Webinar - AAG SECG & NZAG present:

Webinar - AAG SECG & NZAG present:

Making space: Creating environments for people

of all walks of life to participate in research

Equity and diversity are core values to many organisations, but what does that mean in practice? 

This joint webinar between the AAG SECG and NZAG will explore how we can create environments that are supportive of people from all walks of life. 

Attendees of this webinar will:

Develop skills to engage in challenging conversations around inclusion and recognition in projects 
Describe methods or activities used in Indigenous research to build safe, empowering, and equitable partnerships 
Gain exposure to a new transdisciplinary centre built around a community of co-creators from all walks of life

Hear from our expert

Dr Joanna Hikaka (Ngaruahine)
Research Fellow 
University of Auckland
Joanna Hikaka (Ngaruahine) is a pharmacist and health researcher with clinical and research experience in older adult health, Maori health and health service development. Jo has worked across primary, secondary and aged residential care setting and completed her PhD in 2021. She usually resides in Auckland New Zealand, but is currently at Brown University, Rhode Island, as a Fulbright Visiting Researcher. Her current research focusses on pro-equity health intervention development. 

Co-Convened by:

Dr Lara Vliestra 
University of Otago 

Lara Vlietstra is a lecturer in physical activity and health in the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. After successfully graduating as a physiotherapist in the Netherlands, she obtained two master’s degrees before coming to Otago to complete her PhD in pre-sarcopenia in 2021.


Mikaela Wheeler 
Associate Lecturer & PhD Candidate 
The University of Queensland

Mikaela is an associate lecturer and PhD Candidate at the University of Queensland. Her research interests focus on nutrition for the elderly, particularly for those who live in residential aged care homes. She is also currently the convenor of the Professional Development and Events Group within the SECG.



Click on the link top right to register - pls note this will go to EventsAIR
AAG, NZAG, ANZSGM & ERA Members will receive an email with their 100% discount code fur use during checkout
Non-Members $50

Monday, 17 October 2022
10:00 am to 11:00 am
AAG Members free $50 non members - Webinar will start at 10am AEDT