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Our people

Director

sallySally Carson
Tel 64 3 479 5842
Email sally.carson@otago.ac.nz

Provides strategic leadership to support knowledge development, sharing and co-ordination of school-science-community engagement initiatives in Marine Science. Sally also oversees management of the NZMSC including fund development.

Manager

tessaTessa Mills
Tel 64 3 479 5845
Email tessa.mills@otago.ac.nz

Manages daily operations at the NZMSC including facility bookings and maintenance. Tessa's responsibilities include community programmes, marketing, administration, personnel, health and safety, computer programming and desk top publishing, website maintenance and social media.

Curator

adelleAdelle O'Neill
Tel 64 3 479 5841
Email adelle.oneill@otago.ac.nz

Adelle supervises all aquarium collections and animal husbandry. She catalogues and maintains aquarium collections and databases and ensures all aquarium operations comply with animal ethics, permits and codes of practice. Her role includes development of new aquarium tank displays and assistance with the development of interpretive exhibits.

Aquarist

johnJohn Campbell
Tel 64 3 479 5841
Email campbell.john@otago.ac.nz

John cares for the marine animals and plants held in the Aquarium, assists with animal and plant collections and operates small boats.  John also helps with the delivery of education programmes for schools and adult groups.

Receptionist

shantelleShantelle Jackson
Tel 64 3 479 5826
Email shantelle.jackson@otago.ac.nz

Provides reception, administrative and retail services for the Department of Marine Science, in particular, the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre (NZMSC) and Portobello Marine Laboratory (PML).

Educator - Secondary

steveSteve Cutler
Tel 64 3 479 5843
Email steve.cutler@otago.ac.nz

Steve coordinates, develops and teaches Marine Science education programmes for secondary schools (with a focus on curriculum and assessment needs) and gifted and talented students (residential programmes which provide academic, social and cultural opportunities). Steve trains and supervises postgraduate students to assist in the delivery of these programmes.

Educator - Primary

shelleyShelley Dixon
Tel 64 3 479 5843
Email shelley.dixon@otago.ac.nz

Responsible for teaching primary education programmes through the Marine Studies Centre and assisting with the organisation, development and promotion of these programmes.

Educator - Nelson Region

richardRichard de Hamel
Tel 021 4 OCEAN (021 462 326)
Email richard.dehamel@otago.ac.nz

Based in Nelson, Richard is responsible for teaching the NZMSC primary and secondary education programmes in the Nelson and Tasman region, and for the development and promotion of these programmes.

Marine Interpreter

jeanJean McKinnon
Tel 64 3 479 5826
Email jean.mckinnon@otago.ac.nz

Teaches in the education programme, specialising in Year 13 and Gifted & Talented programmes.  Jean maintains the Marine Life database and is involved with the Marine Metre Squared citizen science project. She often helps create new resources as required.

Community Support, Kaitautoko

brendanBrendan Flack
Tel 027 440 9998
Email brendan.flack@otago.ac.nz

As part of the Marine Metre Squared Project, Brendan develops linkages with communities and youth to encourage involvement in marine monitoring and stewardship/restoration projects. Contributes te reo and tikanga / tikaka to the tools and resources for the NZMSC where appropriate.

General Enquiries

Tel 64 3 479 5826
Email marine.studies@otago.ac.nz

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