Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Melanie O'Brien

Postgraduate and Publicity Administrative Assistant

(BSc Surrey, UK)

Melanie O'Brien


Tel 479 7558 Ext 7558
Location Gregory G03

Working hours Mon, Tues & Thurs 8:30am - 3pm , Weds & Fri 9am - 1pm


As Postgraduate & Publicity Administrator for Food Science I am responsible for all Postgraduate program administration including admission enquiries, processing applications, updating student records, organising progress reviews, processing examinations results and dealing with day-to-day enquiries from students. In addition to my administrative role, I also assist in the promotion of the department and our courses and also act as the web content editor for the department.

I have worked in University administration for about 10 years, working previously as Undergraduate Administrator and then Senior Postgraduate Administrator at Imperial College, London.

My husband, young son and I moved from the U.K to Dunedin, N.Z in 2014. I enjoy spending my spare time with my family, exploring the country, camping and walking.