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Mike Bedford, Department of Public Health

Master of Public Health (MPH, Distinction)

PhD student; Asst Research Fellow, He Kainga Oranga 

Contact details  

Tel 64 4 971 0492 or 64 27 274 7635
Email mike.bedford@otago.ac.nz

Role  

Mike has specialised in Early Childhood Education environments as setting for health. Mike’s doctoral research looks at ECE indoor area and volume per child, temperature, RH, AH, and NO2. It also records actual symptomatic illness rates (respiratory, gastrointestinal, ear infections) and looks for a correlation between environment and disease outcomes.

Mike is also assisting with the Wainuiomata sustainable energy housing project.

Publications

Journal Article - Research

Bedford, M, Sutherland, K. Early childhood education and care in New Zealand: Do we have a runaway train? The First Years: Ngā Tau Tuatahi. New Zealand Journal of Infant and Toddler Education, Volume 10, Issue 1, 2008

Bedford, M. (2001). Perceptions of Communicable Disease Issues in New Zealand Early Childhood Centres. New Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, Vol. 4, 2001, pp. 73 - 102. http://www.childforum.com/research/2001-nzrece-journal-articles.html#ixzz45T1ocvAO

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Bedford, M. (1999). Early Childhood Centres: Changing Ideas of Infection Spread, and the Development of More Helpful Health Promotion Programmes. Proceedings of the Seventh Early Childhood Convention, Vol 2, pp. 19-32

Conference Contribution – Not published

Bedford M, (2000). A Needs Assessment of Early Childhood Centres with respect to Non Vaccine-Preventable Communicable Diseases (NVPCDs). Paper presented at the 4th New Zealand early childhood research symposium.