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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Patricia Priest

Life through an epidemiological lens

About Professor Patricia Priest's research

Following training in Public Health Medicine, Trish’s doctorate assessed the relationship between antibiotic prescribing and resistance in the community. Subsequently she has worked in collaborative multidisciplinary research teams on a range of areas within Public Health Epidemiology.

Her research mainly aims to increase understanding of the transmission, prevention, and control of infectious diseases in the community. This has included assessing Public Health interventions such as hand sanitiser in primary schools, border screening for influenza, vitamin D supplementation for respiratory infections, chemoprophylaxis for leprosy, and household water filters in the Pacific.

Other research aims to better understand bacterial carriage and transmission and identify modifiable risk factors for infection, for example multi-resistant organisms causing urinary tract infections, and Legionnaires’ Disease.

Trish is a previous Training Programme Director for the NZ College of Public Health Medicine and has been contributing epidemiology advice to the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 response, currently as Chief Clinical Advisor, Epidemiology in the COVID-19 Health System Response Directorate.

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

Streaming information for Professor Patricia Priest's IPL

This event will be live-streamed, from 5:25pm Thursday 24 November 2022, at the following web address:

 Professor Patricia Priest's IPL video stream

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Date Thursday, 24 November 2022
Time 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Audience Public,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Staff,Alumni
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Academic
DepartmentPreventive and Social Medicine (Dunedin)
LocationCastle 1 Lecture Theatre, Union St East, Dunedin, Dunedin
Contact NameBailey Mclean
Contact Phone+64 3 4714 6113

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