Grants and awards

2020 Announcements

Nationally Competitive Funding

ARC Future Fellowship

Ms Jenny Atchison

Transforming invasive plant management in northern Australia

ARC Linkage

Professor Joanne Spangaro

Screening and responding to domestic violence experienced by refugee women

UKRI-NHMRC Built Environment and Prevention Research

Non UOW led

Professor Thomas Astell-Burt

Better Parks, Healthier For All?


Non UOW led

Dr Stewart Vella (Million Minds Mission)

Preventing Suicide in Boys and Men 

Associate Professor Jane Herbert (Preventative and Public Health Research)

A Good Start in Life for Young Children: Reducing Vulnerability and Health Inequity


Other Successful Grant Funding

NSW Government Department of Industry NSW Research Attraction and Acceleration Program

Associate Professor Nicholas Gill 

York University Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program

Associate Professor Stephen Palmisano 

Suicide Prevention Australia Innovation Research Grants

Associate Professor Vida Bliokas 

CHMDARN Innovation and Evaluation Grant 2019-2020

Dr Laura Robinson 

NSW Health COVID-19

Associate Professor Peter Kelly 

Defence Innovation Partnership

Dr Sebastien Miellet


Commercial Research

World Health Organisation

Professor Joanne Spangaro

Department of Health

Senior Professor Tony Okely

NSW Department of Education

Dr Catherine Wormald

Professor Marc de Rosnay

Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources

Dr Chantel Carr

Country Health SA Mental Health Services

Professor Brin Grenyer

Mental Health Commission of NSW

Associate Professor Jioji Ravulo

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Associate Professor Jioji Ravulo

Coleman Education Foundation

Anita Kumar

Nationally Competitive Funding

ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child

Sue Bennett, Lisa Kervin, Dylan Cliff, Steven Howard, Jess Mantei, Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett, Irina Verenikina & Paul Chandler 

ARC Discovery Projects

UOW led

Pauline McGuirk

Innovating urban governance: practices for enhanced urban futures

Dylan Cliff

Identifying optimal daily levels of movement behaviours in early childhood

Chris Gibson, Chantel Carr & Andrew Warren

Continuity and change in the Australian industrial landscape

Philip Orchard

Creating Accountability: Improving Responses to Forced Displacement Crimes

Julia Quilter

Intoxication Evidence in Rape Trials: A Double-Edged Sword?


Non UOW led

Sebastien Miellet

Information use in superior face identification

Claire Lowrie

Ayahs and Amahs: Transcolonial Servants in Australia and Britain 1780-1945

Nan Seuffert

The effects of female genital mutilation laws: forming new legal subjects



Sonia Graham

Catalysing collective action for effective weed management

ARC Linkage

Gordon Waitt, Thomas Birtchnell, Stacy Carter & David Sinclair

Integrated Futures for the use of Motorised Mobility Devices

NHMRC Ideas Grant

Stacy Carter, Chris Degeling, Annette Braunack-Mayer

The algorithm will see you now: Ethical, legal and social implications of adopting machine learning systems for diagnosis and screening

Rodney Croft

Exposures of mobile phone radio frequency electromagnetic energy in juveniles: effects on brain development and behaviours 

NHMRC Investigator Grant

Anthony Okely

Understanding and promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour in young children

NHMRC Targeted Call for Research into Healthy Ageing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Annette Braunack-Mayer

Designing Indigenous aged care with a 'whole of community' perspective

NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Grants

Lyn Phillipson

COGNISANCE (Co-desiGning demeNtia dIagnoSis ANd post-diagnostic CarE); a multi-country study into post-diagnostic care for people diagnosed with dementia


Non UOW led

Chris Degeling

Preventing Mitochondrial Disease using Genomics -Social, legal and ethical aspects

National Breast Cancer Foundation Investigator Initiated Research Scheme

Non UOW led

Stacy Carter

Translational program for AI in breast cancer screening: Comparative detection, early detection of interval cancers, economic evaluation and women's perspectives

NHMRC Partnership Grant

Non UOW led

Tony Okely

A randomised trial of a multi-component implementation intervention to support childcare services with scheduling opportunities for outdoor free play consistent with guidelines

Harry Windsor Grant

Chris Degeling, Stacy Carter & Patti Shih


Other Successful Grant Funding

Australian Academy of Science Fenner Research Conferences

Nick Gill

Mental Health Commission of New South Wales Lived Experience Framework

Brin Grenyer, Michelle Townsend & Kate Lewis

National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs (NCCRED) Seed Funding

