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The Otago Post: issue 26

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Multiplying Māori scholars and decision makers

Today there are some 800 Māori with PhDs. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, Aotearoa New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence’s goal is to raise number to an interconnected whanau of 1500 scholars and decision makers, with Otago as a major partner.


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Big data heaven

It’s the age of big data, says award-winning Otago Master of Business Data Science student Badsha Chandra, whose passion for gleaning intelligence from data brought him from India to “heavenly” Dunedin.

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PhD targets Accounting 101

Nicola Beatson is an Otago PhD candidate, Teaching Fellow and Kaiāwhina, and two time Three-Minute-Thesis winner whose long term goal is to change the world’s view of accounting.

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“Radio Doctor” a fine public health messenger

Otago’s History department’s “wonderful culture” provides an inspiring backdrop to PhD student Claire Macindoe’s investigation into “The Radio Doctor” one of New Zealand’s longest running health promotion services.

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Breaking barriers to maternity care

Why don’t mothers and babies receive the same level of care no matter who they are or where they live? Otago PhD candidate Pauline Dawson knows investigating this question will take her all over New Zealand – she didn’t expect a trip to Oxford University, UK, too.

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Teaching policy motivates Kiwi EdD in Chile

When seeking a person to profile about distance learning, Otago Post got this tip: “Janine Campbell would be great. She’s doing her Doctor of Education (EdD.) with Otago, is based in Chile, and completed her Masters’ at Harvard…”.


In brief

Traditional meat ageing rethink gains award

Tanyaradzwa (TA) Mungure’s Otago PhD research into dry ageing red meat won him an Anglo Beef Processors (ABP) award at the 63rd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology in August.

Otago Student Research Symposium success

A Student Research Symposium – Te Wānaka Rakahau - Ākoka 2017 – took place in August as part of this year’s Graduate Research Festival, with some 113 presentations spanning all disciplines.