Our postgraduate students

Meet some of our postgraduate students and hear what they say about studying at our internationally recognised faculty.

Libby Martin was inspired to pursue postgraduate study after an undergraduate project allowed her to explore the intersection of two medical sciences.

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Mikkol Gabriel Macabali completed his postgraduate study in Mental Health Nursing so he could contribute to a rapidly progressing field of health.

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Dr Tina Gao felt like her PhD in optometry has prepared her for work as a postdoctoral research fellow and lecturer.

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Emelia Masari's Master of Health Sciences helped prepare her for a career as a project analyst at Synergia.

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Mary Anne is a New Zealand Scholarship recipient from Malaysia, who graduated in 2020 with a Master of Public Health.

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Summer Rangimaarie Wright (Ngāti Maniapoto) is taking a Māori Health and climate justice approach to her Master of Health Sciences in Nutrition and Dietetics.

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PhD candidate Ernest Cheah enjoys the independence of self-conducted research while still having support and supervision from the School of Pharmacy.

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Jo Hikaka is pursuing her PhD in pharmacy with the goal of improving medicines use for older Māori adults their access to clinical pharmacist services.

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Hannah Rapata (Ngāi Tahu) is using her Master of Health Sciences in Nutrition and Dietetics to help improve equity for Māori health outcomes.

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International student Marilia Couto chose to study the Master of Health Leadership to transition from clinical medicine into management.

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Latasi Koro

Master of Audiology graduate Latasi (Tasi) Koro talks about her journey through University and the impact of her research.

Poutasi W. B. Urale was attracted to a PhD in optometry because of previous research in the fields of cognitive neuroscience and involuntary eye movements.

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Through her doctoral research in obstetrics and gynaecology, Robin Cronin has become an author, speaker, teacher, traveller, and researcher.

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Jessee Fia’Ali’I is a health psychologist working with underserved communities, and encourages other Pacific youth to do the same with the PGDipHealthPsych.

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In the Philippines, mental health is a taboo topic. Eivry Kerxen Ambe is hoping to change that by studying health sciences in Auckland.

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Josh Cronin-Lampe studied a Master of Public Health because he wanted to affect policy and real change towards improving equity, population health and wellbeing.

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