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NIHI researchers have been successful in the recent HRC major project funding round with a NZ$1.2m grant to undertake a large randomised trial of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation.
The trial, to be led by Hon Associate Professor Natalie Walker, will build on the pioneering experience the NIHI team has with e-cigarette research, this time testing new generation e-cigarettes with and without nicotine in combination with nicotine replacement therapy, for their effect on smoking cessation.

NIHI features at Celebrating Research Excellence event at the University of Auckland.

NIHI staff at CRE event

A handful of NIHI's projects were on show at this annual university event held on May 4th to showcase excellence in research across the University. Representing NIHI at the event were, from left to right, Karen Carter (Operations Leader,) Jonathan Rastorn (PhD student), Prof Chris Bullen (Director) and Dr Helen Eyles (Research Fellow)

NIHI Director at Kuala Lumpur Addiction Conference

Kuala Lumpur Addiction Conference

NIHI Director Prof Chris Bullen and Addictions Research programme leader Associate Professor Natalie Walker with Malaysian colleagues at the recent KL Nicotine Addiction Conference held in Kuala Lumpur in late April.  

New publication on the Virtual Supermarket

Using a Virtual Supermarket to measure food purchase behaviour: A validation study

Wilma E Waterlander, Yannan Jiang, Ingrid HM Steenhuis, Cliona Ni Mhurchu 

Published in Journal of Medical and Internet Research (JMIR) 28th April 2015

Mobile phone-based diabetes self-management pilot study leads to pioneering trial

NIHI researchers and clinicians recently teamed up to investigate a tailored text message-based diabetes support intervention called SMS4BG - Self-Management Support for Blood Glucose.

Systems Science Approaches for Obesity Prevention

To understand the potential of systems sciences to contribute to obesity prevention research and action and to identify key research questions for systems science and obesity prevention in the New Zealand context.

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