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The Research Division at the University of Otago ensures that the scholarship and research of the University is of international standing and that our endeavours are informed by commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The Research Division includes:

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor | Te Tari o te Pou Koko Wāhanga Rangahau

Level 1, University Clocktower Building, Union Street East, Dunedin Campus

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor leads the strategic imperative for research excellence at the University of Otago. The Office ensures research and research activity are supported, and that the highest possible standards are adhered to with reference to the University's strategic principles.

Richard Blaikie imageProfessor Richard Blaikie - Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Blaikie oversees all of the research and commercialisation activities of the University.

Tel +64 3 479 8835

Executive Assistant to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor

As an Executive Assistant, Karen Bosworth is the first point of contact for the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Enterprise and provides a high-level of confidential executive support and advice. Karen manages the Deputy Vice-chancellor's appointments, meetings, and email correspondences.

Karen Bosworth

Tel +64 3 479 8835

Senior Research and Policy Analyst

David provides strategic research and policy advice and analysis in support of the delivery of the University's strategic objectives.

Dr David Geraghty

Tel +64 3 479 7674

Manager, Postgraduate Scholarships and Prizes

Peter oversees all aspects of awarding and payment of postgraduate scholarships, prizes and awards. He is happy to provide assistance with postgraduate scholarship enquiries.

Peter Boston

Tel +64 3 479 9779

Research Impact Framework

The University of Otago Research Impact Framework presents a programme of support to help the University's researchers achieve optimal impact through their research. The Framework articulates a nuanced and broad response to impact, addressing Government signals while engaging impact on our own terms − promoting Otago's identity, values and self-determined strategic priorities, and championing our capacity to work autonomously as a critic and conscience of society.

University of Otago Research Impact Framework (PDF)

Visit the Research Impact Guide for advice for researchers

Research Division Committees | Ngā Kōmiti Wāhanga Rangahau

These committees are responsible for the resourcing and ethical conduct of research at the University of Otago. They report to the Senate or Council of the University of Otago.

Research Committee

The Research Committee advises the Senate on policy and strategy to develop research, oversees funding for specific initiatives, and contributes to and reports on our strategic research plan.

More about the Research committee

Animal Ethics Committee

The Animal Ethics Committee reviews proposed Animal Use Protocols to ensure compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and the University's Code of Ethical Conduct throughout the University.

More about the Animal Ethics Committee

Human Ethics Committees

The three Human Ethics Committees ensure all teaching and research under the auspices of the University, which involves human participants or the use use of personal information, is conducted within the University's guidelines.

More about the Human Ethics Committees

Equipment Advisory Committee

The Equipment Advisory Committee provides recommendations on the prioritisation of spending on major equipment, equipment funding planning, procurement, and financial allocation of expenditure.

More about the Equipment Advisory Committee

University of Otago Research Highlights | He Kitenga

He Kitenga, produced by the Research Division, is a prestigious annual University of Otago research publication.

The Māori word kitenga derives from kite which translates to words such as see, perceive, find and discover. He Kitenga reflects the University's connection to New Zealand's cultural heritage, as well as its commitment to national and international research and innovation.

Visit He Kitenga

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