Scholarship and Awards Recipients 2011

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Todd Foundation Energy Research Scholarship
Todd Croad (Otago)
New Zealand’s Energy Policy – a comparative study
$25,000*

* for 3 years

Awards for Excellence (Universities)  ……………………………………….
Laura Bunning (Victoria)
Identifying juvenile abalone behaviour (paua) in cultured systems in New Zealand
$4,000
Heidi Sharples (Otago)
A longitudinal study of 1451 New Zealand women aged 40-50 to identify the factors associated with the prevention of weight gain over two years
$7,800
Karl Jager (Waikato)
Subsurface geological mapping of the Southern Taranaki Basin – observing the tectonic evolution of New Zealand through the late Miocene-early Pliocene
$3,000
Terra Dumont (Canterbury)
Investigation of the demographic, behavioural and immunologtical effects of mammalian predators on indigenous skink species
$8,500
Rebecca White (Waikato)
Investigating the bacterial communities present in the ear canal and nose to determine a correlation between these communities and the development of middle ear infections in children
$7,521
Kerry Barker (Waikato)
Incorporating chicken feather fibre into biocomposites
$8,650
Nadia Borlese (Canterbury)
Using diffusion tensor imaging to investigate the microstructural integrity of the thalamus in Parkinson’s disease
$11,500
Helen Walker (Massey)
Elucidating mechanisms for increasing the potential for soil carbon sequestration
$5,000
Claire Mulholland (Waikato)
Exploring potential associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms and brain oscillations recorded as an electroencephalogram in patients during surgery
$2,560
Tom Golding (Victoria)
High Resolution 3D seismic reflection and sonar backscatter data to identify and characterise any existing methane vent sites on Parangahau Ridge
$1000

 

Awards for Excellence (Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics):  ………………………………….
Maria Whitcombe-Shingler (Otago)
Adult perspectives and experiences of using multifunction power wheel chairs in Aotearoa, New Zealand
$5,450
Erin Eydt (Unitec)
The effects of osteopathic manual therapy (OMT) on upper extremity lymphedema and associated symptoms caused by breast cancer
$3,435
Callum Farquharson (Unitec)
What is the relationship between the degree of stiffness of laxity in the sacroiliac joint and local pain in the area
$7,950
Benjamin Jarret (Unitec)
Design and creation of a revolutionary new audio system primarily designed for apartment dwellers
$8,653

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