Keynote Speakers

Professor Richie Poulton

Professor Richie Poulton is Director of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit which conducts the Dunedin longitudinal study, one of the most detailed studies of human health and development ever undertaken.

In 2007, he established and became a Co-Director of the National Centre for Lifecourse Research, a research centre based at the University of Otago in Dunedin, but with partners located at universities across New Zealand and internationally.

He has also held a part-time position as the inaugural Chief Science Advisor to the NZ Ministry of Social Development since October 2014

He has published 250+ peer-reviewed scientific papers, with many appearing in leading international journals. His research interests include: mental health, nature-nurture interplay, and psychosocial determinants of chronic physical disease. In 2014, he was named as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson-Reuters (one of only four New Zealanders so designated) and was listed in 2015 World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, Thomson-Reuters.

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Scheduled
Monday 6th May

Shared Session
(AMD, AFOEM, AFPHM, ED, PCHD, PA, T)

ASB Theatre

3:45pm - 5:15pm

The first 1000 days – the window of opportunity for long term health

All children, no matter where they live or who they are, should have the same opportunity to fulfil their potential. Many children who experience inequities in health are also disadvantaged in accessing health care, leading to problems now and into the future. What are the origins of adult disease and how do epigenetics affect pre and post-natal epigenetic profiles? What does the Dunedin Study show us? How do we address these inequities in our communities? Listen to our expert speakers as they explore how we can address and make positive changes to what could be the most important years of our patients lives.

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Dr Cheryl Johnson Consultant Geriatrician at Waitemata District Health with a specialist interest in stroke rehabilitation VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Patrick Kelly Service Clinical Director of the Starship Children’s Hospital Child Protection Team VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Susan Morton Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Research at the University of Auckland VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Yati Soenarto Lecturer of Faculty of Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Katie Thorne Geriatrician working at Capital and Coast District Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Ranjeny Thomas Developer of revolutionary strategy for antigen-specific immunotherapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis. VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Jane Harding Professor of Neonatology at The University of Auckland VIEW PROFILE
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Profesor Sandra Eades Associate Dean (Indigenous), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health , The University of Melbourne. VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Chris Hayes Specialist pain medicine physician at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle VIEW PROFILE
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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 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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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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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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