Videos and public lectures
Watch recordings of lectures, talks and interviews featuring Liggins staff, students and associates.
On 29 November 2013 the Liggins Institute was officially opened on the University’s redeveloped Grafton Campus by Hon. Steven Joyce as Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment and Minister of Science and Innovation.
Following the formal event, leading NZ columnist and commentator on business, economics, creativity and innovation, Rod Oram led a public forum examining the Liggins Institute’s contributions (past, present and future) to our community’s health.
Read more about this event and watch video recordings of the presentations and panel discussions.
Alexandra Wallace receives her Exposure
award from ONE-News co-anchor Wendy Petrie.
Paediatrician Dr Alexandra Wallace has been collecting awards for presentations about her research on fetal anaemia and the adult heart. She won the Doctoral Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science Oral Presentation and the AMRF Emerging Researcher Awards at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences “Healthex” event in September 2012 and went on the win Best Oral Presentation at the University-wide “Exposure”.
Nearly 70% of the world's population dies from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Liggins Institute research has shown these conditions begin early in development and that good nutrition before and during pregnancy and throughout life is important for creating and maintaining ongoing health and minimising the risks of obesity and NCDs.
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Professor Wayne Cutfield, Director of the Liggins Institute, was a keynote speaker at the Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society’s 2012 Conference and took part in a public lecture/panel discussion where he talked about some of the early life origins of obesity.
Watch a video of his presentation.