Keynote Speakers

Mr David Letele

Dave Letele, aka Brown Buttabean, started Brown Buttabean Motivation (BBM) to help motivate people to regain control of their lives. In February 2014 he weighed in at 210kg. He was depressed and hated his life and the body he was trapped in.

Since than he  has lost over 100kg and has kept it off throughout his four year journey.

“I did this the old fashioned way, with training techniques and nutritional advice that i picked up over the years through rugby league and boxing” he said.

His motto “BBM works if you do”.

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Dr Andrew Knight Clinical academic at the South Western Sydney Academic Primary and Integrated Care Unit VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Matthew Brick Completed the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association training programme in 2002 followed by fellowship training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Perth VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Eugene C Nelson Professor of Community and Family Medicine at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Chris Rumball Specialist Pain Medicine Physician and a Specialist Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physician VIEW PROFILE
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Ms Megan McEwen Clinical Exercise Physiologist VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Matire Harwood Hauora Māori researcher and clinician VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Adrian Reynolds Clinical Associate Professor, Medical School, University of Tasmania VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Richie Poulton Director, Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Boyd Swinburn Professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health at the University of Auckland and Co-Chair of World Obesity Policy & Prevention section VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Robyn Toomath Co-founded of the activist group Fight the Obesity Epidemic VIEW PROFILE
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Ms Leonie Matoe (Ngaa Rauru, Ngaa Ruahine) Nutrition and Physical Activity Health Promoter for Māori Health Organisation, ‘Te Hotu Manawa Māori’ VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Izzy Lomax-Sawyers Fifth-year medical student at Dunedin School of Medicine and currently studies in Greymout VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Peter Jones Extensive background in strategic and operational leadership in the fields of research, program development and engagement with the wider clinical community VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Christopher Poulos Conjoint Professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of NSW, and Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Lex Doyle Professor Lex Doyle is a neonatal paediatrician with a major research interest in evaluating the consequences of neonatal intensive care VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Maureen Dollard Maureen Dollard is Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology and Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety VIEW PROFILE
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