I’m involved in helping to maintain and set up occupational medical support in various industrial sectors.
"My time at Otago fostered my interest in cancer genetics research."
The course was based around clinical work, so it was applicable and it helped me use my workplace for clinical learning.
I’m working full-time so I chose postgraduate study via distance because I could fit it in with my work.
Distance learning meant I could study at night, and when my son had an afternoon nap I could get a little bit of reading done.
I chose the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago for my PhD, as it is one of the few places I know of with an ideal research center...
I chose to pursue postgraduate study to improve my qualifications for future work overseas.
“I really wanted to combine my passion for hauora Māori and public health with sound academic qualifications that can make that passion a career."
Hayden Holmes, former Air Force corporal in logistics, BCom in economics University of Otago, and now forging a new career in the health sector, says he is really enjoying his Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health.
Peter Murray is a medical doctor who is currently undertaking his specialist training with the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine.
Ruth Cunningham’s doctorate, with funding from an HRC clinical fellowship, is focusing on the unanswered question of what happens when someone with severe mental illness then develops cancer?
A Bachelor of Science graduate, Lisa works as an administrator and studied part-time to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health.
“I always knew I wanted to work in advocacy or something in the area of creating change and I started working in public health early on.”
"I enjoyed the mix of papers and while not all the compulsory papers would have been my preferred options, I found them really beneficial".
Tawini White is studying regional language variations for her Master's degree.
Most new students expect challenges in their first year at University, but Jarrod Moors had the added pressure of acclimatising to Dunedin’s climate after moving from Samoa.
Podiatrist Catherine Willett jumped straight into postgraduate studies in 2005 after her undergraduate degree, tackling a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Medicine at Otago.
I hope to work with elite athletes and find ways of helping them become faster and stronger.
“This programme allows social workers to undertake further studies with a distinctly social work emphasis”
PhD student, Gabriella Brown, is part of a team working on the difficult task of printing large, viable pieces of cartilage to ultimately be used as replacement tissue in human surgery.
Russell Blakelock believes Otago’s Distance Learning programme offers him the flexibility he needs, as well as a sense of community that he also believes to be important.
Balancing four children, a career and higher education is all in a day’s work for Liz Day.
Gianna Leoni is researching attitudes towards te reo in Government departments.
The core question of Del’s thesis is what enhances the ability of an armed force to adapt during conflict and what slows, disrupts or hinders that ability.
After completing the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (DPH) at the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Lindsay decided to stay on to complete her master's in Public Health and a PhD.
Chan Won Lee is studying for a Master of Business Data Science at the University of Otago.
Being independent and in charge of my own time is a good thing when studying by distance learning.