Thursday 19 May 2022 8:57am
The Division of Health Sciences is a large division with diverse research interests across three major campuses. We host world-leading fundamental research scientists and outstanding translational programmes with impacts on public health, clinical practice, health policy, agriculture, food, and health innovation.
Divisional researchers collaborate internationally and contribute to, and lead, national and international centres of research excellence. We are committed to a long-term future of research excellence, and improving global health and productivity through the translation of our research.
Impacts of Research (PDF)
Support health and biomedical research
Help us help our extremely talented and developing scientists by supporting our Flying Postdocs career development programme:
Health Sciences research activities
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest degree offered by the University of Otago. It is awarded on the submission of a thesis which must meet rigorous standards. The following link give prospective candidates, current candidates and staff involved in the PhD process, an in-depth look at Otago’s PhD programme.
We take great pleasure in acknowledging Health Sciences PhD candidates who have presented a thesis of exceptional quality.
Postgraduate research opportunities database
A new tool is available to assist postgraduates to search for research opportunities in Health Sciences. You can view opportunities available across our campuses in Dunedin, Wellington and Christchurch, and select on fields to tailor your search.
If you have an opportunity to list, register it via our online form:
Further research opportunities
Professional development opportunities
Ministry of Health
Have you thought about contributing your expertise to shape health policy and practice in New Zealand?
The Ministry of Health is regularly seeking health expertise, check on the latest vacancies:
Vacancies on health statutory bodies (MOH website)
Chaffer Visiting Fellowship
The aim of the fellowship is to encourage visits to the Otago Medical School by distinguished overseas scientists or clinicians.
A call for 2020 Fellowships (two available) has recently been advertised.
Applications close 31 July.
Pulse 69, General News section, has more about the 2018 Fellows: Dr Kelly Rogers and Dr Juanita Haagsma, and 2019 Fellows: Professor Jason Burdick and Dr Vinicius Tragante.
- Commercialisation and innovation
- Early and Mid-Career Researchers
- Health Sciences PhD travel funding
- Health Sciences policies, strategies, and committees
- Māori health research
- Māori health research advancement
- Performance-based Research Funding (PBRF)
- Research and Enterprise Office
- Research Forum
- Women's Writing Retreat