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Dr H B Turbott, “the Radio Doctor”

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost: Free. Koha from non-members appreciate
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Hear Dunedin PhD graduate and researcher Claire Macindoe talk about Dr H B Turbott New Zealand’s first health communicator and disease-prevention expert.

New Zealand's first health communicator

Dunedin PhD graduate and historian Claire Macindoe will talk about the subject of her recent research, The Radio Doctor: the story of Dr H B Turbott. New Zealand’s first health communicator and disease-prevention expert, Dr Turbott became a well-known, respected and loved broadcaster on health matters of concern to New Zealanders.

Claire explores the health messages promoted across his forty-year radio career, together with the fascinating role of radio within New Zealand households in that era.

Friends of the Turnbull Library

The Friends of the Turnbull Library, Nga Hoa o te Whare Pukapuka Turnbull, offers a monthly programme of public talks that are free to all. The public programme highlights the work of researchers who draw on Turnbull material for their projects

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About the speaker

Claire Macindoe lives in Dunedin and completed her PhD at the University of Otago this year. She has been involved in tutoring as well as in student activities and is an excellent speaker.

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Woman with long curly hair and glasses standing in front of brick building.
Claire Macindoe. Photo courtesy Otago University.