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HRC Research Repository

This library contains details of HRC-funded studies over the past 10 years, including study title, lay summary, lead investigator, host organisation, the sum awarded, year of study commencement, and contract duration.
  • Exploring the potential of the noncoding genome in lung disease diagnostics

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $150,000.00
    Researchers:
    Dr Marina Kazantseva
    ,
    Dr Jack Dummer
    ,
    Dr Sarah Diermeier
    ,
    Professor Anders Staahlberg
    Host:
    University of Otago
    Proposal type
    Explorer Grant
  • Better rehabilitation: Integration of movement analogies in Māori storytelling

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $150,000.00
    Researchers:
    Dr Merel Hoskens
    ,
    Dr Gloria Clarke
    ,
    Professor Rich Masters
    Host:
    University of Waikato
    Proposal type
    Explorer Grant
  • Using super-wideband microwave technology to improve cancer early diagnosis

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $150,000.00
    Researchers:
    Professor Boon-Chong Seet
    ,
    Dr Kunyu Li
    ,
    Dr Kevin Ly
    ,
    Dr Sijing Feng
    Host:
    Auckland University of Technology
    Proposal type
    Explorer Grant
  • Feasibility study of feeding time-matched donor human milk to preterm infants

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $150,000.00
    Researchers:
    Dr Ying Jin
    ,
    Dr Linda Murray
    ,
    Professor Lisa Te Morenga
    ,
    Associate Professor Louise Brough
    ,
    Dr Lauren Booker
    Host:
    Massey University
    Proposal type
    Explorer Grant
  • Collisions in Junior Rugby: Incidence and magnitude and potential health effect

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $150,000.00
    Researchers:
    Professor Nick Draper
    ,
    Dr Natalia Kabaliuk
    ,
    Professor Tim Anderson
    ,
    Dr Tracy Melzer
    ,
    Associate Professor Deborah Snell
    ,
    Professor Rich Masters
    ,
    Professor Michael Hamlin
    Host:
    University of Canterbury
    Proposal type
    Explorer Grant
  • Using multimodal MRI, genomics and AI to tackle ethnicity bias in neuroimaging

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $150,000.00
    Researchers:
    Dr Narun Pat
    ,
    Associate Professor Jeremiah Deng
    Host:
    University of Otago
    Proposal type
    Explorer Grant
  • Preventing the ups and downs of lithium in bipolar disorder

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $150,000.00
    Researchers:
    Associate Professor Ailsa McGregor
    ,
    Professor Christian Hartinger
    ,
    Associate Professor David Goldstone
    ,
    Dr Ian Soosay
    Host:
    University of Otago
    Proposal type
    Explorer Grant
  • Positively selecting your MAIT Cells

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $150,000.00
    Researchers:
    Associate Professor Mattie Timmer
    ,
    Associate Professor Bridget Stocker
    ,
    Dr Kensuke Shibata
    Host:
    Victoria University of Wellington, Research Trust of
    Proposal type
    Explorer Grant
  • Guided by Hine te Iwaiwa: Exploring Maramataka influence on pregnancy outcomes

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $400,000.00
    Researchers:
    Miss Beverly Te Huia
    ,
    Dr Fiona Cram MNZM
    Host:
    Katoa
    Proposal type
    Māori Health Emerging Researcher First Grant
  • Intergenerational Trauma Healing for Gang Wāhine & Kōtiro

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $396,000.00
    Researchers:
    Mx Paora Moyle
    ,
    Professor Alison Green
    Host:
    Te Whariki Manawahine o Hauraki
    Proposal type
    Māori Health Emerging Researcher First Grant
  • Elucidating pathways of kidney injury and repair – new therapeutic options?

