The Growing Up in New Zealand study - findings from the first 1000 days of the cohort's development Event as iCalendar

28 July 2015

12:30 - 1:30pm

Venue: Function Hall 730-220, School of Population Health

Location: University of Auckland Tamaki Innovation Campus

 

Seminar by Growing Up in New Zealand Director Assoc Prof Susan Morton at the School of Population Health Head of School Seminar Series


Abstract
Growing Up in New Zealand is the country‚Äôs largest and most comprehensive longitudinal study, following the lives of nearly 7000 children born in 2009 and 2010 from before they are born until they reach adulthood.

This talk will describe how these children, who represent the diversity of contemporary NZ pre-schoolers, are developing throughout their critical first 1000 days of life when the foundations of so many later life health and wellbeing pathways are being established. Results will be presented from the most recent comprehensive reports to provide an overview of the milestones the children have reached at two, and to describe the rich diversity of the families and the environments in which children are living, learning and developing. Many things are going well for these toddlers and their families, but for our most vulnerable children it is clear that they are falling behind from the beginning, and we could do better to support their wellbeing.

The longitudinal information now collected from the children and their families from pregnancy to school entry represents a rich and valuable resource that is available outside the research team for collaborative as well as externally based research projects. The opportunities to engage with the team and the data will be previewed in this talk.


This seminar is hosted by the School of Population Health and is free to attend. It is useful to have an indication of numbers attending, so please RSVP to e.kinane@auckland.ac.nz