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Centre for Free Radical Research Postgraduate Alumni

Many of our PhD graduates have gone on to successful postdoctoral research positions at internationally renowned Research Institutes and Universities, including Harvard and Oxford.

PhD graduates

YearNamePostdoctoral Position
2022Heather ShearerCentre for Free Radical Research, Department of Pathology & Biomedical Science, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
2021Annika SeddonCentre for Free Radical Research, Department of Pathology & Biomedical Science, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
2020
Bee BathishHayes Laboratory, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
Masuma ZawariNutrition in Medicine Research Group, Department of Pathology & Biomedical Science, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
2018Teagan HoskinDepartment of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
Kate VickClinical Specialist with Biosense Webster, Auckland, New Zealand
2017Andrew DasSir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia & Centre for Free Radical Research, Department of Pathology & Biomedical Science, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand 
Emma SpencerNutrition in Medicine Research Group, Department of Pathology & Biomedical Science, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
2015Simone BayerDepartment of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
Usha Talla (Pujary)Altogen Biosystems, Austin, USA
2014Rebecca PoyntonTechnical Service Specialist with Sigma-Aldrich in Poole, UK
2013Caroline KuiperDepartment of Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Nick MagonUniversity of Geneva, Switzerland & Centre for Free Radical Research, Department of Pathology & Biomedical Science, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
2011Melanie CokerEstablished AHeadStart Tuition, Christchurch, New Zealand
Vikas KumarVascular Biology, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
Melissa StaceySamuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Toronto, Canada & Laurentian University, Greater Sudbury, Canada”
2010Karina O'ConnorCentre for Free Radical Research, Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
2009Kristin BrownBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA & Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Andrew CoxBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA & Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Jessie Green
2008Tim HarwoodCawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand
Felicia LowCentre for Human Evolution, Adaptation and Disease, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Rachel WilkieSandford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, USA
2007Robyn MidwinterCentre for Vascular Research, Bosch Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2004James BatyMalaghan Institute of Medical Research, Wellington, New Zealand
2003Fook Choe CheahDepartment of Paediatrics, University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2002Anna ChapmanDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA
2000Juliet PullarFree Radical Research Group, Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
Christine van DalenCentre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
1998Anitra CarrLinus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA
1996Mark HamptonInstitute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden & Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
1990Glen VileSwiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, Lausanne, Switzerland
1989Tony KettleFree Radical Research Group, Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
1986Margreet VissersDepartment of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, USA
1983Diana Averill-BatesUniversity of Quebec, Montreal, Canada

BBiomedSc(Hons) graduates

  • Samantha Meredith (2021)
  • Jennifer Naughton (2021)
  • Madison Hill (2020)
  • Carlos Smith Diaz (2020)
  • Tess Featherston (2019)
  • Lorna Forrester (2019)
  • Sarah Heath (2018)
  • Mark Brinsden (2015)
  • Sarah Drake (2015)
  • Melanie Hamzah (2015)
  • Bee Bathish (2014)
  • Masuma Zawari (2014)
  • Kate Vick (2013)
  • Teagan Hoskin (2011)
  • Emma Spencer (2011)
  • Min-Hi Han (2010)

MSc graduates

  • Chris Kaldor (2019)
  • Reuben Springer (2019)
  • Shekufah Nazari (2017)
  • Margreet Vissers (1981)

MMLSc

  • Harry Hua (2016)

BMedSci graduates

  • Raol Fu (2010)
  • Brian Chen (2010)
  • Eline Thomson (2006)
  • Stephen Hoskins (2002)
  • John French (1976)