Supervisor: Associate Professor Rachael Taylor (Medicine), but based in Human Nutrition (Primary Dept)

  • Lucy Kennedy, (MDiet candidate). Supervisor: Associate Professor Rachael Taylor (Medicine) but based in Human Nutrition (Primary Dept)

  • William Muller, (BMedSc(Hons) candidate), "Vision Screening in New Zealand: An Audit of Southern and Tairawhiti DHBs". Supervisor: Dr Logan Mitchell (Medicine)

  • Briar Nesbitt Greedus, (BSc(Hons) [Neurosciences] candidate), "The SWIFT study - Objectives of support strategies on weight, body composition, and eating and dieting behaviour at one year". Supervisor: Associate Professor Patrick Manning (Medicine)