Susan Bell, Executive Assistant
Susan Bell has worked as Executive Assistant in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine since 2002. She previously worked in a range of secretarial roles in the Department starting in 1987.
Susan provides executive support to the Head of Department and is responsible for a wide variety of Departmental administrative functions, including human resource administrative management and responsibility for day-to day-operations. She also oversees the administrative secretarial team.
Tel 64 3 479 7243
Alison Crossan, Administrative Secretary
Alison worked in the Department of Music for seven years before joining the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine in 2014. She provides administrative support for the Postgraduate Programmes in Public Health, PUBH undergraduate papers, Trainee Interns, 4th Year Public Health students, and general administrative support for the Department.
Tel 64 3 479 7202
Glenda Paterson has over 10 years' experience working at the University of Otago and was most recently the Finance Manager for the Department of Women's and Children's Health. In this capacity she assisted in the financial management of both the Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Section of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Glenda is responsible for the administration of the Department's finances and assists the Head of Department with staff appointments.
Tel 64 3 479 4909
Bronwyn Hughes, Finance Assistant
Bronwyn Hughes manages the core Departmental finances including budgeting and analysis, invoicing, purchases, reimbursements, and PCards. She is a key contact for researchers with questions regarding their project accounts. Bronwyn also provides financial assistance to the Centre for International Health and the Injury Prevention Research Unit.
Bronwyn brings a vast knowledge of University policies and procedures to the Department, having served as the University's PCard administrator for eight years prior to joining the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine.
Tel 64 3 479 8426
Rhonda Bryant, Administration and Research Support Officer
Rhonda manages and coordinates various resources and activities of the Department's administrative functions, ensuring efficient day-to-day operations. She undertakes equipment monitoring, IT troubleshooting, property maintenance, security, space management, and health and safety.
She also works with the Business Manager to ensure efficient budget management of the Department's internally and externally funded project grants.
Tel 64 3 479 7212