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Inaugural Professorial Lectures

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The current series of Inaugural Professorial Lectures was established in 1996 with the broad aim of promoting and celebrating the academic reputation of professorial staff.

The series makes an important contribution to the University's role within the wider community by providing a public forum for leading research and enhancing Otago's statutory role as critic and conscience of society.

2018 Inaugural Professorial Lectures

ProfessorLecture Details
Professor Anthony Ritchie
Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts

Composing music: but is it research?

Tuesday 15 May, 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor David Bell
UoO College of Education

Why Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’ Matters

Monday 16 July, 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor James Maclaurin
Department of Philosophy

Applied Philosophy. Wait. What?

Tuesday 31 July, 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Ruth Fitzgerald
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology

A life studying care and choices

Monday 6 August, 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Claudine Stirling
Department of Chemistry
Director, Centre for Trace Element Analysis

Keeping Time with Earth’s Heaviest Element

Thursday 13 September, 5.30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Professor Paul Hansen
Department of Economics

Choices are the hinges of destiny” (Pythagoras, c. 500 BC)...Can we help people make better ones?

Monday 17 September, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Patrick Manning
Department of Medicine, Clinical Professor of Medicine; Consultant Endocrinologist; Director, Endocrinology Research Group

The Academic Clinician: oxymoron or reality?

Tuesday 2 October, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Greg Jones
Department of Surgical Sciences, Dunedin School of Medicine

A picture tells a thousand words; a visual journey in cardiovascular disease research

Monday 8 October, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Louise Signal - University of Wellington
Director - HePPRU
Regional Director - International Union of Health Promotion and Education

People, Power and Politics: Insights from an Anthropologist at Home

Wednesday 10 October, 5.00pm
Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, UOW, 23a Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington

Professor Stephen Knowles
Department of Economics - Otago Business School

Does Charity Begin at Home or Overseas?

Monday 15 October, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Michelle Thompson-Fawcett
Department of Geography - Head of Department

Whakawhanaketanga toitῡ: A tale of tῡ cities

Monday 29 October, 5.30pm
Quad 4 Lecture Theatre, Geology Building

Professor Merata Kawharu
Te Tumu - School of Maori, Pacific & Indigenous Development

Making the Strange Familiar

Wednesday 14 November, 5.30pm
Archway 2 Lecture Theatre

Professor Jim Cotter
Department of Physical Education

Exploring exercise, the environment, and their extremes

Wednesday 21 November, 5.30pm
Archway 4 Lecture Theatre

Professor Sarah Derrett
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
Dunedin School of Medicine

Public health and communities: people, power and policy

Monday 26 November, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

2019 Inaugural Professorial Lectures

ProfessorLecture Details
Professor Ruth Empson
Department of Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences

Tuesday 12 February 2019, 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

Professor Jessica Palmer
Faculty of Law