About Us

Jennifer Anderson is the University Mediator. You can make an appointment to see her by phoning 479 5679 or by emailing mediation@otago.ac.nz. She is in her office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings; and Wednesday afternoons. If you contact her when she’s out, she will return your message as soon as possible.

Jennifer has a background as a mediator working with families, and also as a lawyer specialising in family and mental health law. She has a keen interest in helping people to resolve conflict.

The mediator’s office is on the Dunedin Campus, at the College of Education, Auditorium Building, 143 Union St, East.Mediation Location Map.

Ethical Behaviour Network

The Ethical Behaviour Network is a group of Otago staff and students who are trained to provide a first point of contact for anyone who has concerns. Those concerns might be about the behaviour of others or they may be about your working or study environment or the college you are living in. The members of the contact network won’t tell you what to do but they will provide a safe place for you to talk through your concerns and they will help you identify options.

Contact Network Wellington

Staff Comments
Diane Kenwright
Diane Kenwright
Tel: ext 5179
Email: diane.kenwright@otago.ac.nz
I am Senior Lecturer in O and G and Consultant pathologist at Wellington Hospital Medicine

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Contact Network Christchurch

Staff Comments
Sarah-Jane Best
Sarah-Jane Best
Tel: ext 80825
Email: sarah-jane.best@otago.ac.nz

Hi, I am the Departmental Administrator for the Department of Medicine.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or issues you would like to chat about.

Joe Boden

Joe Boden

Tel: ext 86444

Email: joseph.boden@otago.ac.nz

Hello, I’m an Associate Professor in Psychological Medicine at UOC, where I am primarily involved in research in psychiatric epidemiology, and also teach medical students and registrars. I’m happy to talk about any concerns you might have.

Logan Walker

Logan Walker

Tel: ext 80544

Email: logan.walker@otago.ac.nz

I am a scientist who is involved in cancer research and supervising post-graduate students at the University of Otago, Christchurch. Please feel free to contact me if you have any issues you would like to talk about.

Virginia Jones

Virginia Jones

Tel: 364 3868

Email: virginia.jones@otago.ac.nz

I am a lecturer at the Centre for Postgraduate nursing.  I supervise postgraduate nursing students in a variety of fields and teach on a number of postgraduate nursing papers. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to chat about an issue you may have, I will try and help as much as I can and if I am unable to assist I will  help you find someone who can.

Students Comments

Yassar Alamri
Yassar Alamri
Tel: 021 750 015
Email:

alaya899@student.otago.ac.nz

Salam and greetings. I'm Yassar. I completed my medical degree last year and currently am a PhD student, based at the New Zealand Brain Research Institute across from the hospital. I have worked with many students (international and local) in the past. If there is anything that concerns you, or you are not sure about, I am more than happy to help. If I cannot help, I will at least make sure to point you to the right person who can :)

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Contact Network Dunedin

Staff Comments
Elaine Webster
Elaine Webster
Tel: 479 5191
Email: elaine.webster@otago.ac.nz

I am Director of Summer School & Continuing Education, now located in the Commerce Building Room 4.33. I am happy to help both students and staff.

Esther Wells
Esther Wells
Tel: 479 9032
Email: esther.wells@otago.ac.nz

I work in the Department of Languages and Cultures as an administrative assistant. I am available to help both staff and students any time.

Greg Hughson
Greg Hughson
Tel: 479 8497
Email: greg.hughson@otago.ac.nz

Greetings. I have been a University Chaplain and Ethical Behaviour Contact person for 14 years. I am married with four adult children, two of whom are Otago graduates. I have academic qualifications in Biological Science and Pastoral Theology. I am available to help both students and staff in my role as Ethical Behaviour contact person.

Claire Gallop
Claire Gallop
Tel: 470 3447
Email:claire.gallop@otago.ac.nz

I am the Manager at Graduate Research Services. One of my roles involves assisting thesis candidates
with issues that arise for them in their studies.  I am happy to help staff and students alike. Please feel free
to get in touch with me if you need to.

Claire Porima

Claire Porima

Tel: 479 7461

Cell: 021 2466331

Email:claire.porima@otago.ac.nz

Kia ora.  I work part-time as the Project Manager in the Office of Māori Development, and part-time in my private coaching business. My focus is on your well-being, success and empowerment, so contact me if there is a situation or concern you have which you would like to discuss confidentially.

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Contact Network Southland

Staff Comments
Adair Polson-Genge
Adair Polson-Genge
Tel: 211 6842
Email: adair.polson-genge@otago.ac.nz
I am a lecturer in Teacher Education and Intake Supervisor for the third-year Southland students
Jill Paris
Jill Paris
Tel: 211 6808
Email: jill.paris@otago.ac.nz
I am the Programme Coordinator at the Southland Campus of the College of Education and I have oversight of all of the teacher education programmes on our campus. A key part of my responsibility is pastoral care of students.
 
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