Our Current Research

We fund research into many serious illnesses and conditions that impact the lives of children and their families.

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Working together with children, whanau and their communities to improve health, development and school readiness among vulnerable children and families in the Tamaki community

Can provision of health, developmental and educational assessments help ensure all children in the Tamaki area are healthy, socially, emotionally and developmentally when starting school?

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Whānau Pakari: understanding barriers to engagement, participation and retention in obesity intervention for children and adolescents

Whānau Pakari: understanding barriers to engagement, participation and retention in obesity intervention for children and adolescents Dr Yvonne Anderson University…

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The Whanau Pakari 5-year outcome project: does a multi-disciplinary treatment for obese children and adolescents lead to long-term healthy lifestyle change?

The Whanau Pakari 5-year outcome project: does a multi-disciplinary treatment for obese children and adolescents lead to long-term healthy lifestyle…

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Vitamin D used to prevent hospital readmissions with acute lower respiratory infections (ALRIs)

A randomised controlled trial to determine whether vitamin D supplementation in children for 12 months reduce the number of hospital readmission for ALRIs compared to the control group.

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Ventilator gas flows and bronchopulmonary disease in preterm babies: a randomised controlled trial

A trial into the effects of low ventilator flows compared with standard flows, to attempt to reduce lung injury in extremely preterm babies, thereby improving long-term health.

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Using robots to increase the mobility of children with cerebral palsy

The use of robotic therapy to aid children with cerebral palsy to develop more effective gait patterns enabling them to walk faster, for longer periods of time, and with a more natural style.

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Using children’s eye movements to diagnose, characterise and treat autism spectrum disorder

Using children’s eye movements to diagnose, characterise and treat autism spectrum disorder. Professor Steven Dakin University of Auckland  What is…

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Using big data to investigate the long-term impacts of periviable births

Using big data to investigate the long-term impacts of periviable births Dr Nevil Pierse & Dr Max Berry University of…

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