University of Otago

The University of Otago, New Zealand’s first University, established in 1869, has an international reputation for research excellence. Over 22,000 students were enrolled during 2012. It employs over 3000 staff and is New Zealand's top-ranked university for research quality according to the New Zealand Government’s formal research performance assessment.

Philip Hill is the McAuley Professor of International Health and Director of the Centre for International at the University of Otago. Up until 2008 he was clinical epidemiologist at the MRC unit in The Gambia, where he led the TB research group. The Tuberculosis case contact study platform was funded by the MRC, EU, Gates Foundation and the NIH (US) and produced over 60 publications over 5 years, including in top general medical and specialty journals. In the last five years he has established new collaborations in Asia and the Pacific. In particular, he collaborates with the University of Padjadjaran in Bandung, Indonesia, in tuberculosis research.  Prof Hill has particular expertise in linking field and laboratory sciences in research-building epidemiological frameworks around specific laboratory based questions. He has published over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals.

Principal Investigator

Photo of Prof. Philip Campbell Hill Prof. Philip Campbell Hill
Co-Director, Centre for International Health
18 Frederick Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 479 9462
Fax: +64 3 479 7298

Institution legal name
University of Otago

Institution short name

Saint David Street
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand