Queer Friendly Staff Network

This is a group of staff who have completed the Queer101 workshop with OUSA Queer Support in order to increase their knowledge of the queer community. They have then been interviewed individually to ensure they are in fact queer-friendly before they are admitted to the Queer Friendly Staff Network. These staff members can be great to talk to if you are having issues around inappropriate behavior within your department or can also be a friendly person to talk to about anything.

While we like to think that all members of the University and Departments are safe to approach, being on this list can add extra assurance to students that they have been met by Queer Support. Check down below to see who has been trained within your department and if you can’t find anyone there then you may want to ask your departmental head to get their staff some training! Check out our training and workshops page!

DepartmentNameEmail
Abbey CollegeJohn Seatonjohn.seaton@otago.ac.nz
Admissions and EnrolmentRebecca Mhyrerebecca.mhyre@otago.ac.nz
AnatomyEllie Stevensellie.stevens@otago.ac.nz
AnatomyRachel Lissamanrachel.lissaman@otago.ac.nz
Arana CollegeJude Lozajude.loza@otago.ac.nz
BiochemistryWayne Patrickwayne.patrick@otago.ac.nz
BotanyPaul Guypaul.guy@otago.ac.nz
BotanyAnna Woodanna.wood@otago.ac.nz
Campus WatchAlannah Johnsonalannah.johnson@otago.ac.nz 
Campus WatchAnnabel Cole annabel.cole@otago.ac.nz
Career DevelopmentYvonne Gautyvonne.gaut@otago.ac.nz
Career DevelopmentJackie Deanjackie.dean@otago.ac.nz
Career DevelopmentGabrielle McKenziegabby.mckenzie@otago.ac.nz
Centre for SustainabilityFelicity Toppfelicity.topp@otago.ac.nz
Centre for SustainabilityGwenda Crawfordgwenda.crawford@otago.ac.nz
ChaplaincyGreg Hughsongreg.hughson@otago.ac.nz
ChemistryAnna Gardenanna.garden@otago.ac.nz
City CollegeStew Noguer Bluecitycollege.associatehead@otago.ac.nz
College of EducationKaren Nairnkaren.nairn@otago.ac.nz
College of EducationSteven Sextonsteven.sexton@otago.ac.nz
English and Linguistics Dave Ciccoriccodave.ciccoricco@otago.ac.nz
Faculty of LawSelene Mizeselene.mize@otago.ac.nz
Faculty of LawRuth Molloyruth.molloy@otago.ac.nz
Faculty of LawMarcelo Rodriguez Ferreremarcelo.rodriguez.ferrere@otago.ac.nz
Faculty of LawRuth Ballantyneruth.ballantyne@otago.ac.nz
Faculty of LawValmai Bilsborough-Yorkvalmai.bilsborough-york@otago.ac.nz
Film and MediaPaulette Milnespaulette.milnes@otago.ac.nz
Film and MediaDr Rosemary Overallrosemary.overell@otago.ac.nz
GeneticsElaine Emmersonelaine.emmerson@otago.ac.nz
Graduate Research SchoolClaire Gallopclaire.gallop@otago.ac.nz
Head of Marine ScienceAbby Smithabby.smith@otago.ac.nz
Health Science ProgrammeJo Oranjejo.oranje@otago.ac.nz
Human ResourcesJulie Dlaskovajulie.dlaskova@otago.ac.nz
Human ResourcesLindsay Robertsonlindsay.robertson@otago.ac.nz
InternationalLouisa Samsonlouisa.samson@otago.ac.nz
InternationalSimone Freemansimone.freeman@otago.ac.nz
International BusinessMark Wilesmithmark.wilesmith@otago.ac.nz
ITS Finance and AdministrationGail Arthurgail.arthur@otago.ac.nz
LawSimon Connellsimon.connell@otago.ac.nz
LawAnna Highanna.high@otago.ac.nz
Medical SchoolJane Millichampjane.millichamp@otago.ac.nz
Medical SchoolLeslie Turnerleslie.turner@otago.ac.nz
Medical SchoolAmara Boydamara.boyd@otago.ac.nz
MusicIan Chapmanian.chapman@otago.ac.nz
Otago PolytechnicNaell Crosby-RoeNaell.Crosby-Roe@op.ac.nz
Otago Polytechnic- Midwifery Kerrie WilsonKerrie.Wilson@op.ac.nz
OUSATom Tremewantom@r1.co.nz
OUSADonna Jonesdonna@ousa.org.nz
OUSAChris Armstrongchris@r1.co.nz
PharmacyAynsley Petersonaynsley.peterson@otago.ac.nz 
PhysiologyDenise Conedenise.cone@otago.ac.nz
PhysiotherapyRachel Wallacerachel.wallace@otago.ac.nz
PoliticsProf Janine Haywardjanine.hayward@otago.ac.nz  
PsychologyJackie Hunterjhunter@psy.otago.ac.nz
PsychologyGareth Treharnegtreharne@psy.otago.ac.nz
PsychologyKristin Hillmankhillman@psy.otago.ac.nz
PsychologyLindsay Robertsonlindsay@psy.otago.ac.nz
School of MedicineJosie Athensjosie.athens@otago.ac.nz
SociologyMelanie Beresmelanie.beres@otago.ac.nz
St Margarets CollegeGeorge Connollygeorge.connolly@stmargarets.college
Student DevelopmentHannah Steiner-Mitchellhannah.steiner-mitchell@otago.ac.nz
Student Health – Clinical Group LeaderRichard Mooneyrichard.mooney@otago.ac.nz
Student Health – DoctorJenny Ogilvyjenny.ogilvy@otago.ac.nz
Student Health – Mental Health TeamAmber Kalinowskiamber.kalinowski@otago.ac.nz
Student Health – Mental Health TeamGrant Ritchiegrant.ritchie@otago.ac.nz
Student Health – Mental Health TeamSam Flannerysam.flannery@otago.ac.nz
Student Health – Mental Health TeamJamie Baltropjamie.baltrop@otago.ac.nz
Student Health – Mental Health TeamLauren Redshawlauren.redshaw@otago.ac.nz
Student Health – Mental Health TeamDanielle O’Briendanielle.obrien@otago.ac.nz
Student Health – Mental Health TeamCarolyn Walkercarolyn.walker@otago.ac.nz
Student Health – NurseLibby Reidlibby.reid@otago.ac.nz
Student Health – NurseGwen Cuthbertsongwen.cuthbertson@otago.ac.nz
Student Health – PsychiatristJubilee Rajiahjubilee.rajiah@otago.ac.nz
SurveyingChristina Hulbechristina.hulbe@otago.ac.nz
Toroa CollegeChristina Watson-Millschristina.mills@otago.ac.nz
Unipol Recreation ServicesChristine MacDonellchristine.macdonell@otago.ac.nz
ZoologyNikita Woodheadnikita.woodhead@otago.ac.nz