To be appointed.
Kim Thomas, Communications Adviser (Christchurch)
Communicating the many achievements in health research and teaching is an important aspect of the role of the University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC).
The Communications Manager assists the scientific and teaching staff to explain the wide range of health research undertaken at the UOC, and how this improves health care in New Zealand.
The Communications Office also organises a number of events such as the Health Lecture Series where scientists explain their work and health topics to the public.
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’s 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.