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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.

 Visit the events page for detailed information about upcoming Inaugural Professorial Lectures, including livestream links.

2020 Inaugural Professorial Lectures

Professor Lecture details
Neil Waddell
Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Faculty of Dentistry

Thursday 5 March 2020, 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

POSTPONED - Colin Gavaghan
Faculty of Law and Director of the New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies
Joseph Boden
Department of Psychological Medicine
Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 5:30pm,
Rolleston Lecture Theatre, Christchurch
Miles Lamare
Department of Marine Science
Monday, 3 August 2020, 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre
Rhiannon Braund
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre
POSTPONED – Ceri Warnock
Faculty of Law
POSTPONED – William Levack, Dean
University of Otago, Wellington
POSTPONED – John Pickering
Department of Medicine
POSTPONED – Tim Woodfield
Department of Bioengineering
POSTPONED – Jacob Edmond
English and Linguistics
POSTPONED – Rachel Zajac
Department of Psychology
POSTPONED – Julia Horsfield
Department of Pathology
POSTPONED – Niels Kjaergaard
Department of Physics
POSTPONED – Brent Lovelock
Centre for Recreation Research, Department of Tourism
Esko Wiltshire
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
Wednesday, 24 September 2020, 5:30pm
Nordmeyer Theatre, Wellington
Katrina Sharples
Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Department of Medicine
Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre
Christine Jasoni
Department of Anatomy
Monday, 5 October 2020, 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre
Jean Hay-Smith
Department of Medicine, Wellington
Monday, 2 November 2020, 5:30pm
Nordmeyer Theatre, Wellington
Richard Macknight
Department of Biochemistry
Monday, 16 November 2020, 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre
Bruce Robertson
Department of Zoology
Monday, 23 November 2020, 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre
Gillian Abel
Department of Population Health, UOC
Tuesday 24 November, 5:30pm
Rolleston Lecture Theatre, Christchurch
Suzanne Pitama
Maori Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI)
Wednesday 25 November, 12:30pm
Rolleston Lecture Theatre, Christchurch
Will Sweetman
Religion Programme
Monday, 30 November 2020, 5:30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre