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- Item12 Step Psychotherapy: A Time-limited, Cost-effective Depth Therapy(New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP) Inc., 2017) Fay, JTwelve step psychotherapy is a time-limited, cost-effective depth psychotherapy that was developed gradually over several years of practising therapy in a public outpatient mental health service setting. Twelve step psychotherapy is structured as twelve discrete steps of one (two at most) session each. It blends clinical and cognitive behavioural psychology, emotionally focussed supportive psychotherapy, trauma therapy, attachment therapy, psychoanalytic investigation and insight, lifespan development, sociotherapy, archetypal psychology and mindfulness meditation. It reflects my particular skill set after 39 years of practising psychotherapy, but it is very teachable and does not take 39 years to learn. Whakarāpopotonga He wā-whakatina, he utunga whakahaere tōtika whakaoranga hinengaro hōhōnu te poutama tekau mā rua whakaora hinengaro, i whakawhanakehia mai i ngā tau maha whakamahinga haumanu i raro i te maru o te rātaonga hauora hinengaro tūmatanui. He whakatakotoranga āta wehea ai ngā tepe tekau mā rua kia kotahi (kāre e rahi ake i te rua) te wāhanga ia huinga. Whakatōpūhia ai te mātai haumanu te mātai hinengaro, te taituarā arotahi kare-ā-roto whakaora hinengaro, haumanu whētuki, haumanu here, rangahau me te whakamāramatanga wetewetenga hinengaro, whakawhanaketanga koiora, mātauranga haumanu hāpori, te hinengaro paerewa, me te āta whaiwhakaaro. E whakaatahia ana ōku ake pūkenga i roto i ngā tau toru tekau mā iwa e mahi ana i taku mahi kaiwhakaora hinengaro, engari ka taea noa ihotia te ako, ā, kāre e pau te toru tekau mā iwa tau te ako.
- Item12th Language and Society Conference 2010(Institute of Culture, Discourse and Communication, AUT University, 2010)No abstract.
- Item1RM Prediction and Load-velocity Relationship(The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, 2012) Jidovtseff, B; Cronin, J; Crielaard, J; Villaret, J; Harris, NKNo abstract.
- Item2008 International Gambling Conference - Looking Forward: New Directions in Research and Minimising Public Harm (Final Report)(Auckland University of Technology (AUT), 2008) Bellringer, M; Nahi, PThe 2008 International Gambling Conference Looking Forward: New Directions in Research and Minimising Public Harm took place on 21 to 23 February 2008 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland. On 20 February 2008, two full-day Pre-Conference Workshops were held. In addition to keynote presentations from leading authorities, there were parallel sessions of papers and short workshops selected from proposals submitted by conference participants. For the second time (and in response to positive feedback from the 2006 conference) there was a ‘community voices’ session which was a forum for people who have been impacted by problem gambling, to speak out about their experiences. The Conference provided participants with a forum to examine new and emerging gambling technologies along with their various impacts and consequences. In addition, the papers and short workshops had an emphasis on measures to prevent and reduce harm associated with gambling, including harm from problem gambling. This included government policy and regulation, community engagement and advocacy, industry practice, public education, prevention and early and brief interventions, treatment and rehabilitation. The Pre-Conference Workshops focused on treatment of problem gamblers, and public health/social marketing approaches to reducing gambling harm. The Conference and Workshops brought together service providers and consumers, government officials and regulators, industry representatives, researchers and academics in gambling and related fields. The Conference was assisted by a grant from the Ministry of Health.
