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Melanie O'Brien

Postgraduate and Publicity Administrative Assistant

(BSc Surrey, UK)

Melanie O'Brien

Contact

Tel 479 7558 Ext 7558
Email melanie.obrien@otago.ac.nz
       or foodscience.postgrad@otago.ac.nz
Location Gregory G03

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

About

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.