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    Palaszczuk Government Delivers $4 Million Boost for Clinical Research

    Clinician researchers around the state will receive a total funding boost of close to $4 million from the Queensland Government to investigate vital health issues.

    Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath said 14 clinician researchers had been awarded funding under round two of the Queensland Advancing Clinical Research Fellowship program.

    “We launched these fellowships in 2019 because we know that research outcomes are critical to finding new and better ways of delivering healthcare and improving the health of Queenslanders,” she said.

    “Front line clinician researchers, including doctors, nurses and allied health practitioners, are uniquely placed to pursue clinical research that leads to better patient care outcomes and frontline healthcare delivery

    “These grants will support emerging and established clinicians to undertake research in a wide range of research fields, including skin cancer, chest infections, occupational violence in emergency departments, kidney disease, and Indigenous health.

    “Queensland Health is brimming with talented clinician researchers who are eager to develop solutions to issues or find better ways of providing care in their field of expertise.

    “I congratulate the 14 recipients and look forward to seeing the results of their research.”

    Fellowship recipients will partner with organisations including Queensland hospitals, universities and health advocacy bodies.

    Full list of recipients:






    Ms Cara Joyce Cabilan


    Exploring the development, implementation, and the effectiveness of an occupational violence risk assessment tool (ALERT checklist) in emergency departments




    Metro South HHS


    The University of Queensland


    Dr Rohan Grimley


    The effects of financial incentives to improve stroke unit access in Queensland on outcomes and hospital processes of care




    Sunshine Coast HHS


    1. Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health

    2. Monash University

    3. University of the Sunshine Coast


    Dr Michelle Nataatmadja


    Predicting and facilitating success on home dialysis, through understanding of burden, quality of life and patient outcome


    Sunshine Coast HHS

    1. The University of Queensland 


    2. Centre for Kidney Research, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead


    3. Ann Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, USA

    Mr Arvind Ponnapalli

    P1: Indigenous Parent Wellbeing: Implications for Early Intervention Parenting Programs in Indigenous Communities


    P2: Cherbourg Collaborative Positive Parenting Project



    Darling Downs HHS

    The University of Queensland

    Dr Rochelle Ryan

    Peri-Operative Pharmacokinetics of Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis


    Sunshine Coast HHS

    The University of Queensland

    Dr Peter Snelling

    Bedside Ultrasound Conducted in Kids with distal upper Limb fractures in the Emergency Department (BUCKLED)


    Gold Coast HHS

    Griffith University

    Dr Donna Franklin


    Improved Early Respiratory Support of Infants and Children


    The University of Queensland


    Gold Coast HHS

    Dr Angela Ratsch

    Indigenous women’s maternal tobacco and nicotine exposure: Patterns and validation of exposure, genotype and physiologic impacts, and barriers/facilitators to cessation



    Wide Bay HHS

    1. Galangoor Duwalami Primary Healthcare Service


    2. The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, University of Sydney


    3. NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth


    4. The University of Queensland


    Dr Andrea Viecelli

    Improving patient-important outcomes in haemodialysis through validation and implementation in registries and pragmatic clinical trials



     Metro South HHS


    1. The University of Queensland


    2. Centre for Kidney Research, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

    Dr Colm Keane

    Novel immune based approaches to improve survival for patients with Primary Central Nervous Lymphoma


    The University of Queensland


    1.Mater Research Institute


    2. Metro South HHS


    Prof Dan Siskind

    Helping people with schizophrenia living longer, healthier lives


    The University of Queensland

    Metro South HHS

    A/Prof Rachel Thomson

    Acquisition, prevention and management of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial infections


    Metro North HHS

    Gallipoli Medical Research Institute

    Prof Kiarash Khosrotehrani




    Reducing the burden of skin cancers through advanced chemoimmuno- prophylaxis



    The University of Queensland



    1. Metro South HHS


    2. Metro North HHS


    Prof Jason Roberts

    Optimising antibiotic dosing for critically ill patients


    The University of Queensland


    Metro North HHS


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