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23 Nov 2023

Liley Medal for Otago-led research to prevent rheumatic fever

Leading epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker and his research team have been r...

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21 Nov 2023

Making sure older patients are taking the right medication at the right time

New resources have been developed to guide medication reviews for older people o...

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16 Nov 2023

Study highlights discrimination of mental health patients due to clinician bias

A survey, carried out by University of Otago researchers, reveals a significant...

Claire Henry

14 Nov 2023

Rapid rise of endometrial cancer in Aotearoa

Healthcare professionals are concerned about the management of endometrial cance...

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02 Nov 2023

Otago 2023 Marsden recipients announced

Established and emerging Otago researchers have won prestigious research funding...

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27 Oct 2023

Fellowships awarded to five Otago researchers

Five University of Otago researchers are being celebrated with Royal Society Te...

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26 Oct 2023

Early career researchers committed to making a difference

Areas ranging from pain management to the rise of pseudolaw are the focus for th...

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25 Oct 2023

The way we care

A documentary on palliative care which follows five families as they care for a...

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20 Oct 2023

WWI study reveals true toll on Kiwi soldiers’ health

New Zealand soldiers serving in the First World War endured much higher rates of...

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18 Oct 2023

He Kete Kōrero – Spring 2023

Welcome to the Spring 2023 issue of He Kete Kōrero, with the latest news from th...

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10 Oct 2023

Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman honoured by Distinguished Research Medal

Housing and health researcher Poutoko Taiea Sesquicentennial Distinguished Profe...

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06 Oct 2023

Minimising harms from COVID‑19 and other respiratory infections

Aotearoa New Zealand should implement a comprehensive respiratory infectious dis...

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03 Oct 2023

Call for single gender hospital rooms to protect human rights

The practice of men and women sharing hospital rooms violates human rights and s...

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02 Oct 2023

Action on alcohol produces significant health gains, modelling shows

Increasing taxes on alcohol, reducing its availability and banning alcohol marke...

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29 Sep 2023

$1.1m for Otago researchers

Otago researchers will be getting to the heart of one of New Zealand’s biggest h...

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29 Sep 2023

New Zealand teens’ physical activity: what can it tell us about staying active for longer?

The level of physical activity among young people in New Zealand varies widely b...

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28 Sep 2023

Two pandemics more than 100 years apart – comparison reveals best strategies for the future

A vigorous elimination strategy should be considered and equity needs to be top...

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22 Sep 2023

A sound junkie working for the public good

Department of Public Health epidemiologist Associate Professor Amanda Kvalsvig h...

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19 Sep 2023

Otago researchers rewarded for excellence

The breadth and strengths of University of Otago research were on display when t...

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07 Sep 2023

Research studying community pharmacy-led advice and care for knee osteoarthritis

A Health Research Council-funded study is trialling the effectiveness of providi...

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21 Aug 2023

Full of surprises: a life in paediatrics

Actors are warned against working with children because of their unpredictabilit...

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31 Jul 2023

International recognition for Wellington researchers

Researchers on the Wellington campus have won awards for their presentations at...

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31 Jul 2023

Prestigious international appointment for Otago Emeritus Professor

University of Otago Emeritus Professor of Pathology Brett Delahunt ONZM KStJ FRS...

24 Jul 2023

Associate Professor Dianne Sika-Paotonu new Associate Dean (Pacific)

Associate Professor Dianne Sika-Paotonu will be taking on the role of Associate...

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21 Jul 2023

Vaping regulations failing children and young people – research letter

As the number of vape retailers in Aotearoa continues to grow – there are now mo...

07 Jul 2023

Kids spending one-third of after-school time on screens, study finds

Regulations are urgently needed to protect children from harm in the unregulated...

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04 Jul 2023

HRC grants $51 million to Otago researchers

Otago researchers have received a significant $51 million funding boost from the...


04 Jul 2023

University of Otago focuses on producing sustainability solutions

Our University aims to be a Tiriti-led sustainability living lab by 2030, with s...

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04 Jul 2023

HRC grants $51 million to Otago researchers

Otago researchers have received a significant $51 million funding boost from the...

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03 Jul 2023

University launches Pae Tata and invites staff to attend series of hui

The University of Otago’s goals for the next seven years, and how it will go abo...

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28 Jun 2023

Otago moves up in QS World University Rankings

The 20th edition of the QS World University Rankings sees the University of Otag...

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13 Jun 2023

University welcomes funding for Science City initiative

The University of Otago welcomes new funding in the Government’s 2023 Budget for...

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12 Jun 2023

Promoting physical activity in young adults

Encouraging adolescents to develop good physical activity behaviours is the focu...

