We're talking health

16 May 2019

Ten topics, ten researchers, one great evening. Watch videos of the talks online.

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In March 2019, Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct and UC hosted talks from leading Canterbury researchers who are saving lives and improving healthcare. Watch videos of the talks online at www.healthprecinct.org.nz/health-research-talks-videos-2019/

Key speakers from UC included:

  • Professor Lianne Woodward – University of Canterbury
    Born too early – does it matter?
    More than 4,000 New Zealand babies are born prematurely every year. These infants can spend up to three months in neonatal intensive care during a critical period of brain development. As a result, many experience a range of health and developmental challenges that can impact their schooling and emotional wellbeing from infancy to adulthood. Professor Lianne Woodward of the University of Canterbury explains how an early start to life impacts children’s development and how we can better support the needs of children born prematurely both in hospital and as they grow.
  • Professor Simon Kingham – University of Canterbury
    How the physical environment affects our well-being
    Professor Simon Kingham is a geographer who is focusing his research lens on health. Simon and his team at the University of Canterbury’s GeoHealth Laboratory are looking at how where you live, and characteristics of the nearby environment, influence health outcomes. He explains the concept and tools of GeoHealth and share details on a project to understand how the physical environment, such as proximity to water or ‘blue space’, affects our mental health.

Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct is a dynamic partnership between Christchurch’s major tertiary institutions, health organisations, and Matapopore (the Ngai Tūāhuriri earthquake recovery group). The Manawa building co-locates health education and research activities for the Canterbury District Health Board, the University of Canterbury, and Ara Institute of Canterbury. Partners are sharing infrastructure and benefitting from synergies created by collaboration.

Nick Maitland
External Relations Director
College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
Phone: +64 3 3693484
Email: nick.maitland@canterbury.ac.nz

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