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A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


Close date
Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Academic background
Sciences, Health Sciences
Host campus
PhD, Master's, Honours
Paediatrics and Child Health (Wellington)
Associate Professor Lynette Sadleir


The Department of Paediatrics and Child Health is research active in a number of different aspects of child health and disease.

The Epilepsy Research Group was established in 2007 and has a strong commitment to improving the quality of life for children with epilepsy and their families. The group is led by Associate Professor Lynette Sadleir and receives funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand and Cure Kids. The group works closely with the Epilepsy Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia led by Laureate Professor Ingrid Scheffer and Laureate Professor Samuel Berkovic, and is also associated with other international epilepsy research consortiums including Epi4K and Epi25.

The Epilepsy Research Group's main focus is the genetics of epilepsy. There are over 1200 New Zealanders affected by epilepsy participating in this project at the present time and more being recruited each year.

Ideal candidate

This project is suitable for a medical graduate with an interest in becoming a clinician researcher in paediatrics, neurology or genetics.


Associate Professor Lynette Sadleir

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