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This page lists the research projects that are currently hosted by NISAN.  Please follow the links for more information.

Prevalence and impact of genetic muscle disorders in New Zealand (MD-PREV)

We are interested in hearing from anyone who has been diagnosed with a genetic muscle disorder, whether they are affected by the condition or not. Every story is important.
Freephone: 0800 MDPREV(0800637738). Email: Text: 021 2458 5907.Facebook:

Stroke riskometer app based research project
An E-research Programme to measure and reduce the burden of major non-communicable disorders in the world.
Rohit Bhattacharjee - or Dr Rita Krishnamurthi -

Global burden of disease stroke project
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) stroke study aims to generate comparable information on disease burden in 21 regions of the world.
Contact: Dr Rita Krishnamurthi -

European Union Center - TBI collaboration
A collaboration by researchers from over 40 centres from across 19 countries with expertise in brain injury.
Contact: Dr Alice Theadom -

Long-term impact of initial and recurrent TBI in the New Zealand community (BIONIC4You)
A follow of the BIONIC participants 4 years post-injury to see how they are doing.
Contact: Dr Alice Theadom -

Stroke self-management rehabilitation trial (SMART)
A pilot study to explore the feasibility of recruitment and likely level of support required for individuals to benefit from the DVD-based intervention of stroke survivors.
Contact: Dr Kelly Jones -

Teen online problem solving - New Zealand (TOPS-NZ)
An innovative internet-based problem-solving treatment program developed specifically for adolescents after a head injury.
Contact: Dr Kelly Jones -

Can online programmes improve sleep and other outcomes for people following TBI?

A feasibility study to explore if two online programmes designed to improve sleep for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are useful and effective.
Contact:  Caroline Holder:

Case classification of mild TBI
A review of a TBI cohort using different classification symptoms.
Contact: Dr Alice Theadom -

Does Neuroaid improve cognitive ability following mild to moderate brain injury (BRAINS)
A trial using a herbal supplement on adults who have experienced a traumatic train injury.
Contact: Rohit Bhattacharjee -

Infant TBI genetics study
Collection of saliva samples from infants who participated in the BIONIC study.
Contact: Dr Kelly Jones -

If you require more information, please contact the Institute Administrator, Helen McDonald on +64 (0)9 921 9174 or email:

Last updated: 24 Nov 2015 4:00pm

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