Our Research in Focus

Dr Caz Hales, Lesley Gray and Dr Helen Rook attended the 2019 European Congress on Obesity. We presented 5 poster, 1 poster pitch and 1 oral symposium presentation.

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Dissonance in Naming Adiposity: A Quantitative Survey of Naming Preferences

Our second joint publication - participants from our 2016 Seminar Series contributed to this research - sincere thanks for your input.

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A Qualitative Study to Explore the Impact of Simulating Extreme Obesity on Health Care Professionals’ Attitudes and Perception

Our first joint publication

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BMI Seminar Series Photo Gallery

A selection of images of our wonderful speakers and participants from the New Zealand and Australia BMI Seminar Series

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2017 - Our biggest ever Seminar Series in NZ - Featuring Levi Vaoga!

Wow what a great event, very pleasing to see so many take-away’s that can help drive better patient care and reduce injuries to nurses!

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2016 - Morbid Obesity in Disasters

Following on from a presentation at BMI 2016, Lesley Gray and Carol MacDonald spent some time refining what would become Lesley’s part time PhD topic (Preparing for the Big One: disaster risk reduction and morbid obesity).

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2016 - Obese patient healthcare initiative receives research award

Obese patient healthcare initiative receives research award The successful work of a Victoria University of Wellington lecturer has been acknowledged with an Excellence in Research Award at the annual Capital and Coast District Health Board awards.

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2016 - Awkward Adiposity

Lesley Gray talks Awkward Adiposity at the International Obesity Summit Conference, London April 2016. See related coverage in the New Statesman add hyperlink here http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/health/2016/04/only-yourself-blame-how-stigma-making-us-fatter

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2016 - Language of Obesity in New Zealand

When Caz and Lesley first met they were relieved to discover they both felt comfortable ‘naming’ fat and both appreciated many of their colleagues were uncomfortable around naming excess body tissue.

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2016 - Launch of Bariatric Management Innovations Initiative, Wellington Hospital

Thank you for your warm welcome. It is a pleasure to be here today to officially launch the Bariatric Management Innovations Initiative.

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