BEATS Symposium 2020
Winning the University of Otago Research Group Award for 2019 provided the BEATS Research Team with a wonderful opportunity to host the 4th biennial BEATS Symposium in Dunedin on 18 February 2020.
The BEATS team was delighted to welcome 60 delegates from multiple sectors to this symposium and share findings from an exciting 7-year research journey to date.
The BEATS Research Team receives Health Research Council Project Grant for BEATS-2 Study
The BEATS Research Team has received a $1,197,488 research grant from the Health Research Council to study the effects of cycling and pedestrian infrastructure changes on the rates of active transport to and from school among Dunedin adolescents. The BEATS team is delighted with this 3-year funding to further extend the BEATS Research Programme. Data collection in Dunedin secondary school is planned for 2020. Projects completed to date include the BEATS Study in Dunedin (2013-2017) and the BEATS Rural Study in Otago (2018-2019).
BEATS Research in the News (selected items)
- The Star newspaper (Dunedin): “Transport study back on track: leader” (08/04/2021)
- University of Otago Magazine: “The school BEAT” (feature article) (08/05/2020)
- University of Otago Bulletin: “BEATS symposium celebrates achievements and shares results” (24/02/2020)
- Otago Daily Times newspaper (Dunedin): “New Year honours 2020: The Southern recipients” (Profiling Mr Gordon Wilson, BEATS Advisory Board member, receiving the Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit Award) (31/12/2019)
- The Star newspaper (Dunedin): "Active transport options marred" (24/10/2019)
- The Star newspaper (Dunedin): “Researchers awarded for transport study” (17/10/2019)
- Otago Daily Times newspaper (Dunedin): “Beats team wins uni award” (16/10/2019)
- Diario del AltoAragón newspaper (Spain): "Huesca y Dunedin realizan un intercambio de proyectos de ciudades saludables” [“Huesca and Dunedin undertake exchange between the projects about active cities”] [in Spanish] (09/07/2019)
- The Star newspaper (Dunedin): “Pupil transport habits to be re-surveyed” (04/07/2019)
- OAR FM Radio (Dunedin): Radio interview with Associate Professor Sandy Mandic about the BEATS Study findings (03/2019)
- Otago Daily Times newspaper (Dunedin): “Mixed transport way to combat pupil inactivity” (10/03/2019)
- The Star newspaper (Dunedin): “Study checks rural pupils" (22/11/2018)
- NZ Herald (New Zealand): “Adolescent activity levels revealed in Otago University study” (21/11/2018)