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Associate Professor Joanne Baxter

Associate Dean (Māori)

Joanne Baxter, Health SciencesJoanne (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe, Waitaha) has worked within the University of Otago for over ten years in a number of roles associated with Māori Health. She is a public health medicine specialist with research interests in Māori health workforce development, Māori mental health, and Māori child and youth health.

Joanne has two key positions in the University of Otago: within the Dunedin School of Medicine she is the Associate Dean (Māori) and Associate Professor of Māori Health; within the Division of Health Sciences she is the Associate Dean (Māori) for the Division and also the Director of the Māori Health Workforce Development Unit.

Tel +64 3 479 6548

Zoë Bristowe

Professional Practice Fellow – Student Programme Manager

Zoë is of Ngā Puhi and Ngāti Porou descent and is a University of Otago graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Indigenous Studies qualification. Zoë has a background in education and manages the Māori Health Workforce Development Unit programmes: Te Ara Hauora, Tū Kahika, and Te Whakapuawai. Zoë enjoys working with a brilliant team of people dedicated to Māori health workforce development and Māori student success.

Mob +64 21 246 6433

Samantha Feeney

Professional Pratice Fellow / Kairuruku Ritengaitua

Tel +64 3 479 4119

Kauia Moriarty

Professional Practice Fellow / Kairuruku Ritengaitua

Tel +64 3 479 5754

Teina Ruri

Kaiārahi / Māori  Student Coordinator


Talei Anderson

Administrator Client Services

Tel +64 3 479 4878