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Diabetes disparity

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Monday 19 December 2022

Dr Isaiah Immanuel is conducting a one-year study, funded by Research for Children Aotearoa, to discover why Pasifika youth with type 1 diabetes are experiencing problems maintaining good control of their disease.

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Time for action

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Monday 19 December 2022

Dr Anna High is a co-director of the Centre for Law and Society at the University of Otago as well as a lecturer in the areas of Evidence Law, Jurisprudence and Chinese Law.

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Power probe: The price of inertia

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Monday 19 December 2022

A study into why people choose to switch electricity providers not only provides an interesting insight into consumer behaviour, but also has important real-world implications.

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Anxiety control

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Monday 19 December 2022

Dr Joon Kim is aiming to produce the first evidence of how neural circuits in the brain control anxiety.

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Working in the margins

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Monday 19 December 2022

Race, justice and equality are key issues for Tourism Lecturer Dr Pooneh Torabian.

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Connecting physical and mental health

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Monday 19 December 2022

Dr Matthew Jenkins is bringing his background in Physical Education and Psychology to his research into helping those living with serious mental illnesses stay physically healthy.

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Game-changing therapy

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Monday 19 December 2022

Dr Katie Douglas foresees a day when people will visit a mental health service, undergo an assessment and walk away with a course of psychological therapy tailored to their own profile of challenges and strengths.

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