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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Tony Walls

Public, All university
Event type
Lecture, Inaugural professorial lecture
Paediatrics (Christchurch)

Research for Children Aotearoa

Professor Tony Walls is a Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist who is the Head of Department of Paediatrics at UOC. He trained as a Paediatrician in New Zealand before completing Infectious Diseases training at Great Ormond St Hospital in London. He has an MD in clinical virology through the University of London.

A key focus of Tony's research has been vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. Recent epidemiological work has led to PHARMAC changing the pneumococcal vaccine it funds on the infant immunisation schedule. He also has an interest in bone and joint infections in children and is currently involved in research to develop new diagnostic techniques and new approaches to antimicrobial treatment.

In this IPL, Tony discusses the newly developed research collaborative Research for Children Aotearoa which he helped to establish as part of Te Papa Hauora (the health precinct). It aims to bring together researchers from across disciplines, institutions and regions to focus on research that will improve child health and wellbeing. The talk will broadly focus on research that makes a difference to children including some of his favourite projects – mostly immunisation related.

This lecture will be followed with light refreshments, tea, coffee and juice.

Streaming information for Professor Walls IPL

This event will be live-streamed, from 4:55pm Tuesday 19 September 2023, at the following web address:
Professor Tony Walls IPL video stream


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