The Health Research Council is delighted to announce the results of its latest Health Delivery Research investment rounds, designed to improve patient care and healthcare systems in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Public health expert Dr Sarah Jefferies and team have been awarded the Health Research Council’s prestigious Liley Medal as part of the Royal Society Te Apārangi’s Research Honours for their landmark paper analysing the impact of New Zealand’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hauora Māori researcher Dr Amohia Boulton has been rewarded for her mahi with one of the country’s top health research awards – the Health Research Council's Te Tohu Rapuora Medal – for her leadership, excellence and contribution to advancing Māori health.
The research team behind the public awareness campaign to get pregnant women sleeping on their side from 28 weeks of pregnancy has received one of New Zealand’s top awards for translational health research. Their research and campaign may have contributed to a decrease in late stillbirths over recent years in New Zealand.
2021 PROJECT AND PROGRAMME FUNDING:
Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo's research to improve mental health services for Pacific youth involving almost 1000 Pacific youth living mainly in South Auckland is one of a record five Pacific Project grants announced today by Health Minister Andrew Little.