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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Simon Stebbings

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About Professor Simon Stebbings’s research

Simon is a Rheumatologist and head of the Rheumatology Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine.

His research is focused on Spondyloarthritis, a common inflammatory arthritis of the spine. Simon has studied the genetic basis of this condition through international collaborations, which have led to new tools for early diagnosis.

He has also extensively researched the role that the immune system and gut bacteria play in the development and perpetuation of spondyloarthritis. Through membership of the Assessments in Spondyloarthritis International Society, he has helped to develop tools to improve understanding of the health impacts of Spondyloarthritis.

He has been the New Zealand representative on a board developing guidelines for managing Spondyloarthritis across the Asia-Pacific region. Simon's other research focus is through a longstanding collaboration with the Psychology Department, investigating the impact of fatigue, and most recently the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on people with arthritis.

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

Streaming information for Professor Simon Stebbings’s IPL

This event will be live-streamed, from 5:25pm Thursday 22 September 2022, at the following web address:

Professor Professor Simon Stebbings’s IPL video stream

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Date Thursday, 22 September 2022
Time 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Audience Public,Staff,Postgraduate students,Undergraduate students,Alumni
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Inaugural Professorial Lecture
CampusDunedin
DepartmentMedicine (Dunedin)
LocationCastle 1 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin
CostFree
Contact NameBailey McLean
Contact Phone+64 3 471 6113
Contact Emailbailey.mclean@otago.ac.nz

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