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Antisocial behaviour over the lifecourse linked to brain structure in new Dunedin study findings

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 9:51am

These findings have been published in 'The Lancet Psychiatry'.

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Early life antecedents or predictors of who ends up struggling in adulthood

Friday, 31 January 2020 9:49am

Professor Richie Poulton was recently interviewed by Radio NZ about the recently published Dunedin Study paper, "Clustering of health, crime and social-welfare inequality in 4 million citizens from two nations".

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Māori positive ageing

Monday, 29 October 2018 9:12am

There is a call for attention to focus on "Māori positive ageing" as the number of older Māori is set to double over a short period with higher rates of disability and dependence than the general population.

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NCLR Co-director, Richie Poulton's 2019 Distinguished Research Medal Lecture - 2 December 2019

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 10:38am

NCLR Co-director, Richie Poulton's 2019 Distinguished Research Medal Lecture - 2 December 2019

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NCLR investigator awarded the Sir Thomas Davis Te Patu Kite Rangi Ariki Health Research Fellowship

Thursday, 31 October 2019 10:29am

NCLR investigator, Dr Jesse Kokaua, has been awarded the Sir Thomas Davis Te Patu Kite Rangi Ariki Health Research Fellowship.

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NCLR investigator Dr Te Morenga wins 2019 Hamilton Award

Thursday, 17 October 2019 1:40pm

NCLR investigator Dr Lisa Te Morenga wins 2019 Hamilton Award for research on how dietary sugar increases body weight.

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New findings on Māori university graduates

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 2:08pm

New National Centre for Lifecourse Research and Graduate Longitudinal Study NZ research examines the occupations and industries of Māori university graduates.

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Distinguished research medal for NCLR Co-director

Friday, 13 September 2019 2:03pm

Co-Director of the National Centre for Lifecourse Research, Professor Richie Poulton, has been recognised with a Distinguished Research Medal.

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New Director of the Christchurch Health and Development Study

Thursday, 1 August 2019 1:47pm

Associate Professor Joseph (Joe) Boden has been announced as the new Director of the Christchurch Health and Development Study.

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How a lifecourse aproach can promote long-term health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 4:17pm

In a paper published today, NCLR investigators describe how using lifecourse approach can promote long-term health and well-being outcomes for Māori.

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New study finds issues with gambling for Pacific youth

Monday, 1 July 2019 4:56pm

NCLR partner, the AUT University's Pacific Island Families Study, has recently found that more than a third of Pacific youth gamble daily.

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How poverty influences Māori and Pacific child obesity rates

Monday, 17 June 2019 2:28pm

New research has suggested that if Māori and Pacific four-year olds experienced the same family and neighbourhood conditions as their European counterparts, rates of obesity would drop by half for Māori - and by a third among Pacific kids.

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NCLR Investigator Joe Boden talks about how alcohol affects NZ society

Friday, 7 June 2019 2:40pm

NCLR Investigator, Associate Professor Joe Boden recently appeared on the AM show to discuss the toll that alcohol has on our society.

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High cost means more than half of NZ's young adults don't access dental care

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 2:31pm

NCLR investigator Associate Professor Jonathan Broadbent's recent article in the Conversation focuses on inequalities in dental care in New Zealand.

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Importance of the first 1000 days of life

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 2:16pm

Professor Richie Poulton recently spoke about the impact of the first 1000 days of life on longterm health, wellbeing, behaviour and socioeconomic outcomes.

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Proposal for 'cautious path' forward for changing cannabis laws by Otago researcher

Friday, 18 January 2019 4:35pm

Otago researcher and NCLR investigator Associate Professor Joseph Boden proposes a cautious path forward for changing cannabis law in New Zealand.

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High fiber carbohydrates associated with lower risk of many chronic non-communicable diseases

Thursday, 10 January 2019 4:31pm

NCLR investigator Dr Lisa Te Morenga recently led a study that found that high fiber carbohydrates are associated with lower risk of many chronic non-communicable diseases.

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NCLR Co-director named as Chief Science Advisor to the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 1:45pm

NCLR Co-director Professor Richie Poulton has been appointed as the Chief Science Advisor to the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction.

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The pros and cons of cannabis

Friday, 19 October 2018 4:51pm

Christchurch Health & Development Study Deputy Director Associate Professor Joseph Boden outlines important information on the effects of cannabis use. This evidence comes from findings from New Zealand's longitudinal studies and can be used to inform the upcoming cannabis referendum.

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The major lifecourse symposium - He ora te whakapiri - will take place this Thursday at Te Papa in Wellington

Monday, 15 October 2018 3:35pm

On Thursday, lifecourse research experts from around New Zealand will be meeting to discuss the future of lifecourse research.The conference, He ora te whakapiri: Unleashing the potential of New Zealand's lifecourse research will take place at Te Papa Tongarewa.