The Strategic Research Initiative Fund Steering Group (SRIF-SG)
Five year funding for the ON TRACK Network was secured from the University of Auckland Vice Chancellor’s Strategic Research Initiatives Fund in 2015. This grant has enabled the establishment of the ON TRACK Network and the development of the Central Coordinating Research Hub (The Hub) to facilitate the conduct of clinical trials. Whilst responsibilities for reporting to the funder continue (until 2020), the overarching project is overseen by the SRIF-SG. Once the ON TRACK Network is established and self-sustaining the SRIF-SG will transfer all governance to the ON TRACK Network National Executive Committee.
The Hub is synergistic to the ON TRACK Network. Based at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, the Research Hub provides methodological, data management and bio-statistical expertise to support maternal and perinatal health clinical trials around New Zealand and internationally. Access The Hub >
Members of the SRIF-SG
Professor Caroline Crowther (Chairperson). Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Health at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland and subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine.
- Dr Jane Alsweiler
Neonatologist at Auckland City Hospital and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Auckland.
- Professor Frank Bloomfield
Director of the Liggins Institute, Professor of Neonatology at the University of Auckland and neonatologist at Auckland City Hospital.
- Associate Professor Katie Groom
Obstetrician and subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine at National Women’s Health, Auckland City Hospital and Associate Professor in Maternal and Perinatal Health in the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland.
- Distinguished Professor Jane Harding
Professor of Neonatology at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland.
- Professor Lesley McCowan
Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland and subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine at National Women’s Health, Auckland City Hospital.
- Dr Chris McKinlay
Neonatologist at Kidz First, Counties Manukau and Senior Lecturer at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland.