Collaborations - National

New Zealand Pohutukawa flowerFunded by government, multi-national pharmaceuticals and a number of other sources, the NIHI's research programmes focus on investigating the causes, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and other major health problems.

Collaboration with other research groups both nationally and internationally is central to the NIHI's success. A selection of New Zealand-based collaborations including current and completed research projects is summarised below.

ADAPT

 

A novel mobile phone-based depression prevention programme for adolescents.
Injury Prevention Research Centre , University of Auckland
Department of Paediatrics, University of Auckland
Hinemoa Elder
School of Psychology, University of Auckland
Werry Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health , University of Auckland
Department of Psychological Medicine , University of Auckland

ASTRO: Auckland Stroke Outcomes Study

 

A population based followup study of 5-year stroke survivors and their family caregivers assessing a range of longterm functional and neuropsychological outcomes.
Department of Psychology , The University of Auckland
Department of Community Health, The University of Auckland
Department of Maori and Pacific Health, The University of Auckland
Department of General Practice , The University of Auckland
Department of Maori and Pacific Health, The University of Auckland
Waitemata District Health Board

CADET: Cellphone Assisted Diet and Exercise Trial

Feasibility study of a novel weight control intervention for New Zealand
Bramley Consulting
Centre for Child & Family Policy Research, University of Auckland

ENHANCE: Enhancing Food Security and Physical Activity

Multi-method research to identify and prioritise key environmental factors that influence food security and physical activity amongst Maori, Pacific, and low-income families in New Zealand. 
Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit, Wellington School of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Otago
Te Hotu Manawa Maori
Institute of Geography, Edinburgh University

Fletcher Challenge University of Auckland Heart and Health Study

Cohort study of the determinants of chronic disease and acute injury among employees of Fletcher Challenge and a random sample of the Auckland electoral rolls. (10,000 participants)
Fletcher Challenge Welfare
Department of Community Health, The University of Auckland

Freemasons' Health Pilot Study

A pilot for a cohort study of Freemasons and their spouses to determine the risk factors of major non-communicable diseases, cancer and osteoporosis. (500 Participants)
Freemasons Grand Lodge of New Zealand
The University of Otago

HALT: Honey as Adjuvant Leg Ulcer Therapy Trial

 

A randomised controlled trial of honey for leg ulcer treatment.
Dept of General Practice & Primary Health Care, The University of Auckland
Community Services, Health Waikato
Nurse Maude Association, Christchurch
Leg Ulcer Team, Auckland District Health Board
Home Healthcare, Counties Manukau District Health Board
Honey Research Unit, University of Waikato

A+ Links, Auckland District Health Board

IMPACT

 

A clinical trial evaluating if polypill-based care improves adherence, blood pressure & cholesterol in people at high cardiovascular risk.
Department of General Practice & Primary Health Care, University of Auckland
Waitemata District Health Board
Epidemiology & Biostatistics, The University of Auckland
New Zealand Guidelines Group
Maori Health, The University of Auckland
Auckland District Health Board
Capital & Coast District Health Board
The George Institute for International Health, Sydney
Waikato District Health Board

ITC Project: International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Survey

The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project is a longitudinal study of tobacco use in 19 countries around the world, including New Zealand. The principal investigators for the New Zealand arm of the study are based at the Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago.

PREPARE pilot: Progressive Resistant Exercise Programme to Aid ulcer hEaling

Pilot study to evaluate the feasibility of a randomised trial testing the effect of leg exercises on venous ulcer healing.
Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Auckland
Counties Manukau District Health Board
Northern Vein Clinic

START: Stroke Attention Rehabilitation Trial

 

To determine the effectiveness of a novel intervention, Attention Process Training, in improving attention and health-related quality of life for stroke survivors.
Department of Psychology , The University of Auckland
Centre for Heatlh Services Research and Policy, The University of Auckland
Psychological Services of the Te Ako Tapu Trust

Steroid Follow-up Study

 

Follow-up of babies involved in the 1969-1974 Auckland antenatal steroid study. Study to determine the long-term effects of in-utero exposure to glucocorticoids: Follow-up outcome of babies exposed to betamethasone (a corticosteroid) in-utero. (1,218 participants).
Department of Paediatrics, The University of Auckland
Division of Maori and Pacific Health, The University of Auckland
South Auckland Clinical School, The University of Auckland

STUB IT

 

A video-based smoking cessation intervention delivered via mobile phones.
Bramley Consulting, Auckland
Thinkspace Ltd, Auckland
Department of Paediatrics, The University of Auckland
The Quit Group, Wellington

WATCH Feasibility Study

 

A feasibility study of a workplace cardiovascular health promotion intervention.
The National Heart Foundation of New Zealand
University of Otago , Wellington
Te Hotu Manawa Maori, Auckland
School of Population Health, The University of Auckland

SHOP

Supermarket Healthy Options Project - Intervention Trial. A randomised, controlled supermarket intervention trial. Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Otago; Te Hotu Manawa Maori Pacific Islands Heartbeat Unit, National Heart Foundation; Foodstuffs (Wellington) Cooperative Society Limited.

PQNIQ

Pre-Quitting Nicotine to Increase Quitting. A randomised controlled trial of pre-quitting NRT to improve quitting.

SONIQ

Selection of Nicotine Therapy to Increase Quitting. A randomised trial to determine if choice over which NRT delivery method to use improves quit rates in smokers.