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Physiology TV

An overview of Physiology at the University of Otago.

News

13th November, 2017

Otago study could mean hope for infertile couples

Crucial new information about how the brain controls fertility has been unlocked by University of Otago researchers, with their findings just published in prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

13th November, 2017

Phenomenal success for Physiology researchers in latest Marsden funding round

Four 3-year project grants were awarded to Department of Physiology researchers in this year’s Marsden Fund - totalling over $3.8M.

25th October, 2017

Charlotte Steel, BSc (Hons) NEUR student in the Department has gained a Cambridge Rutherford Memorial PhD Scholarship

Our congratulations to Charlotte who is currently completing a BSc (Hons) degree in Neuroscience in the Department of Physiology with supervisor Assoc Prof Phil Sheard.

8th September, 2017

PhD student wins two awards at Queenstown Research Week

Congratulations to Mauro Silva, PhD student in the Department of Physiology. Mauro is supervised by Dr Rebecca Campbell.

8th September, 2017

Triennial Medal awarded to Professor Colin Brown

Congratulations to Colin who as been chosen by the Physiological Society of NZ (PSNZ) to be the recipient of the NZ Triennial Medal.

PhD Programme.

Culture

The department enjoys a diverse population. Our staff and students have a broad range of interests, hobbies and character.

Outdoor possibilities without limit

Outdoor possibilities without limit

Dr Sam Lucas
Research Fellow

I moved to Dunedin in 1997 to start an undergraduate degree (BPhEd) at the University of Otago as it offered the best and most established course. Since completing this degree I've gone on to complete a PhD (School of Physical Education) and began a post-doc fellowship within the Department of Physiology in 2008. Dunedin offers a unique environment to live, study and work in. While there is opportunity to enjoy the student lifestyle, there are many other things that this 'University City' offers, with many beaches and unique wildlife habitats close by, great wilderness terrain to run, walk or mountainbike over (all accessible from the centre of the city!), as well as being a gateway to Central Otago and Fiorldland (e.g., Queenstown and Milford Sound only 3-4 hours drive)... perfect for that weekend escape (if you're not testing!).

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My Summer Research Scholarship in the Department of Physiology was the highlight of my time at the University of Otago as I learnt many new skills, including how to carry out scientific research in a controlled manner, collecting and analyzing scientific data in an orderly fashion, and most importantly, learning to read and think critically.

Aye Thaung - Summer Research Student 2010/2011