Professor Paul Brunton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Health Sciences
Paul Brunton graduated from the University of Leeds School of Dentistry in 1984. He completed his MSc and PhD at the University of Manchester and completed specialist training in 2001.
Professor Brunton was appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Otago in 2014.
In July 2018 Professor Brunton was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Health Sciences. He is delighted and honoured to head the Division which is New Zealand's leading provider of education and research in health and the biomedical sciences.
Professor Paul Brunton
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Health Sciences
Tel 64 479 7413
Fax 64 479 5058
Deborah Wallace, Executive Officer to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Deborah has worked in the Pro-Vice-Chancellor's Office for the past eight years. She previously worked in the Faculty of Dentistry before taking up her current position.
Deborah provides executive support and advice to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor including correspondence, research and analysis, project management, and general office administration.
Executive Officer to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Tel 64 3 479 7413
Fax 64 3 479 5958
Sinéad Kearney, Administrator, Human Resources and Finance
Sinéad's role is to provide administrative support to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor's Office, Divisional Office, and wider Division including finance and human resources.
Sinéad previously worked in the School of Physiotherapy before taking up her current position.
Administrator, Human Resources and Finance
Tel 64 3 479 7740
Angela Robertson, Administrator / Personal Assistant
Administrator / Personal Assistant
Tel 64 3 479 7638
Joanne Fitzgibbons, Clerical Assistant / Receptionist
Joanne is the first point of contact within Health Sciences Division Administration. She greets visitors to the office, handles a range of telephone queries and provides admissions advice and information to both prospective and current Health Sciences students.
Joanne also performs a range of clerical tasks that are critical to the smooth running of Health Sciences Division Administration.
Clerical Assistant / Receptionist
Tel 64 3 479 7428
Associate Professor Merilyn Hibma, Associate Dean (Space Portfolio)
Associate Professor Merilyn Hibma
Associate Dean (Space Portfolio)
Tel 64 3 479 7726
Ashley Symes, Interprofessional Education Project Manager
Interprofessional Education Project Manager
Tel 64 3 479 5381
Maree Steel, Associate Dean (South Canterbury)
Associate Dean (South Canterbury)
Tel 64 3 687 2361
Lisa Dobson, Administrator to Associate Dean (South Canterbury)
Administrator to Associate Dean (South Canterbury)
Tel 64 3 687 2110 ext 8736