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.
Professor Darryl Tong, Associate Dean (International)
Darryl is the Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a specialist surgeon at Dunedin Hospital.
He qualified in dentistry and medicine at the University of Otago and completed his specialty training at the University of Washington, Seattle. He completed his PhD from Otago on war surgery of the face and jaws and is active in the NZ Army Reserves holding the rank of Colonel and the positions of Health Reserves Advisor and Honorary Surgeon to Her Excellency, the Governor General of NZ.
Darryl's research interests include clinical aspects of maxillofacial surgery, ballistic trauma, military medicine and history, sports-related concussion and the development of a simulant head model for forensic research. Darryl is a committed teacher and has received a number of teaching awards including an Otago Teaching Excellence award and a National Teaching Excellence award from Ako Aotearoa.
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).
Assistant Research Fellow