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Our staff

Management is about organisations and the people within them

Take a look at how we have ‘organised’ ourselves! Management at Otago employs a number of staff in teaching roles. Our research covers all aspects of Management. To help us excel in our work, we have hardworking support staff – filling front-line reception and administrative roles.

Find out about our background, research and teaching, or look up our contact details, below:

Head of Department

Professor Fiona Edgar PhD

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Course advisers and approvers


Human Resource Management – undergraduate, Dip Grad

Paula O'Kane
Tel +64 3 479 8181

International Business – undergraduate

Virginia Cathro
Tel +64 3 479 8052

Management – undergraduate

Lynnaire Sheridan
Paula O'Kane
Nathalie Wierdak
Email to make an appointment. Provide your full name, Student ID and a brief outline of the purpose for your visit. Please indicate clearly if you are a Finalist. You will be allocated a time slot by return email.

International student exchanges

Jeff Foote
Tel +64 3 479 5196


Entrepreneurship – postgraduate masters'

Conor O'Kane
Tel +64 3 479 8121

International Business – postgraduate masters'

Dana Ott

Management – 400-level (honours, PGDipCom)

Fiona Edgar

Sustainable Business – postgraduate on campus masters'

Sara Walton

Sustainable Business – postgraduate online masters'

Joe Cooper

Postgraduate co-ordinator – continuation (PhD, MCom)

Joe Cooper

Ethical Approval Adviser

Lincoln Wood

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Programme Directors

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Academic / teaching staff

Our academic and teaching staff are highly regarded internationally for their world-class research.


Associate Professors

Senior Lecturers


Senior Professional Practice Fellow

Teaching Fellow

Support staff

Our support staff provide reception, administrative and secretarial support to the Department.

Administrators Client Services

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