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Maternity Services Research RFP recipients announced

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The Health Research Council and the Ministry of Health are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Maternity Services Research Request for Proposals.

This joint initiative sought to fund projects that will directly inform the development of policy and practice for Aotearoa New Zealand’s maternity services to achieve equitable maternal and infant health outcomes and support a quality improvement culture within maternity services. 

Recipients of the 2020 Maternity Services Research RFP: 

Research Projects

Professor Frank Bloomfield, the University of Auckland
Achieving equitable outcomes from critical congenital heart disease in Aotearoa
24 months, $376,978

Dr George Parker, Otago Polytechnic
Understanding the need for trans and non-binary inclusive maternity care
18 months, $178,513

Knowledge Translation Grants

Associate Professor Katie Groom, the University of Auckland
Knowledge translation for equity in preterm birth care and outcomes in Aotearoa
18 months, $405,065

Miss Beverly Te Huia, Katoa
Weaving tikanga into practice for hapū ora
24 months, $441,436