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Public Health Summer School

Kura Hauora Ā-Iwi o te raumati

Thank you to the hundreds of people who attended our 2021 Public Health Summer School in February. We hope you enjoyed the outstanding content and the connections you made.

The programme for our February 2022 event will be released around September/October 2021 so keep an eye out on this webpage. If you would like to be added to an early-notice list please email

View the 2021 Summer evening talk series by clicking the titles below

1 February | The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic | The Rt Hon Helen Clark
10 February | Risk perception during a COVID-19 info-demic | Dr Jonathan Jarman
16 February | Improving our buildings, cutting carbon | Dr Geoff Bertram
18 February | Source water: the crucial fourth water | Dr Mike Joy

What is the Public Health Summer School?

The Public Health Summer School offers practical 1–2 day courses to anyone who wants to develop their knowledge and skills. It has been providing this training for over 20 years and has grown to become the largest and longest running summer school of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Check it out on video

A whirlwind taster (40 secs)

Hear from past attendees (3 mins)

Contact us

Kerry Hurley
Summer School Manager
Department of Public Health
University of Otago, Wellington
PO Box 7343
Wellington South 6242
New Zealand
Tel +64 4 806 1807

Our academic building is temporarily closed for seismic reasons but our top class teaching, studying and research programmes remain in full swing.

Keep an eye on our website for updates or connect with us on: Twitter @OtagoWellington