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David Baxter imageDean

Professor David Baxter
Tel +64 3 479 5655
Mob +64 21 797 934
Room G.01, 103 St David Street

David leads the Graduate Research School team and oversees all thesis-related matters at the University. He is available to assist with queries or concerns.

Diane Ruwhiu imageDeputy Dean

Associate Professor Diane Ruwhiu
Tel +64 3 479 8075
Mob +64 21 797 934
Room G.01, 103 St David Street

Diane contributes to the leadership of the team of the Graduate Research School, providing oversight of all thesis-related matters at the University, including assisting with queries or concerns.

Susan Craig 2020 imageAdministrator

Susan Craig
Tel +64 3 479 5737
Room G.08, 103 St David Street

Susan provides high level support to the School and has responsibility for the administrative and financial tasks within the school. She also manages the social events and workshops provided by the Graduate Research School.

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Bronwen Stephens
Tel +64 3 470 3447
Room G.07, 103 St David Street

Bronwen is the manager at the Graduate Research School. She provides a support service to doctoral and thesis masters’ candidates and supervisors, manages PhD admissions, and various projects and events pertaining to thesis candidates. She is happy to assist with queries or concerns.

Bronwen is available to see candidates or staff in a confidential setting either by appointment or at her drop-in surgery on Thursday afternoons between 2:00pm and 4:30pm.

Rachel Sizemore imageMāori Postgraduate Support Adviser

Dr Rachel Sizemore
Tel +64 3 479 8082
Room G.02, 103 St David Street

Rachel is in the office at the Graduate Research School on Wednesday mornings and all day on Thursdays and Fridays.

Find out more about Rachel's role in the Graduate Research School

Carolyn Jenkins imageProfessional Practice Fellow – Professional Development

Carolyn Jenkins
Tel +64 3 470 4685
Room G.08, 103 St David Street

Carolyn’s role involves supporting and facilitating professional development for graduate research candidates.

Nikki Fahey photoGraduate Wellbeing Coach

Nikki Fahey
Tel +64 3 479 4327
Room G.06, 103 St David Street
Monday–Thursday, variable hours

Nikki’s role bridges Student Health Services and the Graduate Research School supporting graduate students to maintain their wellbeing while achieving their goal of successfully completing their Postgraduate studies.

Find out more about how the Graduate Wellbeing Coach can help you

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Inano Walter imagePacific Postgraduate Support Adviser

Inano Taripo-Walter (Cook Islands Māori)

Inano's role at the Graduate Research School is to support Pacific Island candidates through their postgraduate journeys.

Information about regular writing days offered to Pacific Island candidates.