- Academic background
- Health Sciences, Sciences
- Host campus
- Master's, PhD
- Pathology and Biomedical Science (Christchurch)
- Associate Professor Anitra Carr
PhD candidates are being recruited to join the Nutrition in Medicine Research Group, University of Otago, Christchurch.
We carry out translational nutrient-based clinical studies with the aim to prevent and treat various acute and chronic illnesses, e.g. infection, cancer, diabetes. We also carry out laboratory-based biomarker studies with the aim to improve understanding of the mechanistic underpinnings to help inform best clinical practice. Overall, our objective is to have a positive impact on patient health outcomes and quality of life.
We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated students to do their PhD, or other postgraduate degree.
Potential topics include:
- Infection and immune function
- Critical illness and septic shock
- Mood and cognitive health
- Diabetes and metabolic health
Applicants must be eligible for admission to the PhD programme at the University of Otago.
Whether you are a domestic or an international student, the University of Otago has a range of Doctoral Scholarships available to you.
If you are a straight A student (GPA of 8 - 'A' grade) or higher, who has completed an Honours or Master's degree with an appropriate research component from a New Zealand university then you are likely to be guaranteed a University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship.
In the first instance, applicants should contact Associate Professor Anitra Carr by email to discuss a project. Further information may be sought from suitable candidates that will include:
- a copy of your CV
- a copy of your academic transcript
- a pdf copy of your research thesis
The Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science has a number of potential topics and projects on offer in the fields of biomedical science and pathology for a range of postgraduate qualifications, including PhD and BBiomedSc(Hons).
We welcome enquiries and encourage all prospective students to directly contact potential supervisors in their field of interest.