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Postgraduate research opportunities at the University of Otago, Christchurch

Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo ki Ōtautahi – Ngā ara rangahau – tohu paerua

Peroxidasin oxidants in melanoma cell signalling

Close date
Sunday, 27 February 2022
Supervisors
Dr Martina Paumann-Page, Professor Mark Hampton
Level
Honours

Investigating the impact of epigenetic processes in colorectal cancer

Close date
Sunday, 27 February 2022
Supervisor
Professor Margreet Vissers
Level
Honours

Investigating immune cell death processes using live cell microscopy

Close date
Sunday, 27 February 2022
Supervisor
Professor Margreet Vissers
Level
Honours

The role of circulating bacteria in cardiovascular disease

Close date
Sunday, 27 February 2022
Supervisors
Dr Rachel Purcell, Dr Sarah Appleby, Associate Professor John Pearson, Professor Chris Pemberton
Level
Honours

Investigating the presence of protein amyloids in cancer

Close date
Sunday, 27 February 2022
Supervisor
Dr Christoph Goebl
Level
Honours

Identifying the mechanism of action of a marine-derived anticancer compound

Close date
Sunday, 27 February 2022
Supervisor
Professor Mark Hampton
Level
Honours

Vitamin C in cancer cell biology, immune health and epigenetics

Supervisor
Professor Margreet Vissers
Level
PhD

Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Supervisor
Associate Professor Tony Walls
Levels
PhD, Master’s

MARS Spectral CT Group PhD Positions

Supervisor
Professor Anthony Butler
Level
PhD

Cell biology/biochemistry

Supervisor
Professor Mark Hampton
Levels
PhD, Honours

Rheumatology Research

Supervisor
Professor Lisa Stamp
Level
PhD

Public health aspects of drug and alcohol misuse

Supervisor
Dr Rose Crossin
Levels
Master’s, PhD

Epidemiology, patient safety and quality improvement

Supervisor
Associate Professor Phil Hider
Levels
Master’s, PhD


Public Health - vulnerable populations

Supervisor
Professor Gillian Abel
Levels
Master’s, PhD

Longitudinal health and social outcomes

Supervisor
Professor Joseph Boden
Level
PhD

Neonatal Paediactrics

Supervisor
Dr Sarah Harris
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Paediatric Gastroenterology

Supervisor
Professor Andrew Day
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Paediatric Respiratory Diseases

Supervisor
Associate Professor Philip Pattemore
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Paediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology

Supervisor
Dr Martin de Bock
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Nutrition in Medicine: Clinical trial research

Supervisor
Associate Professor Anitra Carr
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Christchurch Heart Institute – Physiology

Supervisor
Professor Chris Charles
Level
PhD

Gastroenterology: Hepatology and Nutrition

Supervisors
Professor Richard Gearry, Professor Andrew Day, Associate Professor Catherine Stedman
Level
PhD

Christchurch Heart Institute – The Omics Lab

Supervisors
Professor Vicky Cameron, Dr Anna Pilbrow, Dr Allamanda Faatoese
Level
PhD

Respiratory medicine research

Supervisor
Professor Lutz Beckert
Level
PhD

Gynaecological Cancer Research

Supervisors
Associate Professor Peter Sykes, Dr Kenny Chitcholtan
Level
PhD

Clinical Pharmacology

Supervisors
Associate Professor Matt Doogue, Dr Paul Chin
Level
PhD

Tumour Microenvironment

Supervisors
Associate Professor Margaret Currie, Dr Elisabeth Phillips, Professor Bridget Robinson
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

Cancer research: tumour hypoxia, vitamin C and iron

Supervisors
Associate Professor Gabi Dachs, Dr Elisabeth Phillips, Professor Margreet Vissers, Professor Bridget Robinson
Level
PhD

Cancer genetics research: cancer susceptibility and prevention

Supervisors
Associate Professor Logan Walker, Dr Vanessa Lau, Dr George Wiggins, Professor Bridget Robinson
Levels
PhD, Honours, Master’s

Genetic and genomic analysis of diseases and their treatments

Supervisor
Professor Martin Kennedy
Levels
PhD, Honours

Molecular mechanisms, genomics and role of the microbiome in response to therapy in rectal cancer

Supervisors
Dr Rachel Purcell, Associate Professor John Pearson, Professor Frank Frizelle
Level
PhD

Biomarkers of response to radiotherapy in rectal cancer

Supervisor
Dr Rachel Purcell
Level
PhD


The microbiome and diverticular disease

Supervisor
Dr Rachel Purcell
Level
PhD

Molecular mechanisms of colorectal cancer

Supervisor
Dr Rachel Purcell
Level
PhD

The microbiome in colorectal cancer metastasis

Supervisor
Dr Rachel Purcell
Level
PhD

Epidemiological and outcome study of anal cancer

Supervisor
Professor Frank Frizelle
Level
PhD


Outcomes of Colorectal cancer in New Zealand

Supervisor
Professor Frank Frizelle
Level
PhD

Epidemiological studies of colorectal cancer in New Zealand

Supervisor
Professor Frank Frizelle
Level
PhD

Early onset colorectal cancer

Supervisor
Dr Jacqui Keenan
Level
PhD

Host iron status and gastrointestinal disease

Supervisor
Dr Jacqui Keenan
Level
PhD

Biomarkers and gastrointestinal disease

Supervisor
Dr Jacqui Keenan
Level
PhD

Gut bacteria and colorectal cancer

Supervisor
Dr Jacqui Keenan
Level
PhD

Diverticular disease

Supervisor
Associate Professor Tim Eglinton
Level
PhD

Genetics of colorectal cancer

Supervisor
Associate Professor Tim Eglinton
Level
PhD

Surgical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Supervisor
Associate Professor Tim Eglinton
Level
PhD


