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Associate Professor Janice Murray, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Sciences / Associate Dean (Academic)

Janice Murray

In her Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor role, Janice supports the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and deputises for him in an official capacity as required. As Associate Dean (Academic) Janice supports and monitors the academic work of the Division’s departments in relation to curriculum development, quality assurance and the implementation of University policies. Janice leads and supports strategic developments relating to academic matters at both the Divisional and University levels.

Janice has been a member of the Department of Psychology at Otago since 1991. Her research investigates the mechanisms that allow for successful face perception, including the role attention plays. Current interests also include age-related changes in emotion perception and the effects of ageing on socio-cognitive function. Janice delights in teaching Otago students both in the classroom and in the lab.

Contact

Janice Murray
Associate Dean (Academic)
Tel: 64 3 479 8353
Email: janice.murray@otago.ac.nz

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Dr Peter Dillingham, Associate Dean (Applied Science)

Peter Dillingham

Working with academics both within and outside the Division, Peter leads strategic developments for the Applied Science programmes. This includes monitoring existing academic programmes and developing new initiatives.

As an applied statistician in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Peter likes to develop methods for scientists in academia, government, and industry to use, and to teach statistics to the next generation of scientists.

Contact

Peter Dillingham
Associate Dean (Applied Science)
Tel: 64 3 479 5971
Email: adappsci@otago.ac.nz

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Associate Professor Sally Shaw, Associate Dean (Postgraduate)

Sally Shaw

Sally has responsibility for the Division of Sciences Postgraduate programmes. She oversees examinations and student support, and has a role in curriculum development. Sally’s role includes strategic development of the Division’s postgraduate programmes.

Sally’s home department is the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, where she researches and teaches in Sport Management, focusing on inclusion, equity, and governance in sport organisations.

Contact

Sally Shaw
Associate Dean (Postgraduate)
Tel: 64 3 479 5037
Email: adpgsci@otago.ac.nz

For PhD inquiries, please contact the Graduate Research School

Email: gradresearch@otago.ac.nz

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Mark Wilesmith, Specialist, Academic Committees and Services

Mark Wilesmith

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. Mark is based in the Union Court Building.

Contact

Mark Wilesmith
Specialist, Academic Committees and Services
Tel: 64 3 479 7528
Email: mark.wilesmith@otago.ac.nz

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