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Health Sciences Research Forum

Spotlight Series: Mental health research 2019

This symposium is for anyone working in the delivery of mental health services, and the policy that governs these services as well as those engaged in research. Talks will be short and delivered in lay language.

This meeting is now concluded.  If are interested in the content of the meeting powerpoint presentations are now appended with individual speakers' names.

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Student Poster Competition

The winners of the Student poster competition are:

First Place - Brooke Craik

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine

" An exploration of mental health promotion in New Zealand: A qualitative study"

Joint runners-up

Kate Roberts

Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice

Afiya Ali

Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington

Lucy Broughton

School of Pharmacy

All prize winners will receive a substantial prize.

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Mental health research 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

Susanna Every-Palmer tnDr Susanna Every-Palmer: Opening address and setting the scene

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Other speakers:

Horwood_thumbnailProfessor John Horwood: Childhood adversity and mental health: life course implications

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Dr Elliot Bell: Characteristics of “Special Patients”

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giles newton
howes thumbAssociate Professor Giles Newton Howes: How can we fix a broken mental health act?

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

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Lacey_thumbnailDr Cameron Lacey: Improving outcomes for Māori with serious mental disorders

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Dr Sarah Fortune: How can we reduce the suicide rate in New Zealand? Sentinel surveillance as one element of suicide prevention

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Martin Kennedy thumb 2019Professor Martin Kennedy: Genetics as a key to understanding and better treatment of mental disorders

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Dr Ruth Cunningham: Using integrated data to understand healthcare disparities associated with experience of mental health conditions

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Dasha Fedchuk: Working alongside consumers in mental health_ elements of service user-led research and co-production explained

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Dr Charlene Rapsey: Child Maltreatment and Mental Health across the lifespan

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Tony Dowell thumbProfessor Tony Dowell: Piki - youth mental health in primary care - a people centred approach

Link to Tony's video here

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Paul Glue thumbProfessor Paul Glue: Ketamine for treatment-resistant depression and anxiety

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