    Year:
    2023
    Approved budget:
    $399,340.00
    Researchers:
    Professor Robert Walker
    ,
    Associate Professor Tania Slatter
    ,
    Dr Luke Wilson
    Host:
    University of Otago
    Proposal type
    China Biomedical Project
  • From health crisis to balance: Evaluation of a national Falls Prevention Pathway

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $1,199,894.00
    Researchers:
    Dr Rebbecca Lilley
    ,
    Associate Professor Gabrielle Davie
    ,
    Dr Brett Maclennan
    ,
    Mr David Barson
    ,
    Dr Braden Te Ao
    ,
    Associate Professor Bridget Dicker
    ,
    Mrs Lianne Pepperell
    ,
    Dr Verity Todd
    ,
    Professor Ngaire Kerse MNZM
    ,
    Professor Bridget Kool
    Host:
    University of Otago
    Proposal type
    Project
  • Minimally-invasive gastric ablation for GI disorders

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $1,199,996.70
    Researchers:
    Dr Timothy Angeli-Gordon
    ,
    Professor John Windsor
    ,
    Dr Zahra Aghababaie
    ,
    Professor Leo Cheng
    ,
    Dr Gregory Sands
    ,
    Dr Joni Angeli-Gordon
    ,
    Dr Recep Avci
    Host:
    The University of Auckland
    Proposal type
    Project
  • Optimising immunotherapy for Māori with advanced non-small cell lung cancer

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $1,199,987.75
    Researchers:
    Dr Laird Cameron
    ,
    Mrs Te Hao Apaapa-Timu
    ,
    Dr Helen Wihongi
    ,
    Dr Kimiora Henare
    ,
    Professor Cristin Print
    ,
    Professor Rod Dunbar
    ,
    Professor Katrina Sharples
    ,
    Stella Williams-Terei
    ,
    Thomas Hauraki
    ,
    Dr Gireesh Kumaran
    Host:
    The University of Auckland
    Proposal type
    Project
  • RandOmised Arthroplasty infection worlDwide Multidomain Adaptive Platform Trial

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $1,438,097.75
    Researchers:
    Dr Thomas Hills
    ,
    Dr Simon Young
    ,
    Dr John Mutu-Grigg
    ,
    Dr Kerry Read
    ,
    Dr Genevieve Walls
    ,
    Dr Susan Morpeth
    ,
    Dr Sarah Metcalf
    ,
    Associate Professor Jacob Munro
    ,
    Dr Mark Zhu
    ,
    Associate Professor Laurens Manning
    ,
    Professor Joshua Davis
    ,
    Dr Hannah Burden
    Host:
    Aotearoa Clinical Trials
    Proposal type
    Project
  • Increasing cardiac vagal activity as a novel treatment for heart failure

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $1,199,996.10
    Researchers:
    Dr Julia Shanks
    ,
    Associate Professor Rohit Ramchandra
    ,
    Associate Professor Nigel Lever
    ,
    Dr Anna Rolleston
    Host:
    The University of Auckland
    Proposal type
    Project
  • Mapping childhood immunity to Strep A

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $1,199,999.85
    Researchers:
    Associate Professor Nicole Moreland
    ,
    Dr Reuben McGregor
    ,
    Dr Natalie Lorenz
    ,
    Dr Anneka Anderson
    ,
    Dr Amy Chung
    ,
    Dr William Kelton
    ,
    Professor Wai-Hong Tham
    Host:
    The University of Auckland
    Proposal type
    Project
  • Translational 'omics of the hidden genome for equitable precision medicine

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $1,199,988.28
    Researchers:
    Dr Megan Leask
    ,
    Professor Alan Davidson
    ,
    Associate Professor Phillip Wilcox
    ,
    Dr Sarah Diermeier
    ,
    Professor Julia Horsfield
    ,
    Associate Professor Elizabeth Ledgerwood
    ,
    Dr Hannah Darroch
    Host:
    University of Otago
    Proposal type
    Project
  • Returning to productive life and work: an investigation of the impacts of cancer

