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Simple intervention may encourage accessing of mental health services

Wednesday, 7 December 2022 10:11am

Despite being known as a vulnerable group for experiencing poor mental health, tertiary students often downplay the severity of their distress and delay seeking help, University of Otago research has found.

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PhD graduate Tracy Haitana’s ‘Exceptional Thesis’ on the treatment of Māori with bipolar

Wednesday, 7 December 2022 10:41am

Registered Clinical Psychologist Ms Tracy Nicola Haitana (Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) graduates Saturday, 10 December with a PhD from the University of Otago in Christchurch and reflects on the journey that led to this moment.

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Neuroscientist’s dedication to community and science recognised

Thursday, 1 December 2022 2:10pm

Internationally recognised neuroscientist Professor Cliff Abraham has been awarded the 2022 Marsden Medal.

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Neuroscientist’s dedication to community and science recognised

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 3:39pm

Internationally recognised neuroscientist Professor Cliff Abraham has been awarded the 2022 Marsden Medal.

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Kidney function trajectory starts in childhood – Otago study

Tuesday, 22 November 2022 10:38am

People who grew up in deprived socioeconomic conditions, or who were overweight in childhood, are more likely to have poorer kidney function in their 30s and 40s and are more at risk of developing chronic kidney disease as they get older, a University of Otago study has shown.

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Renowned Dunedin Study wins Rutherford Medal

Thursday, 17 November 2022 11:11am

The University of Otago’s Dunedin Study – touted as the world’s most successful longitudinal study of a general community – has been awarded this year’s prestigious Royal Society of New Zealand Rutherford Medal.

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Students receive funding from the Neurological Foundation

Monday, 14 November 2022 9:12am

Two Otago students will spend the summer researching neurodegenerative conditions after being award Neurological Foundation stipends.

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Poutoko Taiea, Distinguished Chair appointments announced

Monday, 31 October 2022 2:40pm

Five University of Otago internationally acclaimed scholars and leaders have been appointed as Poutoko Taiea, Distinguished Chairs.

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Poutoko Taiea, Distinguished Chair appointments announced

Monday, 31 October 2022 2:05pm

Five Otago internationally acclaimed scholars and leaders have been appointed as Poutoko Taiea, Distinguished Chairs.

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NCLR Investigator IPL - Jonathan Broadbent - Tuesday 11 October

Tuesday, 27 September 2022 1:51pm

Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Jonathan Broadbent - Tuesday 11 October

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Tawhiti nui, tawhiti roa, tawhiti tūāuriuri, tawhiti tūāhekeheke: a Māori lifecourse framework

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 2:30pm

Tawhiti nui, tawhiti roa, tawhiti tūāuriuri, tawhiti tūāhekeheke: a Māori lifecourse framework

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New article: The Dunedin study after half a century

Wednesday, 7 September 2022 1:58pm

New article: The Dunedin study after half a century

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Sharing memories with toddlers helps their wellbeing into adulthood

Wednesday, 3 August 2022 1:40pm

How mothers share memories with their children during toddlerhood impacts mental health and well-being in early adulthood, a University of Otago study has shown.

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I Am New

Monday, 13 June 2022 2:06pm

Tiara Das consulted with designer Kiri Nathan on her kakahū, taking into consideration the former’s home in India and her journey in New Zealand.