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Celebrating Health Research Excellence Partnerships


It is our hope and intention to celebrate the ongoing and unique research partnership between the Dunedin School of Medicine and Te Whatu Ora – Southern in a 2022 Award Ceremony to acknowledge the outstanding researchers and research initiatives from both organisations. However, with the emergence of Omicron in our community and the uncertainty of the traffic light settings, a decision to host the awards in 2022 or postpone to 2023 will be made at a later date.

2021 Awards

Professor Rathan Subramaniam, Dunedin School of Medicine and Chris Fleming, Southern District Health Board together with the Health Research South Board would like to congratulate the following award winners:

Dunedin School of Medicine Awards

Dean's Medal for Research Excellence

  • Professor John Crump (Preventive and Social Medicine)

Dean's Medal for Excellence in Teaching

  • Dr Latika Samalia (Anatomy)
  • Professor Rob Walker (Medicine)

Dean's Medal for Excellence – Service

  • Lenore Armstrong (Medicine)
  • Jacqui Bradshaw (Dean's Department)

Dean's Distinguished Award

  • Associate Professor Peter Schwartz

Research Publication Award

  • Professor Philip Hill (Preventive and Social Medicine)

Best Published Paper by a Master's or PhD Student

  • Brendon Roxburgh (Surgical Sciences)

Best Published Paper by an Early or Mid-Career Researcher

  • Associate Professor Ben Wheeler (Women's and Children's Health)

Award for Best Research Support

  • Fran Munro (Surgical Sciences)

Gil Barbezat Summer Studentship Prize

  • Joseph Hutchinson

Collaboration Awards

Best External Collaboration Award

  • Associate Professor Aniruddha Chatterjee

Southern District Health Board & Otago Medical School Best Collaboration Award

  • Dr Megan Anakin, Dr Sierra Beck, Dr Ohad Dar and Joanne Robertson-Smith

Dunedin School of Medicine Departmental Awards

General Practice and Rural Health Excellence in Research

  • Dr Rory Miller

Medicine Excellence in Research

  • Professor Rachael Taylor

Women's and Children's Excellence in Research Support

  • Dr Alisa Boucsein

Pathology Excellence in Research

  • Dr Tania Slatter

Bioethics Centre Excellence in Research

  • Mike King

Preventive and Social Medicine Excellence in Research

  • The Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network
    Associate Professor Lianne Parkin, Dr Simon Horsburgh, Dr Sarah Donald, Mr Dave Barson, Professor Katrina Sharples, Dr Jimmy Zeng, Associate Professor Michael Tatley, Dr Jack Dummer, Dr Karyn Maclennan

Surgical Sciences Excellence in Research Support

  • Dr Kari Clifford

Psychological Medicine Excellence in Research Support

  • Professor Paul Glue

Southland Hospital Campus

  • Mr N Amir Sandiford (Southland Hospital, Southern DHB)

2020 Awards

2020 Health Research Excellence Award winners (PDF)

2019 Awards

2019 Health Research Excellence Award winners (PDF)

Further information

For further information on these awards, please email:

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