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Postgraduate research opportunities at the University of Otago, Christchurch

Ngā ara rangahau - tohu paerua

Eating disorders

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Lois Surgenor, Dr Jenny Jordan
Level
PhD

Anxiety disorders and treatment

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Caroline Bell, Dr Jenny Jordan
Level
PhD

Personality disorders and treatment

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Professor Roger Mulder, Dr Dave Carlyle
Level
PhD

Addiction and co-existing disorders: Behavioural addictions including gambling, sex and electronic media addictions

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Professor Doug Sellman, Associate Professor Simon Adamson, Dr James Foulds
Level
PhD

Cognitive impairment and mood disorders

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Professor Richard Porter, Dr Katie Douglas
Level
PhD

Māori Mental Health

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Dr Cameron Lacey
Level
PhD

Psychiatric pharmacogenetics: Genetic predictors of psychiatric medication side effects

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Dr James Foulds
Level
PhD

Addiction and co-existing disorders: Addictive overeating

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Professor Doug Sellman, Associate Professor Simon Adamson, Dr James Foulds
Level
PhD

Addiction and co-existing disorders: Prevention and treatment of alcohol and other substance use disorder

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Professor Doug Sellman, Associate Professor Simon Adamson, Dr James Foulds
Level
PhD

Neuropsychological effects of an activation intervention in inpatients with depression

Close date
Friday, 28 September 2018
Supervisors
Professor Richard Porter, Dr Katie Douglas
Level
PhD

Physical - Mental health interface

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Professor Roger Mulder, Dr Cameron Lacey
Level
PhD

Psychological adaptation to medical illness

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Lois Surgenor
Level
PhD

Longitudinal health and social outcomes: Developmental antecedents of mental health and addiction problems in adulthood

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Joe Boden
Level
PhD

Epidemiological studies of colorectal cancer in New Zealand

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Frank Frizelle
Level
PhD

Epidemiological and outcome study of anal cancer

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Frank Frizelle
Level
PhD

Outcomes of Colorectal cancer in New Zealand

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Frank Frizelle
Level
PhD

Biomarkers and gastrointestinal disease

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Dr Jacqui Keenan
Level
PhD

Gut bacteria and colorectal cancer

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Dr Jacqui Keenan
Level
PhD

Host iron status and gastrointestinal disease

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Dr Jacqui Keenan
Level
PhD


Early onset colorectal cancer

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Dr Jacqui Keenan
Level
PhD

Pain research: Chronic pain coping strategies and decisions associated with using strategies in daily life

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Dr Bronwyn Lennox Thompson, Dr John Alchin
Level
PhD

Pain research: Experience of living with chronic pain (for example osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia)

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Dr Bronwyn Lennox Thompson, Dr John Alchin
Level
PhD

Pain research: Mindfulness and positive psychology approaches to living with chronic pain

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Dr Bronwyn Lennox Thompson, Dr John Alchin
Level
PhD


Pain research: Factors associated with resilience and living with persistent pain

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Dr Bronwyn Lennox Thompson, Dr John Alchin
Level
PhD

Pain research: Clinical practice change and knowledge translation from theory to clinical practice in pain and pain management

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Dr Bronwyn Lennox Thompson, Dr John Alchin
Level
PhD

Bayesian modelling

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor John Pearson
Level
PhD

Statistical methods

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Dr Jonathan Williman
Level
PhD

Evidence-based practice

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Dr Phil Hider
Level
PhD

Health professionals and interprofessional boundaries

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Lee Thompson
Level
PhD

Health economics

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Dr Ian Sheerin
Level
PhD

Characterising the relationship between Legionella longbeachae and their amoebal hosts: implications for Legionnaires’ disease prevention

Close date
Friday, 22 February 2019
Supervisors
Dr Sandy Slow, Professor Steve Chambers, Professor David Murdoch
Level
Honours

