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Our Research and Postgraduate team are experienced professionals who support our researchers. Their roles include:

  • Academic mentoring
  • Administering grant applications
  • Coordinating research reports
  • Negotiating external research funding
  • Connecting research with communities
  • Connecting postgraduate students with supervisors


If you have a general enquiry please contact 
Paula Petley, Executive Assistant or Abigail Taylor, Administrator



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Prof. Leoni Schmidt

Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies

Email Leoni Schmidt 
+64 (0) 21 245 2895

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Jenny Aimers

Research Coordinator

Email Jenny Aimers 
+64 (0) 3479 3639  

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Lesley Brook

Portfolio Assistant

Email Lesley Brook
+64 (0) 27 4345 295 

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Rhina Chan

Learner Capability Admin 

Email Rhina Chan

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Liz Ditzel

Principal Lecturer, Nursing

Email Liz Ditzel