Exceptional PhD theses
The Division of Health Sciences celebrates research excellence at every level. We take great pleasure in acknowledging PhD candidates who have presented a thesis of exceptional quality.
Health Sciences staff undertake research that makes tangible benefits to the lives of many New Zealanders, and in doing so they consistently win some of the country's most prestigious awards for research excellence.
The depth and breadth of our research expertise means that research informs our teaching across all aspects of health professional training, and we believe we are laying the foundations for the next generation of New Zealand's health research leaders.
For a comprehensive capture of Health Sciences Research, read our two-yearly Research Reports:
Otago Spotlight Series Research Forums
Every year Health Sciences presents a day of research around an important health subject. Recently these and have been about cancer research, and cardiovascular disease.
Distinguished, and emerging researchers, present easy-to-understand short outlines of their current work to a mixed audience of clinicians, community workers, policymakers, colleagues, funders and the public. The day is provided free of charge.
The presentations are recorded and subsequently made available for viewing. You can read more about the forums and view the videos:
Read our most recent programme:
- 2016 Otago Spotlight Series: CVD programme (PDF 230 KB)