CNA Annual General Meeting 2020 
With Guest Speaker Professor Julia Rucklidge   




Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 7:00pm NZDT

We are delighted to announce that Professor Julia Rucklidge will be our guest speaker at our AGM this year. Our AGM will be held online via Zoom.

Julia is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology and the Director of the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group at the University of Canterbury. Her research has centred on mental health and nutrition.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, she completed her PhD at the University of Calgary in clinical psychology followed by a two year post-doctoral fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In 2000, she joined the Department of Psychology where she teaches child psychology in the Clinical Psychology Programme.

Her interests in nutrition and mental illness grew out of her own research showing poor outcomes for children with significant psychiatric illness despite receiving conventional treatments for their conditions. In the last decade, she and her lab has been running clinical trials investigating the role of broad-spectrum micronutrients in the expression of mental illness, specifically ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety and stress associated with the Canterbury earthquakes.

Julia has over 100 peer reviewed publications and book chapters, has been frequently featured in the media, and has given invited talks all over the world on her work on nutrition and mental health. She was the recipient of the Ballin Award 2015 from the NZ Psychologist Society, an award that recognises notably significant contributions to the development or enhancement of clinical psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand. She was also named in the top 100 Most Influential Women in New Zealand in 2015 and received a Braveheart award in 2018 for her contribution to making Christchurch a better place to live.

Julia will talk to us about her research and there will be a chance for members to ask questions. This will be followed by our official AGM.

Date: Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm NZDT

Note: This meeting will be hosted online via Zoom. Registration is essential to be sent the link to the meeting.

Cost: FREE for CNA Members and $20 for Non Members

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