Tāmaki Innovation Campus

Message from the Head of Campus

March 2018

Greg Anson for Tamaki Update

Dear colleagues,

A very warm welcome to all new and returning staff and students. Thank you to everyone involved in orientation activities. Your continued contribution in welcoming and making the student experience at Tāmaki enjoyable, productive and positive is very much appreciated. It is great to see the campus busy and vibrant with the return of students and Semester One well underway.

Since the last Tamaki Update there have been many significant achievements and successes across our Campus several of which are highlighted in this edition of the Tamaki Update. In particular, Professor Peter Thorne is the recipient of the Gluckman Medal for his exceptional contributions to inner ear pathophysiology, diagnostic approaches to inner ear disease, and the prevention of hearing loss. Dr Karen Day, senior lecturer in the School of Population Health, has finished a four-month developer challenge related to interoperability, which significantly contributes to improving data sharing, digitalisation of healthcare and development of health informatics.  Professor Peter Adams, Deputy Head of the School of Population Health and Associate Director of the Centre for Addiction Research, was awarded a Marsden grant to study relationships between industry and politicians in the areas of alcohol, tobacco, gambling and food, and the way these relationships are used to influence policy.

Congratulations to all Tamaki staff recently promoted including Professors Jacqueline Beggs and Papaarangi Reid; Associate Professors Bruce Burns, Elana Curtis, Daniel Exeter, Nicholas Gant, Bridget Kool, Judith McCool, Rachel Simon-Kumar, Margaret Stanley, Jennifer Utter and David Welch. And, congratulations to Professor Suzanne Purdy on her appointment as Head of the School of Psychology.

We bid farewell to staff and students of the Optometry Clinic who relocated to Grafton Campus at the end of February and to staff and students from the Department of Exercise Sciences who will be relocating to the Newmarket Campus in April.


Best wishes,


Associate Professor Greg Anson

Head of Tāmaki Innovation Campus