Kerry Buchan, Alumni Development Manager
Working closely with the Marketing Advisers, communications advisers communicate the work, activities and achievements of staff and students in Health Sciences. They write for external and internal audiences, working across all types of media.
Kim Thomas, Senior Communications Adviser (Christchurch)
Kim has worked across the fields of journalism, marketing and communications for more than 25 years. Her roles have included newspaper reporter, communications consultant, and marketing manager for arthouse film and publishing companies.
For the past 10 years, she has been based at the University of Otago’s Christchurch health campus where she helps its researchers and health educators share their stories.
Cheryl Norrie, Communications Adviser (Wellington)
Cheryl is a highly experienced print media journalist who began her career at the Gore Ensign and the Otago Daily Times. Her work has been published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines including the Dominion Post, the science journal Nature Biotechnology, and the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. More recently she has been writing for the Dominion Post advertising supplements department and covering New Zealand affairs for the German Press Agency (DPA). She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from the University of Canterbury.
Cheryl works part-time providing communications for the University of Otago, Wellington.
Marketing advisers Antony McCormick, Rewa Pene, and Rhys Pritchard (Dunedin Campus), Nina Lamb (Christchurch Campus), and Fran Wright (Wellington Campus) are the primary marketing points of contact for Health Sciences’ departments and schools.
They are able to assist with any marketing requests including all print and digital marketing collateral, marketing strategies, campaigns, and complete packages for any large events.
Antony, Rewa, and Rhys work together to ensure you receive the best support possible, however due to the large and complex nature of Health Sciences on Dunedin Campus, they have been assigned primary responsibility for particular schools and departments.
Antony McCormick, Marketing Adviser (Dentistry, Physiotherapy)
Antony provides advice and support to Health Sciences staff that strengthens the strategic and operational marketing endeavours within the Division.
Antony has been working in the creative digital space since 2011. During this time he led the brand and marketing strategy for a large nationwide group for five years, then spent two years as a digital marketing specialist at a web design and marketing agency. He is experienced in managing marketing campaigns (both on and offline), with particular skills in website search engine optimisation (SEO), paid advertising, and social media presence. Antony has a keen interest in user-centric design, and strives for a deep understanding of how people interact with digital content.
Antony is a former student of University of Otago, graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science (Anatomy) and a Bachelor of Physical Education (Exercise Science). Having moved from Wellington to take up this Marketing Adviser position, he is pleased to be back in Dunedin and supporting the Division of Health Sciences.
Rewa Pene, Marketing Adviser (Medicine, Pharmacy)
Rewa provides relevant, proactive and customised marketing advice and support to the Division of Health Science clients to help strengthen strategic and operational marketing objectives to support the strategic imperatives of the University.
Rewa is the conjugate between the Division and the central Marketing Services team and can facilitate marketing services for web design, content, graphic design, video production and events. Rewa works collaboratively with the Communications team to support marketing activities.
Rewa has a background in marketing, communications, event management, sponsorship engagement, graphic design, web development, and photography, and has worked in the Health Science Division for over four years.
Rhys Pritchard, Marketing Adviser (Biomedical Sciences)
Nina Lamb, Marketing Adviser (Christchurch)
Nina provides marketing adviser services to the Health Sciences Division at the University of Otago, Christchurch.
As the primary marketing point of contact for the Christchurch campus, Nina coordinates all integrated marketing campaigns and supports Health Sciences staff to ensure activities align with the University’s strategic imperatives and reinforce the University’s reputation for academic excellence.
Nina works collaboratively with the Christchurch-based Communications Adviser and Events Coordinator, and is supported by the Marketing Services team in Dunedin.
Nina has an extensive background in marketing, communications, event management, and sponsorship engagement. She joined the University in September 2018 after working in the technology sector for over 10 years.
Fran Wright, Marketing Adviser (Wellington)
Fran is the Marketing Adviser for the Wellington campus of University of Otago. She is the primary point of contact for marketing activity across all Wellington departments and ensures initiatives are strategically aligned, easy to implement and get great results.
Fran liaises with the Marketing Services team in Dunedin on behalf of Wellington staff and works closely with the Wellington-based Communications Adviser and Events Coordinator.
From 2012–2018 Fran was the Marketing and Web Manager for the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington. Prior to this, Fran enjoyed over 15 years in brand and product-marketing roles across a number of sectors including healthcare, FMCG, and telecommunications. She is an Otago graduate with degrees in Commerce and Science, and sometimes feels she’s still a student!
For minor website edits, please contact email@example.com – your request will be triaged by the Marketing Content and Publications Unit, and assigned to staff in one of three teams:
- Marketing Content and Publications (within Marketing Services)
- Website Design (within Marketing Services)
- Applications (within ITS)
For large or new website development, please contact your designated marketing adviser:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for departments belonging to:
- Faculty of Dentistry
- School of Physiotherapy
- Email email@example.com for departments belonging to:
- Otago Medical School (Dunedin Campus)
- School of Pharmacy
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for departments belonging to:
- School of Biomedical Sciences
- Email email@example.com
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Timeframes and content approval
We understand that things crop up unexpectedly and you may find yourself needing some urgent marketing support. In these instances, we will make every effort to meet your deadline. Otherwise, we respectfully request that you provide Marketing Services with a minimum two-week turnaround for any work required.
If changes are made after the project has moved to these services then your project will move to the back of the queue. Your marketing adviser will guide you through the process to avoid any unnecessary delays.