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $1,193,292.00
    Researchers:
    Dr Jerram Bateman
    ,
    Dr Robin Quigg
    ,
    Associate Professor Richard Egan
    ,
    Dr Bronwen McNoe
    ,
    Associate Professor Gabrielle Davie
    ,
    Associate Professor Trudy Sullivan
    ,
    Dr George Laking
    ,
    Ms Sarah Wood
    Host:
    University of Otago
    Proposal type
    Project
  • Evaluation of the implementation of decentralised clinical trial methodology

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $1,199,999.45
    Researchers:
    Dr Michelle Wilson
    ,
    Dr Nicola Lawrence
    ,
    Dr Kimiora Henare
    ,
    Professor Katrina Sharples
    ,
    Dr Robert McNeill
    ,
    Professor Paula Lorgelly
    ,
    Dr Helen Wihongi
    ,
    Dr Jennifer McLachlan
    ,
    Dr George Laking
    ,
    Dr Benjamin Lawrence
    ,
    Professor Cristin Print
    ,
    Dr Edmond Ang
    ,
    Dr Olivia Perelini
    ,
    Dr Sanjeev Deva
    ,
    Stella Williams-Terei
    Host:
    Auckland Hospitals Research And Endowment Fund
    Proposal type
    Project
  • Beyond the pandemic: Applying complexity science in child immunisation services

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $1,199,727.00
    Researchers:
    Professor Gail Pacheco
    ,
    Dr Nadia Charania
    ,
    Mrs Daysha Tonumaipe'a
    ,
    Dr Amber Young
    ,
    Dr Felicity Ware
    ,
    Dr Leon Iusitini
    ,
    Dr Thomas Schober
    ,
    Professor Tony Dowell
    Host:
    Auckland University of Technology
    Proposal type
    Project
  • Protecting Mum: hormone-driven neural plasticity to regulate mood and behaviour

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $1,199,922.24
    Researchers:
    Dr Rosemary Brown
    ,
    Associate Professor Karl Iremonger
    ,
    Isaiah Cheong
    Host:
    University of Otago
    Proposal type
    Project
  • Exploring the mental health impacts of climate change on kai sovereignty

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $1,199,912.01
    Researchers:
    Dr Kenneth Taiapa
    ,
    Dr Christina McKerchar
    ,
    Miss Summer Wright
    ,
    Miss Els Russell
    ,
    Dr Teah Carlson
    Host:
    University of Otago
    Proposal type
    Māori Health Project
  • Te Hao Hou: Rangatahi Māori experiences and perceptions of smoking and vaping

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $1,199,950.00
    Researchers:
    Associate Professor Andrew Waa
    ,
    Ms Lani Teddy
    ,
    Professor Peter Edwards
    ,
    Dr Michaela Pettie
    ,
    Professor James Stanley
    ,
    Dr Karyn Maclennan
    Host:
    University of Otago
    Proposal type
    Māori Health Project
  • REMAP-CAP: Improving treatment for pneumonia, influenza and pandemic infections

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $4,998,510.80
    Researchers:
    Dr Colin McArthur
    ,
    Dr Thomas Hills
    ,
    Dr Anthony Jordan
    ,
    Associate Professor Matire Harwood
    ,
    Dr Susan Morpeth
    ,
    Anne Turner
    ,
    Professor Paul Young
    ,
    Dr Scott Berry
    ,
    Professor Richard Beasley
    ,
    Miss Allie Eathorne
    ,
    Dr Lindsay Berry
    Host:
    Medical Research Institute of New Zealand
    Proposal type
    Programme
  • Lifecourse Trajectories for Young Pasifika in Aotearoa (PIF: ATP)

