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Alumni profiles

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Amelia Gill

Amelia’s PhD was an investigation of the relationship between snoring, learning and behavioural development, in pre-school children.

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Antoinette Righarts

I embarked on PhD studies on infertility in Otago and Southland, jointly supervised by the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (PSM) and Women’s and Children’s Health (WCH)

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Associate Professor Jean Hay-Smith

Nothing silences a group faster than “well, my master’s research investigated painful sex after childbirth, and my PhD looked at pelvic floor muscle training for urinary incontinence”, which is her stock answer to the question “what is your research about?”

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Catherine Sherwin

After completing her PhD in clinical pharmacology in the Department of Women’s and Children's Health, Catherine Sherwin has had many opportunities to excel in her field and to use her training to make a difference in the area of paediatric pharmacology.

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Emma Salis

Emma's PhD project centred on investigating the different factors affecting glucose concentrations in premature babies with a focus on high blood glucose.

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Emma Wade

Emma is employed as a postdoctoral fellow pursuing a project which has grown out of her PhD: trying to untangle the signalling pathways which maintain skeletal homeostasis.

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Hayleigh Miller

Hayleigh is now working on completing her Bachelor of Medicine (MBChB) and will graduate at the end of 2018.

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Helen Paterson

Whilst completing my specialist medical training I gained a research-based Masters of Medical Science on "LNG-IUD (levonorgestrel intrauterine device) use in adolescents in New Zealand".

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Laurelle Smith

Laurelle's project focuses on sleep disturbances in children, focusing on children who are being treated for Sleep Disordered Breathing.

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Liz Goodin

Her research focussed on the gene MET, which is important in a rare bone disease in children called Osteofibrous Dysplasia.