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Postgraduate students

PhD candidates

Samuel Ankomah

The Role of Patient-Public Engagement in Health System improvement in Ghana

Supervisor: Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Adam Fusheini

Email samuel.ankomah@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Manoj Boyina

Investigation of clinical pharmacy activities in primary care general practice

Supervisors: Associate Professor Rhiannon Braund, Professor Tim Stokes

Email boysi071@student.otago.ac.nz

Sarah Donald

Prescription medicine use in pregnancy

Supervisors: Associate Professor Lianne Parkin, Dr Simon Horsburgh, Associate Professor Katrina Sharples

Email sarah.donald@otago.ac.nz

Shanika Guruge

The impact of long-term use of proton pump inhibitors on the development of stomach cancers – Evidence from New Zealand

Supervisors: Professor Rhiannon Braund, Dr Sharon Pattison

Email shanika.guruge@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Panji Hadisoemarto

A Cluster-Randomised Controlled Trial of a Public Health Intervention Package for Increasing Tuberculosis Notifications from Private Practitioners in Bandung, Indonesia

Supervisors: Professor Philip Hill, Professor Katrina Sharples, Dr Sue McAllister

Email hadpa441@student.otago.ac.nz

Sarah Harrison

Climate change and wellbeing in South Dunedin – a participatory modelling approach

Supervisors: Dr Alex MacMillan, Associate Professor Sophie Bond, Dr Janet Stephenson

Email sarah.harrison@otago.ac.nz

Lis Heath

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, Dr Jean Ross, Dr Ella Iosua, Professor Rob Walker

Email latli559@student.otago.ac.nz

Rosee Hodgson

Shaping cities for youth: Transport and urban planning to improve young people’s access to education, employment, and training

Supervisors: Dr Alex Macmillan, Associate Professor Tony Moore, Associate Professor Lee Thompson

Email nevro854@student.otago.ac.nz

Lupe Isaia

Molecular epidemiology of critical pathogens according to the World Health Organization (WHO) priority list, in Samoans in New Zealand and in Samoa

Supervisors: Professor Philip Hill, Associate Professor James Ussher, Associate Professor Scott Beatson

Email isalu545@student.otago.ac.nz

Salina Iupati

Models of Effective Community Based Specialist Palliative Care (SPC) Services delivery, international experience and the current landscape in New Zealand. Proposed model(s) to meet future demand, perspectives of SPC services

Supervisors: Dr Richard Egan, Associate Professor James Stanley, Professor Rod MacLeod

Email: losa1679@student.otago.ac.nz

Sajeeka Kurukula

Developing Risk Prediction Models using Machine Learning Approach

Supervisors: Dr Jimmy Zeng, Dr Robin Turner

Email nansa833@student.otago.ac.nz

Bible Lee

Integration transmission of health behaviours: The Next Generation Study, Dunedin, New Zealand

Supervisors: Professor Bob Hancox, Andrew Gray

Email leeso133@student.otago.ac.nz

Georgia McCarty

Hauora Rangatahi Māori: Appropriateness and acceptability of health measures

Supervisors: Associate Professor Emma Wyeth, Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Trudy Sullivan, Professor Sue Crengle

Email georgia.mccarty@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Vicky Nelson

Tihei Mauri Ora! An Exploration of Māori Flourishing After Injury

Supervisors: Associate Professor Emma Wyeth, Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Ariyapala Samaranayaka

Email nelvi706@student.otago.ac.nz

Tin Ohn Myat

Bacterial infections in Yangon, Myanmar

Supervisors: Professor John Crump, Dr David Murdoch, Professor Cho Cho Oo

Email myati260@student.otago.ac.nz

Kelly Radka

Role of Leptospira infection in severe febrile illness

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Derrett, Associate Professor Emma Wyeth and Dr Christina Ergler

Email k.radka@otago.ac.nz

Fulton Shannon II

Evaluation of Ebola Surveillance and Response System, Liberia, 2020-2021

Supervisors: Professor Philip Hill, Professor John Crump, Professor Katrina Sharples

Email shafu779@student.otago.ac.nz

Jane Taafaki

The lived experience of Tuvaluan migrants navigating the New Zealand healthcare system

Supervisors: Dr Jude Sligo, Associate Professor Rose Richards, Professor Robin Gauld

