When: Thursday 4 November 5.30-7.30pm ONLINE

To keep our community safe, we have moved our event online.

This year’s ‘we’re talking health’ research talks will once again showcase health researchers from Canterbury and their work. Our theme this year is ‘starting well, living well and ageing well, with a range of interesting talks from across the age spectrum. It’s an excellent line-up of speakers and topics, and we hope you will join us.

Click here for the link to join us on the evening.

Our line-up of speakers is below. For more information on their talks click here.


A safe harbour: women who use water immersion for labour and birth with a complex pregnancy – Kelly Kara, Midwifery Lecturer Ara Institute of Canterbury

Ironing out the details: what Popeye didn’t tell you about eating spinach – Esther Caljé, Senior Midwife and PhD student, Canterbury District Health Board

Not just little adults: changing the way we treat infections in children – Dr Tony Walls, Associate Professor University of Otago, Department of Paediatrics & Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, Canterbury District Health Board

Love Sex and Porn: Parenting and sexuality education in the digital age – Tracy Clelland, Lecturer in Health Education, School of Health Sciences, University of Canterbury


Obe-city: does where you live affect the weight you gain? – Dr Matthew Hobbs, Senior Lecturer in Public Health, School of Health Sciences and Senior Research Fellow, GeoHealth Laboratory, University of Canterbury

It’s getting hot in here… Perimenopause: A users guide – Dr Geri McLeod, Senior Research Fellow, Christchurch Health and Development Study, University of Otago

Could the time you spend at work be good for your health and wellbeing? – Professor Katharina Naswall, School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing, University of Canterbury


Parkinson’s and the battle within – Professor Tim Anderson, Department of Medicine, University of Otago & the New Zealand Brain Research Institute (NZBRI)

Pae Ora: The Opportunity to Reframe Active Living and Healthy Ageing – Jacqui Lunday-Johnstone, Executive Director Allied Health, Canterbury District Health Board