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Health Sciences Research Forum

Spotlight Series takes on mental health research for 2019 forum

  • Tuesday 8 October 2019
  • Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, 23a Mein Street Wellington Campus

We are currently approaching key presenters, see the draft programme below.

If you have any enquiries please contact us by email:
Email healthsciences.research@otago.ac.nz

Mental health research draft programme

9.00am Mihi

Paul Brunton (2018) thumbnailMihi and welcome from Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Division of Health Sciences, Professor Paul Brunton

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9.10am Opening address

Sunny Collings close up thumbnialProfessor Sunny Collings, Dean, University of Otago, Wellington

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9.30am Theme one: Risk factors for mental health

John Horwood_thumbnailProfessor John Horwood: Longitudinal studies examining childhood adversity

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10.20am Morning tea

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10.50am Theme two: Addictions, alcohol and drugs

giles newton howes thumbAssociate Professor Giles Newton Howes: Alcohol use and personality disorder

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11.35am Finalists in the student poster competition present their work

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12.00pm Lunch

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1.00pm Theme three: Mental disorders

Richard Porter thumbnailProfessor Richard Porter: Clinical research on disorders

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2.05pm Theme four: Epidemiology, health services and public health

Kate Scott thumbProfessor Kate Scott: New Zealand's place in the world: Provocative findings from the world mental health surveys

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Cameron Lacey_thumbnailDr Cameron Lacey: Māori bi-polar service use

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3.15pm Panel discussion

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3.45pm Afternoon tea and close