MRFF provides $31 million boost to UQ research

University of Queensland

University of Queensland researchers have secured almost $31 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to tackle health and medical challenges in Australia and around the world.

The 21 UQ projects include research to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers, support parents of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, and reduce hospital re-admissions for high-risk cardiology patients.

The largest grant from the MRFF to UQ will support research to improve the diagnosis and management of sleep apnoea in First Nations peoples by designing treatment programs in partnership with local communities to help ensure their ongoing success.

MRFF Grant Scheme recipients

2022 Clinician Researchers: Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health

  • Professor Amanda Ullman – Building capacity to prevent healthcare harm for hospitalised infants (Type 1 hybrid randomised controlled trial)
  • Dr Koa Whittingham – Randomised trial of parenting acceptance and commitment therapy for parents of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities
  • Professor Michele Sterling – Implementing integrated psychological and physical care for Australians after road traffic injury

2021 Maternal Health and Healthy Lifestyles

2021 Consumer-Led Research

  • Dr Sarah Wallace – Bridging the digital divide: building health self-efficacy through communication-accessible online environments

2021 Early to Mid-Career Researchers

2021 Primary Health Care Digital Innovations

2021 Clinical Trials Activity

2022 Effective Treatments and Therapies

  • Professor Stewart Trost – Implementation and scale-up of a consumer co-designed physical activity program for people with moderate-to-profound disabilities

2022 Stem Cell Therapies

2022 Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care

2022 Quality, Safety and Effectiveness of Medicine Use and Medicine Intervention by Pharmacists

The full list of funding outcomes is available on the MRFF website.

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