A Knowledge Laboratory of the early life-course Event as iCalendar

(School of Social Sciences)

04 August 2016

4 - 5pm

Venue: Room 107, Fale Pasifika Complex (273-107)

Contact info: Martin von Randow

Contact email: m.vonrandow@auckland.ac.nz

Website: COMPASS

Dr Barry Milne, University of Auckland

The ‘Knowledge Lab’ micro-simulation project aims to integrate ‘best evidence’ from systematic reviews and meta-analyses into a working model of the early life course (from birth to age 21). Models for three outcomes will be described:

  1. overweight/obesity;
  2. education (early cognition; school performance; NEET); and
  3. mental health (depression, substance abuse),

including the development of conceptual frameworks, and populating the model with ‘best’ estimates from meta-analyses and accurate NZ prevalence of risk factors. I will demonstrate how the model can be used to test specific scenarios around improving child outcomes.

Dr Barry Milne is a Senior Research Fellow and Associate Director of the COMPASS Research Centre.  He has a Masters degree in Psychology from the University of Otago, and a PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology from Kings College London. His main interests are in longitudinal and life-course research, and in the use of large administrative datasets to answer policy and research questions.


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