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Professor Richard Blaikie – Deputy Vice-Chancellor

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Professor Blaikie is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise, and Professor in Physics, at the University of Otago. He received the B.Sc. (Hons) degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand, in 1988 and the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Cambridge, U.K., in 1992. For one year, he was a visiting scientist at the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory, investigating single-electron transport effects in semiconductor nanostructures. He returned to New Zealand in 1993, taking up a position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Canterbury prior to moving to his current role at Otago.

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Blaikie oversees all of the research and commercialisation activities of the University.

Tel 64 3 479 883564 3 479 8835
Email dvc.research@otago.ac.nz

Dr Katharina RuckstuhlDr Katharina Ruckstuhl – Senior Research Analyst

Dr Ruckstuhl joined the University of Otago in 2008 after working for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu for five years as education manager and project consultant. She worked with communities, local and central government agencies to implement Māori-focused initiatives throughout the South Island education sector. Prior to that, she had been in the teaching profession. Dr Ruckstuhl completed her Honours degree and PhD through the English Department at Otago. As well, she has post-graduate qualifications in Education through Massey University.

Dr Ruckstuhl is the Secretary of the Research and Equipment Committees and provides cross-University research and data analysis to support strategic and policy planning.

Tel 64 3 479 767464 3 479 7674
Email katharina.ruckstuhl@otago.ac.nz

Catherine McDonald – Executive Assistant to the Deputy Vice-ChancellorCatherine McDonald Web

Catherine joined the office in May 2012 as an Executive Assistant. Her role is to provide executive assistance to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, and to co-ordinate the financial and HR requirements of the Division while also overseeing the organisation of the annual Research Awards.

Catherine brings a wide range of administrative skills and experience to the role, having worked in similar roles over the past 10 years. During this time she has worked as an Executive Assistant for a variety of local businesses including real estate, recruitment and accounting. Catherine also temped for Campus Temps prior to her current role.

Tel 64 3 479 883564 3 479 8835
Email catherine.mcdonald@otago.ac.nz

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Research and Enterprise Director

Dr Gavin Clark - Director, Research and EnterpriseGavin Clark Web Version Nov 2012

Gavin joined the Research and Enterprise office on returning to New Zealand in August 2012. He is an industrial microbiologist by training (PhD Microbiology, University of Surrey) and, after pursuing a career in R&D at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, he has spent the last 14 years in the commercialisation field. Gavin’s previous involvement in New Zealand’s academic research environment included his role as Director of Commercialisation at Massey University from 2003 to 2007 where he led the team that originally founded the spin-out company Polybatics Ltd. He became its first CEO in 2006 and 2007, taking the company into its first industry partnerships.


Gavin moved to the UK in late 2007 to take up a national strategic role for the Biosciences Knowledge Transfer Network and serve as a member of the UK government’s industry-led Innovation & Growth Team for Industrial Biotechnology. In 2010 he became Industrial Liaison Director for the £8 million Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing Technology Centre at Newcastle University, UK, where he established industry partnerships and mentored doctorate students in enterprise.

Tel 64 3 479 898364 3 479 8983
Email gavin.clark@otago.ac.nz

Inge Andrew - Executive Assistant

Dr Inge Andrew

Inge's role is to provide executive assistance to the Director within Research and Enterprise as well as office management for the Research and Enterprise Team including finance, human resource and administrative functions. Inge has been working in various roles around the University of Otago since 1999.

Tel 64 3 479 890564 3 479 8905
Email inge.andrew@otago.ac.nz

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Enterprise Managers (External Relations)

Email enterprise@otago.ac.nz
Fax +64 3 479 7657

Dr Ruth Appleby - Physical and Biomedical SciencesRuth Appleby Web Version Nov 2012

Ruth has a PhD in Genetics from Massey University. Her post-doctoral experience began at AgResearch (Grasslands), working on generating white clover with resistance to common pasture pest insects. Her research continued with both the Pathology and Biochemistry departments at the University of Otago with research into blood clotting abnormalities and inherited disease caused by mitochondria malfunction. Ruth subsequently spent several years at the biotechnology company, Biopool USA (Ventura, California). As Director of Product Development she was responsible for both improving existing blood clotting diagnostic products and the creation of new products for market.