The Epigenetic Effects of Oxidative Stress

Close date
Friday, 22 February 2019
Supervisors
Dr Aaron Stevens, Professor Mark Hampton, Professor Martin Kennedy
Level
Honours

Paediatric Gastroenterology: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Andrew Day
Level
PhD

Paediatric Respiratory Diseases: Asthma epidemiology

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Philip Pattemore
Level
PhD

Paediatric Surgery: Validation of 3D printed thorascopic model of surgical expertise in oesophageal atresia repair

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Spencer Beasley
Level
PhD

Paediatric Infectious Diseases: Childhood vaccination

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Tony Walls
Level
PhD

Paediatric Infectious Diseases: Infections in children

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Tony Walls
Level
PhD

Is there a relationship between nutrition, microbiome and antenatal depression?

Close date
Friday, 22 February 2019
Supervisors
Dr Aaron Stevens, Professor Martin Kennedy
Level
Honours

Clinically focused spectral x-ray projects include research into cardiovascular disease, cancer, bone health and nano-particle drug delivery

Close date
Saturday, 15 June 2019
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Butler, Dr Aamir Raja
Level
PhD

A focus on identifying micro-organisms in situ with antibody directed contrast targeting

Close date
Friday, 14 June 2019
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Butler, Dr Aamir Raja
Level
PhD

Development of invasive aspergillosis mouse model for spectral CT imaging

Close date
Friday, 14 June 2019
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Butler, Dr Aamir Raja
Level
PhD

Unravelling DNA damage in 3D Bioprinted Living Tissues

Close date
Friday, 22 February 2019
Supervisors
Dr Khoon Lim, Professor Martin Kennedy, Associate Professor Tim Woodfield
Level
Honours

Analysis of the pharmacogene CYP2D6 using nanopore DNA sequencing system

Close date
Friday, 22 February 2019
Supervisors
Professor Martin Kennedy, Dr Simone Cree, Dr Simran Maggo
Level
Honours

Antibiotic failure in tuberculosis due to interactions with myeloperoxidase, an enzyme released by immune cells

Close date
Friday, 22 February 2019
Supervisors
Dr Louisa Forbes, Dr Heather Parker, Dr Nina Dickerhof
Level
Honours

Search for novel biomarkers for sepsis in the cat

Close date
Friday, 22 February 2019
Supervisors
Professor Madhav Bhatia, Dr Preet Singh, Dr Stefan Smith
Level
Honours

Gene-modification of breast cancer cells for cancer imaging

Close date
Friday, 22 February 2019
Supervisor
Associate Professor Gabi Dachs
Level
Honours

Cancer genomics and inherited risk

Close date
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Supervisor
Dr Logan Walker
Level
PhD

Genomics of disease and drug responses

Close date
Friday, 21 February 2020
Supervisors
Professor Martin Kennedy, Dr Simone Cree, Dr Simran Maggo, Associate Professor John Pearson
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

Mental health: Psychosocial interventions in an inpatient setting

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisors
Dr Beverley Burrell, Dr Philippa Seaton, Dr Sandra Richardson
Level
PhD

Family-centred care: Families with children with intellectual or physical disability

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisors
Dr Virginia Jones, Dr Brigit Mirfin-Veitch, Dr Jenny Conder, Dr Henrietta Trip
Level
PhD

Emergency medicine and acute care nursing practice: High acuity nursing

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisor
Dr Sandra Richardson
Level
PhD

Health leadership: Socio-political aspects of nursing

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisors
Dr Beverley Burrell, Dr Philippa Seaton, Dr Sandra Richardson
Level
PhD

Family-centred care: Supportive care

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisors
Dr Virginia Jones, Dr Brigit Mirfin-Veitch, Dr Jenny Conder, Dr Henrietta Trip
Level
PhD

Mental health: Translating research into practice

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisor
Professor Marie Crowe
Level
PhD

Health service leadership and management

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisors
Dr Beverley Burrell, Dr Philippa Seaton, Dr Sandra Richardson
Level
PhD

