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RACGP Foundation 2018 research grants and awards


Paul Hayes


2/08/2018 2:49:17 PM

The RACGP Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2018 research grant and awards.

RACGP Foundation Patron Peter Mudge said he is ‘excited about the breadth of research areas and the projects funded’ in 2018.
RACGP Foundation Patron Peter Mudge said he is ‘excited about the breadth of research areas and the projects funded’ in 2018.

‘I am delighted to award this year’s grants to our worthy recipients,’ RACGP Foundation Patron, Professor Peter Mudge, told newsGP.
 
‘The standard was high and making a decision was difficult, but we are excited about the breadth of research areas and the projects funded this year.
 
‘I congratulate all of our grant recipients and we look forward to seeing the results of their research as we continue to inform practice and create a healthier Australia.’
 
Therapeutic Guidelines Limited (TGL)/RACGP Foundation Research Grant
Professor Mieke van Driel
($71,163.34)
Project title: A toolkit that summarizes clinical guidelines for people with multimorbidity
Co-investigators: Dr Laura Deckx, Professor Bogda Koczwara, Professor Paul Glasziou, Professor Marjan van den Akker, Professor Danielle Mazza
State/territory: Queensland
 
RACGP Foundation/HCF Research Foundation Research Grant (x 2)
Professor Lyndal Trevena
($59,906.93)
Project title: OCEAn – NETs (Occasions of care explained and analysed – Nominated extra topics)
Co-investigators: Dr Christopher Harrison, Dr Julie Gordon, Dr Carissa Bonner, Associate Professor Simon Poon, Ms Niku Gorji
State/territory: New South Wales
 
Dr Jo-Anne Manski Nankervis
($58,570.59)
Project title: Developing a prediction model for total knee replacement surgery for people with osteoarthritis in general practice
Co-investigators: Associate Professor Michelle Dowsey, Dr Panagiota Chondros, Ms Sharmala Thuraisingam, Professor Peter Choong, Professor Jane Gunn
State/territory: Victoria
 
RACGP Foundation/Diabetes Australia Research Grant
Professor Tania Winzenberg
($54,977.16)
Project title: Understanding the perspectives of general practitioners regarding sedentary behaviour management in primary care: A qualitative study
Co-investigators: Dr Emily Hansen, Dr Verity Cleland, Associate Professor Emma Warnecke, Ms Aroub Lahham
State/territory: Tasmania
 
RACGP Foundation/IPN Medical Centres Research Grant
Dr Melinda Choy
($9961.65)
Project title: eHealth and disadvantage: A mixed methods study exploring how patients with chronic disease experience eHealth
Co-investigators: Dr Elizabeth Sturgiss, Associate Professor Elizabeth Rieger, Professor Kirsty Douglas
State/territory: Australian Capital Territory
 
RACGP Foundation/BOQ Specialist Research Grant
Dr Karyn Alexander
($20,000)
Project title: Parents’ evaluation of developmental status (PEDS) in general practice: A feasibility study of preventive health for young children
Co-investigator: Professor Danielle Mazza
State/territory: Victoria
 
RACGP Foundation Indigenous Health Award
Dr Geoffrey Spurling
($6535)
Project title: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons attending an urban Indigenous primary healthcare clinic and their experiences of living with chronic kidney disease
Co-investigators: Dr Prabha Lakhan, Professor David Johnson, Ms Anna Cooney, Mr Gary Torrens, Mr Antonio Martinez Ortiz, Dr Dharmenaan Palamuthusingam
State/territory: Queensland
 
RACGP Foundation Family Medical Care Education and Research Grant (x 2)
Dr Elizabeth Sturgiss
($20,000)
Project title: Exploring effective general practice consultations for disadvantaged adults living with obesity
Co-investigators: Professor Kirsty Douglas, Professor Grant Russell
State/territory: Australian Capital Territory
 
Dr Kirrily Ellerton
($18,792.60)
Project title: The VRIMM study. Virtual reality for immunisation pain: A randomised controlled clinical trial in general practice
Co-Investigators: Dr Rimmer Medres, Dr Harishan Tharmarajah, Dr Amanda Dolphin, Dr Sue McKellar, Associate Professor Simon Craig
State/territory: Victoria
 
RACGP Foundation Walpole Grieve Award
Dr Lena von Schuckmann
($5000)
Project title: Conference travel
Co-investigators: N/A
State/territory: Queensland
 
RACGP Foundation Chris Silagy Research Scholarship
Dr Lucy Gilkes
($15,000)
Project title: Devising a computerised chronic pain care plan tool (Pain-T) for general practice
Co-investigators: Associate Professor Nahal Mavaddat, Professor Stephan Schug, Professor Gary Hulse, Professor Peter O’Sullivan
State/territory: Western Australia
 
RACGP Foundation Charles Bridges-Webb Memorial Award
Dr Pallavi Prathivadi
($1000)
Project title: Qualitative insights into the opioid prescribing practices of Victorian GP registrars
Co-investigators: Dr Chris Barton, Professor Danielle Mazza
State/territory: Victoria
 
RACGP Foundation Best General Practice Research Article in the AJGP Award
Dr Lisa Crossland
(Award)
Research article: Successfully implementing a diabetic retinopathy screening service in general practice: What does the evidence tell us? Australian Family Physician 2017;46(7):529–35’.
Co-investigator: Professor Claire Jackson
State/territory: Queensland
 
The RACGP Foundation’s Peter Mudge Medal and Alan Chancellor Award will be awarded at the RACGP’s annual conference, GP18, on the Gold Coast in October.



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