Finding the Balance | Te Rapu i te Pauna
Wednesday 28th November 2018
Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland
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8:30am Conference registration
9:00am Welcome address
9:15am Dr Bevan Eruetei: Kua tākoto te mānuka: The challenge of being a Te Tiriti-led University
Finding the Balance
9:45am Hannah Gentle: Sustainable food systems
10:15am Dave Shaw: Using social media within the field of nutrition
10:45am Sarah Peck: Non-diet approach
11:15am Morning tea
a) Ross Flett: Managing stress during postgraduate study and in early career.
b) Franica Yovich: Supporting behaviour change.
12:45pm Lunch – catered by Eat My Lunch
1:30pm Dr Sarah Gerritsen: Communicating nutrition messages to policy makers and the public
2:00pm Claire Turnbull: How to do a good presentation
2:40pm Nutrition Society Working Group
3:00pm Workplace Yoga
3:30pm Afternoon tea
4:00pm PGECN research presentations
5:30pm Conference committee closing remarks
5:45pm Conference closes
6:00pm Nutrition Society welcome function (PGECN delegates are warmly invited to attend)
Dr. Bevan Erueti (Taranaki, Te Ati Haunui-ā-Papārangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) is a qualified secondary school teacher who specialised in the teaching of Health and Physical Education in both mainstream and bilingual environments.
He has held various academic positions at Massey University and Victoria University in both teacher education, physical education, sport and health and is currently a senior lecturer and Associate Dean Maori in the College of Health at Massey University. His current role contains a major responsibility to assist, guide and encourage Massey University’s ‘te Tiriti led’ strategy in collaboration with the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Māori and Pasifika. This role involves mobilizing Te Tiriti o Waitangi led initiatives such as developing Māori cultural competency and change among academic staff, promoting the universities Māori academic and research agenda and most pertinently improving Māori student support structures from entry to completion.
Bevan’s research primarily focuses on investigating and critiquing the integration of Māori knowledge in health, physical education and sporting contexts to inspire and guide non-Māori to reflect on current cultural praxis, and consider a transformative paradigm shift towards increasing cultural competency, responsiveness and engagement with te Ao Māori (the Māori world). He attests that if Māori can see their world reflected in society, Māori identity flourishes leading to positive outcomes and success for both Māori and non-Māori.
Claire is a qualified nutritionist who has been working in the health and wellness industry for over 14 years. As well as being the Nutritionist for Healthy Food Guide magazine and regularly featuring on TV, radio and print media, Claire is the owner and director of the private nutrition practice and corporate wellness company, Mission Nutrition.
Claire is a professional speaker, has published two best sellers with Penguin Random House: Lose Weight for Life and Feel Good for Life and has also released a wellness diary called ‘It’s a beautiful day’.
Outside of work, Claire loves the gym, running, travel and spending as much time as possible with her two little boys (aged 4 and 1) as well as enjoying time with friends and family.
Dave is a NZ Registered Dietitian and Performance Nutritionist working in private practice.
Dave has contracted to The Blues, Auckland Rugby Union, High Performance Sport NZ and Southern Cross Health Society. He has also written over 50 columns for the NZ Herald and has also written nutrition content for The Healthy Food Guide and Heart Foundation.
Dave is working towards a PhD in Exercise Physiology, focussing on nutritional ketosis and immune function. To support his practice, Dave uses social media to share and receive information, and converse with other specialists in the nutrition field.
Franica is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian who has worked in both NZ and the UK in a variety of roles across inpatients, primary care and project management. In recent years her focus has been in management as a Dietetic Team Leader.
Franica is passionate about supporting others to improve their relationship with food using a non-diet approach and cognitive behaviour therapy. Franica has translated her wealth of dietetic experience and interest areas into successful “Eating for your Health” groups, which use an intuitive eating approach and cognitive and behaviour strategies to support change and developing positive relationships with food.
Franica completed her Master of Dietetics in 2017 evaluating the effectiveness of these group sessions.
With a Masters in Human Nutrition from the University of Otago, Hannah has practiced as a sports nutritionist, set up her own online nutrition consultancy business Myfoodformula, and spent 18 months in Italy as a Research Fellow for Bioversity International. As part of the global support team for the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition project, Hannah worked alongside national coordinators in Brazil, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Turkey, with trips to the field to help mainstream highly nutritious yet currently neglected local foods and food varieties back into food systems.
Ross Flett has been at Massey University since 1990 and is currently Associate Professor and Head of School. He has supervised just under 100 postgraduate thesis research students and has seen the rich tapestry of diverse experiences that students can have on this particular journey.
As the head of the School of Psychology he now has a real passion for early career researchers and how he might ‘give back’ to them and support them in the way he was supported in his early days. His own research interests include:
· Traumatic experiences and subsequent psychological and physical distress.
· Psychological assessment: This has included the development of a measure of psychological wellbeing (Affectometer 2), cannabis use problems (the CUPIT), and the CASDECT - a measure of memory problems associated with ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy)
· Bicultural psychology: His focus has been on understanding how Te Ao Māori can better inform psychological practice and understandings.
Dr. Sarah Gerritsen is a researcher at the University of Auckland’s School of Population Health with expertise in public health nutrition and child health.
Sarah is passionate about producing policy-relevant research that helps to improve the wellbeing of New Zealand children and reduce health inequalities.
Sarah’s talk will draw on lessons from the How We Eat project with the Ministry of Health where she researched and helped to create new healthy eating messages for the public, and she will also share her experience trying to get early childhood education teachers and policy-makers to engage with the findings from her PhD.
When you have all the (evidence-based) answers, why don’t people listen?
Sarah is a NZ Registered Dietitian working in private practice. Sarah works with clients recovering from eating disorders, disordered eating, chronic dieting and body image concerns, as well as family feeding and children, adolescents and adults with selective eating.
Sarah works from a weight inclusive paradigm called Health At Every Size (HAES) in which she uses non-diet approach, intuitive eating and mindful eating practices to provide compassionate and client centred care.
Sarah’s work outside clinic includes working on projects with Canteen and teacher education around the delivery of developmentally appropriate nutrition education and promotion of positive body image and size diversity. Sarah is on the working group for founding HAES New Zealand.