Emergency medicine and acture care nursing practice: Hospital–community interface

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisor
Dr Sandra Richardson
Level
PhD

Mental health: Interventions for mood disorders

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisor
Professor Marie Crowe
Level
PhD

Family-centred care: Chronic respiratory disease

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisors
Dr Virginia Jones, Dr Brigit Mirfin-Veitch, Dr Jenny Conder, Dr Henrietta Trip
Level
PhD

Mental Health: Psychosocial interventions for bipolar disorder

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisor
Professor Marie Crowe
Level
PhD

Natural disasters impact on health and nursing practice

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisor
Dr Sandra Richardson
Level
PhD

Implementation of family-centred care within health care settings

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisors
Dr Virginia Jones, Dr Brigit Mirfin-Veitch, Dr Jenny Conder, Dr Henrietta Trip
Level
PhD

Health leadership: Risk management

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisors
Dr Beverley Burrell, Dr Philippa Seaton, Dr Sandra Richardson
Level
PhD

Mental health: Improving clinical outcomes

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisor
Professor Marie Crowe
Level
PhD

Family-centred care within paediatrics

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisors
Dr Virginia Jones, Dr Brigit Mirfin-Veitch, Dr Jenny Conder, Dr Henrietta Trip
Level
PhD

Health leadership: Quality systems and management

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisors
Dr Beverley Burrell, Dr Philippa Seaton, Dr Sandra Richardson
Level
PhD

Emergency department nursing

Close date
Friday, 8 February 2019
Supervisor
Dr Sandra Richardson
Level
PhD


Ovarian cancer cell models in vivo and possible drug targets

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Peter Sykes, Dr Kenny Chitcholtan
Level
PhD

Targeted drugs in advanced ovarian cancer

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Peter Sykes, Dr Kenny Chitcholtan
Level
PhD

Dietary compounds and ovarian cancer

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Peter Sykes, Dr Kenny Chitcholtan
Level
PhD

The Detections and / or Management of cervical precancerous lesions

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Peter Sykes, Dr Kenny Chitcholtan
Level
PhD

The intersection of Nanoscience and Biology, and mechanotransduction (modulation of cell function by physical forces)

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Peter Sykes
Level
PhD

Gynaecological cancers and the influence of hypoxia and modulation by food compounds

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Peter Sykes
Level
PhD

Physiology: Novel therapeutic agents for heart failure

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Miriam Rademaker, Associate Professor David Jardine
Level
PhD

Beta-blocker in COPD

Close date
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Lutz Beckert
Level
PhD

Management of pneumothorax

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Lutz Beckert
Level
PhD

Energy consumption in COPD

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Lutz Beckert
Level
PhD

Biomarkers in Pulmonary Artery Hypertension

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Lutz Beckert
Level
PhD

Obstructive sleep apnea - treatment efficacy and adverse effects in the brain

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Richard Jones
Level
PhD

Detection and prediction of microsleeps and attention lapses from electrophysiological signals

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Richard Jones
Level
PhD

Neurotechnology: The phenomena of microsleeps and lapses in sustained attention

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Richard Jones
Level
PhD

Parkinson’s and Related Disorders

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Professor Tim Anderson, Dr Michael MacAskill, Dr Tracy Melzer, Dr Toni Pitcher
Level
PhD

Support of older people: Models of care in the community

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Dr Hamish Jamieson
Level
PhD


Support of older people: Models of service delivery

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Dr Hamish Jamieson
Level
PhD

Pharmacoepidemiology: clinical questions addressed using a large regional data set, e.g. adverse drug reactions

Close date
Saturday, 8 December 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Matt Doogue
Level
PhD

Pharmacokinetics: physiological based modeling; in clinical studies

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Matt Doogue
Level
PhD

Pharmacogenetics: of adverse drug reactions; of drug exposure; of drug response

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Matt Doogue
Level
PhD

Inflammatory mechanisms in rheumatoid arthritis

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Lisa Stamp
Level
PhD

Granulomatous polyangiitis (GPA, previously Wegener’s granulomatosis)

