2019 Distinguished Research Medal recipient Professor Richie Poulton, from the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit, will present his Lecture "The Dunedin Study – Making sense of life?" on Monday 2 December.
The public lecture will be his reflections, some candid, many light-hearted, on his quarter-century of involvement in the Dunedin Study. The Study has followed the lives of 1,037 babies since their births nearly 48 years ago in Dunedin looking at their health, development and behaviour. The Study is now in its fifth decade and has produced over 1,300 publications and reports, many of which have influenced or helped inform policy makers in New Zealand and overseas.
The Distinguished Research Medal is the University of Otago's highest distinction, and is awarded for outstanding scholarly achievement, including the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge, the development of innovative technology, or the development of concepts that lead to significant advances.