Barrie Edwards & Rod Kennedy Scholarship  Barrie Edwards large_201.jpg

The Barrie Edwards & Rod Kennedy scholarship is one of the most significant awards offered by the NZIMLS. The award provides support for attendance at an international or national scientific meeting up to a maximum value of $7,500.

Applications for this prestigious scholarship are invited from Fellows, Members and Associate Members of the NZIMLS. Applicants must be current financial members of the NZIMLS and have been a financial member for at least two concurrent years prior to application. To be eligible applicants must make an oral or poster presentation as 1st author at their nominated scientific meeting.

All applications will be considered by panel consisting of senior medical laboratory scientists (who are ineligible to apply for the scholarships).  All applications will be judged on professional and academic merit and the authors participation in the profession in NZ. The panel's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Application for the NZIMLS Barrie Edwards & Rod Kennedy Scholarship is to be completed in full on these forms:

Apply Scholarship Information & Application Form© (0.27MB)

CV  NZIMLS Scholarship CV Template© (0.17MB)


One scholarship prize is awarded in each calendar year and the closing date is and December 20th in any given year.



Previous Recipients

To Attend


Pippa Dryland
LabPLUS, Auckland

CSLI DDC Committee meeting, USA


Jacquie Wright
ESR, Upper Hutt

VTEC Meeting, Florence, Italy 2018


Rebecca O'Toole
Wellington SCL, Haematology

3rd European Congress on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Glasgow, United Kingdom
2-4 October 2019


Maxine Reed
Aotea Pathology

Oral Presentation at the
AACC Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
July 2015


Julie Creighton
Canterbury Health Laboratories

Poster Presentation at the
ICAAC 2014
Washington DC, USA


Mary Stevens
Canterbury Health Laboratories

Poster Presentation at the American Society of Microbiology Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA
18-21 May 2013


Holly Perry
Programme Leader BMLSc,
School of Applied Science
AUT University, Auckland

Oral Presentation at the
American Association of Blood Banks
Conference, Boston USA 2012


Bernard Chambers
Haematology Department
Middlemore Hospital, Auckland

Poster Presentation at the
IBMS Biomedical Science Congress 2011
United Kingdom


Sandy Woods
Canterbury Health Laboratories

Oral Presentation at the
NZIMLS / AIMS South Pacific Congress 2011
Gold Coast, Australia