It’s been a stand out year for NIHI’s emerging researchers according to NIHI Director Professor Chris Bullen.
“Dr Samantha Marsh and Dr Joanna Chu were both awarded 3- year Heart Foundation Research fellowships, and most recently Dr Kathryn Bradbury has been awarded a prestigious 4-year Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship,” says Professor Bullen.
“Fellowships like these are vital to help researchers establish their own independent research programmes, in the difficult period following their PhD,” says Professor Bullen “We are delighted for our researchers and deeply grateful to the funding agencies for their support in growing the next generation of world-class researchers in New Zealand.”
Dr Samantha Marsh will design and test an intervention to help New Zealand families engage in heart-healthy family meals, using evidence-based parenting practices that promote nutrition resilience.
Dr Chu will investigate novel ways of reducing smoking in families.
Dr Bradbury will be exploring opportunities for analysing ‘big data’ in diets in New Zealand.