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Musicologist Oli Wilson and biomechanist Sarah Shultz from Massey University joined punters at an inner-city Wellington bar this month to talk about their respective disciplines for an event organised in conjunction with the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Ideas on Tap is aimed at promoting research of interest to the public in an interesting and convivial environment.
Dr Wilson, who is Associate head of the School of Music and Creative Media Production on the Wellington campus discussed what happens when academia and the commercial music industry intersect.
He delivered an anthropologic perspective on 80s revival and nostalgia through his involvement as keyboardist with legendary band The Chills - regarded as a pioneer of the so-called Dunedin Sound.
Dr Sarah Shultz from the School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition talked about biomechanics and how it helps people be more physically active and help lower the risk of injury.
Contributing factors to injury include age, gender, physical condition, being overweight and disease (specifically osteoarthritis) with Dr Shultz suggesting some implications for rehabilitation.
Both talks were warmly received by the audience who willingly contributed their own questions and talking points to the discussion.
Created: 26/10/2017 | Last updated: 26/10/2017
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