- Item2018 JMAD New Zealand Media Ownership Report(Auckland University of Technology, 2018-12-06) Myllylahti, MSummary This eighth JMAD New Zealand media ownership report observes a considerable shift in New Zealand media ownership. In 2018, Australian Nine Entertainment took over Stuff’s parent company Fairfax Media. The report notes that the impact of this merger on the future ownership of Stuff and its New Zealand media holdings remain unknown. In 2018, New Zealand’s print newspaper market had already shrunk considerably after Stuff closed more than 35% of its print newspapers and announced additional cuts in community papers. During 2018, the New Zealand media market remained at least partly competitive. In September, the Court of Appeal rejected the NZME-Stuff merger, and the two companies continued their duopoly and dominance in print and online news. In November, MediaWorks announced that it had signed a conditional merger agreement with Australian outdoor advertising company QMS. If the deal goes through, QMS will have a substantial shareholding in MediaWorks. However, its current owner Oaktree Capital Management will maintain the majority shareholding in the merged entity. New Zealand media ownership: key trends and events • Australian Nine becoming the largest owner of Stuff • NZME & Stuff merger denied and abandoned • MediaWorks plans to merge with Australian QMS • Trust owned, non-profit media outlet Crux emerges
- Item2022 World Hypertension League, Resolve To Save Lives and International Society of Hypertension Dietary Sodium (Salt) Global Call to Action(Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2022) Campbell, NRC; Whelton, PK; Orias, M; Wainford, RD; Cappuccio, FP; Ide, N; Neal, B; Cohn, J; Cobb, LK; Webster, J; Trieu, K; He, FJ; McLean, RM; Blanco-Metzler, A; Woodward, M; Khan, N; Kokubo, Y; Nederveen, L; Arcand, J; MacGregor, GA; Owolabi, MO; Lisheng, L; Parati, G; Lackland, DT; Charchar, FJ; Williams, B; Tomaszewski, M; Romero, CA; Champagne, B; L’Abbe, MR; Weber, MA; Schlaich, MP; Fogo, A; Feigin, VL; Akinyemi, R; Inserra, F; Menon, B; Simas, M; Neves, MF; Hristova, K; Pullen, C; Pandeya, S; Ge, J; Jalil, JE; Wang, J-G; Wideimsky, J; Kreutz, R; Wenzel, U; Stowasser, M; Arango, M; Protogerou, A; Gkaliagkousi, E; Fuchs, FD; Patil, M; Chan, AW-K; Nemcsik, J; Tsuyuki, RT; Narasingan, SN; Sarrafzadegan, N; Ramos, ME; Yeo, N; Rakugi, H; Ramirez, AJ; Álvarez, G; Berbari, A; Kim, C-I; Ihm, S-H; Chia, Y-C; Unurjargal, T; Park, HK; Wahab, K; McGuire, H; Dashdorj, NJ; Ishaq, M; Ona, DID; Mercado-Asis, LB; Prejbisz, A; Leenaerts, M; Simão, C; Pinto, F; Almustafa, BA; Spaak, J; Farsky, S; Lovic, D; Zhang, X-H
- Item230 GHz VLBI Observations of M87: Event-horizon-scale Structure During an Enhanced Very-high-energy Y-ray State in 2012(IOP Publishing, 2015-07-10)We report on 230 GHz (1.3 mm) very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) observations of M87 with the Event Horizon Telescope using antennas on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, Mt. Graham in Arizona, and Cedar Flat in California. For the first time, we have acquired 230 GHz VLBI interferometric phase information on M87 through measurement of the closure phase on the triangle of long baselines. Most of the measured closure phases are consistent with 0° as expected by physically motivated models for 230 GHz structure such as jet models and accretion disk models. The brightness temperature of the event-horizon-scale structure is ∼1 × 1010 K derived from the compact flux density of ∼1 Jy and the angular size of ∼40 μas ∼ 5.5 Rs, which is broadly consistent with the peak brightness of the radio cores at 1-86 GHz located within ∼102 Rs. Our observations occurred in the middle of an enhancement in very-high-energy (VHE) γ-ray flux, presumably originating in the vicinity of the central black hole. Our measurements, combined with results of multi-wavelength observations, favor a scenario in which the VHE region has an extended size of ∼20-60 Rs.
- Item2D & 3D introductory processes in virtual groups(IEEE, 2003) Clear, Tony; Daniels, M.This paper reports on a collaborative learning trial conducted in 2002 between students at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand and Uppsala University, Sweden. The trial design included an initial phase in which virtual groups became acquainted using different modes of cyber-icebreaker and a subsequent phase with a common task involving group decision making - evaluating and ranking the different icebreaker experiences. The software used in the trial comprised 1) a custom-developed web-based groupware database and 2) a Java 3D application, implying configurable avatars, which could be manipulated in a virtual world. Each of these applications supported icebreaking activities intended to establish trust between virtual group members, the latter in 3D mode and the former in 2D mode. The trial process and the software are initially outlined. The evaluation strategy and approaches to data analysis are then discussed and the paper concludes with a report of preliminary findings from the trial.
