Past Research

2018
Dr Bartosz Nowak // Designing and manufacturing of biodegradable orthopaedic devices // Human Biology Research // $5,000 // Grant in Aid
Miss Emma Wallace // A Systematic Review of Methods of Citric Acid Cough Reflex Testing // Clinical Research // $5,000 // Post Graduate Publishing Bursary
Dr Phoebe Macrae // Don Beaven Travelling Fellowship – Dr Luis Riquelme at 2018 Christchurch Biomouth Symposium // Clinical Research // $3,000 // Don Beaven Travel Grant
Dr Patrice Rosengrave // ANZICS – 21st Annual Meeting on Clinical Trials in Intensive Care // Clinical Research // $2,000 // Travel Grant
Dr Andrew Das // Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics – Gordon Research Conference // Cancer Research // $2,000 // Travel Grant
2017
Dr Sarah Appleby // Role of myoregulin in cardiovascular disease // Heart Research // $40,000 // Major Project Grant
Dr Tracy Melzer // The International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Hong Kong from October 5-9, 2018 // Brain Research // $2,000 // Travel Grant
Dr Jacqui Keenan // A bacterial driver of colon carcinogenesis // Cancer Research // $5,000 // Grant in Aid
2016
Dr Kristin Gozdzikowska // Reliability, validity and clinical application of temporal and amplitude analyses using pharyngeal highresolution manometry // Brain Research // $100,000 // Major Project Grant
Mrs Debbie O'Donoghue // Neonatal Care Facilities United Kingdom // Child Health Research // $3,000 // Dame Malvina Major Travelling Fellowship
Mr Ian Averill // Examination of objective methods of assessment of treatment response in in-patient depression // Clinical Research // $40,000 // Clinical Research Fellow – Nursing
Professor Andrew Day // An app to improve health outcomes in children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease // Child Health Research // $5,000 // Grant in Aid
Associate Professor Margaret Currie // Towards using exercise as cancer therapy // Cancer Research // $99,934 // Major Project Grant
Dr Amy Scott-Thomas // Early detection of bacteria in the lungs using a non-invasive breath test // Human Biology Research // $4,724 // Grant in Aid
Dr Patrice Rosengrave // ANZICS – 19th Annual Meeting on Clinical Trials in Intensive Care + ICU Research Coordinator workshop // Clinical Research // $2,000 // Travel Grant
Dr Prisca Mbikou // Role and therapeutic potential of the novel DWORF peptide in heart disease // Heart Research // $99,989 // Major Project Grant
Dr Andree Pearson // Mitochondria and Ageing // Human Biology Research // $89,561 // Major Project Grant
Dr Rachel Purcell // Gut bacteria and colorectal cancer // Cancer Research // $88,125 // Major Project Grant
Dr Katie Douglas // Cognitive Remediation for Depression // Mental Health Research // $92,066 // Major Project Grant
Dr Natalie Martin // Outcomes following childhood bacterial and viral meningitis in the UK // Child Health Research // $40,000 // Clinical Research Fellow – Paediatric
Dr Amy Scott-Thomas // Development of a non-invasive breath test for Legionnaires Disease // Human Biology Research // $4,724 // Grant in Aid
2015
Dr Anitra Carr // Vitamin C requirements in Severe Infection // Biochemistry Research // $97,391 // Major Project Grant
Dr Jacqui Keenan // Unravelling the host innate response to enteral nutrition // Biochemistry Research // $4,637 // Grant in Aid
Dr Tim Prickett // NTpnoCNP as a marker of skeletal growth // Child Health Research // $74,103 // Major Project Grant
Dr Philip Bagshaw // Pilot study of Unmet Need // Public Health Research // $37,000 // Major Project Grant
Dr Tracy Melzer // Amyloid and cognitive predictors of dementia in Parkinson’s // Brain Research // $82,630 // Major Project Grant
2014
Dr Heather Parker // Superoxide dismutase and infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis // Infectious Diseases Research // $82,019 // Major Project Grant
