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Profiles of postgraduate science students

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Alapasita Teu

If Alapasita Teu has her way, there will be a lot of New Zealanders much like her in the future – Pacific Islanders who are fit, healthy and engaged in regular physical activity.

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Ali Rashidinejad

Ali is originally from Iran and moved to New Zealand to do a PhD in Food Science at Otago at the beginning of 2012.

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Amirah Osama

Amirah Osama's interest in zoology was sparked after taking part in a Hands-On at Otago course as a senior in high school.

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Anita Middlemiss

From the decline of grand skinks in Otago, Zoology Master's graduate Anita Middlemiss has shifted her sights to lizards in the Whanganui National Park.

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Bonar Carson

I wanted to know how and why everything in the world worked and Physics was the best way to answer those questions.

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Bridget Lysaght

“Dunedin really is a student city, it’s a great place to live when you’re a student.”

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Catriona Hurd

"Seaweed in New Zealand has not been studied much," Catriona Hurd says, "and there are many exciting questions that need answering."

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Deirdre Anderson

I hope to work with elite athletes and find ways of helping them become faster and stronger.

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Jaye Moors

Most new students expect challenges in their first year at University, but Jaye Moors had the added pressure of acclimatising to Dunedin’s climate after moving from Samoa.

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Natalie Harfoot

Using the same technology you see on CSI, Natalie Harfoot examines a new set of samples.

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Shelley MacDonell

Shelley believes that she could not have done her research in any other department.

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Stephanie Rigter

Stephanie Rigter, Entomophagy: Understanding Consumers’ Discourses towards Eating Insects in New Zealand

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Tom Brew

"My time at Otago fostered my interest in cancer genetics research."