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A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


Academic background
Sciences, Humanities, Health Sciences
Host campus
Master’s, PhD
Population Health (Christchurch)
Professor Gillian Abel


Potential topics include:

  • Sex work
  • Social determinants of health
  • Social policy
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Qualitative approaches

Applicants must be eligible for admission to the PhD programme at the University of Otago. Entry requirements can be found here.

Funding notes

There is no internal funding available at this stage, however, the University of Otago has a range of Doctoral Scholarships available to you.

If you are a straight A student (GPA of 8 - ‘A’ grade) or higher, who has completed an Honours or Master’s degree with an appropriate research component from a New Zealand university then you are likely to be guaranteed a University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship.

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In the first instance, applicants should contact Professor Gillian Abel by email to discuss a project. Further information may be sought from suitable candidates that will include:

  • a copy of your CV
  • a copy of your academic transcript
  • a PDF copy of your research thesis

Further information

The Department of Population Health has a number of potential topics and projects on offer, including PhD and Master of Public Health (MPH)

We welcome enquiries and encourage all prospective students to directly contact potential supervisors in their field of interest.


Professor Gillian Abel