School of Medical Sciences


Current research funding

SCIN Grant - Towards Translation - 2013


In collaboration with Gila Moalem-Taylor, (University of Sydney, NSW, Catherine Gorrie (University of Technology, Sydney), Professor Colin Green, Dr Simon O'Carroll, Professor Louise Nicholson (2013-2017)

AUD $315,417

Catwalk Trust


  • Title of research: Systematic Delivery of Connexin Mimetic Peptides for Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury
  • Named investigators: Dr Simon O'Carroll, Professor Louise FB Nicholson, Professor Colin R Green, Sailakshmi Velamoor,
  • Start date and duration: (2012-2014)
  • Total value $96,509

Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust


  • Title of research: Systematic inflamation- does it contribute to neurodegeneration
  • Named investigators: Dr Simon O'Carroll, Professor Louise FB Nicholson,
  • Start date and duration: (2013-2017)
  • Total value $20,000

Catwalk Trust Establishment Grant for SCIRF


  • Named investigators: Dr Simon O'Carroll, Professor Colin Green, Professor Louise FB Nicholson, 
  • Start date and duration: (2011-2015)
  • Total value $509,000

Neurological Foundation New Zealand Small Project Grant


  • Title of research: A potential model for Huntington's disease
  • Named investigators: Professor Louise Nicholson, Connor, Kim

University of Auckland Foundation/ Seelye Fellowship: Visiting Fellow Application


  • Named investigators: Professor LFB Nicholson, Associate Professor Maurice Curtis, Professor AJ Morton
  • Start date and duration: 2013-2014
  • Total value $15,000
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HRC Programme Grant


  • Title of research: Pathogenesis detection, and treatment of perinatal brain injury
  • Named investigators: Professor A J Gunn, M Gunning, Professor C Green, Unsworth, Associate Professor M Fraser, Dr J Dean, Rani Wilson, Dr J Davidson, Professor Louise FB Nicholson, Professor Laura Bennet, Bindu George
  • Start date and duration: 2012-2017
  • Total value: $4,835,194.00

The University of Auckland Distinguished Visitor award (Travel award)


  • Recipients: Professor Colin Green, Professor Alistair J Gunn, Professor Louise Nicholson, Professor Dale Laird
  • Start date and duration:  2013-2014
  • Total Value: $10,000