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Technical staff

The School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences provides world class facilities to staff and students. These facilities are managed, developed and maintained by a team of highly skilled individuals who make up the Technical Support Team. The Tech Team comprises seven technicians who provide technical support in the following areas;

For on-campus phone calls the last four digits of phone numbers listed below represent internal phone extensions.


For all enquiries regarding the facilities available at the School of Physical Education, including external use and hire of equipment, please contact;

Nigel Barrett NZCE
ph +64 3 479 9124

Teaching/Research Laboratory Support

The Lab Team provides technical support for the teaching and research labs at the School. Our technicians are responsible for maintaining all the School's equipment used in teaching and research labs. They also provide comprehensive technical support for the School's community service including conducting tours for primary and secondary schools and running Summer School activities.

Lab technicians: ph +64 3 479 9125

Senior Laboratory Technician and Dept Health & Safety Officer

Rochelle Palmay BSc(Otago)

Lisa Hughes BSc(Hons) (Otago)

Tom MacKay BPhEd(Otago)

Computing Support

Support is provided for the computing systems and equipment at the School. To maintain and develop a significant inventory of specialised equipment used in teaching and research, including in-house software and information systems maintenance and development.

IT Support and Systems Specialist

Hamish Gould BCom (Otago)
ph +64 3 479 9121

Electronics Workshop

The Electronics Workshop has two main functions. The Development of electronic equipment for use in research and teaching within the School and the maintenance and modification of the electronic and electrical equipment the School uses.

Electronics Technician

Nigel Barrett NZCE
ph +64 3 479 9124

Mechanical Workshop

The Mechanical Workshop provides a design, build, and maintenance service for School equipment. Support staff are competent in the use of most materials and are the first line of support for maintenance and repair of complex equipment used for teaching/research projects.

Mechanical Workshop

Glenn Braid
ph +64 3 479 8968

Outdoor Education & Gymnasium Support

The School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences has a significant inventory of specialised outdoor education equipment including Canadian Canoes, kayaks, surfboard, tents, tramping gear and it is the responsibility of the Logistics Co-ordinator & Outdoor Education Technician to manage and maintain these. The School also has two gymnasiums with a variety of related equipment including trampolines, balance beams etc which the technician also manages and maintains.

Logistics Co-ordinator & Outdoor Education Technician

ph +64 3 479 8948, Rm 105b 665 Cumberland St
ph +64 3 477 6491 Outdoor Ed Store, 96 Anzac Ave
cell +64 21 279 8948

Kate Robichaud