Four international experts in their field will be visiting Seelye Fellows to the University in 2016. Watch out for public talks and lectures.
The 2016 Fellows are:
Professor Juan-Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, nominated by Distinguished Professor Richard Faull ONZM, Centre for Brain Research, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
Professor Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla (pictured), from the University of Deusdo, Bilbao, Spain is a neuropsychologist who over the last 15 years has established a preeminent international standing in the rehabilitation of people affected by dementia, traumatic brain injury and stroke. Professor Arango has made significant contributions to the state of knowledge in brain injury research including determining the influence of cultural factors on the rehabilitation outcomes of individuals with dementia.
Professor Daniel S.Shaw, nominated by Associate Professor Trecia A.Wouldes, Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
Professor Daniel Shaw, from the University of Pittsburg, has a distinguished career in clinical and developmental psychology. His research interests are the developmental outcomes of high-risk boys and the prevention of adolescent alcohol, drug use and psychopathology. His research has provided important longitudinal evidence for the effects of early adversity on later developmental outcomes particularly for boys.
Dr Sally Collins, nominated by Dr Joanna James, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
Special fields of research/expertise: Dr Sally Collins, from the University of Oxford is a highly esteemed clinical researcher specialising in the area of placental blood flow, Doppler ultrasound and foetal growth. During her public lecture Dr Collins will give a presentation of her work on the theme of ‘What ultrasound can teach us about the nature of blood flow to the placental surface in normal and pathological pregnancies’ as part of a planned session on utero-placental blood flow.
Professor Moninya Roughan, nominated by Professor Andrew Jeffs, Department of IMS & SBS, Faculty of Science.
Professor Moninya Roughan from the University of New South Wales recognised internationally as a leader in coastal ocean dynamics. She brings over 15 years of experience in ocean observing systems and the dynamics of shelf seas. She will hold four Public Seminars one of which will be “The leaky pipe, Retaining women in Science” in conjunction with Association for Women in Sciences (awis.org.nz). She also proposes to conduct underwater autonomous glider hydrographic observations of coastal-shelf seas in a warming ocean.
The Ralph and Eve Seelye Charitable Trust Fund was established in 2006 in recognition of the benefits to be gained by many through the visits of a few. The Fund provides for Visiting Fellowships in any Faculty or Large Scale Research Institute of the University. These awards aim to attract outstanding overseas and local academics and other leading international authorities to Auckland to work with colleagues in the University and to present public lectures and seminars.