NIHI successful in latest HRC funding round

NIHI researchers have been successful in the latest Health Research Council funding rounds being awarded funding for a programme and two project grants.

Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu has been awarded a programme grant to test the health impact of supermarket strategies and Health Star Rating labels. The research team will look at strategies to support healthier diets across four different domains; at an individual level, government level, food industry level and public health level.

Associate Professor Ralph Maddison has been awarded a HRC project grant to undertake the Rugby Fans in Training (RUFIT-NZ) Randomised Controlled Trial, a weight-management programme which will be delivered by professional rugby clubs. The aim is to engage Māori and Pacific men in a healthy lifestyle programme.

Gayl Humphrey has been awarded a HRC project grant to work with consumers, to develop a smartphone app to reduce gambling harm and prevent relapse in people who are having their lives harmed by gambling. The Randomised Controlled Trial will help ensure that the APP is acceptable to users, easy to use and test the effectiveness of the app.

Congratulations to our successful applicants and their teams.$24.6m-in-programme-funding-announced