Getting things done: Insights from the long-running Dunedin Study. Professor Richie Poulton


The presentation will be a mix of findings from this world famous study, interspersed with personal reflections for the Director about the challenge of managing this international collaborative effort.

Knowledge as a potential form of public infrastructure will be illustrated using recent findings from the Dunedin Study.

Professor Richie Poulton, who appeared in Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of the world’s most influential scientific minds, becomes one of six chief science advisors across government departments.¬† Having led the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study at the University of Otago for the past 15 years, he is also their Professor of Psychology, the co-director of the National Centre for Lifecourse¬† Research and Director of the Graduate Longitudinal Study.