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Profiling postgraduates at Otago

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 8:00pm

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The story of PhD student Jenny McDowell, whose PhD has been influenced by a childhood shark attack is one of many great reads in the lastest issue of the Otago Post, out today.

The 19th issue of Otago’s postgraduate e-newsletter has hit inboxes today, featuring sharks, 3D augmented reality and Alaska.

While it sounds like the beginnings of a movie plot, these are just some of the research topics our postgraduate students and doctoral candidates are tackling.

The articles in the Otago Post cover a PhD candidate who turned her childhood shark attack into research on how juvenile limbs decompose, to aid victim identification; creating 3D interactive virtual reality; and tracking organic contaminants which can reach and affect people on a global scale.

A set of twins who have taken different undergraduate paths but both ended up working on a Master of Planning degree also feature.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Division of Sciences, Professor Keith Hunter, provides this issue’s foreword.

You can subscribe to the Otago Post by emailing otago.post@otago.ac.nz.