Ruth joined Research and Enterprise in August 2008 and will be applying her research and commercial experience to develop funding opportunities and relationships with companies and organizations primarily with interests for the physical and biomedical sciences.

Tel +64 3 479 8470+64 3 479 8470
Mobile +64 21 222 7346+64 21 222 7346
Email ruth.appleby@otago.ac.nz 

Dr Rachel Elliot - Food, Nutrition and Health Rachel Elliot web

Rachel started work in the enterprise area in 2006. Prior to this she worked as a consultant on a variety of research based assignments in healthcare sector for university and industry clients. Rachel worked for five years at Tatua Cooperative Dairy Company as a Senior Development Scientist involved in product development. After completing her PhD at Otago in microbiology, Rachel worked on projects in bacterial drug resistance at Queens University in Canada.

Rachel works with researchers to identify new research funding opportunities, and develops and manages relationships with collaborating institutions, government, and business. Her role has a particular focus on strategic projects including the development and promotion of research centres.

Tel +64 3 479 5895+64 3 479 5895
Mobile +64 21 279 5895+64 21 279 5895
Email rachel.elliot@otago.ac.nz

Dr Mary Gower - Environmental and Life SciencesMary Gower 2011

Mary joined the Research and Enterprise Office in October 2011 as a Research Advisor for the School of Medical Sciences. In November 2012 she took on the role of Enterprise Manager for Environmental and Health Sciences as parental leave cover for Dr Victoria Jameson.

The focus of her role is relationship management, business development, contract negotiation and management for research in the environmental and health science fields. Mary’s background is in synthetic organic chemistry, drug discovery and enzymology. She obtained her PhD from the University of Canterbury and carried out her postdoctoral research at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts prior to joining the R&E team.

Tel +64 3 479 4591+64 3 479 4591
Mobile +64 21 798 470+64 21 798 470
Email mary.gower@otago.ac.nz

Dr Craig Grant - Fund SpecialistCraig Grant Web

Since completing a PhD in plant biochemistry at Otago University Craig has worked at a number of organisations including the Foundation for Research, Science & Technology (manager of NERF, and Food and Fibre), the New Zealand Forest Industries Council (R&D Manager), MeatNZ (Research Manager), the New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission (Strategic Projects), at the University of Surrey (Head of Consultancy and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships), and the Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry (Manager Sustainable Farming Fund).

Craig works across all divisions providing help with strategic funding opportunities across a range of agencies including FRST, TEC, and MAF.

Tel +64 3 479 5047+64 3 479 5047
Mobile +64 21 279 8465+64 21 279 8465
Email craig.grant@otago.ac.nz

David GrimmettDavid Grimmett - Global Partnerships/Biomedical

David has an MSc in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Otago and experience working in animal and human health research (AgResearch and University of Otago, Wellington), teaching secondary school science (Bayfield High School) and managing sales of scientific equipment (Biolab Limited).

David has worked in the enterprise area since January 2005 as an Enterprise Manager leading the biotechnology sector, spanning the Health Sciences and Sciences Divisions of the University.

Tel +64 3 479 8471+64 3 479 8471
Mobile +64 21 798 471+64 21 798 471
Email david.grimmett@otago.ac.nz

Dr Victoria Jameson - Environmental and Health SciencesVictoria Jameson July 2014 Web version

Victoria joined the Research and Enterprise Office in July 2012. She completed her PhD in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Otago developing mitochondrial targeted therapeutics and investigating their effects on mitochondrial and cardiac function. She has since managed Partnering for Innovation, a Tertiary Education Commission funded project, that aimed to identify and encourage the development of early stage commercial research across the University. More recently she has been the Research Manager with the Centre for Bioengineering and Nanomedicine and Programme Coordinator within the Centre for Entrepreneurship.


