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29 February 2012
A leading University expert in psychosocial, social, economic and cultural factors that influence people’s health and wellbeing is heading down-under to share his medical knowledge and help strengthen University links.
Professor Sir Mansel Aylward, School of Medicine, is visiting New Zealand to facilitate the exchange of information and build learning.
The trip – funded by Counties Manukau District Health Board – will see Professor Aylward take up the post of Honorary Chair, Professor in South Auckland Clinical School, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland.
Professor Aylward has also been invited to be the inaugural chair of Counties Manukau District Health Board’s new Centre for Health Services Innovation and Improvement, Ko Awatea.
During his three month visit Professor Aylward will look to develop and deliver a seminar series for students, academics, faculty members and others across New Zealand.
He will also be working at Ko Awatea, holding workshops for staff and students and contributing to publications and academic papers.
Professor Aylward, School of Medicine, said: "New Zealand and Wales are two countries facing similar health challenges and over the past few years good links have been developed.
"A number of former colleagues are working there and it’ll be a pleasure to work with them again. The aim of the visit is to share good practice for reducing health inequalities between the two countries and facilitate shared learning for tackling the similar problems being faced."
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