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Communications, Marketing, and Events


Kim Thomas
Kim Thomas.

Communicating the Christchurch campus’ many achievements in health research and teaching is an important aspect of the role of University of Otago, Christchurch senior communications advisor Kim Thomas.

Kim assists scientific and teaching staff to explain the wide range of health research undertaken at the University of Otago, Christchurch, and how this improves healthcare in New Zealand.

Contact Kim for support with:

  • Media management (proactive/reactive)
  • Internal communications
  • Social Media
  • Press releases
  • Strategic communications planning

Kim Thomas
Mob +64 27 222 6016

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Nina Lamb (2019)
Nina Lamb.

Nina Lamb provides marketing advisory services and outputs within the Division of Health Sciences at University of Otago, Christchurch.

As the primary marketing point of contact for the Christchurch campus, Nina provides advice and support to portfolio leaders and managers that strengthens the strategic and operational marketing endeavours of the University.

Contact Nina for support with:

  • Strategic marketing plans
  • Creative design
  • Digital and print advertising
  • Brochures and flyers
  • Website management
  • Digital screens
  • Paid social media campaigns

Nina works collaboratively with the Christchurch based Communications Adviser and Events Coordinator and is supported by the Marketing Services team in Dunedin, to deliver a seamless provision of services for her client portfolio.

Nina Lamb
Mob +64 21 279 0465

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Paula de Roeper (2019)
Paula de Roeper.

As Event Coordinator for the University of Otago Christchurch campus, Paula de Roeper will manage end-to-end events that, for the main part, have an external impact. Paula will also support low impact, low profile events that are coordinated by departments.

Events managed end-to-end include:

  • Public Lectures
  • IPLs
  • Marketing expos
  • Events around graduation
  • Alumni, fundraising and donor stewardship events
  • International delegations
  • Student welcome and orientation

Paula de Roeper
Mob +64 27 316 0571

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Web support

Website support is now jointly provided by the Marketing Content and Publications Unit, the Web Design Team, and ITS’ Applications Team.

For minor website edits, please contact the Marketing Content and Publications Unit:


For large or new website development, please contact your Marketing Adviser:


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Timeframes and content approval

We understand that things crop up unexpectedly and you may find yourself needing some urgent marketing and communications support. In these instances, we will make every effort to meet your deadline. Otherwise, we respectfully request that you provide a minimum two-week turnaround for any work required.

When you receive your draft or proof from your advisor, it is important that any content is approved by all invested parties before the final draft moves to Design, Web Design, or the Marketing Content and Publications Unit.

If changes are made after the project has moved to these services then your project will move to the back of the queue. Your advisor will guide you through the process to avoid any unnecessary delays.

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