We in the Department of Psychology are saddened to acknowledge the recent passing of our valued colleague, Emeritus Distinguished Professor Richie Poulton (CNZM, FRSNZ). He will be greatly missed.
Richie was the Co-Director of the NCLR and the Director of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit (Dunedin Study) at the University of Otago. He was previously the Chief Science Advisor to the Minister of Child Poverty Reduction.
His major areas of interest and research are developmental psychopathology, gene X environment prediction of complex disorders, and psychosocial determinants of chronic physical disease. He has published 200+ peer-reviewed scientific papers, with many appearing in leading international journals, and he maintains numerous international research collaborations.
Find out more about Richie's research here.
Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa. Reremoana (Moana) is an Associate Professor and the Director of the NCLR. She is a Ministerial-appointment board member of the Southern DHB and was previously a member of the Royal Society Te Apārangi Council. Moana is an inaugural HRC Māori Health Research Emerging Leader Fellow. She is an Investigator in the Graduate Longitudinal Study NZ (GLSNZ), the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit, and Te Kura Mai i Tawhiti - a Māori community research programme.
Her research interests include lifecourse resarch, Māori health and education, child development and the development of chronic disease.
Find out more about Moana's research here.
Barry is an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Methods and Policy Application in Social Sciences (COMPASS) based within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Auckland. He has a long history of research on longitudinal studies in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, particularly in the area of mental health.
His areas of expertise include: Micro-simulation, administrative data, longitudinal studies, socio-economic and ethnic inequalities and child development.
Find out more about Barry's research here.
El-Shadan (Dan) is an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Pacific Health and Development Research and Pacific Islands Families Study at Auckland University of Technology. His areas of research include: Pacific fatherhood, tobacco control, acculturation and cultural identity, mental health and addictions, Pacific youth health and development.
El-Shadan is of both Cook Islands Maori and Samoan heritage, and is deeply passionate about being involved in research and activities to improve and enhance the health and wellbeing of his Pacific communities here in New Zealand. He is a named investigator on research grants awarded by the HRC, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Science and Innovation, and the lead investigator on other grants awarded by the Families Commission, Heart Foundation of NZ, and Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment.
Find out more about Dan's research here.