Welcome to the University of Otago Wellington
We teach undergraduate medicine, radiation therapy, postgraduate qualifications and papers and undertake a wide variety of health based research. We are located in Newtown, Wellington, next door to the regional hospital and are part of the University of Otago's Health Sciences Division.
News & Events
High level of smoking around others at bus stops - study
A study of bus stops in the Wellington Region has identified high levels of smoking around other people and high levels of butt littering.
Smokers respond to spur of the moment chance to quit
A novel trial that has been underway for a month at Queensgate mall in Lower Hutt has seen 256 smokers take up the chance to try nicotine replacement therapy on the spur of the moment.
Good intentions, but inadequate sun protection practices at early childhood centres - study
Inadequate sun protection policies and practices at early childhood centres (ECCs) in New Zealand could be putting children at risk of skin cancer later in life, a new study shows.
Skin reactions during radiation therapy preventable: new finding
Severe skin reactions during radiation therapy could be prevented by applying a thin transparent silicone dressing to the skin from the first day of treatment, a clinical trial shows.
Roll-your-owns less natural and at least as harmful as tailor-made cigarettes
Poorer smokers may favour “roll your own” and many falsely believe that use of loose tobacco is less dangerous than factory-made cigarettes, according to a University of Otago public health researcher writing in the British Medical Journal.