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  • Dr Ben Brockway Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine
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Lecturers and Teaching Fellows

Postgraduate students

PhD students

ADEBOWALE, Taiwo

Email
taiwo.adebowale@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
Can early sleep intervention improve mental and physical health and wellbeing in pre-teens?
Supervisors
Professor Rachael Taylor (Medicine), Associate Professor Barbara Galland (Women's and Children's Health), Dr Sarah Fortune (Psychological Medicine), Dr Jill Haszard (Medicine and Biostatistics)

AMIESIMAKA, Obreniokibo

Email
amiob249@student.otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
Medication adherence in Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients: New Zealand-wide inter-disciplinary investigation
Supervisors
Professor Michael Schultz (Medicine), Professor Rhiannon Braund (New Zealand Pharmacovigilance Centre), Ms Kristina Aluzaite (Medicine)

BROSNAN, Bradley

Email
brad.brosnan@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
ow do electronic devices influence sleep in children?
Supervisors
Professor Rachael Taylor (Medicine), Associate Professor Barbara Galland (Women's and Children's Health), Dr Jill Haszard (Medicine and Biostatistics), Dr Kim Meredith-Jones (Medicine)

COX, Alice

Email
alice.cox@otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
Eating behaviour and growth in NZ infants
Supervisors
Professor Rachael Taylor (Medicine), Associate Professor Anne-louise Heath (Human Nutrition), Dr Jill Haszard (Medicine and Biostatistics)

FANGUPO, Louise

Email
lou.fangupo@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
Does a sleep intervention reduce weight gain in infancy? A novel approach
Supervisors
Professor Rachael Taylor (Medicine), Dr Justine Camp (Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences), Associate Professor Rose Richards (Centre for Pacific Health)

GROUND, Marcus

Email
groma788@student@otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
Optimising recellularization of tissue engineered heart valves
Supervisors
Professor Rob Walker (Medicine), Professor Jillian Cornish (Professorial Research Fellow), Mr Paget Milson (Head Cardiothoracic Surgery)

HEATH, Elisabeth

Email
lis.heath@otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
Preparing for palliative care: New Zealand medical and nursing graduates' preparation, self-efficacy and attitudes towards providing palliative and end of life care
Supervisors
Dr Richard Egan (Medicine), Professor Rob Walker (Medicine), Dr Jean Ross , Dr Ella Iosua (Biostatistics Centre)

JACKSON, Rosalie

Email
rosie.jackson@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
How does sleep deprivation impact eating behaviours and food cravings in children aged 8-12 years
Supervisors
Professor Rachael Taylor (Medicine), Associate Professor Barbara Galland (Women's and Children's Health), Dr Jill Haszard (Medicine and Biostatistics)

LAWS, Gemma

Email
gemma.laws@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
Preparing for palliative care: New Zealand medical and nursing graduates' preparation, self-efficacy and attitudes towards providing palliative and end of life care
Supervisors
Professor Michael Schultz (Medicine), Associate Professor Roslyn Kemp (Microbiology and Immunology)

MCLEOD, Peter

Email
mclpe968@student.otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
Disease modification in aortic stenosis with targeted antihypertensive therapy
Supervisors
Dr Sean Coffey (Medicine), Professor Michael Williams (Medicine)

MOHARRAM, Mohammed

Email
mohammed.moharram@otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
Advanced echocardiographic imaging in ischaemic heart disease
Supervisors
Dr Sean Coffey (Medicine), Professor Michael Williams (Medicine)

MOORE, Matt

Email
mooma461@student.otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
Predicting the rate of progression of aortic valve disease
Supervisors
Dr Sean Coffey (Medicine), Professor Greg Jones (Surgical Sciences)

MORRISON, Silke

Email
silke.morrison@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
Does not getting enough sleep change what children eat and how they move?
Supervisors
Professor Rachael Taylor (Medicine), Associate Professor Barbara Galland (Women's and Children's Health), Dr Jill Haszard (Medicine and Biostatistics)

NG, Yann Huey

Email
ngya7313@student.otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
Study on diabetic cardiac cells dysfunction using single cell physiology system
Supervisors
Associate Professor Chris Baldi (Medicine), Associate Professor Regis Lamberts (Physiology)

OSBORNE, Hamish

Email
hamish.osborne@otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
Optimised Detection of Cardiac Abnormalities in Elite Athletes using Cardiac Imaging
Supervisors
Professor Gillian Whalley (Medicine), Dr Sean Coffey (Medicine), Associate Professor Lynley Anderson (Bioethics)

PONS, Ariel

Email
ponar758@student.otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
Quantitative assessment of quality of life in ischaemic and valvular heart disease
Supervisors
Dr Sean Coffey (Medicine), Professor Gillian Whalley (Medicine)

SITUMORANG, Margaretha

Email
margaretha.situmorang@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
Associations between Availability of Food Outlets and Dietary Behaviours among Adolescents Using Different Modes of Transport to School
Supervisors
Associate Professor Kirsten Coppell (Medicine), Dr Sandra Mandic, Associate Professor Michael Keall (OUW – Public Health), Associate Professor Melody Smith

WICKHAM, Shay-Ruby

Email
shay.wickham@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
How do different health behaviours influence mood and wellbeing in youth?
Supervisors
Professor Rachael Taylor (Medicine), Associate Professor Tamlin Conner (Psychology), Dr Jill Haszard (Medicine and Biostatistics)

YAP, Jia

Email
yapji273@student.otago.ac.nz
Programme
PhD
Topic
Effects of Mediterranean diet and physical activity on IBD patients in Otago, New Zealand
Supervisors
Professor Michael Schultz (Medicine), Dr Kim Meredith-Jones (Medicine), Dr Catherine Wall (UOC – Medicine), Dr Hamish Osborne (Medicine)

Master's Honours and Postgraduate Diploma students

BECK, Sierra

Email
sierra.beck@otago.ac.nz
Programme
MMedSc
Topic
Clinician Performed Ultrasound in the Acute Care Setting
Supervisors
Dr Sean Coffey (Medicine), Professor Gillian Whalley (Medicine), Ms Megan Anakin (Dean's Department)

BLANKS, Victoria May

Email
tori.blanks@southerndhb.govt.nz
Programme
MMedSc
Topic
Footwear and Falls in Older Persons Study
Supervisors
Dr Xaviour Walker (Medicine), Associate Professor Gisela Sole (Physiotherapy), Professor Debra Waters (Medicine), Dr Lara Vlietstra (Medicine)

ALSHAIKHI, Moaz Ahmed M

Email
alsmo588@student.otago.ac.nz
Programme
MOphth
Topic
Implementing Artificial Intelligence-based Primary Screening System for Diabetic Retinopathy in a Regional area in New Zealand: Real-world Evaluation
Supervisors
Dr Kelechi Ogbuehi (Medicine), Dr David Squirrell, Dr Ehsan Vaghefi, Dr John Ah-Chan

FORDYCE, Andrew

Email
foran990@student.otago.ac.nz
Programme
BMedSc(Hons)
Topic
Comparison of methods to detect patent foramen ovale
Supervisors
Dr Luke Wilson (Medicine), Professor Gillian Whalley (Medicine), Dr Sean Coffey (Medicine)

XIAO, Andrew Dison

Email
xiaan393@student.otago.ac.nz
Programme
BMedSc(Hons)
Topic
Aortic valve stress estimation with Cardiac MRI
Supervisors
Dr Sean Coffey (Medicine), Associate Professor Sarah Wakes (Mathematics)

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