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Summer of research

Friday 22 April 2022 11:50am

Katie Reed and Dr Kathryn Hally at the Summer Student poster showcase image
Katie Reed talks to Dr Hally about her research.

It was a summer filled with research for 51 students from across the University who took part in the Summer Studentship research programme on the Wellington campus this year.

The students worked on a diverse range of projects from exploring whether LGBTIQ+ and Takatāpui people experience discrimination in the housing market to assessing vaccination rates during pregnancy.

Associate Dean (Research) Associate Professor Sara Filoche says the 10-week annual programme is a great way for students to extend their learning.

The students were supervised by more than 45 academic staff and conducted their research on the University’s Wellington campus and at Wellington and Palmerston North Hospitals.

The programme culminated with a poster showcase where 32 of the students presented their work to judges Dr Filoche, Dr Kathryn Hally, Dr Aaron Stevens and Dr Clint Gray.

The overall winner was Katie Reed for her work on HIV care, supervised by Dr Olivia Bupha-Intr.

Three students were highly commended by the judges: Emily Paterson, who researched the use of Mirena in early-stage endometrial cancer (supervisor Dr Claire Henry), Rachel Ngan Kee, for her work on patient perspectives in rheumatology (supervisor Professor Rebecca Grainger) and Hugo Cordue for research on LGBTIQ+ and Takatāpui experiences of housing (supervisor Dr Brodie Fraser).