Time & Location
23 May 2023, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
KPMG Wellington, 10 Customhouse Quay, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
About the Event
You are warmly invited to join us at the Zonta Club of Wellington for our monthly dinner meeting - On Tuesday 23 May 2023.
Our speaker this month is: Professor Bev Lawton (ONZM), nō Ngāti Porou
Founder and Director, Te Tātai Hauora o Hine—National Centre for Women’s Health Research Aotearoa
Professor Bev Lawton (ONZM), nō Ngāti Porou, is the founder/director of Te Tātai Hauora o Hine (the National Centre for Women’s Health Research Aotearoa) at Victoria University of Wellington. She was appointed an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit by the Queen for services to women’s health in 2005 and made a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal College of General Practice in 2017. Bev was awarded the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Māori Women’s Health Award in 2020 and won the 2021 Women of Influence Award in the Innovation, Science and Health category.
Bev is the Principal Investigator of He Tapu Te Whare Tangata. Her research on women’s and children’s health has led to changes in policy and practice in NZ and internationally. Bev’s significant contribution to advancing Māori health is in the field of cervical cancer prevention, in particular her advocacy and research in HPV self-testing aiming to increase cervical screening uptake for wāhine Māori, particularly for rural communities. Bev has been a strong advocate for a change in the cervical screening programme to ensure it is safe and equitable for wāhine Māori.
** We use your RSVP to order catering. This month we will serve the grazing table. Please respond by 12pm Thursday 18 May **