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New Zealand boosts health research with $5.3 M funding

23 December 2022 | News

Researchers have received funding support for research into a wide range of health concerns

Image credit: shutterstock

Image credit: shutterstock

Researchers investigating a range of vital health issues at University of Auckland, have received more than $5.3 million funding in the latest round from the Health Research Council.

Four researchers received major health delivery research project grants. Dr Joanna Ting Wai Chu, Education and Social Work, will investigate the link between young people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and appearances in youth justice.

Liggins Institute researcher Dr Barbara Cormack’s work will inform national nutrition guidelines for pre-term babies; Dr Clare McCann, Faculty of Science, will research accessible communication for those in post-stroke care and Dr Michelle Wise of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is looking at women-centred best practice in post abortion care.

A further eight researchers received health delivery research activation grants and a ninth researcher, Dr Sarah Leadley, received a Health Delivery Research Career Development Award.


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