YAC1819 Meeting 2

During our second HEAL YAC meeting, guest speaker Dr. Christina Ergler, from the University of Otago presented her research conducted in Auckland, New Zealand.

Christina is a faculty member in the Department of Geography at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Her research lies at the cross-roads of geography, sociology, and public health in the minority and majority world. Her recent work focuses on the relationships between well-being, place and lived everyday experiences of children. Christina explored the topic of youth activity levels in densely populated areas versus suburban areas. Her research has enhanced the study of children participation by allowing children themselves to become the researchers in her study.

Throughout the presentation, Christina asked the HEAL YAC many questions relating to youth input. Questions like ‘What should be taken into consideration when working with children?’ and ‘How can researchers improve child participation in a group setting?’.

Christina had a Q&A session for our HEAL YAC, and we were able to learn a great deal about her research and work.

Dr. Christina Ergler’s academic profile can be found here: (https://www.otago.ac.nz/profiles/otago089617.html)

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