Wednesday, 13 June 2012

New Zealand Studies Network: Kids in the City

The New Zealand Studies Association (UK & Ireland) is pleased to announce

"Kids in the City"
A lecture by Dr Penelope Carroll, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

Tuesday 19th June 2012 at 6 p.m.
Birkbeck, University of London, Malet St (Room 612)

Dr Carroll will talk on her team’s study of children in inner city Auckland, New Zealand, on how different neighbourhoods are experienced by children and parents. Interviews have been conducted with primary school children aged 9 to 11 from schools in six urban neighbourhoods

The study is catalysed by decreasing physical activity, rising obesity, over monitoring of children, and urban intensification.The children were given a GPS and accelerometer, and they kept a travel diary of where they went.

Penelope Carroll, MA (Politics), Grad Dip Psychology, Post Grad Dip Cognitive Therapy, PhD (Health Sciences) is a researcher in public health at SHORE and Whariki Research Centre, School of Public Health, Massey University, Auckland. She obtained her PhD in health sciences from Otago University (Wellington, New Zealand) and has an extensive background in media and communications. Current research activities include the interface between social science research and policy, housing and health inequalities and the well-being of children in urban environments

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