Victoria’s role is to provide advice and assist researchers in identifying new funding opportunities and developing business relationships with companies in the areas of environmental and health sciences across the Divisions of Sciences and Health Sciences.

Tel +64 3 479 8965+64 3 479 8965
Mobile +64 21 921 546+64 21 921 546
Email victoria.jameson@otago.ac.nz

Jayashree Panjabi - Commerce and HumanitiesJaysharee Punjabi Web

Jayashree joined the team in 2012. A graduate from the University of Otago, with a 1st class honours degree in history, she has spent most of her working life as a producer/director within the television industry, working first for domestic and then international networks. She worked for eight years at Natural History New Zealand Ltd in Dunedin making documentaries for Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and National Geographic. Jayashree specialised in filming in China, making seven documentaries there in total and covering topics as diverse as panda breeding, child acrobatics and architectural mega-buildings. She has subsequently worked for Beyond Productions in Sydney and for Rock Wallaby Productions in Qatar. Jayashree has also worked as the Exhibitions Manager at the Otago Museum, and has taught film and television skills, both practical and theoretical, at tertiary level.

Jayashree looks after the Divisions of Commerce and the Humanities. Her mandate is to increase engagement between the University and the wider community, be this within the private sector, community groups, or government agencies. Creating opportunities for partnerships, nurturing those relationships, and assisting them to succeed are her primary goals.

Tel +64 3 479 8907+64 3 479 8907
Mobile +64 21 135 4451+64 21 135 4451
Email jayashree.panjabi@otago.ac.nz

Dr Joukje Siebenga - Funding Development Specialist Joukje Siebenga March 2014 Web

Joukje holds an MSc in BioprocessEngineering / Molecular Biology from Wageningen University, and a PhD in Virology from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, both in The Netherlands. After finishing her PhD she worked at a Netherlands-based biopharmaceutical company, where vaccines and antibodies against infectious diseases are being developed and manufactured. The academic world kept its appeal though, and in 2011 Joukje joined Utrecht University and Medical Center as a Technology Transfer Officer. Here she was responsible for IP protection and commercialisation of research outcomes in the broader Life Sciences area.

In 2014 Joukje moved to New Zealand to join the team at the Research and Enterprise Office, where she works with researchers to find the best fitting funding opportunities for their research.

Tel +64 3 479 8718+64 3 479 8718
Mobile +64 21 190 9258+64 21 190 9258
Email joukje.siebenga@otago.ac.nz

Eric W revised web 2013Dr Eric Walton - Auckland Relations

Eric joined Research and Enterprise in December, 2007 after 26 years with HortResearch and Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries chiefly as research scientist, team leader and project and client manager. He led various programmes on optimising fruit and flower production, linking whole plant physiology and molecular biology, and built business relationships with key industry partners including kiwifruit- Zespri, Floriculture industry and biotech - Genesis R&D. Eric has a BHortSci from Lincoln College and a PhD from the University of California at Davis.

Eric's role is to build linkages between the University and the business community in Auckland, working primarily with the Biotech, Food, ICT, Energy, and Service sectors.

Levels 3 & 4
University of Otago House
385 Queen St
PO Box 5543
Auckland
Tel +64 9 373 9711+64 9 373 9711
Mobile +64 21 983 499+64 21 983 499
Email eric.walton@otago.ac.nz

Dr James ConnerDr James Conner - Senior Enterprise Manager - Government Sector, Wellington

James has a broad academic, public sector and commercial background in the health, education and defence areas. James came to the office in 2009 from his role as Vendor Relationship Manager within the Information Directorate, Ministry of Health. Prior to this he was Business Manager/Acting Director at the Centre for Military and Veterans' Health, University of Queensland. His academic background includes roles as Visiting Lecturer in Political Science, University of Canterbury where he was also a Research Associate at the National Centre for Research on Europe; Teaching Fellow in Defence Studies at Massey University; and Dean of Public Administration, Military Studies Institute, New Zealand Army.

James holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Canterbury and is also a journalist and registered psychologist. James' role, based in Wellington, is to promote and support Research and Enterprise through strategic planning and engagement with University stakeholders along with maintaining and building key relationships with the government sector.

Research and Enterprise Office - University of Otago
Wellington City Office
Level 9, Revera House
48 Mulgrave Street, Thorndon
PO Box 400, Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Tel +64 4 460 9808+64 4 460 9808
Mobile +64 21 241 8011+64 21 241 8011
Fax +64 4 384 2744
Email james.conner@otago.ac.nz

Will Martin – Legal AdvisorWill Martin Web Version Nov 2012


Will joined the Research and Enterprise Office in mid-2012. He has completed degrees at the University of Otago in Law and Commerce and a Post Graduate Diploma majoring in Management. He worked initially with Judith Ablett Kerr QC, then at Webb Farry Lawyers specialising in litigation and commercial law. Will subsequently worked at the Otago Southland Employers’ Association for over 6 years, beginning as a Lawyer and eventually adding to this role, becoming Business Manager. He was a Naval Reserve officer for over 12 years, completing his service as a Lieutenant. Outside of the University, Will is currently deputy chair of the RSA Dunedin Welfare Trust and a trustee of the Kavanagh College Alumni Charitable Trust.

Will’s role is to provide advice and assistance on contractual matters relating to research funding. He has a focus on protecting the intellectual property of the University and researchers where possible, with an eye to any possible commercialisation opportunities that could be passed on to Otago Innovation Limited.

Tel +64 3 479 5374+64 3 479 5374
Mobile +64 21 279 5347+64 21 279 5347
Email will.martin@otago.ac.nz

Basil Lawrence – Research Contracts Administrator Basil Lawrence June 2013 Web

Basil joined the Research and Enterprise office in April 2013. He brings a variety of administrative experience to the role, including a previous position at the Victoria University Library, and most recently the role of PBRF Project Administrator in the lead-up to the 2012 Quality Evaluation. Basil’s primary responsibilities are to support the Legal Advisor with contractual matters relating to research and enterprise funding, and to provide administrative and contracting services to Research and Enterprise staff to support the contracting process.

Tel +64 3 479 8468+64 3 479 8468
Email basil.lawrence@otago.ac.nz

Stenfinn Olivecrona – Information Systems OfficerSten Olivecrona Web Version Nov 2012


As Information Systems Officer, Sten is responsible for information systems support for Research and Enterprise.
Sten’s skills in systems analysis and programming are enhanced by practical business knowledge gained while building a successful start-up security firm that was eventually sold to a multi-national competitor. Sten brings a sympathetic understanding of the creative process to the role, his own intellectual property portfolio including a patented handcuff design, a commercially licensed traffic enforcement system and a unique practical self-defence training method. Sten has also presented his research on embodied cognitive systems both here in New Zealand and Germany.

Tel +64 3 479 8070+64 3 479 8070
Email sten.olivecrona@otago.ac.nz

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Research Advisors (Internal Relations)

Email research@otago.ac.nz
Fax +64 3 479 8465

Kate BerardKate Berard - Division of Sciences

Kate has a BA (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Otago. She has worked in the health, hospitality and recruitment sectors, as well as a variety of roles within the University's research area.

Kate has been a Research Advisor for the Division of Sciences since September 2005 and is responsible for Chemistry, Applied Sciences, Computer Science, Food Science, Human Nutrition, Mathematics & Statistics, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology.

