Jennie has been the Head of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago since 2010. She is a public health physician and epidemiologist, involved in teaching epidemiology in the Department. She has 15 years’ experience in public health research that has largely focussed on the health effects of alcohol, injury prevention, and sexual and reproductive health.
Jennie has recently completed an assessment of the “Alcohol-attributable burden of disease and injury in New Zealand” with Robyn Kydd and international collaborators. Jennie’s current research interests include alcohol use and health effects in university students, and sexual health in the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study with Associate Professor Nigel Dickson.
RISKY SEXUAL EVENTS AMONG UNI STUDENTS
Sexual risk taking and heavy drinking coexist in many populations of young people, including university students. This talk by Professor Jennie Connor describes how common these two behaviours are, and what we have learned about how the ways drinking, and beliefs about drinking, affect sexual behaviour of students.