Welcome to the School of Health Sciences
Read about the successes of some of our current students, recent graduates, as well as the inspirational research being conducted by our postgraduate students.
School of Health Sciences PHA Scholarship students attend PHA Conference
School of Health Sciences under-graduate and post-graduate students were awarded scholarships to attend this year's NZ Public Health Association Conference in September held in Dunedin. Pictured below are (L to R) Amelia, Charlotte, Suzanne and Thomas.
In the news
School of Health Sciences staff member Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll was on Radio NZ talking about her research into Māori traditional healing practices. Read more
Master of Counselling applications for 2016 now open
Applications for limited entry papers close on October 1 2015. Check out the website now
Please note: if you want to enrol in open-entry papers (HLTH 481, COUN 678, COUN 679) you can do this anytime from now.
Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll joins the executive of the Canterbury West Coast Division of the Cancer Society
School of Health Sciences staff member, Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll has recently been elected as an Executive Member of the Canterbury West Coast Division of the Cancer Society for a 3 year term. Annabel will perform a variety of tasks within this role, but initially will focus on her appointment to the Research and Grants subcommittee.
In the news
Associate Professor Kathleen Liberty was on Radio NZ talking about her research into post-traumatic stress in children. The study indicated if children experienced a chronic period of stress while their brain was developing during the age of two and three, their ability to respond to stress was altered.
"We call them stress-sensitive children, for example a small thing like loosing their sun-hat becomes a big deal to them, they are becoming stressed over something that they otherwise wouldn't have."
Research Aims to Improve Elderly Patient Care
Canterbury District Health Board is teaming up with key experts from South Island universities, including Prof Philip Schluter from the School of Health Sciences, to conduct research aimed at better understanding aging to help improve patient care.
Graeme Davey Doctoral Scholarship in Cancer Epidemiology
The School of Health Sciences is delighted to be able to offer the Graeme Davey Doctoral Scholarship for Doctoral study in Cancer Epidemiology. Below is the application form and regulations for your information. If you require further information please contact Professor Ann Richardson Ann.Richardson@canterbury.ac.nz
Pukemanu-Dovedale Child and Family Psychology Centre.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Karyn France & Suzi Hall, and the rest of the team for obtaining a $180,00 donation from Sir Campbell and Lady Leita Wylie Foundation to support the Pukemanu-Dovedale Child and Family Psychology Centre. The donation is a recognition of the quality and value of service provided to the community. The money will be distributed over a 3-year period.