Tel +64 3 479 8484+64 3 479 8484
Email kate.berard@otago.ac.nz

Ali Cameron - Dunedin School of Medicineali cameron


Ali has held a research advisory role supporting the academic and research staff of the Dunedin School of Medicine since 2003. In the past her role included the management of the ODHB (now SDHB) Health Research Office and consequently Ali has had extensive experience in the contracting of Commercial Clinical Trials. She is now is the Research Advisor for the Dunedin School of Medicine departments of Psychological Medicine, General Practice & Rural Health, Women’s and Children’s Health, Preventive and Social Medicine as well as the Bioethics Centre.

Tel +64 3 470 9030+64 3 470 9030
Email ali.cameron@otago.ac.nz

Karen Chaney - Division of Health Sciences – University of Otago, Christchurch

Karen joined the Research and Enterprise office in 1999. Karen’s role is to provide advice and assistance to researchers on any matters related to research proposals and the management of research contracts within the University of Otago, Christchurch.
Karen has a NZCS in Physics and has previously worked in the Department of Physics and Purchasing Department at the University of Otago, Otago District Health Board, W Gregg and Co, and Lincoln University.

Tel +64 3 378 6260+64 3 378 6260
Email karen.chaney@otago.ac.nz

Christine Groves - Division of Health Sciences – University of Otago, Wellington

Christine has a BAppSci. (Information Systems and Technology). She also has an NZCE in Computers & Electronics and has also held Project Management Professional certification from PMI. She worked for Airways Corporation and the Ministry of Economic Development before joining the Research Office in March 2003.

Christine is responsible for supporting researchers at the University of Otago Wellington Campus on all aspects of developing research proposals and managing research contracts.

Tel +64 4 918 6855+64 4 918 6855
Mobile +64 21 279 5541+64 21 279 5541
Email christine.groves@otago.ac.nz

Dr Natalie Harfoot - Division of Health Sciencesnatalie harfoot

Natalie joined Research and Enterprise in 2009. Her role is to provide advice on funding opportunities, assist in the development of research proposals and manage research contracts for the Departments of  Microbiology & Immunology and Pharmacology & Toxicology.

Natalie has a PhD in ion transport physiology (Otago) and MSc in analytical chemistry (Waikato). She has previously carried out research at HortResearch, Tetley International, NZ Biotechnologies Ltd and AgResearch and been a science communicator at Otago Museum.

Tel +64 3 479 4591+64 3 479 4591
Mobile +64 21 279 4591+64 21 279 4591
Email natalie.harfoot@otago.ac.nz

Dr Gabrielle Hine - Commerce 2013 Gabrielle Hine Web

Gabrielle joined Research and Enterprise in August 2013. Prior to this appointment, she spent several years working in international export and within the University as a lecturer and tutor. Gabrielle has a PhD in Media, Film and Communications and Gender Studies from the University of Otago, which focused on the representation of pregnancy and maternity in cross-media forms.

Gabrielle’s role is to provide advice to researchers within Commerce on funding opportunities and research proposals, as well as the management of research contracts.

Tel +64 3 479 4173+64 3 479 4173
Mobile +64 21 279 4173+64 21 279 4173
Email gabrielle.hine@otago.ac.nz

Dr Eric LordDr Eric Lord - Division of Health Sciences

Eric was appointed as a Research Advisor for Health Sciences in August 2008. His role is to support academic and research staff in the Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, the Department of Physiology, the School of Dentistry, and the School of Physiotherapy, on all aspects of developing research proposals and managing research contracts.

Eric has a research background in the cellular and molecular sciences. From January 2004, Eric worked as a Research Fellow in the Section of Orthopaedic Surgery to develop tissue-engineering strategies for the repair of cartilage injuries to the knee joint. He had a joint appointment with the Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology during 2008 to test novel biomaterials with surgical applications. Prior to working at the University of Otago, Eric was a Scientist at AgResearch, initially studying sheep genetics, then as a member of the sheep gene mapping team at the Molecular Biology Unit. In 1999 he went on to explore gene expression in regenerating deer antlers, focusing on the formation of cartilage tissue. Eric completed a PhD study in molecular biology at the Australian National University in 1989 and graduated with a BAgrSc (Honours, First Class) from Lincoln University in 1983.