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01 Jun 2023

Elsa wins 2023 photo competition

Otago’s resident “Elsa” embodied the spirit of Disney’s ‘Let it go’, jumping int...

31 May 2023

News Archives

Browse news and media releases from the University of Otago, Wellington, which w...

25 May 2023

Why high school kids are saying ‘yeah, nah’ to alcohol

Striking differences in the way high school students socialise may be one of the...

25 May 2023

Study will measure how much breast milk baby is actually getting

Mothers worry about an exhaustive list of things; University of Otago researcher...

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15 May 2023

Ellie-May Jarvis graduates with a PhD and a medical degree

Ellie-May Jarvis walked across the graduation stage on 13 May with both a medica...

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10 May 2023

Photos give men a voice to discuss mental distress

An innovative research project at the University of Otago, Wellington, is using...

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05 May 2023

He Kete Kōrero – Autumn 2023

Welcome to the Autumn 2023 issue of He Kete Kōrero, with the latest news from th...

05 May 2023

He Kete Kōrero

He Kete Kōrero is the University of Otago, Wellington newsletter. This page has...

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04 May 2023

Otago scientist wins Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize

Associate Professor Dianne Sika-Paotonu is the first Pacific scientist to win th...

02 May 2023

University of Otago scientist wins Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize

Associate Professor Dianne Sika-Paotonu from the University of Otago has won the...

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01 May 2023

New guidelines for gender affirming hormone therapy

The Primary Care Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy Initiation Guidelines are the...

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04 Apr 2023

FEATURE: On the ground in Cyclone Gabrielle: trainee interns share their experiences

When Cyclone Gabrielle hit the North Island in February, trainee interns from th...

15 Mar 2023

Pathology Article of the Year

Professor Brett Delahunt has won the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasi...

10 Mar 2023

Cloak of protection against infectious diseases needed for schools

A group of health and education experts have published seven key goals in a miss...

24 Feb 2023

Better targeted prediabetes care needed

A more targeted approach to the screening and treatment of prediabetes is likely...

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14 Feb 2023

University of Otago welcomes new voice for public health

A new centre hosted by the University of Otago will boost the reach and impact o...

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13 Feb 2023

Professor Sheila Skeaff wins OUSA Supervisor of the Year Award

When Nan Xin Wang arrived in Dunedin to start her PhD studies in the Department...

08 Feb 2023

Wellington summer student showcase

After a summer investigating a diverse range of research topics, 24 students pre...

07 Feb 2023

NZ one of few island nations with potential to produce enough food in a nuclear winter

New Zealand is one of only a few island nations that could continue to produce e...

02 Feb 2023

Locating for recovery: acute mental health units remain in the shadows

Acute mental health care units remain in the shadows, neither fully integrated i...

23 Jan 2023

Honour recognises advocacy for equity, social justice and anti-racism

Taking Otago’s distance-learning Certificate in Health Promotion in 1996 helped...

13 Jan 2023

Funding to assist with story-telling approach to opioid tapering

A University of Otago researcher hopes whānau-focused storytelling could help su...

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06 Jan 2023

Focusing on LGBTIQ+ homelessness

As a young campaigner on social justice and LGBTIQ+ rights, Dr Brodie Fraser has...

21 Dec 2022

Communities set to benefit from Indigenous-led international grant with rangatiratanga at heart

The opportunity to develop Māori-led programmes for pēpi, tamariki and whānau we...

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19 Dec 2022

Connecting physical and mental health

Dr Matthew Jenkins is bringing his background in Physical Education and Psycholo...

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19 Dec 2022

Sovereign rights to health and wellbeing

A passion for upholding sovereign rights to health and wellbeing for tangata whe...

16 Dec 2022

Study highlights need for primary care funding overhaul

A new study shows the disparity of patient need across general practices and bac...

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16 Dec 2022

Otago announces 39 new professors

Thirty-nine University of Otago academics are being promoted to the position of...

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15 Dec 2022

He Kete Kōrero – Summer 2022

Welcome to the Summer 2022 issue of He Kete Kōrero, with the latest news from th...

15 Dec 2022

Housing the homeless is the first step

Providing unconditional access to housing is the first step towards improving th...

14 Dec 2022

Wednesday 14 December 2022, New smokefree policy will improve Aotearoa health: Otago experts

University of Otago experts welcome a new smokefree legislation which they say w...

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07 Dec 2022

Improving Māori health the driving force for graduating doctor

When Selwyn Te Paa decided to study medicine, he was clear he wanted to improve...