Social and distributional impacts of transport

Supervisor
Dr Angela Curl
Levels
Master’s, PhD

Transport accessibility and relation to health and social outcomes

Supervisor
Dr Angela Curl
Levels
Master’s, PhD

Older adults experiences of the pedestrian environment

Supervisor
Dr Angela Curl
Levels
Master’s, PhD

Transport and ageing

Supervisor
Dr Angela Curl
Levels
Master’s, PhD

Socio-spatial equity and shared micromobility

Supervisor
Dr Angela Curl
Levels
Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral

The NEEDN’T Food Study

Supervisor
Associate Professor Simon Adamson
Level
PhD

Mental health nursing

Supervisor
Dr Dave Carlyle
Level
PhD

Improving functioning in mood disorders – includes psychotherapy, neurocognitive interventions, and family interventions in mood disorders

Supervisors
Professor Richard Porter, Professor Marie Crowe, Dr Katie Douglas, Dr Maree Inder, Dr Dave Carlyle
Level
PhD

The experience of and recovery from psychiatric disorders

Supervisors
Professor Marie Crowe, Dr Dave Carlyle
Level
PhD

Psychological consequences of psychiatric disorders

Supervisors
Dr Caroline Bell, Professor Richard Porter
Level
PhD

Māori Doctoral Scholarship: The EDGI study

Supervisor
Associate Professor Jenny Jordan
Level
PhD

Inflammation research

Supervisor
Professor Madhav Bhatia
Level
PhD


Intellectual or learning disability

Supervisors
Associate Professor Brigit Mirfin-Veitch, Dr Jenny Conder, Dr Henrietta Trip
Level
PhD

Psychotherapy for mood disorders

Supervisors
Professor Marie Crowe, Dr Jenny Jordan, Dr Maree Inder, Associate Professor Sue Luty
Level
PhD

Psychological adaptation to medical illness

Supervisor
Professor Lois Surgenor
Level
PhD

Personality disorders and treatment

Supervisors
Professor Roger Mulder, Dr Dave Carlyle
Level
PhD

Māori mental health

Supervisor
Dr Cameron Lacey
Level
PhD

Obesity

Supervisors
Associate Professor Lois Surgenor, Dr Jenny Jordan
Level
PhD

Eating disorders

Supervisors
Associate Professor Lois Surgenor, Dr Jenny Jordan
Level
PhD

Neurocognitive interventions

Supervisors
Professor Richard Porter, Dr Katie Douglas
Level
PhD

Anxiety disorders and treatment

Supervisor
Associate Professor Caroline Bell
Level
PhD

Addiction and co-existing disorders

Supervisors
Associate Professor Simon Adamson, Dr James Foulds, Professor Doug Sellman
Level
PhD

Qualitative methods

Supervisor
Associate Professor Lee Thompson
Level
PhD

Tobacco control and vaping

Supervisor
Associate Professor Lee Thompson
Level
PhD

Pleasure and health

Supervisor
Associate Professor Lee Thompson
Level
PhD

Critical approaches to public health and health promotion

Supervisor
Associate Professor Lee Thompson
Level
PhD

Health professionals and interprofessional boundaries

Supervisor
Associate Professor Lee Thompson
Level
PhD

Nursing practice

Supervisors
Professor Marie Crowe, Dr Beverley Burrell, Dr Virginia Jones, Associate Professor Philippa Seaton, Dr Jenny Conder, Dr Henrietta Trip
Level
PhD

Health professional education

Supervisors
Associate Professor Philippa Seaton, Dr Jenny Conder
Level
PhD

Health services delivery

Supervisors
Dr Beverley Burrell, Associate Professor Philippa Seaton, Dr Henrietta Trip
Level
PhD

Health leadership

Supervisors
Dr Beverley Burrell, Associate Professor Philippa Seaton
Level
PhD

Mental health

Supervisor
Professor Marie Crowe
Level
PhD

Family-centred care

Supervisors
Dr Virginia Jones, Associate Professor Brigit Mirfin-Veitch, Dr Jenny Conder, Dr Henrietta Trip
Level
PhD

Women’s health

Supervisor
Dr Beverley Burrell
Level
PhD

Management of long-term conditions

Supervisors
Dr Beverley Burrell, Dr Virginia Jones, Associate Professor Philippa Seaton, Professor Marie Crowe, Dr Henrietta Trip
Level
PhD

Parkinson’s and related disorders

Supervisors
Professor Tim Anderson (clinical neurology), Dr Michael MacASkill (movement), Dr Tracy Melzer (brain imaging), Dr Toni Pitcher (PD imaging and epidemiology)
Level
PhD

Christchurch Heart Institute clinical research

Supervisors
Professor Mark Richards, Professor Richard Troughton
Level
PhD