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Relevant Research - June 2021

Congratulations to Associate Professor Linda Robertson, who has been awarded an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in the Queen's Birthday honours' list. This award is for Linda's services to occupational therapy and seniors. 

Enjoy this month's issue of our e-magazine with our usual mix of staff and student research stories. It is our hope that each of our readers will find something that is not only of interest but also relevant to their professional or personal life.

Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies
ISSN 2624-084X

Contents

Ventilator hood prototype

A breath of fresh air

by Lesley Brook

Local people have developed a solution to help treat COVID-19 patients.

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Telehealth

Rural connections

by Lesley Brook

Nursing student Sian Sunckell investigated how telehealth might reduce inequities in access to health services.

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The Raft of the Medusa

Visual politics of COVID-19

by Leoni Schmidt

Prof Leoni Schmidt reflects on how and why artists are responding to the pandemic.

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Versatile Kids' Rocket, designed and built by Emily MacKenzie

Rocketing away

by Lesley Brook

A multi-purpose piece of furniture for children is built to last.

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Lake Pukaki walk

Minds matter

by Lesley Brook

Physical activity is not just good for your body, it helps your mind too.

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Screenshot of game designed by Ethan Rowe

Gaming gravity

by Lesley Brook

What if you could control gravity in your online world?

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Cycling

Let's get physical

by Lesley Brook

Even health professionals need to increase their levels of physical activity.

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Working from home

Leading remotely

by Lesley Brook

Team leaders have to adapt as they, and their team members, work more from home.

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