Healthier Lives Events

2016 Kōrero Tahi programme booklet

Upcoming Events



Tackling Diet-related Disease in New Zealand the need, the evidence, the priorities

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, University of Otago, Wellington

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Featuring presentations and discussion on population diets in New Zealand and the priorities for action, this event is a collaboration between the DIET Programme (NIHI, University of Auckland), INFORMAS (University of Auckland), and the BODE3 Programme (University of Otago, Wellington) and is co-sponsored by Healthier Lives.


He ora te whakapiri:

Unleashing the potential of New Zealand life course research

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

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Featuring keynote addresses by Professor Richie Poulton, leader of the Dunedin Study, and international speakers this symposium explores the future direction of life course research in New Zealand.

This event is jointly sponsored by the three health National Science Challenges; A Better Start, Healthier Lives and Ageing Well.


Details of upcoming events are available through the Healthier Lives newsletter.


Past Events


The global effort to tackle obesity and diabetes, 23 February 2018

Co-hosted by the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, The global effort to tackle obesity and diabetes; Lessons from population approaches in Canada and the UK featured two members of the Healthier Lives International Science Advisory Panel; Professor Jeffery Reading, Canada, on Indigenous health systems governance in Canada and Professor Nick Wareham, UK, on Balancing individual and societal approaches to diabetes prevention.



Cancer: Where we’re at…, 4 November 2017

Jointly hosted by the Cancer Society Otago and Southland, Cancer: Where we’re at… Research, therapy and access featured Professor Parry Guilford, Healthier Lives Deputy Director, on The Cause of Cancer – Genetics and how new drugs can target those genes as part of the Healthier Lives Seminar Series 2017-18.


The Diabesity Crisis, 17 March 2017

Co-hosted with A Better Start National Science Challenge and Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, The Diabesity Crisis: how can we make a difference? symposium brought together national and international experts in diabetes and obesity research, focusing on how preventive actions and treatments can make a difference to the rising tide of diabetes and obesity in New Zealand.


The ‘cost’ of sugar, 16 March 2017

This public forum was about the wide-ranging impacts of sugar in our society. Renowned broadcaster, Kim Hill, chaired an expert panel and took questions from the audience to tease out what we really know about this complex and controversial topic



Healthier Lives Kōrero Tahi, 18 October 2016

Healthier Lives Kōrero Tahi 2016 was an opportunity to hear about early research in the Healthier Lives Challenge. This was the first research symposium, held in Wellington on 18 October 2016. The  aim of the event was to start or build on conversations with fellow researchers and stakeholders.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]