News and Events

Childhood Stress and Lifelong Health

Thursday 18th November 2010

Parents are always worried when their child encounters stress or trauma. We all know it is bad for children to be victimized by bullies, to witness physical violence, to be mistreated by an adult, or to have basic needs such as shelter, food, or affection neglected. Most, though not all, children who suffer adverse experiences develop behavioral or emotional problems as a result. Read on...
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Study Director honoured in national research awards

Thursday 11th November 2010

Professor Richie Poulton, Director of the Dunedin Multidiscplinary Health and Development Research Unit, was one of five leading University of Otago researchers who were recognised for their outstanding work through the presentation of prestigious awards at the Royal Society of New Zealand 2010 Research Honours event held on Thursday, 11 November 2010.
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Dunedin Study Theme Leaders win $US1 million Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize for Productive Youth Development

Monday 18th October 2010

Professors Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi, partners in research and in marriage, were jointly recognized with the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize for Productive Youth Developmentat a ceremony held in Zurich on 3 December 2010. The prize includes a 1 million Swiss Franc award to further the couple's research. Professors Moffitt and Caspi are Theme Leaders in the University of Otago’s internationally renowned Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, for which Professor Moffitt is also Associate Director.
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Director elected as elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Thursday 7th October 2010

Professor Richie Poulton, the Director of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit and the world-acclaimed Dunedin Study has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
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Christchurch Earthquake

Wednesday 8th September 2010

The thoughts and sympathy of all DMHDRU Staff, Investigators and associates go to our Study members and their parents and families, and to our colleagues living in the Christchurch or surrounding area, following the devastating earthquake which struck early in the morning on Saturday, 4 September 2010.
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