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The 2020 Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Research Medal Lecture

The joint winners of the 2020 Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Research Medal Lecture Dr Louise Bicknell and Associate Professor Anne-Marie Jackson will present their talks at 5:30pm on Tuesday 3 November in Burns 1 Lecture Theatre.

Dr Bicknell, from the Department of Pathology, will present her talk “The genetics of how we grow”

Our genetic code contains the key instructions on how our bodies and brain grow – yet we still don’t fully understand what mechanisms are involved. Dr Bicknell harnesses the power of rare genetic disorders, where people have restricted body or brain growth, to gain insight into these essential instructions. She will present her laboratory’s research efforts to understand the genetic control of growth and to help people affected by such disorders.

She will be followed by Associate Professor Anne-Marie Jackson (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu o Whangaroa, Ngāti Wai) who is co-Director of Te Koronga based in the Division of Sciences, School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences. Her research focuses on mauri ora (flourishing wellbeing).

He kairangahau Māori o te rōpū rangahau o Te Koronga i roto i te Rohe a Ahikāroa, Te Kura Parawhakawai a Ahorangi Tuarua Anne-Marie Jackson (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu o Whangaroa, Ngāti Wai). Ko mauri ora te kaupapa o tōna mahi rangahau.

Associate Professor Jackson’s talk is titled ”Tēnei tātou Te Koronga: Indigenising the academy since mai rā anō”

The phrase Te Koronga is borrowed from the opening line of an ancient Māori chant that refers to a yearning for excellence. This is the research kaupapa she co-leads. In this kōrero, she will describe the dual parts of her role as a kaupapa Māori researcher. Firstly, she will outline her research expertise in Māori physical education and health which is the study and application of te ao Māori (Māori worldview), Te Tiriti (Treaty of Waitangi) and Kaupapa Māori for mauri ora (flourishing wellness). Secondly, she will discuss how through this disciplinary platform, as servants to our communities, we engage in transforming and indigenising the academy to ensure we as Māori are the critics and conscience of our society.

Nō te rerenga kōrero tuatahi o tētahi karakia tāwhito te rerenga kupu o te koronga. Ko te hiahia mō te hiranga te whakamārama o taua rerenga kupu. Nā Anne-Marie Jackson tētahi o ngā kaihautū o taua kaupapa rangahau. I roto i tēnei kōrero, ka kōrero a Anne-Marie ki ngā mea e rua e pā ana ki ōna mahi o te kairangahau kaupapa Māori. Tuatahi, ka whakarāpopoto ia i ōna mahi rangahau o te whakatinanahia o te hauora Māori, arā, ko te whakaritenga o te ao Māori, Te Tiriti me te Kaupapa Māori mō te mauri ora. Tuarua, ka kōrero ia e pā ana ki te mahi o te rangahau, mā te rangahau ngā hapori e hāpai, mā te rangahau anō mātou e panoni, e whakamāori hoki ngā whare wānanga kia ū ki te kaupapa matua, he kaiwhakamana mātou mō tō mātou ao whānui.

The Carl Smith Research medal is one of the University's highest research honours, and awarded annually to recognise the outstanding research performance of early career staff.

This is a free public lecture and all are welcome to attend and learn.

Date Tuesday, 3 November 2020
Time 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Audience Public,All University,Alumni
Event Type Public Lecture
CampusDunedin
LocationBurns 1 Lecture Theatre
Arts Building
95 Albany St
Dunedin
CostFree
Contact NameJane Reynolds
Contact Phone+64 3 471 6482
Contact Emailjane.reynolds@otago.ac.nx

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