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Exceptional PhD theses in the Division of Health Sciences (2010)

Gillian Abel

Thesis title: Decriminalisation: A harm minimisation and human rights approach to regulating sex work
Primary Supervisor: Associate Professor Elisabeth Wells

For more information on Gillian's work, please contact the Department of Public Health and General Practice at publichealth.uoc@otago.ac.nz.

Lisa Connors

Thesis title: Dissecting the protective memory immune response against tuberculosis
Primary Supervisor: Professor Brett Delahunt

For more information on Lisa's work, please contact the Department of Pathology at pathology.wsmhs@otago.ac.nz.

Dougie Cowan

Thesis title: Pathological phenotyping in the management of asthma
Primary Supervisor: Professor D Robin Taylor

For more information on Dougie's work, please contact the Department of Public Health and General Practice at mss-hod.pa@otago.ac.nz.

Ryan Davis

Thesis title: The molecular basis of fibrinogen disease: Structure, function and pathology
Primary Supervisor: Professor Stephen Brennan

For more information on Ryan's work, please contact the Department of Pathology at pathology.uoc@otago.ac.nz.

Sarah Kohe

Thesis title: Characterisation of the neuropathological and behavioural deficits in a novel rat model of repeated hypoxic brain injury during the equivalent of extreme prematurity.
Primary Supervisor: Associate Professor Dorothy Oorschot

For more information on Sarah’s work, please contact the Department of Anatomy at anatomy@otago.ac.nz.

Verity Oliver

Thesis title: Epigenetic programming and in vitro fertilisation
Primary Supervisor: Professor Ian Morison

For more information on Verity's work, please contact the Department of Biochemistry at biochemistry@otago.ac.nz.

Jay Ritzema-Carter

Thesis title: Left atrial pressure in chronic heart failure
Primary Supervisor: Professor Mark Richards

For more information on Jay's work, please contact the Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch at deptmed.uoc@otago.ac.nz.

Mark Robinson

Thesis title:The role of the immune response in the progression and pathology of Johne's disease in red deer (Cervus elaphus)
Primary Supervisor: Professor Frank Griffin

For more information on Mark's work please contact the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at microbiology@otago.ac.nz.

Steve Tumilty

Thesis title: Low level laser therapy for the treatment of tendinopathy with emphasis on the achilles tendon
Primary Supervisor: Professor David Baxter

For more information on Steve's work, please contact the School of Physiotherapy at physiotherapy@otago.ac.nz.