Tel +64 3 479 4592+64 3 479 4592
Mobile +64 21 279 4592+64 21 279 4592
Email eric.lord@otago.ac.nz

Eduardus MeijerinkDr Edwin Meijerink -Dunedin School of Medicine

Edwin supports researchers in the Dunedin School of Medicine to identify funding opportunities and develop research proposals. He is also responsible for the negotiation and management of research contracts.

Prior to joining Research and Enterprise in December 2009, Edwin was the Science Manager at the Dunedin-based research consortia Ovita Ltd and Orico Ltd for projects in the areas of animal health, reproduction, and genetics. He has an academic research background in genetics, and before moving to New Zealand in 2005, worked in commercial research and development for the Swiss-based company Cytos Biotechnology Ltd where he was involved in the development of therapeutic vaccines for the treatment of chronic diseases.

Edwin is responsible for the departments of Medicine, Surgical Sciences, Pathology and Biochemistry.

Tel +64 3 479 4190+64 3 479 4190 (University)
Mobile +64 21 279 5085+64 21 279 5085
Email edwin.meijerink@otago.ac.nz

Dr Marjolein Righarts - HumanitiesMarjolien Righarts Web

Marjolein joined Research and Enterprise in January 2012, having spent several years working in various roles for the State Government of Western Australia and, prior to that, within the University. Marjolein has a PhD in Politics from the University of Otago, which focused on the intersection of natural disasters and civil conflict in developing countries.

Marjolein’s role is to provide advice to researchers within the Humanities on funding opportunities and research proposals, as well as the management of research contracts.

Tel: 03 479 4173+64 3 479 4173
Mobile +64 21 279 4173
Email: marjolein.righarts@otago.ac.nz

diana rothsteinDiana Rothstein -  the Dunedin School of Medicine - Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, School of Pharmacy

Diana holds a BA(Hons) in Modern Languages (French and German) from the University of Maine and a Master of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management, starting her career as a merchant banker in Chicago and Frankfurt, Germany. After moving to New Zealand in 1988, Diana first worked as a consultant with the University Consulting Group and was involved in consultancies with a number of health, education, business, industry, local council and Government organisations.

Diana joined the Research and Enterprise Office in November, 2008, having spent ten years in Preventive and Social Medicine as an Assistant Research Fellow, five of those with the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Unit (the Dunedin Study).

Diana is responsible for supporting researchers, in the DSM - Preventive and Social Medicine and the School of Pharmacy, to identify and develop funding opportunities, and to assist with their research proposals, along with the overall management of research contracts.

Tel +64 3 479 4043+64 3 479 4043
Mobile +64 21 0243 7971+64 21 0243 7971
Email diana.rothstein@otago.ac.nz 

AJ WoodhouseAJ Woodhouse - Division of Sciences

Amanda-Jane (AJ) has an MSc in Chemistry from the University of Otago. She has worked in both the private and public sectors in a variety of roles. Most recently she has been working as a Scientific/Regulatory Affairs Consultant contracted to Medsafe specialising in the evaluation of New Medicine Applications for generic drugs. Prior to this she spent time working within local government where she was responsible for managing resource consent compliance for the major industrial and municipal discharges within the Otago region.

AJ joined Research and Enterprise in May 2009. AJ's role is to provide advice to researchers on any matters related to research proposals and the management of research contracts within the Division of Sciences for CSAFE, Geography, Zoology, Marine Science, Surveying, Botany, and Geology.

Tel +64 3 479 7717+64 3 479 7717
Email aj.woodhouse@otago.ac.nz 

John Milnes - Operations Manager John Milnes web version

John joined the office as the Operations Manager in 2013 and is responsible for the Research Administration team. He has been a student at the University of Otago on and off since coming to Dunedin in 1994. He has a Master of Arts degree in history and is most of the way through a PhD in history. His special research interest is World War One and studied the New Zealand Mounted Rifles brigade in Sinai and Palestine 1916-1919 for his MA, and is examining New Zealand society during World War One, with particular emphasis on Dunedin’s Anglican, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic churches for his doctorate.

