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COVID-19 content from the University of Otago, Wellington

This page has been compiled to help you access the content provided in response to COVID‑19 from our Wellington campus.

We update this page frequently, as new material is made available.

If you are interested in Public Health postgraduate study or research opportunities through the University of Otago, Wellington please view postgraduate programmes.

Journal outputs

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Reports for New Zealand Ministry of Health

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Public Health Expert blog posts

These blogs includes colleagues from outside of the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW).

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Opinion pieces, including The Conversation

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Live Q and A with Dr Ayesha Verrall

TVNZ Q + A with Jack Tame 

Facebook live Q & A (in conjunction with Newsroom)

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Live Q and A with Professor Michael Baker

Radio New Zealand Sunday Morning programme

Radio New Zealand Nights programme

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Open talks / webinars

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Selection of major media stories

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Staff assisting the Ministry of Health

Members of advisory group

  • Professor Michael Baker is a member of the COVID‑19 Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

Staff seconded to the Ministry of Health

  • Dr Ruth Cunningham
  • Dr Amanda Kvalsvig
  • Dr Anja Mizdrak
  • Dr Caroline Shaw
  • Dr Lucy Telfar Barnard

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Related work

Related work by the Department of Public Health on pandemic preparedness and public health infrastructure.


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Telehealth training with Dr Fiona Graham

Five open teaching sessions to help build skills in telehealth (Dr Fiona Graham from Rehabilitation Teaching and Rehabilitation Unit).

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COVID-19 in Wellington – captured in pictures

View the latest images from Luke Pilkinton‑Ching, as he documents COVID‑19 in Wellington:

More videos from University of Otago, Wellington (Vimeo)

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Thank you to all of the amazing academic and professional staff at our Wellington campus for your ongoing contributions.