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Successful Research Projects

Wishlist and SERTF have committed to fund 13 local research projects to the tune of $363,352 following the 2019 Research Funding Round.

Close to $80,000 in funding will also be directed to important Sepsis research led by Sunshine Coast University’s Paediatric Intensive Care Specialist Dr Paula Lister. The research funding will allow Dr Lister to conduct two sepsis-related projects that will change the way the common disease is diagnosed and treated.

Congratulations to all our successful research applicants!

Read more about each project below:

Applicant: Prof Nicholas Gray
Co-Investigators: Prof Alex Broom, Prof Jennifer Broom, Prof David Johnson, Dr Emma Kirby and Dr Katherine Kenny
Project Title: Social justice and antimicrobial resistance: A sociological study of vulnerability
Total Amount Requested from Wishlist-SERTF Research Grant: $50,000.00

Applicant: Dr Michelle Davison
Co-Investigators: Dr Peter Snelling and Dr Ruaraidh McRitchie
Project Title: BUCKLED: Bedside Ultrasound Conducted in Kids with distal upper Limb fractures in the Emergency Department. A randomised controlled trial.
Total Amount Requested from Wishlist-SERTF Research Grant: $19,992.43

Applicant: Dr Paula Lister
Co-Investigators: Prof Luregn Schlapbach and Ms Amanda Harley
Project Title: Early Resuscitation in Paediatric Sepsis Using Inotropes and Metabolic Support – a randomised controlled pilot study Platform.
Total Amount Requested from Wishlist-SERTF Research Grant: $44,075.46

Applicant: Dr Clare Thomas
Co-Investigators: Dr Michelle Davison, Ms Rebecca Halsall and Dr Lauren Kearney
Project Title: Paediatric education and assessment for non-urgent transfers (PEANUT): Evaluation of the PEANUT project
Total Amount Requested from Wishlist-SERTF Research Grant: $19,723.89

Applicant: Dr Paula Lister
Co-Investigators: Ms Suzanne Parker, Mr Paul Williams and Ms Kayla Doyle
Project Title: PIMS Study: An investigation of the utility of MICROSAMPLING VERSUS TRADTIONAL BLOOD SAMPLING FOR ANTIBIOTIC PHARMACOKINETICS in Children
Total Amount Requested from Wishlist-SERTF Research Grant: $39,823.90

Applicant: Dr Rohan Grimley
Co-Investigators: Dr Alison Craswell and Dr Elizabeth Marsden
Project Title: An epidemiological study of emergency department presentation for falls by older people in a regional hospital
Total Amount Requested from Wishlist-SERTF Research Grant: $12,596.52

Applicant: Dr Jessica Hambly
Co-Investigators: Dr Shradha Subedi and Dr Keat Choong
Project Title: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of 24-hour beta-lactam antimicrobial infusions in elastomeric pump devices
Total Amount Requested from Wishlist-SERTF Research Grant: $20,000.00

Applicant: Dr Rochelle Ryan
Co-Investigators: Dr Scott McDonald, Dr David Grieve, Prof Kerstin Wyssusek, Prof Andre van Zundert, Prof Jeffrey Lipman and Prof Jason Roberts
Project Title: Does cefazolin and metronidazole prophylaxis during elective colorectal surgery achieve therapeutic concentrations in plasma and adipose tissue?
Total Amount Requested from Wishlist-SERTF Research Grant: $10,000.00

Applicant: Prof Tony Stanton
Project Title: Coronary Artery calcium score: Use to Guide management of Hereditary Coronary Artery Disease – (CAUGHT-CAD)
Total Amount Requested from Wishlist-SERTF Research Grant: $47,900.00

Applicant: Ms Amber Jenkins
Co-Investigators: Dr Kendall George and Dr Lauren Kearney
Project Title: Mindfulness-Based Group interventions for mental health concerns in the antenatal period: A mixed methods study
Total Amount Requested from Wishlist-SERTF Research Grant: $9,822.99

Applicant: Dr Ingrid Rosbergen
Co-Investigators: Dr Rohan Grimley, Prof Trevor Russell, Prof Sandy Brauer, Mrs Christine Tracey, Mr Norbert Greveling, Dr John Endacott and Prof Tracy Comans
Project Title: The efficacy of home-based telerehabilitation compared with centre-based community rehabilitation on time spent physically active in people with stroke: a pilot randomised controlled trial
Total Amount Requested from Wishlist-SERTF Research Grant: $19.538.10

Applicant: Dr Timothy Baird
Co-Investigators: Dr Michael Bint, Dr Erin Price, Dr Derek Sarovich and Dr Tamieka Fraser
Project Title: Using metagenomics to improve diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) pulmonary infections
Total Amount Requested from Wishlist-SERTF Research Grant: $20,000.00

Applicant: Dr Lauren Kearney
Co-Investigators: Prof Fiona Bogossian, Dr Kendall George, Dr Rachel Reed, Dr Jane Reeves and Dr Tegan Triggs
Project Title: Promoting and facilitating spontaneous vaginal birth in nulliparous women at full term: systematic review, predictive cohort study and development of an evidence-based bundle of care
Total Amount Requested from Wishlist-SERTF Research Grant: $49,881.48