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Lecture Hot Picks - @Otago 22

Wednesday 25 March 2020 8:59am

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Every semester Otago academics and visiting lecturers share a wealth of information through their public lectures – we warmly invite you to access these via Youtube. Just click the links below to enjoy these stimulating topics from experts working in a range of disciplines.


The Dunedin Study - Making Sense of Life?

2019 Distinguished Research Medal recipient Professor Richie Poulton, from the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit.

The public lecture will be his reflections, some candid, many light-hearted, on his quarter-century of involvement in the Dunedin Study. The Study has followed the lives of 1,037 babies since their births nearly 48 years ago in Dunedin looking at their health, development and behaviour. The Study is now in its fifth decade and has produced over 1,300 publications and reports, many of which have influenced or helped inform policy makers in New Zealand and overseas.

2019 Distinguished Research Medal Lecture: The Dunedin Study - Richie Poulton


Chronic Conditions, Dementia and Caregiving

Professor Heather Allore, of Yale University, speaking at UOC in January 2020.
Dr Hamish Jamieson hosted Professor Allore. Dr Jamieson is part of the Department of Medicine at UOC and is clinical leader of the Big Data and Better Ageing Research Group.
He is Senior Lecturer in Medicine at UOC and Medical Specialist in Health Care of Older People (Geriatrician).

Professor Heather Allore, of Yale University, speaking at UOC in January 2020


Professor Neil Waddell's Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Oral Micro Engineering

Research into the bite forces generated in the mouth when eating or clenching and how these effect the design of dental restorations and the materials we use to make them.

Neil Waddell is the Head of the Discipline of Biomaterials in the School of Dentistry. He conducts experimental and observational research in; Dental materials, Cranio-facial biomechanics, prosthodontic failure mechanisms and adhesion of dental restorations and materials; Forensic biology, odontology,and modelling.

Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Neil Waddell


Professor Chris Button's Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Are our children physically educated

Chris is the Dean of the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences. He gained his PhD in Motor Learning at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2000. He worked at Edinburgh University before moving to Otago in 2003. The processes by which humans learn to move skilfully is the central theme for his research. Chris is passionate about movement and he uses models from sport and physical activity to explain skill acquisition. His research outputs cover a broad range of topics including the assessment of movement competence in children, individual differences, movement variability, and perceptual skill.

Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Chris Button