Research Collaboration Awards – Previous Recipients


2020

Healy Research Collaboration Awards

Dr Nicola Bondonno

School of Health and Medical Sciences, Edith Cowan University

Collaborating Institutions: The University of Western Australia, Gentofte Hospital (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Project: Investigating the relationship between dietary components and cardiometabolic disease

 

Dr Tina Lavin

School of Population and Global Health, The University of Western Australia

Collaborating Institutions: University of Botswana, University of Pretoria (South Africa), Burnet Institute (Melbourne)

Project: Prevention of maternal morbidity and deaths due to obstetric emergencies in Gaborone, Botswana

 

Cockell Research Collaboration Awards

Dr Olivier Clement

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, University of Western Australia

Collaborating Institutions: Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland), Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

Project: Unravelling the (epi)genomic regulatory mechanisms governing memory to understand cognitive decline in aging

 

Dr Laura Dondzilo

School of Psychological Science, University of Western Australia

Collaborating Institution: University of Münster (Germany)

Project: Efficacy of a novel self-appraisal induction in Body Dysmorphic Disorder

 

Dr Julie Ji

School of Psychological Science, University of Western Australia

Collaborating Institution: Uppsala University (Sweden)

Project: Investigating “flashforward” mental imagery of self-injury as a proximal risk barometer and modifiable treatment target

 

BrightSpark Research Collaboration Award

Dr Amy Finlay-Jones

Mental Health and Youth Telethon Kids Institute/CCHR, University of Western Australia

Collaborating Institution: Brain and Body Lab (BABLab), University of California (Los Angeles, USA)

Project: Beyond brain and behaviour: Understanding the role of the gut microbiome in infant and child mental health

 

Charter Hall Research Collaboration Award

Dr Gizachew Tessema

Public Health, Curtin University

Collaborating Institution: Norweigian Institute of Public Health

Project: Adverse birth outcomes and interpregnancy interval in Australia and Norway: A new international collaboration on the influence of pregnancy loss

 


2019

Healy Research Collaboration Awards

Dr Anabel Sorolla Bardaji

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, University of Western Australia

Collaborating Institution: Spanish National Research Council / Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)

Project: Synthesis and characterisation of cutting-edge magnetic nanoparticles for anti-cancer treatment

 

Dr Lee Nedkoff

School of Population and Global Health, University of Western Australia

Collaborating Institution: University of Auckland, New Zealand

Project: Extending the potential of linked health data for international studies of cardiovascular disease: an Australia/New Zealand collaboration

 

Cockell Research Collaboration Awards

Professor Vera Morgan

Medical School, Population Health, University of Western Australia

Collaborating Institution: Aarhus University, Denmark

Project: Why is the impact of urban birth on risk for schizophrenia reversed in Western Australia compared to Denmark? A proof-of-concept collaboration utilising both sites’ record-linkage capabilities.

 

Dr Yael Perry

Youth Mental Health, Telethon Kids Institute

Collaborating Institution: Orygen – The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Melbourne

Project: Targeted suicide prevention for LGBTIQ young people

 

Dr Keely Bebbington

Children’s Diabetes Centre, Telethon Kids Institute

Collaborating Institution: The Interdisciplinary Center of Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation (ICPE) in the Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Centre of Groningen, Netherlands

Project: Characterising moment-to-moment fluctuation in stress, anxiety and blood glucose levels in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

 

BrightSpark Research Collaboration Award

Dr Diana Tan

School of Psychological Science, University of Western Australia

Collaborating Institution: University of Cambridge, UK

Project: Investigating biological markers of autism using longitudinal cohort studies in the UK and Australia

 


2018

Healy Research Collaboration Awards

Dr Haibo Jiang

University of Western Australia

Project: Development of a multimodal mass spectrometry imaging platform for lipid analysis

 

 

Dr Belinda Guo

University of Western Australia

Project: Establishing cell culture models for fibrotic progression in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms

 

 

Dr Samantha Lee

Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia

Project: Western Australia Atropine for the Treatment of Myopia (WA ATOM) study

 

 

Cockell Research Collaboration Award

Dr Diane Dennis

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Project: Lessons learned following an episode of intensive care unit crisis: what experienced Intensivists can teach their peers

 

 

BrightSpark Research Collaboration Awards

Dr Annette Regan

Curtin University

Project: An international cohort study measuring child health following maternal immunisation

 

 

 

Dr Nathanael Yates

University of Western Australia

Project: Developing Preterm Infant Nutrition Research Capacity

 

 


2017

Healy Research Collaboration Awards

Dr Iona Schuster

Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia

Project: Characterizing innate lymphoid cells in steady state and infection

 

 

