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Our people in the Department of the Dean

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Dean’s Office

The Dean has overall responsibility for all academic and administrative activities in the University of Otago, Christchurch and is accountable in all management matters to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences).

The Dean’s responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of the administration of all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • Co-ordination of strategic planning for the University of Otago, Christchurch
  • Liaison within the University and with other health and education sector agencies
  • Oversight of the day-to-day functioning of the Dean’s Department.

The Dean is assisted by staff of the Department of the Dean, and senior academic staff who hold part-time appointments in specific areas.

The Dean

Personal Assistant to the Dean

Deputy Dean

Associate Deans

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Academic Programmes

Study at the University of Otago, Christchurch

Manager

Administrative Secretary/Undergraduate Administrator

Administrator - Academic Programmes

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Medical Education Unit

Medical Education Unit webpages

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Biostatistics and Computational Biology

Biostatistics and Computational Biology website

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Māori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI)

Māori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI) website

Director

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Senior Manager Client Services 

  • Melissa Paton

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Finance

Manager Finance

  • Shereen Naicker

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Human Resources

Generalist HR advice and support for all employment-related matters in the University of Otago, Christchurch

Senior HR Advisor

  • Maggie McEvoy

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Reception

Reception Manager

  • Louise Robertson

Receptionist

  • Josephine Wesley

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Research Office

All matters relating to administering research grants and contracts including applications, closing dates, summer studentships etc.

Research Office website

Research and Development Manager

Māori Research Advisor

Research Advisors

Research Administrators

  • Tammy Wakelin

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Support Services

Manager

  • Anne Vernall

Purchasing Officer

  • Aude Thierry

Custodian

  • Paul Muir

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Research Facilities (CARA)

Director

  • Scott Loeffler

Senior Technician

  • Arron Dyer

Technicians

  • Erin Lally
  • Ruth Owers
  • Sarah Rogers

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Laboratories

Laboratories webpages

Manager

Glassware Technician

  • Kathryn Orlita

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IT Support Services

IT Support Services webpages

Team Leader

Computer Support

Media Support

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Marketing and Communications Advisory

Senior Communications Adviser

  • Kim Thomas

Marketing Adviser

  • Nina Lamb

Events Coordinator

  • Paula de Roeper

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Property Services

Facilities Manager

  • Murray Clarke

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