Prior to coming to Research and Enterprise John was the Administration Officer at Knox College, Dunedin from 2000-2012.

Tel +64 3 479 4517+64 3 479 4517
Email john.milnes@otago.ac.nz

Lindsay Greenwood - Research Administrator

Lindsay's role is to provide information, advice and support on research funding and procedures relating to applications and contracts.

Tel +64 3 479 8413+64 3 479 8413
Email lindsay.greenwood@otago.ac.nz

Janet Kerr - Research Administrator

Janet's role is to provide information, advice and support on research funding and procedures relating to applications and contracts.

Tel +64 3 479 9093+64 3 479 9093
Email janet.kerr@otago.ac.nz

Carmen Chatfield - Research Administrator

Carmen's role is to provide information, advice and support on research funding and procedures relating to applications and contracts.

Tel +64 3 479 5294+64 3 479 5294
Email carmen.chatfield@otago.ac.nz

Rhonda McSkimming - Research Administrator

Rhonda's role is to provide information, advice and support on research funding and procedures relating to applications and contracts.

Tel +64 3 479 5671+64 3 479 5671
Email rhonda.mcskimming@otago.ac.nz

Lisa Hart - Research Finance Administrator

Lisa's role is to support and maintain all matters pertaining to the financial management and administration of awarded research grants, focusing on the Christchurch School of Medicine (UoC); Physiology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Biochemistry and Physics.

Tel +64 3 479 8234+64 3 479 8234
Email lisa.hart@otago.ac.nz

Fiona Seaton - Research Finance Administrator (Research Committee)

Fiona's role is to support and maintain all matters pertaining to the financial management and administration of awarded research grants, focusing on Research Committee administration.

Tel +64 3 479 5967+64 3 479 5967
Email fiona.seaton@otago.ac.nz

Trish Knox - Research Finance Administrator

Trish's role is to support and maintain all matters pertaining to the financial management and administration of awarded research grants, focusing on Wellington School of Medicine (WSM), Anatomy & Structural Biology, Microbiology & Immunology, Physiotherapy, School of Pharmacy, Sciences Division except for Physics Department.

Tel +64 3 479 4022+64 3 479 4022
Email trish.knox@otago.ac.nz

Judy Chamberlain - Research Administrator (Finance)

Judy's role is to support and maintain all matters pertaining to the financial management and administration of awarded research grants, focusing on Humanities and Commerce, Dunedin School of Medicine (DSM) and Dental School.

Tel +64 3 479 4023+64 3 479 4023
Email judy.chamberlain@otago.ac.nz

Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF)

Lindsay JenkinsLindsay Jenkins - Project Manager (PBRF)

Lindsay came to the university in 2005 after 26 years in the NZ meat export industry. After the successful result of the 2006 PBRF Quality Evaluation Lindsay remained to coordinate activities associated with the submission of research performance for the 2012 Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) Quality Evaluation exercise. The role is also to provide a single point of liaison for the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). Lindsay is also a member of the e-Research Advisory Group (eRag)

Tel +64 3 479 4599+64 3 479 4599
Mobile +64 21 279 4599+64 21 279 4599
Email lindsay.jenkins@otago.ac.nz

Publications / Outputs Office

Caryn Nash - Research Performance Records

Caryn's role is to coordinate in the collation and provision of information for research outputs so as to enhance the research performance of the University and its income from funding sources.

Tel +64 3 479 8340+64 3 479 8340
Email caryn.nash@otago.ac.nz

Raewyn Crump - Senior Administrative Assistant (Publications / Outputs Office)

Raewyn provides senior administrative support to the research outputs section of the office.

Tel +64 3 479 3783+64 3 479 3783
Email raewyn.crump@otago.ac.nz

Donna Hendry - Administrative Assistant (Publications / Outputs Office)

Donna provides administrative assistance to the research outputs section of the office.

