2018 HOPE Selwyn Scholarships

Posted by on 12 February 2018

HOPE Selwyn Scholars for 2018 (all are PhD Candidates). The cornerstone funding from the Selwyn Foundation plus additional grants from the Friends of the HOPE Foundation and Family Trusts have enabled us to grant ten scholarships in 2018: 

University of Auckland

Alyssa Lie-School of Optometry and Vision Science

Studying the relationship between hydration state obtained by MRI and vision quality of human lens in vivo to predict the onset and progression rate of cataract.

Marie Jardine Speech Language Therapist  

Redefining age -related swallowing changes through videofluoroscopy.

Nicola Gillies Registered Dietitian

Micronutrient intakes and outcomes in transitioning agers in New Zealand


Auckland University of Technology

Kay Shannon Nursing

The Transition of Whare Aroha Care Residents toa newdementia -friendly village


Victoria University of Wellington

Fatemeh Faeze Yavari School of Architecture

Housing alternatives for an ageing population in New Zealand: a resource assessment


Massey University

Eddie Barnard -Psychology Department

Interactions between alcohol and alcohol-interactive (AI) medications in older adults

Philip Mecredy- Marketing

Information processing and purchase-behavior of older consumers


University of Canterbury

Lachlan McKenzie-Mechanical Engineering

Post- stroke Hand Rehabilitation Through Hybrid Assist-as Need Exoskeleton

Emma Peterson-Psychology Department

EEG biomarkers for cognition in Parkinson’s disease


University of Otago

Sarosh Bala Sharmin-School of Pharmacy

Assessing medication appropriateness in the Geriatric Population and development of an appropriate prescribing tool in the Elderly


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