Our Partners

We are extremely grateful to our partners for their support.


Our primary sponsor is phil&teds. phil&teds has supported the Trust for four years in a number of ways. Click here to find out more about their partnership.

Museum Art Hotel

Museum Art Hotel is a luxurious independent boutique art-hotel in the heart of Wellington, New Zealand’s arts and culture capital. The hotel features an extensive private collection of contemporary New Zealand art, collected by owner and businessman Chris Parkin. Over the past two decades the hotel has established itself as a desirable destination with its combination of location, excellent service standards, luxurious rooms and suites, on site leisure activities, function facilities and award-winning in-house French restaurant Hippopotamus.

Chris Parkin

A Wellington City Councillor for nine years before retiring in 2004, Chris Parkin has been involved in Wellington’s arts, business and cultural scene for many years. He is consistently serving the community through sponsorship of many organisations in the visual arts, film, theatre, music and dance, as well as several charities including the Life Flight Trust, IHC, Ronald MacDonald House, Child Cancer and Clown Doctors. Currently he is Chairman of the New Zealand Affordable Arts Trust, Wellington Venues Ltd, Chairman of Te Whaia Services and is a Trustee of the Hannah Playhouse. In the 2011 Queens Birthday honours list he was awarded a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the arts and business.

Ideas Shop

Ideas Shop is funding a Surgical Research Trust studentship this summer. Ideas Shop is a multi-international award-winning communications consulting company with offices in Wellington and Christchurch, and operating in Auckland. They have a team of over 20 works with clients across New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

They design and implement individually tailored communication strategies that ensure our clients’ messages are heard and understood. They have a strong commitment to the employees, community and the environment.


ARTrove  is helping support a student through the summer studentship programme. ARTrove is a Wellington art co-operative established in 2011 by three Wellington artists: Adele Eagleson, Karen Hamilton-Smith and Kirsty Fyfe. Its aim is to bring art to people and to this end it holds an annual exhibition in the Asteron Life Centre near the Wellington Railway Station. This year a portion of opening nights sales went to the Trust.

Johnson and Johnson

The Johnson and Johnson Scholarship ran for five years and was an invaluable source of funding for the Trust.  It resulted in two internationally acclaimed orthopaedic publications, several general surgical and plastic surgical publications, and many presentations in New Zealand and overseas.  This body of work advanced surgical knowledge in areas such as artificial joint performance, obesity management, and the management of paediatric birthmarks. We continue to receive some funds from Johnson and Johnson Medical, which was used this year to fund a research project by Dr Patries Herst working in conjunction with the Malaghan Institute.


If you would like to become a partner of the Surgical Research Trust we would love to hear from you: Contact us or Support us