- Item3 year stroke survivors: the long term impact of stroke on cognition and factors associated with recovery(SAGE, 2015) Mahon (Nee Haslemore), SWorldwide, stroke is the second commonest cause of death and the most frequent cause of disability in adults, having an enormous physical, psychological and financial impact on patients, families, the health care system, and society. There is evidence that stroke should be considered a long-term condition, with many stroke survivors still experiencing adverse outcomes several years after their stroke. One of the strongest predictors of post stroke outcome are severity and patient age. Stroke severity can be judged clinically, based upon the degree of neurological impairment and the size and location of the infarction. Other important influences on stroke outcome include cardiovascular disease, co-morbid conditions, epidemiologic factors, cognitive impairment and complications of stroke. Severity of stroke is one of the most important factors affecting short and long-term outcome. Existing data on long-term health-related outcomes within the stroke population is limited; has small sample sizes, poor verification of stroke subtypes, poor study design and short-term follow-up (within 12 months). In addition there is a lack of data which provides a fair representation of all ethnic groups in New Zealand who have experienced a stroke. Accurate and representative longitudinal data are needed to determine the impact of stroke, in order to identify key factors that may impact stroke recovery and identify vulnerable groups who are at greater risk for poorer outcomes following stroke. This may provide a greater insight into who is affected most with stroke and why. This study seeks to examine the burden of stroke at three and six-years (n=2180). Identification of predictors that make independent contributions to outcomes post- stroke will inform the development of techniques to manage and/or cope with such deficits, guide remediation and optimize rehabilitation. This study provides a unique opportunity to address current gaps in knowledge in this area and may inform healthcare policy to improve overall outcomes in this population.
- Item3-D knit transformations(School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology, 2014) Smith, AE; Kalyanji, J; Fraser, GRapid advances in seamless knitting technology are opening up signiﬁcant opportunities in the design, production and application of knitted textile preforms. Introduced in the mid 1990’s, seamless machinery enables shaped, 3-dimensional knitted forms to be produced entirely by machine. While garment producers globally adopted the technology for its economic efficiencies, the standardised templates in the technology’s software have generally reduced the sophistication of designs produced. Although the signiﬁ cant unrealised potential in seamless technology is widely acknowledged, designers and manufacturers are facing diffi culties in understanding and integrating the complex technology into their practice. There remains a fundamental gap in knowledge and skills, in part due to a simpliﬁed and modular garment based user interface, which fronts a complex and sophisticated technology. Of the limited research in this area, most relates to garment shaping. More recently, we have started to see sophisticated applications of this technology in highly technical or artisanal design outcomes emerging from textile research centres. The design and production of knitted textile forms in 3-dimensions, as opposed to the 2-dimensional ﬂ at pattern and construction of the past, is a signiﬁcant conceptual shift for traditional textile design practice. Traditional craft and design practices are often disrupted by the emergence of new technologies. We believe that the disruption created by seamless knit technology has the potential to vastly change both the design and application of knitted textiles, moving knitted textile manufacturing up the value chain. This installation showcases the advanced capabilities of seamless knitting technology for innovative, 3-dimensional form building and high-end design outcomes. The group submitting this proposal consists of a knitwear designer, knitted textile designer and knit technician. All are experienced in this ﬁeld, and will draw on current research and developments to work collaboratively in producing a collection of seamless knitted products that demonstrate unique shaping, 3-dimensionality, pattern and texture. The collection includes both garment and non-garment applications and may incorporate smart textile applications.
- Item30-year trends in stroke rates and outcome in Auckland, New Zealand (1981-2012): a multi-ethnic population-based series of studies(PLoS One, 2015) Feigin, VL; Krishnamurthi, RV; Barker-Collo, S; McPherson, KM; Barber, PA; Parag, V; Arroll, B; Bennett, DA; Tobias, M; Jones, A; Witt, E; Brown, P; Abbott, M; Bhattacharjee, R; Rush, E; Suh, FM; Theadom, A; Rathnasabapathy, Y; Te Ao, B; Parmar, PG; Anderson, C; Bonita, R; ARCOS IV GroupInsufficient data exist on population-based trends in morbidity and mortality to determine the success of prevention strategies and improvements in health care delivery in stroke. The aim of this study was to determine trends in incidence and outcome (1-year mortality, 28-day case-fatality) in relation to management and risk factors for stroke in the multi-ethnic population of Auckland, New Zealand (NZ) over 30-years.
