Find a research project

Explore the current list of masters and doctoral research projects on offer and their supervisors.

Current research projects

Research projects related to perinatal science are available at honours, masters and doctoral level across all four of the Liggins Institute’s major research themes. Browse the table below to view all current projects on offer.

Project Type Supervisor
Type 1 Diabetes – untangling ethnic differences using a multimorbid co-localisation approach PhD Dr Justin O'Sullivan
Precision genetics to improve Asthma prediction, diagnosis and treatment in children PhD Dr Justin O'Sullivan
'Physi-ome’ assessment of differences in digestion of food structures PhD, MS Dr Amber Milan
Cost consequences of different diagnostic strategies and different treatment targets for women with gestational diabetes PhD, MS Professor Caroline Crowther
Do tighter glycaemic targets for managing gestational diabetes improve long-term outcomes for children? A data linkage study PhD, MS Professor Caroline Crowther
Do tighter glycaemic targets for managing gestational diabetes improve long-term outcomes for mothers? A data linkage study PhD, MS Professor Caroline Crowther
What role do chiral amino acids play in host-microbiome interactions? MS Dr Chris Pook
Childhood outcomes afer dextrose gel for preventing low glucose levels in babies PhD Distinguished Prof Jane Harding
Childhood outcomes after a trial of extra protein for babies born very preterm PhD Distinguished Prof Jane Harding
Adult outcomes after repeat doses of antenatal steroids from nationally collected data PhD Distinguished Prof Jane Harding
Do lower thresholds for diagnosis of gestational diabetes have later benefits for mothers and babies? PhD Distinguished Prof Jane Harding
Does exposure to antenatal steroids alter cardiovascular risk in middle age? PhD, MSc Distinguished Prof Jane Harding
What do families want to know about outcomes after trials of new treatments in pregnancy and the newborn? PhD, MSc Distinguished Prof Jane Harding
Relating glucose levels in newborn babies to later developmental outcomes PhD, MSc Distinguished Prof Jane Harding

If you're not sure which project suits you, you can also contact the Liggins Institute Academic Director at liggins_phd@auckland.ac.nz who will help you find a supervisor and guide you through the application process.