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World leaders in smoking cessation, nutrition, m-health, physical activity and heart health research.

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Delivering projects and programmes in Europe, the US, Asia, Pacific and Australasia.

Our Mission

Discovering innovative solutions to the world’s leading health problems 

22 June, 2018

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 of nearly $5m 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. Read more
22 June, 2018

$5m to test impact of supermarket strategies and Health Star Rating labels

A study testing the impact of New Zealand's health star ratings on packaged foods is being granted $5million. The University of Auckland research, led by NIHI's Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu, was one of five research projects from around the country to receive a portion of the Health Research Council's $25 million grant for long-term programmes. Read more
12 June, 2018

Are artificial sweeteners better for you than sugar?

Watch NIHI's Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu on TVNZ's Breakfast as she discusses whether artifical sweetners are better for you than sugar.

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