Daniel Hogg wins CRCSI best PhD award
Last week, former PhD student Daniel Hogg was awarded the Best PhD research award at the CRCSI Annual Dinner in Sydney. Daniel is also a finalist in the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards to be announced later in November 2016. Daniel’s PhD used spatial and spatio-temporal analysis techniques to examine when and where higher and lower than expected mood and anxiety symptom treatments occurred in the severely affected Christchurch urban area after the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes. High-risk groups were identified and a possible relationship between exposure to the earthquakes and their physical impacts and mood and anxiety symptom treatments was assessed. The main research aim is to test the hypothesis that more severely affected Christchurch residents were more likely to show mood and anxiety symptoms when seeking treatment than less affected ones, in essence, testing for a dose-response relationship.