Research Funding

We welcome collaboration with external researchers. Contact Dr Victoria Andersen on +64 9 486 8920 extn 3611

Waitemata DHB funding success

HRC Project Grant (2014)


Dr Janak De Zoysa, clinical director Waitemata DHB Renal Services has been awarded a project grant for his research trial into Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

The Controlled trial of slowing of Kidney Disease progression From the Inhibition of Xanthine oxidase (CKD-FIX) Study is a multi-centre, multi-national double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled trial developed by New Zealand and Australian Nephrologists to determine whether therapy to lower uric acid can slow the progression of CKD. The HRC have announced funding of $990,685 to support the NZ arm of the trial in Waitemata, Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Christchurch and more >>

Foxley Fellowship (2014)

Dr Timothy Jelleyman has been awarded a Foxley Fellowship for The community child wellbeing tool: a framework for population health action. This fellowship provides a salary to enable a health sector professional to undertake a research sabbatical at a tertiary institution. The award aims to enhance links between HRC-funded research and health care delivery or health policy. 

Pacific Health Research Summer Studentship (2013)

Epidemiologist Dr John Huakau and Zarah Allport (student, UoA) have gained an HRC Pacific Health Research Summer Studentship.  Zarah’s project is titled: A joint Auckland District Health Board and Waitemata District Health Board Pacific Demographic and Health status report.  

International Relationship Fund: US-NZ Collaboration (2013)

Dr Robyn Whittaker: aims to determine the process required to adapt an existing, proven acceptable and effective mHealth cessation intervention used in New Zealand and the United Kingdom to a Pacific setting, and to measure its more >>

Clinical Research Training Fellowship (2013)

Dr Jevon Puckett: Studies on renal function and acute kidney injury in elective abdominal surgery 

HRC Partnership Grant (2012)

Waitemata DHB has scored a research coup, by being involved in three out of four major research partnerships recently approved by the Health Research Council. 

Our staff will take part in research on a “polypill” (combining several medications) for cardiovascular disease, improving residential aged care outcomes and computer-based e-therapies for people with depression. 

Each project is being carried out with University of Auckland researchers, as part of the Research Partnerships for New Zealand Health Delivery programme. Funding for the three programmes totals almost $600,000. 

You can read more about the projects and the programme on the Health Research Council website.