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Postgraduate students

PhD candidates

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

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

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

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

Bronwen McNoe

Addressing sun protection in an educational context

Supervisors: Associate Professor Tony Reeder, Dr Kate Morgaine, Dr Ella Iousa

Email bronwen.mcnoe@otago.ac.nz

Tony Zhang

Phenotypes of lung function and its growth and decline: A longitudinal analysis

Supervisors: Professor Bob Hancox, Andrew Gray

Email zhato394@student.otago.ac.nz

Win Thandar Oo

Role of Leptospira infection in severe febrile illness

Supervisors: Professor John Crump, Dr James Ussher and Professor David Murdoch, Professor Cho Cho Oo

Email win.thandar.oo@postgrad.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

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

Sarah Harrison

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

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

Email sarah.harrison@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

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

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

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

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

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

Georgia McCarty

Hauora Rangatahi Māori: Apporpriateness and acceptability of health measures

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

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

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Masters’ students

Klange Nemba

Role of traditional medicine on health seeking behaviour and the impact on self-perceived health outcomes – A qualitative study in Papua New Guinea

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Helen Harcombe, Dr Adam Fusheini

Email klange.nemba@postgrad.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, Associate Professor Patricia Priest

Email sam.carrington@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

Colette Parai

Staff, Parent and Whānau Perspectives of the NICU Family Integrated Care Programme

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

Email helco875@student.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

Melyssa Roy

Who should be vaccinated first during a pandemic in New Zealand? A pilot study using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to prioritise vaccinations

Supervisors: Dr Trudy Sullivan

Email royme415@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

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

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

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