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Actively engaged experts

25 August 2023

Our lecturers take an interprofessional approach to teaching by national and international experts from a range of health and sport disciplines. From working together towards better health to research with impact, check out our actively engaged experts.

Working together towards better health

A wide range of clinical and non-clinical health experts work at UC, bringing a wealth of professional work experience. Our interprofessional approach to teaching recognises that healthcare requires collaboration between services and sectors. An integrated health approach improves outcomes for everyone.


Home to the experts

What are our researchers investigating? The list is innumerable, but here are just a few examples: decision making in health care, informatics, Māori health, population health, environmental impacts on health, child development, access to health services, statistical modelling, health and physical activity, culture and sport, and sport and exercise psychology.


Research with impact

Our health leaders are focused on making a positive impact in communities and in people’s lives. Everything we do — the research we conduct, the leadership roles we undertake, the sector partnerships we forge, and the learning environments we create — is focused on improving wellbeing and health.

Professor Lianne Woodward

Professor Lianne Woodward

Te Kura Mātai Hauora | School of Health Sciences

My research focuses on uncovering the mechanisms that shape high-risk child development, and in turn identify more effective early identification and intervention strategies to optimise the life course opportunities of children at biological and social risk. Christchurch is my hometown and I am really excited about the opportunities offered by the new Health Precinct and how I can make a positive contribution to Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury. Christchurch and the University have given a lot to me over the years, and I am happy to have an opportunity to give back.

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