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POSTPONED: Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Tony Walls

This event has been postponed.

Details of the rescheduled event will be posted once confirmed.

Research for Children Aotearoa

Professor Tony Walls is a paediatrician and infectious diseases specialist who works at Te Whatu Ora – Waitaha Canterbury. He trained at Great Ormond St Hospital for Children and completed an MD in clinical virology through the University of London. He recently set up a new research collaborative called Research for Children Aotearoa of which he is Co-Director. This brings together established and developing researchers across regions, disciplines and institutions to focus on research that will improve child health and wellbeing.

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, research that makes a difference to children and also discusses some of his pet projects – mostly immunisation topics.

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


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Date Thursday, 4 May 2023
Time 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Type Lecture
Inaugural Professorial Lecture
DepartmentPaediatrics (Christchurch)
LocationRolleston Lecture Theatre, University of Otago Christchurch, 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch and online via Zoom
Contact NameAlex Thorpe

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