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Key Contacts

Student Academic Advisers

If you need help with planning your courses, or you'd like to talk to someone about your science degree in general, then our Student Academic Advisers are here to help.

To make an appointment, please email sci-fac@auckland.ac.nz.


Meet out Student Support Advisers

Student Support Advisers are based in each Faculty to speak with you about any support you may need during your time at University. This can range from advice on how to manage your workload and what courses to enrol in, through to how to find support if you are experiencing anxiety or depression and anything else you may wish to seek advice about.

We are a good place to start if you need information on what support services are available. We work through concerns or questions with you in a confidential and judgement-free space, and can guide you through processes and refer you on to other support services within the University.

You can make an appointment by contacting a Student Support Adviser directly or going to the Faculties Student Centre. Each Student Support Adviser works with different groups of students, so please look at the contact details below to find the most relevant Student Support Adviser for you in the Faculty of Science.

Faculty of Science Student Centre
Building 301
Level G, Room G020
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Merrion Baker


Student Support Adviser – Equity

My background is in the health and social care sector, specifically working with vulnerable client groups and supporting them with their various complex needs.

I believe everyone has the right to both fulfil their potential and receive the support and guidance in order to do this. I have a huge passion to help people succeed and give support in whichever way they need.

I look forward to meeting you and supporting you to achieve your educational goals!


Deidre Doyle

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Student Support Adviser – International                                                                     

I have worked as a Student Support Adviser since 2015 and enjoy supporitng international students to achieve academic success.

I believe everyone has the right to support services that will allow them to flourish and feel privileged to work where I can make a positive contribution.

Erica Farrelly

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Student Support Adviser – International                                                                     

My background is a Bachelor of Science majoring in Geography and Development Studies.

I lived in Argentina for nine months where I taught English as a second language.

I am very passionate about student success and look forward to meeting you to offer advice and support.

Sharon Televave

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Student Support Adviser - Māori and Pacific

Tēnā koutou katoa, Talofa lava and warm Pacific greetings.

My background is in tertiary education, tutoring, academic learning development, mentoring, and providing academic and pastoral support to students.

My passion is to enable and enhance the success and retention of all students and, in particular, Māori and Pacific students.