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $4,994,413.00
    Researchers:
    Professor El-Shadan Tautolo
    ,
    Dr Leon Iusitini
    ,
    Dr Faasisila Savila
    ,
    Associate Professor Sione Vaka
    ,
    Professor Jemaima Tiatia-Siau
    ,
    Dr Jesse Kokaua
    ,
    Dr Radilaite Cammock
    ,
    Dr Shabnam Jalili-Moghaddam
    ,
    Professor Philip Schluter
    ,
    Dr Braden Te Ao
    ,
    Dr 'Ilaisaane Fifita
    ,
    Ms Jacinta Fa'alili-Fidow
    ,
    Dr Sam Manuela
    ,
    Dr Betty Ofe-Grant
    ,
    Dr Jalal Mohammed
    ,
    Mrs Litiuingi Ahio
    ,
    Dr Anja Vorster
    Host:
    Auckland University of Technology
    Proposal type
    Programme
  • Te Oranga Pūkahukahu: Future directions for lung cancer screening in Aotearoa

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $4,999,898.12
    Researchers:
    Professor Dr Sue Crengle
    ,
    Dr Nina Veenstra
    ,
    Dr Karen Bartholomew
    ,
    Dr Kate Parker
    ,
    Dr Peter Sandiford
    ,
    Professor Greg Jones
    ,
    Associate Professor Melissa McLeod
    ,
    Dr Madeleine Wall
    ,
    Dr Nina Bevin
    ,
    Dr Christopher Lewis
    ,
    Dr David Milne
    ,
    Dr Kelly Burrowes
    ,
    Ms Lisa Te Paiho
    ,
    Ms Oriana Paewai
    ,
    Dr Claire Hardie
    ,
    Dr Sandra Fitzgerald
    ,
    Dr Kimiora Henare
    ,
    Emeritus Professor Martin Tammemagi
    ,
    Dr Anna Rolleston
    ,
    Dr Rosie Dobson
    ,
    Dr Myra Ruka
    ,
    Dr Nina Veenstra
    ,
    Dr Papillon Gustafson
    ,
    Dr Laird Cameron
    ,
    Tayla Schaapveld
    ,
    Dr Joyce John
    ,
    Dr Hugh McHugh
    ,
    Dr Giorgi Kvizhinadze
    ,
    Professor Dr Catherine Jones
    ,
    Ms Michelle Lambert
    Host:
    University of Otago
    Proposal type
    Māori Health Programme
  • Harnessing the antiviral activities of Samoan traditional medicines

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $1,166,908.00
    Researchers:
    Dr Natalie Netzler
    ,
    Dr Victoria Woolner
    ,
    Dr Seeseei Molimau-Samasoni
    ,
    Associate Professor Robert Keyzers
    ,
    Professor Vernon Ward
    Host:
    The University of Auckland
    Proposal type
    Pacific Health Project
  • The pathway to healing: Pacific child injury outcomes

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $1,197,475.00
    Researchers:
    Dr Seini Taufa
    ,
    Dr Teuila Percival
    ,
    Dr Samuela Ofanoa
    ,
    Dr Josephine Herman
    ,
    Dr Braden Te Ao
    ,
    Professor Nicola Kayes
    ,
    Dr Shanthi Ameratunga
    ,
    Mr Kava Fuavao
    ,
    Michaela Roberts
    Host:
    Moana Connect
    Proposal type
    Pacific Health Project
  • Enhancing Pacific strategy, policy and implementation

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $1,199,927.00
    Researchers:
    Dr Debbie Ryan
    ,
    Dr Jacqueline Cumming
    ,
    Dr Marianna Churchward
    ,
    Mr Abel Smith
    ,
    Ms Lisa Kitione
    ,
    Dr Megan Pledger
    ,
    Dr Gerard Sonder
    ,
    Professor Timothy Tenbensel
    Host:
    Pacific Perspectives
    Proposal type
    Pacific Health Project
  • Improving detection of peri- and post-natal distress

    Year:
    2024
    Approved budget:
    $384,971.00
    Researchers:
    Associate Professor Liesje Donkin
    ,
    Miss Marie-Claire Bidois-Putt
    ,
    Dr Amy Kercher
    ,
    Ms Penelope Hayward
    ,
    Mr Meihana Douglas
    ,
    Professor Richard Siegert
    ,
    Professor Judith McAra-Couper
    Host:
    Auckland University of Technology
    Proposal type
    Health Delivery Emerging Researcher First Grant