- ItemA 3D Cuboid Image Encryption Algorithm Based on Controlled Alternate Quantum Walk of Message Coding(MDPI AG, )In order to solve various security risks faced by image privacy protection, we propose a 3D cuboid image encryption scheme based on message-encoded controlled alternate quantum walks. Firstly, we calculated the initial parameters of the quantum system and performed a one-dimensional quantum walk to generate a probability distribution sequence. Secondly, we encoded the sequence into a quaternary message using multiple sets of encoded messages to control the alternate quantum walk model, generating a 3D probability amplitude matrix and 3D probability distribution matrix to obtain the 3D quantum hash sequence through the 3D probability distribution matrix. Then, the image was divided into blocks and integrated into a cuboid. The image cuboid was scrambled between layers using the probability value sequence, and the 3D probability distribution matrix was used to complete the scrambling of the cross-section between layers. Finally, we converted each pixel value of the scrambled cuboid into a binary cube and controlled it to perform the rotation operation through the 3D probability magnitude matrix, then used the 3D quantum hash sequence to XOR the obtained cuboid image and tilted it to obtain the final encrypted image. The simulation results show that the image encryption scheme can resist various typical attacks and has good security performance.
- Item4D Printing in Biomedical Engineering: Advancements, Challenges, and Future Directions(MDPI AG, 2023-06-29) Ramezani, Maziar; Mohd Ripin, Zaidi4D printing has emerged as a transformative technology in the field of biomedical engineering, offering the potential for dynamic, stimuli-responsive structures with applications in tissue engineering, drug delivery, medical devices, and diagnostics. This review paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the advancements, challenges, and future directions of 4D printing in biomedical engineering. We discuss the development of smart materials, including stimuli-responsive polymers, shape-memory materials, and bio-inks, as well as the various fabrication techniques employed, such as direct-write assembly, stereolithography, and multi-material jetting. Despite the promising advances, several challenges persist, including material limitations related to biocompatibility, mechanical properties, and degradation rates; fabrication complexities arising from the integration of multiple materials, resolution and accuracy, and scalability; and regulatory and ethical considerations surrounding safety and efficacy. As we explore the future directions for 4D printing, we emphasise the need for material innovations, fabrication advancements, and emerging applications such as personalised medicine, nanomedicine, and bioelectronic devices. Interdisciplinary research and collaboration between material science, biology, engineering, regulatory agencies, and industry are essential for overcoming challenges and realising the full potential of 4D printing in the biomedical engineering landscape.
- Item60 years of creativity in business organizations(Design Research Society 2016, 2016-06) Sosa Medina, R; Connor, AM; Rive, PThis paper analyses the role of creativity in business organizations by examining the core ideas of an article published sixty years ago as a way to elucidate how relevant they are today in view of the research literature. The paper proposes the use of computational social simulations to support systematic reasoning about some of these longstanding issues around organizational creativity. An example of an agent-based simulation to study team ideation is presented to support systematic reasoning about the role of creativity in business organizations and to articulate future lines of inquiry.
- Item8-K Filings, Twitter Activities and Stock Market Reactions(American Accounting Association (AAA), 2015-08-04) Rahman, A; Debreceny, RTwitter has become one of the major channels for information dissemination and communication, which includes companies’ market relevant information. This study investigates how Twitter activities are related to 8-K filings and the corresponding stock price and trading volume reactions. Using a sample of S&P 1500 companies, all 8-K filings are gathered for the calendar year of 2012 and calculate the following three unique Twitter metrics based on the data provided by Topsy, Inc.: abnormal tweeting activities, abnormal sentiment, and network centrality weighted by the influence level of tweeters. The findings show that on average, there are about 32% more tweeting activities around 8-K dates, compared to the benchmark period. In addition, all three Twitter metrics relate positively to both cumulative abnormal returns and cumulative abnormal trading volume in the 3-day window around 8-K filings. Abnormal sentiment and centrality weighted by the influence level of tweeters moderate positively and moderate negatively the association between abnormal tweeting activities and stock market reactions to 8-Ks. These metrics also moderate the relation between different types of 8-Ks and the corresponding stock market reactions. Based on our findings, we conclude that the level and nature of market attention a corporate announcement receives determines the level of price and volume movements of stocks in the capital markets. The study contributes to the literature by suggesting the important role played by social media, Twitter in particular, in the information dissemination process of Form 8-Ks.
