Case Studies

University of Otago, New Zealand – Fellowship 2023

Dr Dom Thompson was invited here as a distinguished clinician on our prestigious Chaffer Visiting Fellowship award. She spent a week with us at the University of Otago Medical School ,in July 2023.

Via various fora (i.e. lectures, public lecture, discussion groups) she informed us on a number of issues related to student and young persons’ mental health and wellbeing. Although the initial request for her visit was to focus on medical students’ wellbeing, we found that there was so much interest in her topics and lectures university-wide that it became a multi faculty event.

She was energizing, knowledgeable, engaging, passionate about young persons’ wellbeing and very generous with her time. She captured and synthesized the very real issues that young persons are facing and discussed ways to offer support. I highly recommend her. She is fun, personable and a great presenter.

Professor Tess Patterson
Associate Dean, University of Otago Medical School