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Research at the Dunedin Medical Campus

Rangahau – Te Kura Whaiora o Ōtepoti


The Dunedin Medical Campus has a thriving research community, with active participation from all seven of our academic departments. Many of our staff are world leaders in their areas of clinical or laboratory research.

An integral part of our culture, research at the Dunedin Medical Campus takes a variety of forms: from supervision of short-term projects and postgraduate degrees, to overseeing major international research projects.

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Research partnerships at the Dunedin Medical Campus

Much of our research is undertaken in partnership with other organisations—including the Southern District Health Board, Healthcare Otago Charitable Trust, and the Otago Medical Research Foundation—and is administered by Health Research South.

Health Research South

Health Research South is the research partnership between Dunedin Medical Campus and the Southern District Health Board. Situated next to the Dean’s Office on the first floor of Dunedin Hospital, it's the first point-of-call for all researchers at Dunedin Medical Campus.

Health Research South assists researchers with research policies, approval processes, and funding opportunities.

On behalf of the Dunedin Medical Campus, Healthcare Otago Charitable Trust, and the Otago Medical Research Foundation, it also receives donations for medical research from individual and incorporated donors.

Visit the Health Research South website

Biostatistics Unit

The Biostatistics Unit is here to support our researchers with the highest quality biostatistical advice and collaboration. All biostatisticians in the unit are academic staff members who have expertise in providing advice and collaboration to researchers in the health sciences desciplines. As experts in research methods, we have expertise in all parts of the health research process in addition to biostatistical analyses.

Visit the Biostatistics Unit webpage

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Research areas at the Dunedin Medical Campus

Browse the postgraduate research opportunities database

Bioethics Centre

General Practice and Rural Health



Preventive and Social Medicine

Psychological Medicine

Surgical Sciences

Women's and Children's Health

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Other research at the University of Otago

We recognise the value of an interdisciplinary approach to medical research. Many of our research groups and units therefore collaborate with other groups throughout the University of Otago.

Otago Medical School research page
Division of Health Sciences research page
University of Otago research page
Research in Public Health at Otago

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