Trainee Positions at Dunedin

Training Positions : 1

Core Position Descriptions

The Neurology Registrar has up to four supervised outpatient clinics per week, one with each consultant. They take GP calls and ED referrals in-hours, and are responsible for the ward inpatients and supervising the house officer.

There is good opportunity to gain experience in NCS/EMG, EEG reporting, and also Botox clinics.

Hospital Information

Dunedin Hospital is the tertiary centre for Otago, population 200 000. The health board has merged with Southland, giving a regional population of 300 000. All usual tertiary services are available.

Dunedin is home to the Otago Medical School, with consequent greater academic expertise than usual for the population.

Department Beds:

23 (shared with Neurosurgery)

Department Clinics


Department Specialty Clinics


Department Meetings

Weekly meetings:
Ward meeting / MDTM
Seminar (shared with neurosurgery and psychiatry)
Clinical Patient Review 'Round'
Journal Club

In addition to other hospital meetings, there are numerous seminars in neuroscience topics in world-class University departments such as psychology and physiology within a five minute walk, some of which will be of interest to trainees.

Department Staff

There are four consultant neurologists, all with subspecialty interests, and some part time University commitment. All four have had training in overseas neurology centres of excellence such as the Mayo Clinic and Queen Square, London.

Dr Graeme Hammond-Tooke
Dr Alan Wright
Dr John Mottershead
Dr Nick Cutfield

Other Information

Dunedin offers a unique lifestyle in a University town. There are vibrant performing arts, international cafes and restaurants, and the social hub of the Saturday morning Farmers' Market. NZ's first full sized enclosed stadium is under construction.

As well as wildlife reserves within the city limits, such as the albatross colony, there are numerous outdoor recreational opportunities e.g. cycling, surfing and windsurfing. It is only a few hours' drive to the natural beauty of central Otago, including the playgrounds of Wanaka and Queenstown, with skifields and vineyards.


Graeme Hammond-Tooke

Dunedin Hospital
Great King St
New Zealand