Turning the Tide
  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

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Dr Kevin Moran from the University of Auckland will give a Marine Institute guest lecture entitled Turning the Tide – From Swimming Ability to Water Competence.  

Dr Kevin Moran is a Principal Lecturer in health and physical education in the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the Faculty of Education, University of Auckland. 

Kevin has had a lifelong commitment to drowning prevention as a researcher and an educator. He has been a front-line surf lifeguard for almost 50 years, still currently patrolling one of New Zealand’s rugged west coast beaches at Muriwai, near Auckland. He is a member of the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) Research and Information Committee, a co-chair of the International Task Force on Open Water Drowning Prevention, a foundation member of the New Zealand Drowning Prevention Council, and Chairman of Watersafe Auckland Inc (WAI). 

His recent publications include studies on: toddler parent perceptions of CPR and drowning prevention; parental supervision of children at beaches; lifeguard CPR knowledge and beliefs; rock fisher water safety; defining swimming ability in the context of drowning prevention, and high risk behaviours among youth around water.

This lecture is open to all. Email Dr Emily Beaumont for further information.

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