We support postgraduate students in the FMHS through academic and social events, advocacy, and provision of information and advice.

Welcome to the FMHS-PGSA

We are here to improve the postgraduate study experience for PgDip, Honours, Masters, and PhD students in FMHS and the Liggins Institute. We host events throughout the year including morning teas, academic workshops, and seminars.

Our board represents students on several faculty boards including education, research, international, and equity. If you have concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime. We are here to support you and make sure that your voice is heard.

Meet Our Board

The FMHS-PGSA Board is elected annually to serve postgraduate students. Contact us at fmhspgsa@auckland.ac.nz

Joseph Chen, Co-President

Julia Plank, Co-President

Jess Kelly, Vice-President

Annie Chiang, Vice-President

Lauren Carlton, Treasurer

Charisse Kuo, Grants Officer, pgsagrants@auckland.ac.nz

Hadassah Patchigalla, Marketing Coordinator

Sophie Hooke, Marketing Coordinator

Annie Chiang, Events Coordinator

Francis Middleton, Events Coordinator

Aimee Mills, Events Coordinator

Nicholas Pudjihartono, Events Coordinator

Mei Lin Tay, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Representative

Susan Li, Academic Events Coordinator

Lance Martinez, Academic Events Coordinator & Board of Graduate Studies Biomedical Science

Michael Pudjihartono, Academic Events Coordinator

Victor Maldonado Zimbron, International Representative

Dingchang Shi, International Representative

Marvellous Adesina, Board of Graduate Studies Biomedical Science

Victoria King, Education Representative

Benjamin Lear, Faculty Research Representative

Olivia Gold, Faculty Research Representative

Amy Johnston, Faculty Representative

Jess Kelly, Equity Representative

Ariana Andrews, Equity Representative

Bridget Tsai, New Student Coordinator

Our Mission is to Improve Support for Postgraduate Students


Postgraduate Events

We facilitate academic and social events for postgraduate students including workshops, coffee groups, and seminars.



We advocate for the issues that are important to you within the FMHS and in the wider community.


Financial Support

We offer grants to postgraduate students advertised throughout the year.



We publicise postgraduate student excellence.



We provide healthy competition and motivation for students through our awards for publications, research dissemination, and more.



We represent postgraduate students on a variety of FMHS committees, including education and faculty research, so that your voice is heard.

“FMHS-PGSA advocates for students. If you’re having an issue with your postgraduate studies, get in contact with us. We represent postgraduate students on a variety of boards including international, equity, faculty research, and more. We want to hear from you- your concerns, achievements, questions. We are happy to help with problems, and love to celebrate student success too.”

Julia Plank

FMHS-PGSA Co-President 2022

Better Postgraduate Support is Our Mission


University of Auckland, Grafton Campus