Email taafakisam@gmail.com

Win Thandar Oo

Healthcare seeking, antimicrobial use and causes of fever in Yangon, Myanmar

Supervisors: Professor John Crump, Associate Professor Natalie Medlicott, Associate Professor James Ussher, Professor David Murdoch, Professor Cho Cho Oo

Email win.thandar.oo@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Tri Nisa Widyastuti

Trends, Determinants and Consequences of Overweight and Obesity in Indonesia: A Longitudinal Study

Supervisors: Associate Professor Rachael McLean, Associate Professor Robin Turner, Dr Helen Harcombe

Email widni363@student.otago.ac.nz

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Masters’ students

Emma Anderson

What past immunisation approaches can teach us about COVID-19 immunisation programmes

Supervisors: Dr Trudy Sullivan, Associate Professor Patricia Priest, Dr Elizabeth Fenton and Professor Sue Crengle

Email emma.anderson@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Shawnee Brausch

Exploring the stories of young Māori wahine and their relationships with alcohol

Supervisors: Associate Professor Emma Wyeth, Dr Richard Egan

Email brash345@student.otago.ac.nz

Sam Carrington

A qualitative investigation using a One Health approach to explore Māori understandings of antimicrobial resistance in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Supervisors: Associate Professor Emma Wyeth, Professor Pauline Norris, Professor Patricia Priest

Email sam.carrington@otago.ac.nz

Emily Coyle

Cultural health navigators for refugees in the Southern health system: A qualitative study

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Derrett, Associate Professor Emma Wyeth, Dr Lauralie Richard

Email coyem668@student.otago.ac.nz

Ruby Dixon

Long-term life satisfaction among people experiencing spinal cord injuries in New Zealand

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Helen Harcombe, Mr Ari Samaranayaka, Associate Professor Emma Wyeth

Email dixru324@student.otago.ac.nz

Myo Eindray Cho (Cho)

A qualitative study examining maternal and child health stategies in Myanmar over two decades (2000-2020)

Supervisors: Dr Kate Morgaine, Dr Helen Harcombe, Dr Adam Fusheini

Email choei958@student.otago.ac.nz

Yasmin Hassina Bul Bul

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of First Year Tertiary Pacific Students: (Analysis of First Year Data)

Supervisors: Dr Richard Egan, Professor Tai Sopoaga

Email bulya469@student.otago.ac.nz

Brittany Illingworth

Adapting the WCRF/ACIR scoring system for use in the 2008/2009 New Zealand Adult nutrition survey (NZANZ)

Supervisors: Associate Professor Rachael McLean

Email illbr837@student.otago.ac.nz

Robbie Manning

Community Engagement in the SDHB Primary and Community Care Strategy

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Derrett, Associate Professor Emma Wyeth

Email manro284@student.otago.ac.nz

Michael O’Brien

Meningococcal Carriage Survey among First Year University Students Living in Residential Halls

Supervisors: Dr Susan Jack, Dr Ariyapala Samaranayaka, Dr Richard Egan, Associate Professor James Ussher

Email obrmi145@student.otago.ac.nz

Andrew Sise

Follow up for type two diabetes after gestational diabetes: Are New Zealand women being screened?

Supervisors: Associate Professor Lianne Parkin, Dr Sarah Donald, Associate Professor Kirsten Coppell

Email: sisan123@student.otago.ac.nz

Channarath Sreng (Narath)

A descriptive analysis of driving and transportation planning for rural and urban older drivers in New Zealand

Supervisors: Dr Rebecca McLean, Professor Patricia Priest, Dr Claire Cameron

Email srena759@student.otago.ac.nz

Noeleen Venter

Evaluation of the University of Otago COVID-19 Student Surveillance Programme, New Zealand, Dunedin, 2020-2021

Supervisors: Professor Philip Hill, Associate Katrina Sharples, Dr Sue McAllister

Email venno132@student.otago.ac.nz

Grettel Williams

From strength to strength: Pacific mothers views on mental health and wellbeing resources available Dunedin

Supervisors: Dr Richard Egan, Associate Professor Rose Richards

Email wigr083@student.otago.ac.nz

Cassie Withey-Rila

How gender diverse populations experience dominant gender discourses

Supervisors: Dr Kate Morgaine and Dr Gareth Treharne

Email witca871@student.otago.ac.nz

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