Dr Louisa Forbes // Screening for Potent Inhibitors of Myeloperoxidase // Biochemistry Research // $72,849 // Major Project Grant
Dr Tracy Melzer // MRI to predict dementia in Parkinson’s disease // Brain Research // $64,793 // Major Project Grant
Dr Stephanie Bozonet // Regulation of endothelial cell death by Hypothiocynous acid // Biochemistry Research // $79,938 // Major Project Grant
Dr Louisa Forbes // Screening for Potent Inhibitors of Myeloperoxidase // Biochemistry Research // $72,849 // Major Project Grant
2013
Dr Judith McKenzie // Activated chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia cells // Cancer Research // $30,561 // Major Project Grant
Dr Suetonia Palmer // An evidence framework for protecting kidney function // Non-Infectious Diseases Research // $52,512 // Major Project Grant
Dr Wanting Jiao // Developing new drugs for lung infections in cystic fibrosis // Pharmacology Research // $82,872 // Major Project Grant
2012
Dr Daniel J Myall // Predicting risk of cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease // Brain Research // $62,722 // Major Project Grant
Dr Logan Walker // Cytomegalovirus and Epstein Barr virus in Breast Cancer // Cancer Research // $54,448 // Major Project Grant
Dr Tracy Melzer // Clinical tracking of cognition on Parkinson’s Disease // Brain Research // $81,940 // Major Project Grant
Dr Katie Douglas // Effect of glucocorticoid administration on brain function in PTSD // Mental Health Research // $41,823 // Major Project Grant
Dr Dean Harris // Potential biomarkers of 5FU cardiotoxicity // Cancer Research // $69,176 // Major Project Grant
2011
Dr Nadia Borlase // Thalmus in Parkinson’s Disease: A multimodal investigation // Brain Research // $10,000 // Special Funding Grant
Dr Carrie Innes // Effect of obstructive sleep apnea on microsleeps and cerebral blood flow // Brain Research // $58,877
Dr Nicola Scott // Understanding how food leads to fat // Biochemistry Research // $75,906 // Major Project Grant
Dr Lee Thompson // Role evolution and community pharmacy in Christchurch // Public Health Research // $53,102 // Major Project Grant
2009
Dr Claire Dowson // Cognitive / behavioural function in long term SSRI antidepressant use // Mental Health Research // $74,989 // Major Project Grant
Dr Gabi Dachs // Chemotherapy response in obese mouse model with colorectal cancer // Cancer Research // $74,325 // Major Project Grant
Dr Lisa Stamp // Effects of Frusemide on uric acid and oxypurinol in patients with gout // Pharmacology Research // $43,678 // Major Project Grant
Dr Tim Woodfield // Alternative cartilage tissue engineering strategies; smart scaffolds and perfusion bioreactors // Human Biology Research // Major Project Grant
Dr Lisa Stamp // A Pilot Study of high dose allopurinol in the management of gout // Pharmacology Research // $42,147 // Major Project Grant
2008
Dr Kenny Chitcholtan // Do Heliobacter Pylori outer membrane vescicles compromise the integrity of gastric epethelial cells? // Biochemistry Research // $70,275 // Major Project Grant
Professor Margreet Vissers // A new role for Vitamin C in control of hypoxis response in cancer cells // Biochemistry Research // $74,690 // Major Project Grant
2007
Dr Leigh Ellmers // Effect of Chronic Urocortin2 treatment following experimental myocardial infarction // Heart Research // $74,478 // Major Project Grant
Dr Judith McKenzie // Function of soluble CD83 in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia // Cancer Research // $14,378 // Major Project Grant
2006
Dr Ross Kennedy // Determination of Effect site targets for Sevoflurane // Pharmacology Research // $28,390 // Major Project Grant
Dr John Evans // Why do males die younger? Sex, steroids and yasopeptides // Human Biology Research // $54,652 // Major Project Grant
Dr Michael Sullivan // Validating biological markers for Hepatomblastoma // Child Health Research // $79,081 // Major Project Grant

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