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Helen Paterson

Helen Paterson

Whilst completing my specialist medical training I gained a research-based Masters of Medical Science on "LNG-IUD (levonorgestrel intrauterine device) use in adolescents in New Zealand".

I have been a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Dunedin hospital since 2009, when I took up a joint clinical / academic role with the University of Otago.

I am presently a Senior Lecturer in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology section of the Department of Women's and Children's Health, and in 2016 completed my PhD on "Intuitive eating in pregnancy and gestational weight gain".

My interest in IUDs and adolescent contraception continues; with further publications, and on-going research, as well as providing specialist advice to government.

Now that I have my PhD, I look forward to supporting others in their endeavours towards higher postgraduate education, as our department continues to develop our various teaching methods.