Friday, 8 December 2017
The School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences has undergone significant staffing changes in 2017. We are also undertaking a major curriculum review. The most up-to-date information about this process is provided here.
Monday, 4 December 2017
Associate Professor Chris Button says his "healthy obsession" with physical activity will be a driving force in his new role as Dean of Otago's School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences.
Friday, 1 December 2017
Associate Professor Chris Button says his “healthy obsession” with physical activity will be a driving force in his new role as Dean of Otago’s School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences.
Monday, 20 November 2017
Division of Sciences researchers have gained over $7.2m for 12 world-class research projects as Principal Investigators and a further $6m as Assistant Investigators working in collaboration with researchers both across Otago and in external organisations.
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Four up–and–coming University of Otago researchers have each been awarded around $500,000 from the Health Research Council (HRC) to pursue world-class projects aimed at improving New Zealander’s health and wellbeing and contributing to international progress in these areas.
Friday, 22 September 2017
A $1 million MBIE Endeavour "Smart Ideas" grant has been awarded to Department of Computer Science’s Dr Stefanie Zollmann and her team from Computer Science, Information Science and Physical Education for their research titled “Situated visualisation to enrich sports experience for on-site spectators”.
Thursday, 21 September 2017
The Zonta Club of Wellington is calling for applications for the 2018 Zonta Science Award. Applications must be received by 5 February 2018.
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
The inaugural Silverline Festival, being held next weekend on 15-16 September, is all about exposing students to ways of wellbeing. The festival will include speakers, all passionate about what they do, and excited to share their knowledge and experiences; one of these being Dr Damian Scarf, Senior Lecturer in Psychology who suffered from severe anxiety throughout undergraduate and into postgraduate study.
Friday, 1 September 2017
The University of Otago’s Senior Women’s and Senior Men’s Eights rowing teams have won big in China in the 2017 International Universities Rowing Regatta.
Thursday, 31 August 2017
Curriculum changes due to department restructure
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
New Zealand is set to overhaul the way it teaches swimming to children – with a greater focus on water survival skills – thanks in part to research by Otago’s Associate Professor Chris Button.
Thursday, 27 July 2017
Community dance groups from around Dunedin will perform at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery on Sunday – the culmination of Dr Caroline Sutton Clark’s six-month tenure as the Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Alumnus Dr Dicken Yung inducted into School of Physical Education, Sports and Exercise Sciences' wall of fame.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
An article just published in the New Zealand Science Review celebrates 30- years of science outreach at Otago. It presents the reader with an historical account of the development of community delivered outreach programmes by the University of Otago - and more specifically, those through the Division of Sciences and its contributing departments, schools and centres - a relationship that began in the 1970s. Although recognition for community service has been built into academic staff promotion processes for decades, it has only been available for non-academics since 2014 – which lends this article a point of difference given it has been co-authored by both academic and non-academic staff members.
Friday, 26 May 2017
The University of Otago smashed it out of the park at the ASB Otago Sports Awards last Friday with the South Island Brain Injury Research Group (SIBIRG) initiative and cricketing alumna Suzie Bates receiving top awards.
Friday, 12 May 2017
The Division of Sciences is extremely proud to see 48 Maori students graduate this weekend. Graduates have completed either their under- or postgraduate study covering a wide range of disciplines across the Division. See the full list of May 2017 graduates.
Monday, 27 March 2017
Rugby players with weaker necks or uneven neck strength appear more vulnerable to severe impacts that may cause concussion.
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Being named in the world’s top 10 universities for the study of sport and sport-related disciplines in the recent QS rankings is a great morale boost for the staff of Otago’s School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences.
Friday, 3 March 2017
A 12 week pilot study RuFIT is helping local male rugby fans improve their lifestyle and physical activity levels.
Wednesday, 14 December 2016
The St David Lecture theatre was home to the annual Connecting Coaches conference recently, a collaboration between the Otago Academy of Sport and Sport New Zealand.
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Naomi Ireland (BPhEd 2014) attended the International University Sports Federation forum in Montpellier, France in July. As the student representative for the University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand, Naomi will discuss the need for greater sporting leadership opportunities for students.
Friday, 25 November 2016
The Postgraduate Symposium was jointly hosted by the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences (PESES) and the School of Physiotherapy in November.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
The postgraduate students lucky enough to study under Dr Anne-Marie Jackson say she is the “very definition of a mana wahine” – a strong Māori female academic who advocates tirelessly for their space at Otago.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
New Zealand national sporting bodies should work towards adopting a policy of zero tolerance for homophobia and other discriminatory behaviour, a new report by a University of Otago researcher recommends.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Michaela Baker's recruitment by the American Rugby Pro Training Centre on a two month all-expenses paid rugby playing trip to USA.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
A Golden Boot was awarded to our physical education student Tennessee Kinghorn at the 2016 Football South and Otago Awards held in Dunedin.
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Adam Miles, PhD candidate, has been awarded the Sport Psychologist 2016 Young Researcher Award by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Foundation.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
The University of Otago’s prestigious Arts fellowships for 2017 have been announced.
Thursday, 1 September 2016
Great example of how critical thinking taught at Otago can translate into progressive action and practice.
Thursday, 25 August 2016
The University of Otago is conducting ground-breaking research in to the forces exerted on heads of the Otago rugby players as they compete during the Mitre 10 Cup on Thursday, 25 August. The University researchers are testing whether neck strength is a crucial factor in preventing concussion in the sport.
Friday, 8 July 2016
Dr Anne-Marie Jackson spoke on Radio New Zealand about the Te Koronga programme for Māori students.
Thursday, 4 February 2016
A dance class held for University of Otago staff in January was so popular the organisers are looking to run similar classes throughout the year.
Monday, 21 December 2015
“Exercise is the most under-prescribed ‘medication’ available,” says Otago’s winner of the Educator of the Year Award at the 2015 New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards.
Friday, 18 December 2015
Otago staff working over the summer will have the opportunity to leave their desks and get moving, with a summer dance class being held at the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences.
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
The Caroline Plummer Community Dance Fellowship recently celebrated its 10th anniversary – with eight of the 10 former Fellows as well as Caroline’s parents in attendance at the reunion.
Friday, 30 October 2015
The Bulletin met 2015 Caroline Plummer Community Dance Fellow Uzo Nwankpa and learned more about her maternal-baby dance project.
Wednesday, 8 July 2015
Eight of New Zealand’s top up-and-coming motorsport drivers were put through their paces at the University of Otago School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences last week during the 12th annual Elite Motorsport Academy held in Dunedin.
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Otago PhD candidate Minhyeok Tak has received international recognition in his field, recently winning a European award for his paper, titled 'The Politics of Countermeasures against Match-fixing in Sport'.
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Professor Ken Hodge has replaced Professor Bob Knight as University Provost. The pair have more than looks in common as the Bulletin discovered.
Thursday, 29 May 2014
New University of Otago research has found that many drowning deaths could be prevented if people learned to wait out the body’s initial shock response to cold water.
Friday, 7 March 2014
PhD candidate wins international award for his research into match fixing.