NP amongst HRC health research career grants announced

Nurse practitioner Georgina McPherson has been awarded a two-year PhD scholarship for 2018 in the latest round of research career grants announced by the Health Research Council.

Nearly 60 research career awards were announced by the Council ranging from $5000 grants for six month solo projects to $500,000 for four year research fellowships.

McPherson, an NP specialising in women’s health, has been granted a Pacific Health Research PhD Scholarship to work on her AUT doctoral research project: Pacific women navigating colposcopy.

Some of the major research projects supported by grants include investigating the impact of a parent training programme known as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PICT), research into the mechanism by which bacteria communicate and its impact on antibiotic resistance, and into  the mental health of Pacific youth offenders.

Details of all the grants can be found by visiting  and filtering for 2018 career development grants.