Otago Polytechnic

01 October, 2018

Join us in Invercargill for this year's joint annual research symposium for Otago Polytechnic and the Southern Institute of Technology.

MONDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2018, 9.30AM - 5.00PM

This is an opportunity to share the varied and interesting research happening at Otago Polytechnic and SIT. There will be a wide range of 20-minute presentations from both institutions - see the programme below. For further information please contact Sally Bodkin-Allen at SIT. If you would like to share transport from Dunedin to Invercargill please contact Lesley Brook at Otago Polytechnic.


Coffee        from 9:15 am                                            

Opening/Karakia:  9:30 am

Welcome by Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen, Research Manager, Southern Institute of Technology

Session 1:  Te Taiao 9:40 – 10:40 am           Session chair: Sally Bodkin-Allen

9:40 am

Spatially mapping areas of water convergence to guide mitigation of farm contaminants in the Waituna Catchment

Tapuwa Marapara, SIT

10:00 am

Let's do this! Engaging Invercargill locals with climate change action

Anna Palliser, SIT

10:20 am

Folklore to reality? Global sea-level rise and the Maldivian “myth of extinction” 

Christine Liang, SIT

Morning tea: 10:40 – 11:00 am

Session 2: Hangarau 11:00 am – 12:00 pm    Session chair: Lesley Brook

11:00 am

Enhancing students’ learning to solve word problems in thermodynamics based from Newman’s Error Analysis

Carlo Gabriel, SIT

11:20 am

A framework for lean implementation in construction processes

Nilmini Thilakarathna, OP

11:40 am

Is Bart Simpson offering sage advice to New Zealand farmers?

Andy Ang, SIT

Quick Break: 12:00-12:10pm

Session 3:  Te Poutama 12:10 – 01:10 pm Session chair: Debbie Ruwhiu

12:10 pm

Expectations and perceptions of undergraduate study amongst Sport, Exercise & Health students (2014-2018)

Simon Middlemas, Hazel Brown and Richard Humphries, OP

12:30 pm

Issues in transitioning STEM students from secondary school to engineering programmes at SIT

Doug Rodgers, SIT

12:50 pm

Pilot of the Eyes Right Toolkit in secondary school

Mary Butler, OP

Lunch: 1:10 – 1:50 pm (Provided)

Session 4:  Hauora 1:50 – 3:30 pm               Session chair: Sonja Swale

1:50 pm

The value of e-portfolios for transition nursing students 

Karyn Madden, SIT

2:10 pm

Seeking clinical excellence through the implementation of an innovative peer coaching model in undergraduate nursing education.

Rebecca McDiarmid and Donna Burkett, OP

2:30 pm

Assuming, playing, and de-roling as the patient! The commencement of a grounded theory study

Jo Rhodes, SIT

2:50 pm

Longitudinal study examining the value of e-portfolios for students in an undergraduate nursing degree

Karyn Madden, Lynda Harding, Katrina Bowes, SIT

3:10 pm

Cultural empathy – a comparison of levels of empathy between 1st year nursing students and 3rd year nursing students

Cassie Carstensen and Jess Domigan, SIT

Afternoon Tea: 3:30 – 3:50 pm

Session 5:  Te Ao Hurihuri 3:50 – 05:10 pm   Session chair: Sally Bodkin-Allen

3:50 pm

Putting it to bed: Revising and completing a DIY feature film

Patrick Gillies, SIT

4:10 pm

Analytic, descriptive and prescriptive components of evolving Jazz:  A new model based on the works of Brad Mehldau

Mark Baynes, SIT

4:30 pm

The inherent uncertainty of money: A Quantum game approach

Frederico Botafogo


The measurement problem: Beetles and cats in boxes

Barnaby Pace, SIT/OP

Voting for best presentation for the Audience Choice Award: 5:10 pm

Presentation to ‘Audience Choice Award’ winner and final remarks:  5:20pm

Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen, Research Manager, Southern Institute of Technology  

Orderdate: 01 Oct 2018
Expiry: 27 Nov 2018