- Item9/11 as False Flag: Why International Law Must Dare to Care(Edinburgh University Press, 2017-07-20) Benjamin, AAt the heart of contemporary international law lies a paradox: The attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001 have justified sixteen years of international war, yet the official international community, embodied principally in the United Nations, has failed to question or even scrutinize the U.S. Government’s account of those attacks. Despite the emergence of an impressive and serious body of literature that impugns the official account and even suggests that 9/11 may have been a classic (if unprecedentedly monstrous) false-flag attack, international statesmen, following the lead of scholars, have been reluctant to wade into what appears to be a very real controversy. African nations are no strangers to the concept of the false flag tactic, and to its use historically in the pursuit of illegitimate geo-political aims and interests. This Article draws on recent African history in this regard, as well as on deeper twentieth century European and American history, to lay a foundation for entertaining the possibility of 9/11-as-false-flag. This Article then argues that the United Nations should seek to fulfill its core and incontrovertible “jury” function of determining the existence of inter-state aggression in order to exercise a long-overdue oversight of the official 9/11 narrative.
- ItemA case study of authentic learning underpinned by design thinking and industry collaboration(DesignEd Asia Secretariat, 2013) Inder, S; Withell, AThis paper will present a case study of a year-two product design project that has been developed alongside the specific requirements of an industry collaborator and delivered within an innovative, research-led, Design Thinking (Brown, 2008) framework, providing an authentic learning experience for students. This tightly structured approach aimed to “engage students in real-world inquiry problems involving higher order thinking skills with an authentic audience beyond the classroom” (Rule, 2006), through the integration of industry orientated needs and constraints. The paper will discuss the overarching approach to the development of the project including the key principles and theories that underpin the curriculum. The paper then discusses collaboration with an industry expert to develop the pragmatic design and industry constraints focusing on economic feasibility, functional viability and product desirability. In addition, it includes a description of an innovative Design Thinking framework that has been developed as part of a PhD research project. The paper concludes with a discussion of the impact of this tightly constrained, authentic learning approach on the design expertise development of students. It also discusses the tensions in developing a learning and teaching approach for year two students that balances Design Thinking (empathising and radical idea generation) and pragmatic, constraint driven design.
- ItemA cellular automaton framework for within-field vineyard variance and grape production simulation(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2011-07-26) Shanmuganathan, S; Narayanan, A; Robison, NWinegrowers for generations know it all too well that grapes harvested from different areas within a vineyard will produce wines of different flavours, mainly due to within-field variance in vine vigour caused by environmental variability from various factors, such as soil properties, microclimate conditions, and rootstock. Recent research attempts on the use of state-of-the-art technologies to model/ simulate within-field variance at a vineyard scale are outlined. Consequently, the paper illustrates a cellular automaton (CA) framework being developed for simulating the within-field variance in grapevine plant vigour, phenological events and vineyard production using random or real thematic mappings of likely key factors that contribute to the observed variance. The CA approach provides an alternative software tool to conventional crop estimation methods that are dependent upon expensive yield sampling methods.
- ItemA chequered renaissance: the evolution of Maori society, 1984-2004(Te Kaharoa, 2009) Moon, P.This article traces aspects of the evolution of Maori society in the two decades following the Hui Taumata in 1984. Issues of language, political and self-determination, and Treaty settlements are explored for their contribution to this evolution.
- ItemA closed-form exact solution for pricing variance swaps with stochastic volatility(Wiley-Blackwell, 2011-04-01) Lian, GIn this paper, we present a highly efficient approach to price variance swaps with discrete sampling times. We have found a closed-form exact solution for the partial differential equation (PDE) system based on the Heston’s two-factor stochastic volatility model embedded in the framework proposed by Little and Pant. In comparison with the previous approximation models based on the assumption of continuous sampling time, the current research of working out a closed-form exact solution for variance swaps with discrete sampling times at least serves for two major purposes: (i) to verify the degree of validity of using a continuous-sampling-time approximation for variance swaps of relatively short sampling period; (ii) to demonstrate that significant errors can result from still adopting such an assumption for a variance swap with small sampling frequencies or long tenor. Other key features of our new solution approach include the following: (1) with the newly found analytic solution, all the hedging ratios of a variance swap can also be analytically derived; (2) numerical values can be very efficiently computed from the newly found analytic formula.