Tel +64 3 479 5391+64 3 479 5391
Email donna.hendry@otago.ac.nz

Jacqui Carroll - Administrative Assistant (Publications / Outputs Office)

Jacqui provides administrative assistance to the research outputs section of the office.

Tel +64 3 470 4691+64 3 470 4691
Email jacqui.carroll@otago.ac.nz

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Location

All general enquiries should be directed to research@otago.ac.nz or telephone +64 3 479 8413+64 3 479 8413.

Dunedin

Research and Enterprise Office
Centre for Innovation
University of Otago
Cnr St David & Castle Streets
Dunedin

Postal Address

Research and Enterprise Office
Centre for Innovation
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin

Office Hours

Mon - Fri, 8:30 - 5:00pm
Fax +64 3 479 8465

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Dunedin School of Medicine

Location

Health Research South
Deans Office, Dunedin School of Medicine
Level One
Dunedin Hospital
Great King St
Dunedin

Postal Address

Health Research South
PO Box 913
University of Otago
Dunedin

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 5:30pm, the Research Advisor maintains two offices so please phone/email to check availability.

Website

Dr Edwin Meijerink, Research Advisor - DSM
Tel +64 3 470 9030+64 3 470 9030
Email edwin.meijerink@otago.ac.nz
Edwin's role is to provide information, advice and support on research funding and procedures relating to applications & contracts for staff at the Dunedin School of Medicine.

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University of Otago, Christchurch

Location

Research and Enterprise Office
Department of the Dean
University of Otago, Christchurch
5th floor, 2 Riccarton Avenue
Christchurch

Postal Address

Research and Enterprise Office
Department of the Dean
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch 8140

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tel +64 3 364 0237+64 3 364 0237
Website

Rebecca Coombes – Research and Development Manager – University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC) & Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB)
Tel +64 3 364 0038+64 3 364 0038
Mobile: 64 21 364 03864 21 364 038
Email rebecca.coombes@otago.ac.nz
Rebecca’s role is to manage the Research and Enterprise Office for the University of Otago, Christchurch and the Canterbury District Health Board
Karen Keelan - Māori Research Advisor- Dean's Department, University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC)

Tel +64 3 364 1658+64 3 364 1658
Email
karen.keelan@otago.ac.nz

Karen Chaney – Research Advisor – University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC)

Tel +64 3 364 1593+64 3 364 1593
Mobile: +64 21 279 7717+64 21 279 7717
Email karen.chaney@otago.ac.nz

Karen’s role is to provide information, advice and support on research funding and procedures relating to applications & contracts for staff at the University of Otago, Christchurch
Jacqui Birchall – Research Administrator - University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC)
Tel +64 3 364 0237+64 3 364 0237
Email research.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Jacqui's role is to provide administrative support to the University of Otago, Christchurch Research and Enterprise Office

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School of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington

Location

Research and Enterprise Office
C34 Level C, School of Medicine & Health Sciences
University of Otago, Wellington
23a Mein Street
Newtown
Wellington 6242

Postal Address

Research and Enterprise Office
School of Medicine & Health Sciences
University of Otago, Wellington
PO Box 7343
Wellington 6242

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:15 am - 3:15 pm
Fax +64 4 385 5596

Website

Christine Groves - Research Advisor - UOW
Tel +64 4 918 6855+64 4 918 6855
Email christine.groves@otago.ac.nz
Mobile +64 21 279 5541+64 21 279 5541
Christine's role is to provide high-quality, professional research proposal support to researchers in the Health Sciences relating to applications & contracts for staff at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington. UOW Summer Studentship Programme Administrator.

 

Tina Uiese - Research Administrator - UOW
Tel +64 4 918 6552+64 4 918 6552
Email tina.uiese@otago.ac.nz
Tina is responsible for managing enquires and administration support to the Research Advisor and is also the administrator for the Summer Studentship Programme.