grants awarded

Project Year Amount

Professor Jenny Doust, The University of Queensland

Understanding the variation in the use of hysterectomy to improve outcomes for women with heavy menstrual bleeding

2022 $402,898  

Professor Sonja March, University of Southern Queensland

Finding the right balance of "support": Testing a new digital model of care for child and adolescent anxiety in regional communities

2022 $376,621  

Associate Professor Shaun O'Leary

Reducing Inappropriate Medications for low back pain in the Emergency department (RIME): a controlled interrupted time-series implementation study


Professor Andrea Driscoll

Regional heart health: Keeping Australians out of hospital

2022 $318,785

Professor Jennie Scarvell

Best practice pathway for knee osteoarthritis –Implementing an advanced musculoskeletal pre-surgical triage and assessment clinic 

2022 $206,552

Dr Mitchell Sarkies

Implementation of evidence and consensus-based perioperative care pathways to reduce unwarranted clinical variation in a private, academic health sciences centre 

2022 $267,534

Associate Professor Denise O'Connor

Value In Care - optimising surveillance COLonoscopy (VIC-COL) in Victorian healthcare services: an interrupted time series study

2022 $492,618

Professor Vivienne Chuter

Implementation and evaluation of the Australian guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease into hospital-based high-risk foot services: An evidence-based model. 

2022 $250,600

Professor Ilana Ackerman

Short Stay Joint Replacements

2022 $200,769

Professor Vasi Naganathan

Effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and implementation of Emergency Hospital in the Home model of care for older people. 

2021 $468,879

Associate Professor Victoria Manning

“AAT-App”: Smartphone-delivered Approach Avoidance Training to prevent relapse and treatment re-admission among patients leaving residential alcohol treatment. 

2021 $269,462

Professor Sue Cotton

An evaluation of an alternative model of psychiatric inpatient care for young people with severe mental illness 


Dr Kathryn Mills

Taking the first step: assessing implementation strategies designed to increase access to exercise programs for people with knee osteoarthritis 


Dr Sanjeevan Muruganandan

Digital health to extend Victoria’s first specialised ambulatory pleural service: A proof-of-concept feasibility study 


Associate Professor Amanda Gwee

Reducing the burden of care on children with bone and joint infections with entirely oral antibiotic treatment


Dr Jason Wallis

‘Wiser Rehabilitation’ following primary, elective total hip (THR) and knee (TKR) replacement surgery at a private hospital.

2020 $164,595  

Dr Chris Schilling

Improving patient selection for total knee replacement (TKR).

2020 $295,395  

Associate Professor Jill Newby

A blended digital mental health intervention for adult depression and anxiety: implementation evaluation

2020 $289,646  

Associate Professor Peter Malliaras

Internet and telerehabilitation-based management of rotator cuff related shoulder pain: a randomised controlled trial

2020 $201,602  

Dr Gustavo Machado

Optimising outcomes for patients with back pain by preventing hospital admission.

2020 $315,764

Conjoint Associate Professor Alwin Chuan

A randomised controlled trial of virtual reality pain therapy for chronic neuropathic pain.

2020 $30,092  

Associate Professor Melinda Carrington

Reducing readmission among patients with myocardial infarction in the COVID-19 era by applying digital cardiac rehabilitation and telehealth monitoring

2020 $250,000  

Associate Professor Tarik Sammour,  South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute 

Poor guideline compliance for surveillance colonoscopy: reducing the colonoscopy burden

2019 $221,400

Dr Barbara Murphy

Getting Back on Track after a cardiac event

2019 $159,502

Dr Jane Wu

Evaluating a new model of integrated care between acute and rehabilitation services, via Proactive Rehabilitation Screening (PReS)

2019 $240,034  

Dr Michael Johnson

Identification and analysis of the variation of diagnosis and clinical outcome in patients undergoing lumbar spinal surgery

2019 $100,000  

Mr Michael Doumit

Replacement of multi-disciplinary hospital clinic appointments with telehealth appointments delivered directly to the home

2019 $143,114  

Professor Ian Harris

Assisting patients with knee osteoarthritis to make informed choices about total knee arthroplasty and non-operative management

2019 $258,256  

Professor Jodie Dodd

Variations in clinical practice and health outcomes for women and babies associated with early term caesarean birth in the absence of medical indication

2019 $161,195  

Professor Thomas Hugh

Surgeons choices: Why aren’t same-day hernia operations the norm in Australia?

