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Postgraduate study

Postgraduate qualifications

Students interested in undertaking postgraduate study at the Centre for International Health can enrol in any of the qualifications offered in public health:

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Postgraduate research areas

The Centre for International Health is involved in a wide range of research projects across a number of countries. Examples of the thesis and dissertation topics of current students and graduates include:

Current Students

PhD students

  • Bacterial aetiology of severe febrile illness in Yangon, Myanmar. Tin Ohn Myat. Enrolled for PhD 2015
  • TB in Malaysian prisons. Haider Al Darraji. Enrolled for PhD 2016
  • Studies on healthcare seeking, antimicrobial use, and causes of fever in Yangon, Myanmar. Win Thandar Oo. Enrolled for PhD 2018
  • To determine the antibiotic susceptibility/resistance patterns of selected Enterobacteriaceae from blood culture specimens isolated at the Tupua Tamas. Lupeoletalalelei (Lupe) Isaia. Enrolled for PhD 2018
  • Investigating the ebola virus disease epidemiology. Fulton Q. Shannon, II. Enrolled for PhD 2019
  • Improving the role of private practitioners in tuberculosis control in Indonesia. Panji Fortuna Hadisoemarto. Enrolled for PhD 2020.

Master of Public Health students

  • Investigating the cascade of care analysis for drug resistant tuberculosis using systematic reviews and original cohort data collection in Bandung, Indonesia. Beau Xu. Enrolled for MPH 2018
  • Exploring antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella Typhi globally, and the sources, prescribing, and consumption of antimicrobial medicines in Yangon, Myanmar. Sam Carr. Enrolled for MPH 2019
  • Evaluation of the University of Otago COVID-19 Surveillance in Dunedin, 2020-2021. Noeleen Venter. Enrolled for MPH 2020.

Master of Medical Science

  • Socioeconomic risk factors for childhood pneumonia in Basse, rural The Gambia. Hai Sue Kang. Enrolled 2014


PhD graduates

  • The impact and social ecology of leptospirosis in northern Tanzania. Michael Maze.. Graduation 2019
  • Early clearance Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Indonesia. Ayesha Verrall. Graduation 2018
  • The epidemiology of cervical cancer in Ghana. Yvonne Nartey. Graduation 2017
  • Interface between voice and accountability: Exploring social accountability mechanisms in the district health system of Nepal. Gagan Gurung. Graduation 2017
  • New T cell assays in tuberculosis and their potential as efficacy markers for intervention trials. Adetifa I. Universty of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Aid effectiveness in East Timor. Hasibul Haque. Graduation 2016
  • Immunodiagnosis of paediatric tuberculosis. Toyin Togun. Enrolled for PhD 2012, Open University, UK
  • Studies in the aetiology of diarrhoea in West Africa. Debasish Saha. Graduation 2013
  • Evaluation of the restructuring of the Health System of Botswana. Onalenna Seitio. Graduation 2012
  • Nutritional Intervention study in Cambodian children, a randomised controlled trial. Susan Jack. Graduation 2012
  • Studies in tuberculosis in Indonesia. Merrin Rutherford. Enrolled for PhD, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2009

Master of Public Health graduates

  • Risk factors of Staphylococcus capitis colonisation in the Dunedin Hospital NICU. Louise Thorn. Graduation 2018
  • Tanna integrated water, sanitation, and hygiene project evaluation. Alex Morrison. Graduation 2016
  • Geographical analysis of invasive pneumococcal disease and radiological pneumonia in The Gambian pneumococcal surveillance system. David Summerby-Murray. Graduation 2016
  • Price efficacy of a TB active case finding intervention for increasing knowledge in The Gambia. Stephanie Price. Graduation 2015
  • The aetiology of febrile illness in low- and-middle-income countries. Namrata Prasad. Graduation 2014
  • Randomised trial of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Gambian villages. The effect on nasopharyngeal carriage in children. Uzochukwu Egere. Graduation 2013
  • Situational analysis of case contact management in an Indonesian community tuberculosis clinic. Melissa Anselmo. Graduation 2013
  • Chlamydia and infertility in Samoa. Michael Walsh. Graduation 2012
  • Hepatitis E serosurvey in Zambia. Choolwe Jacobs. Completed MPH (with distinction). Graduation 2012
  • Case control study of access to healthcare and childhood death in The Gambia. Merrin Rutherford. MPH (with distinction). Graduation 2008

Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours

  • Post-discharge mortality in children admitted for suspected pneumonia, meningitis or septicaemia in The Gambia. Aakash Chhibber. BMedSci 2012 (First class)