The Division of Health Sciences aims to be fully engaged and committed to internationalising its teaching, research and service, and embedding these attitudes as part of the normal university culture.
Joel is a medicinal chemist based in the School of Pharmacy with over 20 years of research and teaching experience as an academic. Joel's research interests span the field of drug discovery in the fields of infectious and inflammatory diseases as well as cancer with an emphasis on understanding disease and disease targets on a molecular level.
He has recently held the position of the School's Associate Dean Internationalisation. He has been a member of the Health Sciences Internationalisation Committee since its inception and has been active in establishing and maintaining fruitful international collaborations, including the development of articulation agreements with universities in South East Asia.
Internationalisation of the Division is an important focus for us all, and Joel will play a key role in encouraging all areas of Health Sciences to enhance their commitment to internationalising teaching, research and service.
Information for international students considering studying with Health Sciences:
International students in Health Sciences
Jo Oranje, Assistant Research Fellow
Jo has a background in applied linguistics and education, with a PhD in intercultural language teaching and learning, and a Graduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching. Prior to joining the Health Sciences Divisional Office, Jo worked in administration in the University of Otago's Department of English and Linguistics.
Working now as an Assistant Research Fellow, Jo splits her time between two roles. She is an assistant to the Director of Health Sciences First Year and she provides international student support working with the Associate Dean (International).