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University of Auckland is most innovative university in Australasia in new rankings

The University of Auckland has been ranked as the most innovative university in New Zealand and Australia in the inaugural Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities rankings. Read more

Plain packaging and warning labels for sugar-sweetened beverages?

Results from a world-first study supervised by NIHI’s Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu and Associate Professor Natalie Walker Read more

E-cigarettes: do the benefits outweigh the risks?

NIHI Director Professor Chris Bullen features in ‘This Way Up’, a RadioNZ science programme that examines the issues around e-cigarettes and their regulation in New Zealand

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Heart Foundation Project Grant Awarded

Associate Professor Ralph Maddison has been awarded a Heart Foundation grant to support Text4Heart, a randomised controlled study to evaluate the long-term (1 year) effectiveness of a mobile phone delivered comprehensive Cardiac Rehab (CR) programme on adherence to lifestyle change compared to usual care (encouragement to attend CR). Read more

SCRIPT APP finalist in the best interactive product in this year’s Designers Institute Awards

SCRIPT APP finalist in the best interactive product in this year’s Designers Institute Awards SCRIPT APP is a finalist in the best interactive product in this year’s Designers Institute Awards Read more

Four new trials funded in the latest HRC grant round

Professor Chris Bullen, and Associate Professors Natalie Walker and Andrew Jull have each been successful in securing three years of funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand to undertake four cutting-edge clinical trials. Three of the newly funded projects focus on smoking cessation, and one focuses on a new treatment for venous leg ulcers.  The trials range in size from 262 participants through to 2,140 .  Read more

Māori and Pacific focus for quit smoking research

Two research studies aimed at the goal of reduced smoking among New Zealanders to five percent or less by 2025, will go ahead at the University of Auckland this year. These will be led by Associate Professor Natalie Walker from the National Institute of Health Innovation
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