As Associate Dean (Academic) Brendan supports and monitors the academic work of the Division’s departments in relation to curriculum development, quality assurance and the implementation of University policies. Brendan leads and supports strategic developments relating to academic matters at both the Divisional and University levels.
Brendan has been a member of the Department of Computer Science at Otago since 1997. His research interests include machine learning, deep networks, computer vision, biomedical imaging and robotics.
Christian has responsibility for the Division of Sciences postgraduate research and coursework programmes, providing advice and support to staff and students within the Division. His role includes a strategic overview and development of the Division’s postgraduate programmes, an oversight of admissions through to examinations, and representing the Division on a number of University committees.
Christian uses paleomagnetic and sedimentological techniques on sedimentary records to reconstruct ancient climate and ocean systems around Antarctica, the Southern Ocean and New Zealand. Recent work has focused on reconstructing Antarctic Ice Sheet and Ice Shelf histories to identify the drivers and pacemakers of change.
Associate Dean (Postgraduate)
Mark manages matters concerning new programmes and papers for the Division of Sciences. He deals with complex degree structure questions for staff and students and other related activities.
As part of his role, Mark processes Late Timetable Change requests and course variations for the Division of Sciences. This can be emailed to Mark once complete.