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07 Dec 2022

2 Years and 363 days: 2 babies; 2 COVID-19 Level 4 lockdowns and a PhD

Otago PhD graduate Carla Strubbia finished her PhD with two days to spare, accom...

28 Nov 2022

Otago researchers set to tackle health issues with Career Development Awards

From a global health crisis to Aotearoa’s health inequity – University of Otago...

28 Nov 2022


Upcoming events at University of Otago, Wellington. From free public lectures to...

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28 Nov 2022

$3.8 million to Otago researchers in Career Development Awards

The Health Research Council has awarded 19 Otago researchers almost $3.8 million...

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23 Nov 2022

Two more prestigious awards for Otago researchers

Two of the University of Otago’s leading researchers have been honoured for thei...

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23 Nov 2022

Wellington PhD candidate wins international 3MT competition

Wellington PhD candidate Yasmin Nouri has won first place in the international M...

09 Nov 2022

Youth support for smokefree generation policy

Young people have shown strong support for the Government’s proposal to introduc...

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01 Nov 2022

New Deputy Dean for Wellington campus

Associate Professor Lynn McBain has been appointed Deputy Dean of the Wellington...

28 Oct 2022

Local councils inadequately fluoridating water over past 30 years, researchers find

Local councils have only achieved fluoride targets for drinking water 54 per cen...

07 Oct 2022

Digital security issue

The University was made aware on Wednesday afternoon of a digital security issue...

06 Oct 2022

Call to end harmful marketing after study reveals children’s exposure

An end to outdoor marketing of gambling, alcohol and junk food is urgently neede...

04 Oct 2022

Greater proportion of public housing in communities supports tenant health, researchers find

Arbitrarily limiting the proportion of public housing in new housing development...

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04 Oct 2022

The PhD graduate keeping an eye on the mozzies

Conducting surveillance on mosquitoes has been all part of the journey for PhD g...

22 Sep 2022

Government urged to start official inquiry into pandemic response

Leading University of Otago academics are calling for the launch of an official...

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22 Sep 2022

Government urged to start official inquiry into pandemic response

Leading University of Otago academics are calling for the launch of an official...

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09 Sep 2022

He Kete Kōrero – Spring 2022

Welcome to the Spring 2022 edition of He Kete Kōrero with the latest news from t...

09 Sep 2022

$14.5 million funding boost for Otago research

Otago research has been given a $14.5 million boost with the announcement of two...


09 Sep 2022

$14.5 million funding boost for Otago research

$14.5 million funding boost for Otago research


09 Sep 2022

'Great sadness' at Queen's death

'Great sadness' at Queen's death

07 Sep 2022

Respiratory diseases lower in homes with retrofitted insulation

Retrofitting home insulation can reduce the onset of chronic respiratory disease...


31 Aug 2022

Unique double honour for Pathology Professor

Unique double honour for Pathology Professor...

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28 Aug 2022

2022 Online information evenings | Postgraduate Health Sciences

We invite you to join us for a series of online events which outline opportuniti...


16 Aug 2022

Otago kaimahi and tauira recognised with Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa awards

Otago kaimahi and tauira recognised with Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa awards...

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15 Aug 2022

O-PAW improving parity, increasing communication, fostering community

The Otago University Postgraduate Association of Wellington is working hard to i...

09 Aug 2022

Interprofessional healthcare education boosts early career skills

Health professional students who attended a five-week interprofessional educatio...

05 Aug 2022

Young people ask for help only once

Psychiatrists are concerned young people in Aotearoa New Zealand are missing out...

05 Aug 2022

What does poverty look like from a child’s perspective?

New research has revealed the “shameful” extent of child poverty in Aotearoa New...

04 Aug 2022

Health Delivery Research Activation Grant recipients

Three Otago researchers have received Health Delivery Research Activation Grants...


03 Aug 2022

Master’s degree brings personal and professional rewards

Master’s degree brings personal and professional rewards...

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28 Jul 2022

‘Amazing staff’ help navigate tough times

‘Amazing staff’ help navigate tough times...

27 Jul 2022

New Bill marks the beginning of the end for cigarettes and tobacco in Aotearoa

Researchers from the University of Otago’s ASPIRE 2025 Research Centre, which ca...


26 Jul 2022

Nominations open for the 20Twenties Young Alumni Awards

Nominations open for the 20Twenties Young Alumni Awards...

20 Jul 2022

Better outcomes when police, ambulance and mental health services attend 111 mental health emergencies together

Having emergency services work together to attend mental health emergencies redu...


19 Jul 2022

Maple Goh - Scholarship winner, refugee advocate, violinist and podcast founder

Maple Goh - Scholarship winner, refugee advocate, violinist and podcast founder...


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