Current Health Research Council grants

The Health Research Council (HRC) manages the New Zealand Government's investment in health research. Funding is available for investigator-driven research, career-development awards, and requests for proposals (which are usually co-funded with another organisation).

Project Duration Principal Researcher Contract Value
Kia taiohi te tu 2021-2024 Dr Joeliee Seed-Pihama $386,985
Aho Tapairu: Developing a mana wahine well-being toolkit 2021-2024 Dr Ngahuia Murphy $394,035
The determinants of health for Maori mothers and adults with chronic diseases 2021-2024 Dr Lynne Chepulis (Subcontract)  $147,383
Tackling ableism to remove barriers to participation in sport and recreation 2021-2024 Dr Robert Townsend (Subcontract) $124,901
Extracellular DNA repair: a role in antimicrobial resistance? 2021-2023 Dr Adele Williamson $150,000
Education and mentoring of primary care to improve diabetes care in the Waikato 2021-2023 Dr Ryan Paul $174,993
Repurposing anti-viral immunity to combat Neisseria gonorrhoeae 2021-2023 Dr William Kelton $150,000
Exploring primary care factors that influence diabetes management and care 2021-2022 Dr Lynne Chepulis $29,500
The growing crisis of diabetes and cancer co-occurrence   Prof Ross Lawrenson (Subcontract) $339,198
The decision-making process for women contemplating breast surgery 2021-2022 Dr Tania Blackmore $90,700
Niuean happiness: A hiapo approach to Niuean mental health and wellbeing 2020-2023 Dr Jessica Pasisi $359,179

Tangaroa ara rau: Māori water safety programme for whānau – Waikato region

2019-2022 Dr  Jordan Waiti (Subcontract) $176,009
Cystine biosynthesis and infection: gonorrhoea's weak link? 2019-2022 Dr Joanna Hicks $249,959
Patterns of recovery from concussion in children and adolescents 2019-2022 Prof Nicola Starkey $1,197,414
Improving road safety and health: Understanding kava's impact on driver fitness 2019-2021 Dr Apo Aporosa $278,018
Cultural competence and equity-focused activities in primary care 2019-2021 Dr Rawiri Keenan $224,727
Lung cancer screening with scent-detection dogs 2018-2022 Dr Timothy Edwards $233,607
Koia Te reo tipu – a bittersweet quest for new anti-diabetic agents in rongoa rakau 2017-2022 Dr Jonni Koia $425,562
    Total (excl. GST) $5,132,170