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Te Tītoki Mataora Research Day

Tuesday 27th June 2023
The Great Room 4, The Cordis Hotel, Auckland. 

 Time  Session
 9:30 am  WELCOME

 9:45 am

 10:05 am


 Collaboration activity
 Get creative and work with your table to create something special.

 Research and Innovation in the Health System
 Professor Ian Town, Chief Science Advisor at Manatū Hauora
 Ian will summarise the changes in the New Zealand Health System as a result of the Pae Ora Act (2022) and examine the roles and responsibilities of the new agencies along with the proposed refresh of the New Zealand Health Research Strategy and the approach to Clinical Trials.

 10:30 am  Morning Tea and Poster Session

 11:00 am

 11:30 am

 12:00 pm


 Ethics, Directions & Opportunities in AI
 Jon Herries, Te Whatu Ora

 Collaboration in the Community
 A panel discussion illustrating success stories of effective community collaboration in research.

  • Dr Ian Goon, UNSW Sydney - facilitator
  • Taria Tane, UoA
  • Dr Victor Dieriks, UoA

 CMDT Early-Career Researcher Awards: Flash talks
 Students and early-career researchers compete to give the best 3-minute talk on their research.

  • Dr Jerin Mathew, UoO - Source Localized EEG Neurofeedback Training for Pain Management in People with Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Miss Lina Goldstein, VUW - User Experience Research for A Medical Alert To Protect Veins For Dialysis Fistulae  
  • Miss Nikyta Chesney, UoO - Non-contact assessment of swallowing dysfunction using smartphone captured skin displacement
  • Ms Stephanie Crowe, UC - Observed Change in Patient and Therapist Interaction When Introducing Virtual Reality into Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Mrs Upeka Madhavi De Silva Kalumith, AUT - M-Health decision supporting tool for managing mTBI
 12:30 pm  Lunch and Poster Session

 1:30 pm







 Conversations With the C Suite
 Hanie Yee, COO of Alimetry
 An opportunity to hear from C suite members of Aotearoa New Zealand's top HealthTech companies.

 Ask an Expert: Networking Session
 Experts in the fields of Māori and Pacific health, commercialisation, clinical translation, funding opportunities, future trends, and more will be available for you to learn more about an area outside your field and improve your trans-discipline collaborative skills.

 Navigating Early-Stage Commercial Translation
 A panel discussion providing insight into gaining early-stage funding and navigating University processes when you are ready to take your research to the next step.

 Transforming Orthopaedic Medicine using Digital Twins 
 The world is experiencing an epidemic of bone and joint disease due to our ageing and increasingly inactive population. Transformation of medical practice through technological innovation is needed to improve outcomes and reduce costs for those suffering from musculoskeletal conditions. Sensing and simulation form an increasingly important role in modern healthcare, referred to as the Digital Twin. This talk outlines our work to combine medical imaging, real-time sensing, and computational modelling to deliver personalised solutions for orthopaedic medicine.

 3:00 pm  Afternoon Tea & Poster Session

 3:30 pm


 4:00 pm

 4:15 pm

 4:40 pm


 Women's Health & Gender Equity in Research
 A panel discussing the importance of considering the impact of gender in your research.

  • Professor Bev Lawton (ONZM) nō Ngāti Porou, VUW
  • Dr Jenny Kruger, Jenofem
  • Associate Professor Kelly Burrowes, UoA
  • Tara Croft, Baymatob

 Catching the Downwind: Technologies and Health Research in Pasifika Communities
 Dr Allamanda Faatoese, University of Otago
 Biomarker research attempts to address the major health gaps for Pasifika Peoples. We explore the current status of biomarker research and technologies, and explore how it can help to pave the way for improving Pasifika health.

 Disability Equity: Reframing inclusion and access in digital spaces
 Leo Goldie-Anderson, Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley
 Applying a disability equity lens to digital health campaigns and technical solutions though the Covid-19 response and beyond.

 CMDT Early-Career Researcher Awards: Prize-giving 

 5:00 pm  Conference Day 2 ends


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