2019 $20,000  

Dr Isuru Ransainghe

Contribution of Physician and Device to CIED Complications

2019 $160,000  

Professor Luke Bereznicki, University of Tasmania

Preventing Adverse Drug Reactions in the Elderly

2018 $274,000  

Associate Professor Tom Briffa, The University of Western Australia

Better use of angiography in managing undifferentiated chest pain

2018 $240,000  

Professor Gustavo Duque, The University of Melbourne

Prevention of in-hospital hip fractures in frail older persons

2018 $109,000  

Professor Ian Harris, Australian Orthopaedic Association

Practice variation and outcomes of inpatient rehabilitation after joint replacement surgery, a data linage study

2018 $98,000  

Mitchell Lawlor, The University of Sydney

Minimally invasive glaucoma devices: assessing safety and efficacy with existing real-world registry data

2018 $80,000  

Professor David Paterson, The University of Queensland

RCT of “treat all” versus “test and treat” strategies to prevent surgical site infections

2018 $85,000  

Professor Geoffrey Tofler, Royal North Shore Hospital

Patient Directed Discharge Letter (PADDLE): A novel approach to improve patient knowledge satisfaction and outcome

2018 $200,000  

Dr Magnolia Cardona , Bond University

Optimising early end-of-life conversations and advance care planning in general practice: (Stage 1)

2017 $82,000

Professor Kei Lui, University of New South Wales

Using a clinical registry to reduce variation in clinical outcomes in Neonatal Intensive Care Units

2017 $211,000  

Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly, University of New South Wales

Difficult Discussions: Helping adolescents and young adults to voice their choices at end-of-life

2017 $189,000  

Professor Belinda Gabbe, Monash University

Burns Quality Improvement Program: the use of clinical registry data to directly improve patient outcomes

2017 $167,000

Professor Belinda Gabbe Final Report

Dr Michael Ireland, University of Southern Queensland

Working Well: Enhancing the Resilience and Mental Health of Medical Doctors

2017 $169,000  

Dr Brett Mitchell, Avondale College of Higher Education

Reduction of catheter associated urinary tract infections in hospitals:  a randomised study

2016 $170,662

Dr Brett Mitchell Final Report

Professor Ken Hillman, The Simpson Centre for Health Services Research

Reducing inappropriate admissions and long hospital stays to improve health management for elderly patients.

2016 $150,000

Professor Ken Hillman Final Report

Professor Kate Curtis, The University of Sydney

An evidence-based approach to improving outcomes and reducing hospital-acquired complications in patients with rib fractures: Chest Injury Pathway (ChiP)

2016 $290,796  

Professor John Wheatley, Westmead Hospital

Randomised controlled trial of a non-pharmacological integrated care intervention to reduce breathlessness in patients with severe or very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

2016 $60,246  

Associate Professor Georgina Chambers, University of New South Wales (Sydney)

Evaluating the influence of model of care on health and psychosocial outcomes of mothers and babies

2016 $218,525  

Dr Janine Bailey, Western Sydney University

Pharmacist-led Home Medicines Review at Orange Aboriginal Medical Service: Implementation and Evaluation

2016 $48,100  

Associate Professor Mark Gillet, Royal North Shore Hospital

Impact of assessing and forwarding to GPs a Drug Burden Index in elderly patients discharged from Emergency Department

2016 $49,389  

Ms Natalie Simmance, St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) Limited

Identifying and reducing hospital-acquired malnutrition

2016 $85,797

Ms Natalie Simmance Final Report

Dr Ilana Ackerman, University of Melbourne

Feasibility and costs of implementing the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement Standard Set for hip and knee osteoarthritis

