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Our people in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Ō mātou tāngata – Te Tari Whai Mokoroa, Rongoā Rāpoi Ngota

Head of Department

Associate Professor Diane Kenwright MHB MB ChB(Auck) FRCPA FNZSP

Professional staff (department contact)

Lynne O’Brien
Administrator Client Services
Mob +64 21 279 1635

Kim Rooke
Lead Administrator Client Services
Tel +64 21 279 0127

For all general enquiries please contact:



Professor Brett Delahunt ONZM KStJ GCLJ Officer of Order Arts and Sciences (Cambodia) BSc(Hons)(VUW) BMedSc MB ChB MD(Otago) FRSNZ FRCPA FFSc(RCPA) FRCPath FNZSP HonFNZIMLS AFNZIM
(Anatomic Pathology)

Associate Professor

Rebecca Grainger BMedSc(Distn) MBChB(Distn) PhD(Otago) FRACP
(Chemical Pathology)

Senior Lecturers

Sara K Filoche BSc(Hons)(Abery) MSc PhD(Exe)

Dianne Sika-Paotonu C.Q.S. BSc BBMedSc MBMedSc PhD PGCertEdPD PGDipHELT(Well) DPH(Otago) CertAT(AIT)

Michelle Thunders BSc PhD(UCL) PG Cert HE(Westminster) FHEA
(Human Genetics)

Aaron Stevens BSc (Canterbury) PGDipSci (Canterbury) PhD (Otago)

Professional Practice Fellows

Peter B Bethwaite MB ChB PhD DCH(Otago) FRCPA
(Anatomic Pathology)

Olivia Bupha-Intr MBChB FRACP
(Infectious Diseases)

Reza Farhour MD

Claire French PhD MBChB PGDipForSci

Megan Rensburg MB ChB MMED (Stell) FC Path (SA)
(Chemical Pathology)

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturers

Michelle Balm MB Chb(Otago) FRACP RCPA
(Infectious diseases/Microbiology)

Tim Blackmore MB ChB (Otago) Dip Obst (Auck) FRACP FRCPA
(Infectious diseases/Microbiology)

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Christopher Sissons BSc MSc(Hons)(VUW) PhD(Auck)

Laboratory scientists

Fenella Rich BSc(Hons) DPH(Disnct)(Otago)

Yee Syuen Low

Clinical Senior Lecturers and Clinical Lecturers

  • George Anup
  • Dianne Ball
  • Rachel Barber
  • Alice Christian
  • Sarah Collis
  • Juliet Elvy
  • Anup George
  • Stuart Johnson
  • Chris Kim
  • Judy Melinek
  • Leeanne Olsen
  • Terrance Reilly
  • Peter Roberts
  • Richard Steele
  • Andrew Tie
  • David Vincenti
  • Robert Weinkove
  • Melissa Yssel

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