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Sue Harvey

Sue Harvey Photo 2017

Centre Manager and Personal Assistant to HoD

Email sue.harvey@otago.ac.nz
Tel 64 3 479 7939

  • Sue's first position (in 1981) was as the Office Junior in a local law firm, Farry & Co (which included being the tea lady and the cleaner) through to the Senior Position including managing the Trust and Business Accounts and seeing clients as a Legal Executive. 
  • In 1994 she was employed by the Cancer Genetics Laboratory in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Otago. There she was the Administrative & Computer Support person for what was, at that time the largest laboratory of its type on this side of the world. She learned to write html and designed, wrote and launched the Cancer Genetics Laboratory website. She was the manager of an online database http://igc.otago.ac.nz/home.html
  • Now as the Centre for Science Communication Manager her days are happily spent assisting students with their course administrative issues whilst fitting in the more mundane tasks like assisting the Director and the academic staff and managing the Centre finances. She still cleans and makes the coffee…pretty good coffee too I say.
  • Her life outside of the Centre is a chaotic conglomeration of family life and business. Her roles extend to Mother of 3, Wife, Managing Director of Hoof’n It Ltd, Animal Minder and recently retired Basketball team manager. Her energy comes from seeing anything she's involved in function well, her passion is to create or be part of places where caring and a sense of belonging comes first.