2015 $150,000

Dr Ilana Ackerman Final Report

Professor Gavin Andrews, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

A low-cost accessible online program that improves the mental wellbeing of women experiencing depression and/or anxiety during the perinatal period

2015 $150,000

Professor Gavin Andrew Final Report

Dr Lynette Cusack, The University of Adelaide

Evaluating the costs and effectiveness of reduced length of stay for planned caesarean sections

2015 $46,333

Dr Lynette Cusack Final Report

Dr Kirtan Ganda, Concord Repatriation General Hospital

Improving the identification and management of patients with radiographically proven osteoporotic vertebral fractures

2015 $20,000

Dr Kirtan Ganda Final Report

Professor Edward Janus, Western Health

Standardising evidence-based interventions to shorten length of stay, reduce readmissions, reduce hospital costs and improve patient-reported outcomes for elderly patients in hospital with pneumonia

2015 $300,000

Professor Edward Janus Final Report

Dr Isuru Ranasinghe, University of Adelaide

Reducing unwarranted variation in early complications following cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator implantation in Australian hospitals

2015 $250,000  

Professor Michael Solomon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Retrospective analysis on the impact of mental health co-morbidities on key outcomes for surgical patients

2015 $85,000  

Dr Christopher Freeman, The University of Queensland

Reducing medication misadventure and unplanned hospital admissions: A model of General Practitioner and Pharmacist collaboration in primary care

2015 $150,000  

Professor John Attia, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Centre

Reducing unnecessary pathology test ordering in hospitalised patients

2014 $372,927  

Assoc. Professor Roderick Clifton-Bligh, University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital

Evaluation of fracture risk calculators for clinical practice

2014 $124,268

Associate Professor Roderick Clifton-Bligh Final Report

Ms Karen Demangone, Royal Hobart Hospital

Paediatric & Adolescent insulin pump Decision Aid – a Novel Intervention (PANDANI)

2014 $50,023  

Ms Carmel Kennedy, Macquarie University Hospital

Design and implementation of an improved pre-admission assessment clinic

2014 $309,532  

Assoc. Professor Friedbert Kohler,  HammondCare and Sydney South West Area Health

Hospital Inpatient versus Home-based rehabilitation after knee replacement (HIHO Study)

2014 $140,463  

Assoc. Professor Friedbert Kohler, HammondCare and Sydney South West Area Health

Consumer preferences for rehabilitation

2014 $43,440

Associate Professor Friedbert Kohler Final Report

Dr Karen Luxford, Clinical Excellence Commission

TOP 5 (Beyond the Hospital)

2014 $299,900  

Dr Mary McCaskill, The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Investigating Paediatric Appendicitis Scores Study (iPASS)

2014 $175,505

Dr Mary McCaskill Final Report

Assoc. Professor Christopher Pearce, Inner East Melbourne Medicare Local 

Admission risk calculation in general practice

2014 $397,989

Associate Professor Christopher Pearce Final Report;

Dr Nicholas Zdenkowski, Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group

Evaluation of a decision aid for women considering neoadjuvant systemic therapy for operable breast cancer

2014 $191,936

Dr Nicholas Zdenkowski Final Report

Professor Alan Pearson

A multi-site audit of current in-hospital falls prevention practices and assessment of the effectiveness of best practice implementation strategies

2014 $265,000

Professor Alan Pearson Final Report

Professor Ian Harris

Improving services and outcomes for joint replacement recipients

2013 $722,045

Professor Ian Harris Final Report

Dr Simon Rice

Preventing relapse of major depressive disorder in young people: development and piloting of a moderated online social therapy intervention

2013 $199,959

Dr Simon Rice Final Report

Professor William Runciman

Use of surgical and radiology checklists in Australian hospitals: uptake, barriers and enablers

2012 $311,195

Professor William Runciman Final Report

Dr Emer Heatley

Post-natal reminders to test for type 2 diabetes in women who have experienced gestational diabetes mellitus - a randomised controlled trial (the DIAMIND study)

2012 $50,000

Dr Emer Heatley Final Report

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