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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 and our Co-Search research group.

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Co-search is led by Professor Michael Baker (Director) and Dr Amanda Kvalsvig (Lead Researcher) at the Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington. It includes a network of more than 20 collaborating researchers, 3 universities, a Crown research institute, community organisations and an international advisory group.

Co-Search Overview

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).
  • Professor Nick Wilson contributed to the Ministry of Health’s Epidemiology Technical Advisory Group.

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.

Blogs

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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.