There are a number of research groups based in the Department of Medicine. Successful grant applications can run from one to three years, and can have a total value of several million dollars.
Collaborative research projects link the Department of Medicine with others in the Division of Health Sciences, as well as other universities in New Zealand and around the world. Areas of particular research strength include: Kidney, rheumatic, cardiac and gastroenterological diseases, endocrinology, diabetes, ophthalmology, older person’s health, sport and exercise medicine, cancer, and respiratory illnesses.
About 50 full publications are published in the peer review literature from this department each year.
Read about our Postdoctoral Fellowships
Current research studies seeking participants
The Games Athletes Medical Evaluation and Status (GAMES) Study is a study that is researching New Zealand Olympians, Paralympians and Commonwealth Games athletes as they age.
More information for former Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Game athletes interested in participating in this study
Research groups and units within the Department of Medicine
Most of the listed research groups are also heavily involved in teaching and clinical work, except for labelled few that have primarily research activity with some clinical collaborations.
- Bone and Body Composition
- Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research mainly research, with clinical collaboration
- Gerontology Collaboration of Ageing Research Excellence (CARE) website
- Healthier Lives National Science Challenge mainly research, with clinical collaboration
- Leukocyte and Inflammation Research Laboratory mainly research, with clinical collaboration
- Medical Oncology / Radiation Oncology / Clinical Haematology
- Sport and Exercise Medicine