Research Grants

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) fellowships, CREs and project grants 2017

The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN) researchers who have been awarded a 2017 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Grant.

People Support: Fellowships

Investigator: Dr Michaela Yuen
Title: Understanding the cause of muscle weakness in Nemaline myopathy (NM) - moving towards the development of targeted treatments. APP1121651. NHMRC Early Career Fellowship 2017-2020
Total Awarded: $408,768

Project Grants – CHW Clinical School member - Investigator as CIA

Investigator as CIA: Prof Louise Baur, Prof Helen Truby, A/Prof Sarah Garnett, A/Prof Krista Varady, Prof Chris Cowell, Prof Claire Collins, Prof Susan Paxton, Dr Natalie Lister, Megan Gow; AI: Dr Shirley Alexander
Title: The alternate day fasting diet in adolescents with obesity: a randomised controlled trial. APP1128317. NHMRC Project Grant 2017-2020
Total Awarded: $1,286,536

Investigator as CIA: A/Prof Kristine Macartney, Dr Christopher Blyth, A/Prof Helen Marshall, A/Prof Julie Leask, Prof Peter McIntyre, Prof Elizabeth Elliott, Dr Thomas Snelling, A/Prof Julia Clark, A/Prof Jim Buttery, A/Prof Nick Wood
Title: Reducing vaccine preventable diseases in children: using national active hospital-based surveillance to evaluate and improve immunisation program performance. APP1113851. NHMRC Partnership Project for Better Health 2016-2018
Total Awarded: $1,049,916

Project Grants & Centres of Research Excellence – CHW Clinical School member - Investigators

Investigators: Prof Iona Novak, Dr Cathy Morgan, Prof Nadia Badawi, Prof Roslyn Boyd, A/Prof Alicia Spittle, Prof Russell Dale, Ms Adrienne Kirby, A/Prof Rod Hunt, Dr Koa Whittingham, Dr Kirsten Pannek
Title: Harnessing Neuroplasticity to Improve Motor Performance in Infants with Cerebral Palsy: a Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial. APP1120031. NHMRC Project Grant 2017-2021
Total Awarded: $2,736,349

Investigators: Prof Roslyn Boyd, Prof Iona Novak, Prof Euan Wallace, Prof Nadia Badawi, A/Prof Michael Fahey, Prof Stephen Rose, Prof Paul Colditz, Prof Jenny Ziviani, A/Prof Catherine Elliott, Prof Ngaire Stott; AI: Dr Sarah McIntyre
Title: Australasian Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials Network (AusCP-CTN): optimising interventions and effective services for children with Cerebral Palsy. APP1116442. NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence 2017-2021
Total Awarded: $2,499,287

Investigators: Dr Penelope Abbott, Prof Jennifer Reath, Dr Hasantha Gunasekera, Prof Amanda Leach, A/Prof Kelvin Kong, A/Prof Deborah Askew, A/Prof Federico Girosi, Prof Wendy Hu, Prof Timothy Usherwood, Ms Sanja Lucic
Title: A multi-centre randomised controlled trial to compare nasal balloon auto-inflation versus no nasal balloon auto-inflation for otitis media with effusion in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (the INFLATE trial) APP1120317 NHMRC Project Grant 2017-2019
Total Awarded: $2,534,580

Investigators: Prof Emily Banks, Prof Sandra Eades, Prof Sally Redman, Dr Anna Williamson, Dr Hasantha Gunasekera, Prof Kathleen Clapham, Dr Alison Purcell, Dr Susan Woolfenden
Title: Evidence for action to improve the health of urban Aboriginal children and adolescents: The SEARCH Study APP1124822 NHMRC Project Grant 2017-2021
Total Awarded: $2,877,467

University of Sydney Large Educational Innovation Grant 2017

Investigators: Hooker C, Scott KM, Ivory K, Nash L, Dwyer P, River J & Macneill P
Title: Grace Under Pressure: A verbatim theatre innovation to drive culture change in clinical training
Total Awarded: $35,000