Dr Peijun Gong

University of Western Australia

Project: Optical imaging of conjunctival lymphatics for better glaucoma treatment

 

 

Cockell Research Collaboration Awards

Associate Professor Lisa Wood

University of Western Australia

Project: Prevalence of Mental Illness and Treatment Pathways among people who are homeless in Perth, Western Australia

 

Dr Benjamain Milbourn

Curtin University

Project: Mental health outcomes of adolescents with ASD as they transition to adulthood

 

 

Dr Ben Grafton

University of Western Australia

Project: Enhancing the treatment of depression through the delivery of attentional bias modification procedures

 

BrightSpark Research Collaboration Awards

Dr Laurence Cheung

Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia

Project: Identification of novel drug combinations to cure high-risk infant leukaemia

 

 

Dr Gavin Pereira

Curtin University

Project: Heatwaves and Perinatal Morbidity – a combined observational and experimental study

 

 


2016

Healy Research Collaboration Awards

Dr Jiawen Li

School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, UWA

Project: Smart needles for better lung cancer assessment

 

 

Dr Aleksandra Debowski

School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UWA

Project: Development of an inducible Helicobacter pylori cag-T4SS system for in vitro and in vivo studies

 

 

Dr Jessica Terrill

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UWA

Project: Investigating the role of taurine in disease pathology of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) using the GRMD dog model

 

 

Cockell Research Collaboration Awards

Dr Wayne Davies

School of Animal Biology, UWA

Project: Light therapy in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder

 

 

Dr Kevin Runions

Centre for Child Health Research, UWA

Project: Social Reward and Impulsivity in Disruptive Behaviour Problems: The Roles of Oxytocin and Serotonin

 

 

Dr Anna Waterreus

School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, UWA

Project: Simple Physical Activity Questionnaire (SIMPAQ)L and international validation study

 

Professor Andrew Whitehouse

Centre for Child Health Research, UWA

Project: Very early intervention in infants at risk of autism: Bringing a novel therapy to Australia

 


2015

Healy Research Collaboration Awards

Dr Kristyn Bates

School of Animal Biology, UWA

How does repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation affect the brain? A cellular and systems approach

 

 

Dr Tristan Clemons

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UWA

Multifunctional targeted nanoparticles for the effective delivery of therapeutics in models of colorectal cancer

 

 

Dr Ashleigh Lin

Telethon Kids Institute

Using support vector machine-based learning techniques to explore medical, developmental and psychiatric disorders

 

 

Dr Nicole Smith

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UWA

Targeting epigenetic markers to modulate G-quadruplex DNA topology as a novel therapeutic strategy for cancer

 

Cockell Research Collaboration Awards

Professor David Bruce

School of Medicine and Pharmacology, UWA

Project: Neuroinflammation in Type 2 diabetes:  A PET study using the novel radioligand, (18F)p FEEPPA

 

Dr Julian Heng

Centre for Medical Research, UWA

Project: Understanding how genetic mutations to gene regulatory proteins cause childhood brain disorder

 

Professor Jenny Rodger

School of Animal Biology, UWA

Project: Preclinical optimization of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for youth with treatment refractory depression

 

 

Professor Sergio Starkstein

School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, UWA

Project: Autism Spectrum Disorder in middle to late adulthood: Phenomenology, behavioural correlates and societal costs

 

 

Professor Florian Zepf

School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, UWA

Project: Studying the role of serotonin in anxiety in adolescence – An iterative translational research approach

 


2014

Healy Research Collaboration Awards

Coral-Ann-Almeida

Assistant Professor Coral-Ann Almeida

School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Stimulation of HIV-specific cytolytic effector function using allogeneic cell immunotherapy

 

 

Gemma-Cadby

Dr Gemma Cadby

Centre for the Genetic Origins of Health and Disease

Identifying genetic risk factors for cardiovascular disease in extended pedigrees in the Busselton Health Study

 

 

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Dr Eva Malacova

Emergency Medicine/School of Population Health

An investigation of the relationship between traumatic brain injury, mental illness and subsequent criminal offending

 

 

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Dr Helen Keen

School of Medicine and Pharmacology

Does zoledronic acid decrease back pain and slow spinal radiographic progression in those with radiographic osteoarthritis?

 

 


2013

Healy Research Collaboration Awards

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Dr Alexander Gout

UWA Centre for Child Health Research/Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

Genomic and Transcriptomic Analysis of Infant Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

 

 

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Dr Syed Islam

School of Dentistry/Oral Health Centre of Western Australia

Three-dimensional modelling and analysis of soft-tissue and hard-tissue facial features for Cranofacial Surgery

 

 

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Dr Teresa Williams

Emergency Medicine/School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care

The Critical Illness Journal – prehospital to rehabilitation: A data linkage project