13 - 15 February 2019
University of Otago | Dunedin

The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers, policy makers, health promoters, urban designers, transport experts and interested members of the public to engage in a multidisciplinary and multi-sector dialogue about Active Living and Environment. Symposium themes include Health, Transportation, Environment and Sustainability.


International speakers

·         Professor Jennifer Mindell, UCL (University College London), London, UK

·         Professor John C. Spence, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

·         Dr Enrique García Bengoechea, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

New Zealand-based speakers

·         Ms Celia Wade-Brown QSO, Living Streets Aotearoa

·         Mr Martin Dutton, Ministry of Health

·         Professor Simon Kingham, Ministry of Transport

·         Ms Claire Pascoe, New Zealand Transport Agency

·         Mr Andrew Jackson, New Zealand Transport Agency

·         Professor Erica Hinckson, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland

·         Associate Professor Melody Smith, University of Auckland, Auckland

·         Associate Professor Ben Wooliscroft, University of Otago, Dunedin

·         Associate Professor Sandra Mandic, University of Otago, Dunedin

·         Dr Christina Ergler, University of Otago, Dunedin.


Researchers, professionals and practitioners from different disciplines and sectors are invited to share findings from their research studies or describe programmes, interventions, case studies or impacts of policy or advocacy. The submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday, 17 October 2018.

To submit an abstract: https://www.otago.ac.nz/active-living-2019/call-for-papers/

To visit the symposium website: https://www.otago.ac.nz/active-living-2019/index.html

To register: https://www.otago.ac.nz/active-living-2019/registration/


13 February 2019