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New feasibility studies to get underway with HRC funding

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The Health Research Council has awarded more than $1.7 million in this year's Feasibility Studies round.  

Feasibility Study Grants provide support of up to $250,000 for two years in the fields of public health, clinical, Māori and Pacific health research. They are intended to be for situations where there is already strong evidence to justify a full research project, but where critical practical information is needed first to make a potential full study feasible.

Below is the full list of grant recipients. To read lay summaries of their proposed research, click here to go to the HRC Research Repository and filter by proposal type ‘Feasibility Study’ and year ‘2020’.

Associate Professor Andrea 't Mannetje, Massey University
The epidemiology of Crohn’s and Colitis in New Zealand: a data linkage study
24 months, $248,987

Professor Marie Crowe, University of Otago, Christchurch
Tele-mental health delivery of psychotherapy for recurrent mood disorders
24 months, $244,812

Dr Rebbecca Lilley, University of Otago
Healthy & safe truck drivers, safer journeys: feasibility of a national survey
16 months, $245,736

Dr Christopher McKinlay, The University of Auckland
Neonatal Glucose Care Optimisation (NeoGluCO) Study
24 months, $249,641

Professor Denise Taylor, Auckland University of Technology
exciteBCI telerehabilitation: determining optimal dose and testing feasibility
24 months, $245,116

Professor Alice Theadom, Auckland University of Technology
ACTION-TBI: ACT to improve recovery after Traumatic Brain Injury
24 months, $249,308

Associate Professor Conroy Wong, Middlemore Clinical Trials
Resveratrol – a potential novel treatment for bronchiectasis
24 months, $219,061