This year’s 2021 ‘we’re talking health’ research talks once again showcased health researchers from Canterbury and their work. Our theme this year was ‘starting well, living well and ageing well, with a range of interesting talks from across the age spectrum. A special thank you to our speakers. It was enriching to hear about the exceptional research that is being done to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. If you missed it – watch the presentations here or select the individual talk below!

Starting well

  • A safe harbour: women who use water immersion for labour and birth with a complex pregnancy. Kelly Kara, Ara Institute of Canterbury. Click here
  • Ironing out the details: what Popeye didn’t tell you about eating spinach. Esther Caljé, Canterbury District Health Board. Click here
  • Not just little adults: changing the way we treat infections in children. Dr Tony Walls, Canterbury District Health Board. Click here
  • Love Sex and Porn: Parenting and sexuality education in the digital age. Tracy Clelland, University of Canterbury. Click here

Living well

  • Obe-city: does where you live affect the weight you gain? Dr Matthew Hobbs, University of Canterbury. Click here
  • It’s getting hot in here… Perimenopause: A users guide. Dr Geri McLeod, University of Otago. Click here
  • Could the time you spend at work be good for your health and wellbeing? Professor Katharina Naswall, University of Canterbury. Click here

Ageing well

  • Pae Ora: The Opportunity to Reframe Active Living and Healthy Ageing. Jacqui Lunday-Johnstone, Canterbury District Health Board. Click here
  • Parkinson’s and the battle within. Professor Tim Anderson, University of Otago and the New Zealand Brain Research Institute. Click here