Tuesday, 13 March 2018 1:36pm
A newly published National Centre for Lifecourse Research paper reveals factors that Pacific university graduates describe as having helped or hindered their degree completion.
Friday, 23 March 2018 1:21pm
Otago researchers reveal childhood predictors of becoming overweight or obese
Saturday, 3 March 2018 1:47pm
The NCLR is supporting a free Tai Tokerau speaker series at the Whangarei Library. NCLR Co-director Professor Richie Poulton will be talking about "The science of wellbeing for children and young people" on 11 April.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:41am
NCLR partner, Te Pou Tiringa, has been awarded $870,000 from the TSB Community Trust. This is the trust's first step in strategic philanthropy. The hope for the project, a collaboration between Te Pou Tiringa and the NCLR, is that it will lead to better outcomes for Māori children and whānau.
Thursday, 7 December 2017 11:35am
Distinguishing naturally occurring sugars in a person’s diet from those added as sweetener has been challenging – until now, thanks to a new method developed by the University of Otago.
Tuesday, 5 December 2017 11:30am
Lifecourse research leaders from around the country met at St Margaret’s College at the University of Otago on Tuesday to discuss the future of lifecourse research in New Zealand.
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 2:45pm
University of Otago researcher Dr Jonathan Broadbent was awarded the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) Liley Medal at the Royal Society Te Apārangi Research Honours in Auckland last night. The award recognised Dr Broadbent's research into oral health inequality.
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 2:35pm
Professor Richie Poulton CNZM, Dunedin Study Director and National Centre for Lifecourse Research Co-Director, is currently in Singapore to deliver the CJ Koh Professorial lecture at the National Institute of Education.
"The early years are absolutely critical for how a person's life turns out, and if you really want to make a difference to people's lives, intervening early is key. That's where governments should put their money. That is where their focus should be" Poulton says. Professor Poulton explains that the Dunedin study singles out children's self-control as a clear target for prevention policy, apart from all other influential features of children's backgrounds, such as their family life, socio-economic status or the child's intelligence. He notes that interventions early on in life can make a difference.
Monday, 9 October 2017 2:08pm
More than half of the nearly 1000 mothers interviewed for the AUT study reported a significant major housing problem such as cold homes, inadequate size and cost.
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 10:10am
The inaugural Silverline Festival, being held next weekend on 15-16 September, is all about exposing students to ways of wellbeing. The festival will include speakers, all passionate about what they do, and excited to share their knowledge and experiences; one of these being Dr Damian Scarf, Senior Lecturer in Psychology who suffered from severe anxiety throughout undergraduate and into postgraduate study.
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 3:44pm
Hearing her name announced as winner of the Division of Sciences Supervisor of the Year award was gratifying enough, but then when Dr Tamlin Conner, a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology heard it called again, this time for the ‘OUSA Supervisor of the Year’ award, she was stunned.
“Receiving these two awards mean the world to me,” said Dr Tamlin Conner. “I invest an incredible amount of time and effort into my students, and to receive this recognition gives me the motivation to keep up that investment,” she continued.
Thursday, 3 August 2017 3:21pm
The University formally launched its reconfigured line-up of 12 flagship research centres this week at an event during which each centre concisely showcased its often world-leading activities.
Tuesday, 4 July 2017 11:31am
Attendance at early childhood education is associated with benefits for later cognitive and academic outcomes over the life course.
New evidence of personal and social benefits of university education for Māori and Pacific Island graduates
Wednesday, 5 July 2017 11:22am
Latest research from the National Centre for Lifecourse Research (NCLR) suggests that graduating from university may not only change the individual lives of Māori and Pacific Island graduates, but also positively impact on their families, communities and society in general.
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 3:08pm
"Staying ahead of the curve: best practices in the Dunedin Study". A special free public lecture by Professor Richie Poulton CNZM on Wednesday 28 June 2017 at 6pm at the Dunedin town hall.
Friday, 16 June 2017 2:21pm
Health Research Council (HRC) funding success for NCLR partners - the Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study and COMPASS
Wednesday, 7 June 2017 12:37pm
Professors Richie Poulton (Psychology) and Sally Brooker (Chemistry) have been named as recipients of the 2017 Queen's Birthday honours list.
Tuesday, 6 June 2017 1:13pm
NCLR Co-Director Professor Richie Poulton has become a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM).
Monday, 15 May 2017 10:23am
This week, three Māori Master of Psychology students; Jacob Ashdown, Paris Pidduck and Penny Tipu graduated. All three students were supervised by NCLR investigator Dr Gareth Treharne, and supported by Dr Tia Neha.
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 2:17pm
Extremely high levels of lead in New Zealand cities in the 1970s and 1980s appear responsible for a loss of intelligence and occupational standing among today’s adults.