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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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Are you an experienced project manager? We're hiring now!

NIHI is seeking an experienced project manager as a key member of our project management team.

Congratulations Koray! $10,000 Biennial Clinton Bedogni Prize for Open Systems

The prestigious Clinton Bedogni Prize for Open Systems was awarded for the third time in 2014 to the New Zealand individual (whether from academia or industry) who has made the greatest contribution to the field of Open Systems in the past two years – our own Dr Koray Atalag.


Everyone these days seems to have a mobile phone, and most these days are smartphones, providing consumers with a portable computer wherever they go. This high penetration of smartphones means they can be harnessed for public health interventions, and evidence is increasingly showing that mobile-based healthcare works.

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App for young drivers gets Spark funding

The Back Pocket Driver team

A smartphone app, co-developed by researchers from the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), has come third in the University of Auckland’s 2014 Spark $100k Challenge.