IPL: Oxytocin neurons: Keys to unlocking brain function
Professor Colin Brown's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 4 October 2016.
IPL David O'Hare - Above Us Only Sky: Human Error, Accidents, and Aviation Safety
The talk describes David's personal journey as a pilot and psychologist to understand the role of decision making in aviation safety.
IPL: Planning biodiverse cities for all ages
As an environmental planner, Claire Freeman’s research focuses on the intersection of the natural and built environment. She examines how environmental relationships can be enhanced through more effective planning policy, design and practice. In particular, she looks at how planning can help create urban environments that work better for children and young people, and for nature. It links across three major disciplinary fields; the social sciences, biological science and planning. Some current and recent projects she is involved with are: “Natural neighbourhoods for city children”, a Marsden-funded study exploring how children in Dunedin, Auckland and Wellington connect with nature in their daily lives; “the Dunedin Garden Study,” which investigates householders’ relationships with native biodiversity in their gardens; “Children and young people’s experiences following the Christchurch earthquake”; and a study of “Children’s experiences of neighbourhood” in New Zealand, Fiji and Kiribati. 20 September 2016
IPL: Toitū te Whenua, Toitū te Mana
In this Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Professor Jacinta Ruru anchors her research journey within this Māori proverb to help bring alive the endurance and 'foreverness' of the Māori world in Aotearoa. Professor Ruru shares the ways in which she has sought to contribute towards challenging the law to more respectfully recognise and embrace Indigenous peoples’ authority, laws, values, rights and responsibilities to own, govern and manage land and water. 12 September 2016
IPL: All I want for Christmas
Professor Karl Lyons' Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 6 September 2016.
IPL: New connections between old lipids
Professor Sally McCormick's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 28 June 2016.