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Health Sciences research centres


One Health Aotearoa Research Centre

One Health Aotearoa is an alliance of New Zealand’s leading infectious diseases researchers from the University of Otago, Massey University, and the Institute for Environmental Science and Research, who are committed to working together to tackle important infectious diseases locally and globally.

Our 'One Health' approach aims to improve health and wellbeing through integrated, cross-sectoral, and whole-of-society approaches to health hazards. Our mission is to bring together the best scientists in the field from diverse disciplines, including non-traditional players. We aspire to be the national leader in infectious diseases research, education, and advocacy, and the primary point of contact in New Zealand for international engagement and collaboration in One Health.

A website is in development.


Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI)

Gambia village lifeThe majority of illness and premature death worldwide is borne by people living in low- and middle-income countries.

We aim to improve global health, and save lives, by identifying and evaluating solutions to important health problems in low-resource settings.

OGHI works towards addressing the world's most pressing problems through research collaborations with low- and middle-income countries, and with disadvantaged groups in New Zealand.

Drawing upon New Zealand's unique connections with the Pacific and Asia, and our extensive international partnerships and cross-disciplinary collaborations, we will be able to carry out innovative and rigorous research to advance global health.

Web Otago Global Health Institute

Research themes

In addition to the ten research centres above, the Division of Health Sciences hosts research themes, from agriculture to evolutionary genomics.

Read more about Health Sciences research themes