Find a research project

Explore the honours, 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 masters and doctoral level projects on offer.

If you are a current undergraduate student you can browse the Honours projects available at the Liggins Institute here.

Project Type Supervisor
Prevalence and spread of antibiotic resistance in New Zealand populations MS/ PhD Dr Tommi Vatanen
The rules governing microbial colonization in microbiome transplants - machine learning approach MS/ PhD Dr Tommi Vatanen
Kawakawa: an indigenous Māori medicinal plant and its impact on human metabolism MS Dr Farha Ramzan
Targeting the growth hormone receptor in cancer MS Associate Professor Jo Perry
Understanding variation in nutrition, growth and associated outcomes in extremely preterm babies MS Professor Frank Bloomfield
Developing prioritisation of research questions for nutrition of extremely preterm babies and building consensus on how to report outcomes PhD Professor Frank Bloomfield
Determining vitamin status in extremely preterm babies and designing appropriate vitamin supplementation PhD Professor Frank Bloomfield
C-type natriuretic peptide: a potential biomarker for fetal hypoxaemia PhD Professor Frank Bloomfield
Determinants of NCD risk and mental well-being in Cook Island adolescents PhD Professor Mark Vickers
Identifying consumer priorities for health research by asking consumers PhD, MS Dr Nike Franke
Predicting School Success in Children Born at Risk
PhD, MS Dame Jane Harding
Predicting Early Development in Moderate to Late Preterm Babies PhD, MS Dame Jane Harding
Do lower thresholds for diagnosis of gestational diabetes have later benefits for mothers and babies? PhD Dame Jane Harding
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

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