‘Misfits’ in ICU

For Caz’s PhD she explored the culture and influences of doctors and nurses as they provided care to critically ill morbidly obese patients in the intensive care setting.

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Awkward Adiposity – Simulation Obesity Suits and Health Professional Perceptions

Caz secured funding for this research project through her University and Lesley’s University Department funded the purchase of a simulation obesity suit.

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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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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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Awkward Adiposity – using simulation obesity suits in training

For this project Lesley and Caz were particularly interested to explore the use of simulation obesity suits that might be used in training situations, such as Safe Handling training.

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