Keynote Speakers

Ms Megan McEwen

Ms Megan McEwen is a leading Clinical Exercise Physiologist based in Auckland central, but often travelling beyond to visit clients in need. Megan has owned and directed her own business since 2012 and has been in the industry as a Clinical Manager and Rehabilitation Practitioner/Scientist since the professions infancy in NZ more than 10 years ago. Megan has been in the general health and research industry for more than 15 years. Megan is a published author in a range of scientific journals and is also a registered postgraduate student research supervisor at a local tertiary institute. This position allows her to stay updated with current medical, scientific and exercise research which she can academically analyse and put back into her business to help her clients.

Megan has a mobile service which helps those afflicted with many medical conditions. While Megan works with a wide range of illnesses, her specialised fields, and areas she is most passionate about, are in helping those with “invisible illnesses”. These include those with psychological distress (including depression, anxiety, stress and burnout) and mismanaged chronic pain and fatigue conditions (including somatoform disorders, CFS, Fibromyalgia, CRPS and central sensitisation disorders).

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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 Suresh Sundram Unit head for adult psychiatry at Monash Medical Centre and is in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University VIEW PROFILE
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Mr David Letele Started Brown Buttabean Motivation to help motivate people to regain control of their lives 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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Professor Chris Kenedi General Medicine physician and a Liaison Psychiatris at Auckland Hospital and Medical advisor for the inpatient psychiatric hospital 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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Ms 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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Sir Mason Durie Developer of the holistic health and wellness model, Whare Tapa Whā – intended to give Māori a greater sense of ownership of their health 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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