Peter Kelly, Briony Larance & Frank Deane

The Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, Second Edition (PDM-2) Research Grant

Marko Biberdzic & Brin Grenyer

Victorian Government Department of Education and Training

Rachel Jones

Transport NSW Community Road Safety Grants

Victoria Traynor

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Australia Germany Joint Cooperation Scheme

Xiaoqi Feng, Mehbub Anwar & Thomas Astell-Burt

National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education Competitive Research Grants

Kylie Austin

Curtin University National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)

Sarah O’Shea & Kylie Austin

Public Health Research Network (PHRN) Grant

Annette Braunack-Mayer

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Blue Charter Fellowship

Elyse Stanes

Antarctic Science Foundation

Sharon Robinson

International Studies Association ISA Workshop Grant

Philip Orchard

European Commission Horizon 2020 – research and Innovation Framework Programme

Charles Hawksley

The British Academy Early Childhood Education Programme

Steven Howard 


Commercial Research

NSW Department of Education, School Leadership Institute

Kylie Lipscombe (x2)

The Movember Group

Stewart Vella

Bendigo Health Care Group

Brin Grenyer

World Health Organisation, Global Procurement and logistics

Tony Okely

Stockland Development Pty Limited

Anita Kumar

Coordinare Limited (Aftercare)

Vida Bliokas

Health Services South Australia

Brin Grenyer

Catholic Care Wollongong

Anita Kumar

Department of Education (Tasmania)

Amanda Webster

Oxford University Press

Tessa Daffern

Sutherland Family Services

Joanne Spangaro

McCabe Curwood Pty Ltd

Rodney Croft

NSW Department of Education

Marc de Rosnay 

World Health Organisation

Tony Okely

Bridget Kelly Gillott

NSW Ministry of Health

Mitchell Byrne

Department of Family and Community

Tracey Woolrych (x2)

SafeWork NSW

Robyn Coman

DST Group

Shoshana Dreyfus

Melbourne Health

Chris Degeling

Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation

Elyse Stanes

The Crown Solicitor of Tasmania

Amanda Webster

University of Melbourne

Chris Degeling

Catholic Education

Anita Kumar

Murrumbidgee Primary Health

Natalia Hanley

Nationally Competitive Funding

NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence: Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research

Rodney Croft & Sarah Loughran

NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence: Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence

Nadia Solowij

ARC Discovery Projects

UOW led

Gordon Waitt & Ian Buchanan

Pedalling for Change: Cultural Geography for Traffic Congestion Innovation

Gordon Waitt

In it to win it: An interdisciplinary investigation of sports betting

Lisa Kervin, Irina Verenikina and Steven Howard

Quality in adult-child interactions during digital experiences

Kate Senior

A place based model for Aboriginal community-led solutions


Non UOW led

Lisa Kervin

Improving classroom writing by enhancing reflective decisions and practices

ARC Discovery Indigenous

UOW led

Peter Kelly

A place-based model for Aboriginal community-led solutions

Department of Agriculture

Sonia Graham

Rural R&D for Profit Program


Other Successful Grant Funding

Harvard University

Anita Kumar

The Creswick Foundation fellowship

Amy Bird

NSW Department of Family and Community Services

Vinod Gopaldasani

The Ian Potter Foundation

Anita Kumar

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Australia Germany Joint Cooperation Scheme

Mark Allen

Agency for Clinical Innovation

Hassan Hosseinzadeh

National Disability Insurance Agency Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Scheme

Amanda Webster

Bupa Foundation Emerging Health Researcher Award

Bridget Kelly Gillott

National Library of Australia Fellowship

Sharon Crozier-De Rosa

Templeton World Charity Foundation Diverse Intelligences

Patrick McGivern


Contract Research

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Grant

Natalia Hanley

Economic geographies of transition: beyond Australian automotive production

Colleen Respondek

Vincentia High School

Amanda Webster

DST Group

Shoshana Dreyfus

Western Sydney Local Health District

Xiaoqi Feng

Department of Health

Tony Okely

NSW Department of Education

Sue Bennett

Network of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Peter Kelly

St Vincent De Paul (NSW)

Peter Kelly

Salvation Army – Recovery Services

Frank Deane

Anglican Community Services

Anita Kumar

Evolve Psychological and Assessment

Stuart Johnstone

World Health Organisation

Tony Okely

Bridget Kelly-Gillott

Australian BPD Foundation

Brin Grenyer