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Grace Chen

Grace Chen head and shoulders photo FROM CHINA
Research Assistant, Centre for Public Health Research (CPHR)

I come from Beijing where I originally graduated in engineering management and accountancy. I completed my Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction in Public Health at Massey University in 2012. It was challenging but it was really exciting to explore new concepts and ideas.

Since then, I have worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Public Health Research (CPHR) at Massey University in Wellington.

I am responsible for the Motor Neurone Disease research project.

I am doing my PhD investigating the relationship between Motor Neurone Disease and a range of known and suspected occupational and environmental exposures. I also work as a tutor for the World Bank Master of Public Health courses.

Massey University is like a big family. You get enormous support from everybody, every day. I enjoy my studying and working life at Massey University very much. The best part is the communication between students, tutors and lecturers.

My advice for landing a great job? Obtain high marks and make contact widely.