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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.

Check out symposium web page and symposium proceedings for more details.

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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)