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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:

HOD, coordinators, and advisers

Head of Department

Associate Professor Fiona Edgar PhD

Course advisers and approvers

Undergraduate - by appointment only

  • Dr Diane Ruwhiu
  • Dr Paula O'Kane
  • Nathalie Wierdak

Email courseadvising.management@otago.ac.nz 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 Business Course Advice and Approval

PGDipCom Adviser / Coordinator MANT480

Ethical Approval Adviser

International Student Exchanges

Postgraduate Coordinators - Admissions (PhD, MCom)

  • TBA

Postgraduate Coordinators - Continuation (PhD, MCom)

Programme Directors

Associate Dean (part-time position)

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Academic / teaching staff

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

Professors

Robin Gauld PhD, Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor

Associate Professors

Fiona Edgar PhD
Conor O'Kane PhD
Richard Greatbanks PhD
Ian McAndrew PhD
Sara Walton PhD
Lincoln Wood PhD

Senior Lecturers

Dr Maja Graso
Dr Paula O'Kane
Dr Diane Ruwhiu
Dr Brian Spisak 
Dr Jing (Annie) Zhang

Lecturers

Virginia Cathro
Dr Jeff Foote
Dr Nancy Blaker
Dr Dana Ott
Dr Tadhg Ryan Charleton

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Adeel Akmal

Research Fellow

Dr Maria Amoamo

Teaching Fellow

Nathalie Wierdak

Teaching Fellow - IB

Dr Denis Griffin

Support staff

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

Master of Entrepreneurship Coordinator
Kim Conroy
Email kim.conroy@otago.ac.nz

Administrator Client Services
Harriet Duley
Email harriet.duley@otago.ac.nz

Administrator Client Services
Leanne Skryba
Email leanne.skryba@otago.ac.nz

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