Research Grants

Technology for Health Engineers in Clinical Residence Seed Project Funding. Principal Investigator with Bruce MacDonald. Strategic Research Initiative Fund, University of Auckland. ($60,000, 2015-2016)

Intelligent robotic gait therapy and physiological assessment for children with cerebral palsy. Co-investigator with Andrew McDaid as PI and Shane Xie. Cure kids ($56,450, 2015-2016)

Development of a motion analysis laboratory with a clinical focus. Principal investigator with Shane Xie and Andrew McDaid, Faculty Capital Expenditure Round – contestable, University of Auckland  ($166,175, 2014)

Developing an electroencephalography (EEG) system to enable Reminiscence Therapy for patients with mild cognitive impairment. Principal investigator with Stephen Jacobs, Matthew Parsons, John Parsons, Phil Wood, Faculty Research Development Fund – Engineering ($133,136, 2012-2013)

Directed Reminiscence Therapy; a new approach towards maximising quality of life amongst people with Mild Cognitive Impairment using Electroencephalogram (EEG) to identify key areas of communication. Co-investigator with Stephen Jacobs, Einat Ofek, Matthew Parsons, John Parsons, Phil Wood. Faculty Research Development Fund – Medical and Health Sciences ($9,600, 2012-2013)

Evaluating motor control during computer tasks. Principle Investigator for summer studentship ($5,000, 2012-2013).

Wii can balance! Co- Investigator with John Parsons for summer studentship ($5,000, 2012-2013).

Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis, using biomechanics to evaluate hydrotherapy treatment. Principal Investigator.  Co-investigators: Richard Roxburgh, Yanxin Zhang, John Parsons.  Cross Faculty Research Initiative, University of Auckland ($26,340, 2011-2012).

Initial biomechanics analysis of individuals with hereditary spastic paraparesis. Principle Investigator for summer studentship ($5,000, 2011-2012).

Eyetracking of computer tasks. Principle Investigator for summer studentship ($5,000, 2011-2012).

Evaluation of equity of access to FMHS websites by students with disabilities. Co-principal investigator (with N. Susan Stott). Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Equal Opportunities Funding Round University of Auckland ($5,000, 2009-2010).

Evaluation of a prototype tracking device for individuals who wander. Principal investigator. Centennial Student Employment Program, 2001 ($3,500, 2001)

Design of a device to aid in temporomandibular joint exercise. Principal Investigator. HRDC Summer Career Placement Program, 2001 ($2,500, 2001)


Teaching Grants

Signal processing of bioelectric and biomechanical systems, Primary Instructor with Shane Xie. CAPEX 2012/2013 Awards, University of Auckland, 2013 ($90,290)