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Lisa Stamp
Level
PhD

Rheumatology and Immunology: Pharmacology

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Lisa Stamp
Level
PhD

Management of gout and rheumatoid arthritis

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Lisa Stamp
Level
PhD

Interprofessional development: Interdisciplinary approaches to research questions

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Dr Hamish Jamieson
Level
PhD

Interprofessional development: Health professional education

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Dr Hamish Jamieson
Level
PhD

Gastroenterology: Nutrition

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Professor Richard Gearry, Dr Catherine Stedman, Professor Andrew Day
Level
PhD

Gastroenterology: Coeliac disease

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Professor Richard Gearry, Dr Catherine Stedman, Professor Andrew Day
Level
PhD

Gastroenterology: Autoimmune liver disease

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Professor Richard Gearry, Dr Catherine Stedman, Professor Andrew Day
Level
PhD

Gastroenterology: Pharmacogenetics in inflammatory bowel disease

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Professor Richard Gearry, Dr Catherine Stedman, Professor Andrew Day
Level
PhD

Antibiotic resistance in the community

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Les Toop
Level
PhD

Intensive care: Pulmonary mechanics and management of mechanical ventilation

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Ted Shipton
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Intensive care: Kidney injury in critical illness

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Ted Shipton
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Gastroenterology: Nutrition and gut health

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Professor Richard Gearry, Dr Catherine Stedman, Professor Andrew Day
Level
PhD

Intensive care: Cardiovascular dysfunction and its diagnosis and treatment

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Ted Shipton
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Intensive care: Metabolism and glycaemic control

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Ted Shipton
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Neuropathic pain

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Ted Shipton
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Bio-Psychosocial-Rehabilitative model of chronic pain

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Ted Shipton
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Ted Shipton
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Post-surgical acute pain and its transition to chronic pain

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Ted Shipton
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Matching drug delivery to patient needs

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Ted Shipton
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Anaesthetic and pain drugs and techniques

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Ted Shipton
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Anaesthesia - pharmacokinetics and dynamics, interface design and outcomes

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Ted Shipton
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Gastroenterology: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Professor Richard Gearry, Dr Catherine Stedman, Professor Andrew Day
Level
PhD

Gastroenterology: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisors
Professor Richard Gearry, Dr Catherine Stedman, Professor Andrew Day
Level
PhD

Colorectal cancer

Close date
Thursday, 29 November 2018
Supervisors
Professor Richard Gearry, Dr Catherine Stedman, Professor Andrew Day
Level
PhD

Tracking tumour response using MARS imaging

Close date
Friday, 21 December 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Gabi Dachs, Dr Aamir Raja
Level
PhD

The role of genomics, epigenomics and metagenomics in colorectal cancer development

Close date
Thursday, 8 November 2018
Supervisors
Dr Rachel Purcell, Dr John Pearson, Dr Sebastian Schmeier
Level
PhD

Cartilage tissue engineering / regenerative medicine

Close date
Friday, 31 August 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Tim Woodfield
Level
PhD

Prescribing education

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Les Toop
Level
PhD

Health professional education

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Professor Tim Wilkinson
Level
PhD

Interprofessional development: Application of mixed methods of research (qualitative and quantitative)

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Dr Hamish Jamieson
Level
PhD

Support of older people: Big data – developing models to predict ageing

Close date
Friday, 30 November 2018
Supervisor
Dr Hamish Jamieson
Level
PhD

The role of vitamin C in cancer

Close date
Thursday, 8 November 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Gabi Dachs, Professor Margreet Vissers
Levels
Honours, Master’s, PhD

Cancer genomics and inherited risk

Close date
Monday, 31 December 2018
Supervisor
Dr Logan Walker
Levels
Honours, PhD