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Our people in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine

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Head of Department

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


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)

Ayesha Verrall MB ChB(Distn) MBHL(Distn)(Otago) MSc(LSTMH) Dip Trop Med H(Alabama) FRACP

Professional Practice Fellows

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

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

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

Juliet Elvy FRCPath, MRCP, BMBS, BMedSci
(Clinical Microbiologist)

Reza Farhour MD

Claire French PhD MBChB PGDipForSci

Stephen Hogg MB BS FRACP

Matt Kelly MB ChB (Otago) FRACP

Chris Kim MB ChB(Otago)
(Anatomic Pathology)

Emma McKay BMedSc(Hons) MB ChB(Otago) DipPaed(Auck)
(Anatomic Pathology)

Julia Phillips MB ChB FRACP
(Clinical and Laboratory Haematology)

Nigel Raymond MBChB(Otago) FRACP
(Infectious Diseases Specialist)

Richard Steele MB ChB(Otago) FRCPA

Melissa Tan MB ChB(Otago)

James Taylor Mb ChB FRACP
(Consultant in Infectious Diseases)

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

Robert Weinkove MA MBBS MRCP FRCPATH PhD(Otago)

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

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

Professional staff

Kim Rooke
Lead Administrator Client Services
Tel +64 4 385 5373

Lynne O’Brien
Client Services Administrator
Tel +64 4 385 5569

For all general enquiries please email

Research Assistants

Christopher Smith

Mischa Walton

Research Nurse

Maxine Mitchell

Assistant Research Fellow

Victoria Chinn

Laboratory Scientist

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

Yee Syuen Low

Clinical Senior Lecturers

  • Andrew Tie
  • Olivia Bupha-Intr
  • Maxim Bloomfield
  • Rachel Barber
  • Russell Barker
  • Samuel Benison
  • Helen Brasch
  • Huib Buyck
  • Victoria Campion
  • Rachel Caswell-Smith
  • Zoe Dent
  • Michelle Dickson
  • Alyn D’Souza
  • Anup George
  • Stuart Johnson
  • Catherine Koleda
  • Rupa Maitra
  • John McCafferty
  • Vanaja Muthurajah
  • Leeanne Olsen
  • Vladimir Osipov
  • Christoper Pease
  • Peter Roberts
  • Carol Siu
  • David Vincenti
  • Melissa Yssel