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Celebrating postgraduate success for Māori in Psychology

Monday, 15 May 2017 10:23am

This week, three Māori Master of Psychology students; Jacob Ashdown, Paris Pidduck and Penny Tipu graduated. All three students were supervised by NCLR investigator Dr Gareth Treharne, and supported by Dr Tia Neha.

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Chldren's exposure to lead linked to lower IQ

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 2:17pm

Extremely high levels of lead in New Zealand cities in the 1970s and 1980s appear responsible for a loss of intelligence and occupational standing among today’s adults.

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New study describes what helps and hinders Māori university success

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 2:18pm

New research from the National Centre for Lifecourse Research's - Graduate Longitudinal Study New Zealand - focuses on what Māori graduates describe as helping or hindering their success

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NCLR partner, the Dunedin Study, wins New Zealand's top science prize

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 2:12pm

National Centre for Lifecourse Research (NCLR) partner, the Dunedin Study, wins New Zealand's top science prize.

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National Centre for Lifecourse Research named as one of Otago's flagship research centres

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 1:50pm

The National Centre for Lifecourse Research (NCLR) has been reconfirmed as a University of Otago flagship research centre.

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Educational Benefits: Māori lifecourse research

Thursday, 12 January 2017 4:12pm

University of Otago lifecourse research has already revealed a lot about the wider New Zealand population: now researchers are turning to it to understand more about Māori education, health and well-being.

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Dunedin Study home nearly ready

Thursday, 12 January 2017 3:57pm

Working is nearing completion on the $2.6 million home for the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, partner of the National Centre for Lifecourse Research.

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Childhood disadvantage strongly predicts costly adult life-course outcomes

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 12:45pm

NCLR partner, the Dunedin Study's latest findings show that childhood disadvantage strongly predicts costly adult life-course outcomes.

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Ageing Well funding success for Pacific Islands Families Study

Thursday, 17 November 2016 12:26pm

Funding success for NCLR Partner, the Pacific Islands Families Study, who received National Science Challenge Ageing Well funding.

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HRC funding success for National Centre for Lifecourse Research partner Te Pou Tiringa

Friday, 18 November 2016 12:23pm

HRC funding success for National Centre for Lifecourse Research partner - Te Pou Tiringa

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New Associate Dean (Pacific) in the Division of Sciences

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 12:02pm

National Centre for Lifecourse Research Investigator, Dr Mele Taumoepeau has been appointed as inaugural Associate Dean (Pacific) in the Division of Sciences, University of Otago

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Researching with Māori: Opportunities for researchers and communities.

Thursday, 24 November 2016 11:02am

Researching with Māori: Opportunities for researchers and communities. Open Lecture. Thursday 24 November. Department of Psychology. Drs Will Edwards and Mihi Ratima.

This presentation is about maximising opportunities for researchers and communities to work together towards research excellence in Aotearoa/New Zealand in the 21st Century, taking advantage of this country’s reputation as indigenous research leaders.

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NCLR researchers find dental treatment inequalities for Māori, Pacific Island and low income patients

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 2:31pm

NCLR researchers and affiliates have found dental treatment inequalities among patients at New Zealand’s only School of Dentistry. University of Otago researchers audited data for all treatments provided at the Faculty of Dentistry from 2006 to 2011 for patients born prior to 1990. The researchers found ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in the provision of dental extractions, endodontic treatment, crowns, and preventive care.

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NCLR Investigator Dr Jesse Kokaua awarded the prestigious HRC Pacific Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

Monday, 14 November 2016 2:06pm

NCLR Investigator Dr Jesse Kokaua has been awarded the prestigious Health Research Council Pacific Health Postdoctoral Fellowship. His research will focus on health implications from education for Pasifika people and their families. Dr Kokaua will be co-hosted by the National Centre for Lifecourse research to work on the Graduate Longitudinal Study New Zealand.  

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HRC funding success - A great day for lifecourse research in NZ

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 1:52pm

HRC funding success - A great day for lifecourse research in NZ

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The NCLR's Graduate Longitudinal Study NZ follow-up report on NZ university graduates

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 1:46pm

A new study from the National Centre for Lifecourse Research's Graduate Longitudinal Study New Zealand confirms the value of a New Zealand university education. The study found that university graduates were highly satisfied with their lives, already earning around the national median income after only two years in the workforce, and that just 2.7% were unemployed.

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Dunedin Study's four-part documentary "Why am I?"

Friday, 10 June 2016 2:22pm

National Centre for Lifecourse Research partner - the Dunedin Study's documentary is now available on TVNZ on Demand. The four-part documentary series, ‘Why Am I?’, produced by Razor Films is also screening on TV1 over the next month, beginning on Tuesday 31 May at 9.30pm. The series highlights the findings from the Dunedin Study of 1037 people born there in 1972.

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HRC feasibility funding success for research partners - Te Pou Tiringa and the NCLR

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 2:20pm

Research partners - Te Pou Tiringa and the NCLR were recently awarded Health Research Council (HRC) Feasibility Study funding for the research programme ‘Te Kura Mai i Tawhiti’.

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Ministry of Social Development appoints Chief Science Advisor

Tuesday, 7 June 2016 12:39pm

Professor Richie Poulton, who appeared in Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of the world’s most influential scientific minds, has joined the Ministry of Social Development (MSD). Professor Poulton fills the new role of Chief Science Advisor and will work to improve the use of evidence in policy development and advice.

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Study reveals profile of Māori university graduates

Tuesday, 7 June 2016 12:37pm

Nearly half of recent Māori university graduates are the first in their immediate family to attend university, one third are parents and the majority (70%) are female, new research from the National Centre for Lifecourse Research shows. The findings are from the Graduate Longitudinal Study New Zealand (GLSNZ), an ongoing project that, over a 10-year period, will investigate the employment, health and social outcomes of more than 8700 graduates from all eight New Zealand universities. The research is published in the international journal Higher Education Research and Development.