Funded research grants

   

2017 research grants

Douglas Joseph Professorship
Associate Professor Jennifer Weller
University of Auckland
Evaluating a national quality improvement initiative: multidisciplinary operating room team simulation for safer surgery
$70,000

Academic enhancement grant
Professor Eric Visser
University of Notre Dame
Sympathetically maintained pain in complex regional pain syndrome
$99,788

Project grants
Professor Andrew Davidson
Royal Children's Hospital
Neurodevelopmental outcome after sevoflurane versus dexmedetomidine/remifentanil anaesthesia in infancy: a randomised controlled trial
$66,019

Dr Amy Gaskell
Waikato Hospital
Electroencephalographic markers of behavioural responsiveness during anaesthesia
$54,014 (including scholarship)

Associate Professor Philip Peyton
Austin Health
Redefining pulmonary uptake of anaesthetic agents
$62,560

Dr Ashley Webb
Pensinula Health
Can free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) increase smoking cessation before scheduled surgery? A randomised trial.
$70,000

Dr Paul Wrigley
Michael J Cousins Pain Management & Research Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital
The long-term effects of spinal cord stimulation on neural function in chronic low back pain – a pilot study
$70,000

Dr Mark Shulman
Alfred Health
Predicting Disability-free Survival After Surgery in the Elderly
$69,747

Associate Professor Alicia Dennis
Royal Women's Hospital
Myocardial structure in preeclampsia using cardiac magnetic resonance and transthoracic echocardiography
$66,591

Dr Christopher Bain
Alfred Health
PADDI Genomics: An investigation into the genomics of the inflammatory response to surgery and the actions of dexamethasone
$89,850 (including scholarship)

Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
Palatable and chewable tramadol chocolate-based tablets for effective pain management in young paediatric patients
$56,000

Dr Megan Allen
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Fluid status after bowel preparation for colonoscopy: objective assessment and relationship to hypotension under sedation
$54,938

Professor Matthew Chan
Chinese University of Hong Kong
The role of Annexin II in opioid-induced hyperalgesia
$56,000

Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
The Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Study: making Tonsillectomies Safer (OSATS)
$52,726

Dr Paul Lee-Archer
Lady Cilento Children's Hospital
The effect of dexmedetomidine given as a premedication or intraoperatively on post-hospitalisation behavioural change in children: a randomised controlled trial.
$28,792

Dr David McIlroy
Alfred Health
Do transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography agree in the grading of diastolic dysfunction in cardiac surgery?
$56,000

Dr Megan Allen
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Post-discharge opioid use following acute surgical care: a multicentre study
$34,459

Dr Julia Dubowitz
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Understanding the impact of anaesthetic technique and neural-inflammatory signalling on cancer recurrence and metastasis
$50,654 (including scholarship)

Dr Jonathan de Lima
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Cyanotic congenital heart disease - the role of nitrogen species in adaptation to hypoxaemia
$41,099

Dr Debra Leung
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Altering Perceived Readiness to Engage in Advance Care Planning prior to Cancer Surgery: A Randomised Control Trial
$27,495

Dr Rebecca Christensen
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Does Cefazolin Prophylaxis During Elective Bariatric Caesarean Section Achieve Therapeutic Concentration in Plasma & Interstitial Fluid
$30,963

Dr Rochelle Ryan
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Does Cefazolin Prophylaxis During Elective Bariatric Surgery Achieve Therapeutic Concentration in Plasma & Interstitial Fluid?
$30,963

Professor David Hillman
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Validation of a simplified method for assessing perioperative and OSA risk
$33,850

Dr Tom Painter
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Do Bolus intravenous fluids cause Lung Injury: Role of TRPV4 channels
$65,869

Simulation/education grant
Dr Damian Castanelli
Monash Medical Centre
Establishing conditions for assessment for learning in the ANZCA training program: what is the role of trust?
$26,384

Novice investigator grants
Dr Claire Furyk
Townsville Hospital
Prehabilitation of frail patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery - a feasibility pilot study
$20,000

Dr Matthew Doane
Royal North Shore Hospital
The efficacy of an anaesthetic record in transferring information across hospital settings.
$18,381

Dr David Sommerfield
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
Nitrous oxide treatment of adolescents with depression (NOTAD) A randomized double-blind placebo controlled pilot study
$19,493

 

2016 research grants

Academic enhancement grant

Professor David Story

University of Melbourne                                                                                                                  

Foundation research projects for the anaesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine unit (APPMU) at the University of Melbourne              

$90,610

 

Project grants

Professor Matthew Chan

Chinese Univ of Hong Kong

Re-designing Ventilation System for the Hospital Isolation Ward to Reduce Nosocomial Infection                                      

$69,940

 

Dr Joel Symons

Alfred Health                                              

HEpcidin, Reticulocyte haemoglobin and soluble transferrin Receptors in Reported

OutcomEs in cardiac Surgery (HERROES)                       

$49,720

 

Dr Philip Finch

Murdoch University                                   

Central sensitisation and auditory disturbances in complex regional pain syndrome $61,797                                                             

 

Professor David Hillman

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA
Comparison of upper airway properties during dexmedetomidine and propofol sedation
$68,335

 

Dr Gloria Seah

St Vincent's Hospital, Vic                

Do pectoral nerve blocks improve patient quality of recovery following breast surgery?
$26,172 
                                                   

 

Professor Philip Siddall

Greenwich Hospital, NSW      

Developing a pain modulation index in people with chronic pain: a pilot project
$49,458                                                                   

 

Dr David McIlroy

Alfred Health, Vic                              

A prospective study of perioperative variation in creatinine production rate in adults undergoing cardiac surgery      

$62,800

 

Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, WA                          

A pilot randomised open-label taste-testing study to evaluate the acceptability of chocolate-based midazolam in children                       

$56,000

 

Professor Stephan Schug

University of Western Australia                                          

Obesity and chronic pain management: piloting a new model of care
$44,806                                                                                          

 

Associate Professor Jennifer Weller

University of Auckland, NZ            

Safety and team cultures in the operating room: using WHOBARS to understand clinician attitudes to participation in the Surgical Safety Checklist          

$23,082

 

Professor Michael Paech

King Edward Hospital for Women, WA                             

Pregabalin for the management of post-dural puncture headache after unintentional dural puncture in obsetric patients: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial    

$37,984

 

Dr Jai Darvall

Royal Melbourne Hospital, Vic     

Chewing gum for the treatment of post-operative nausea and vomiting - a pilot trial
$34,050                                                            

 

Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children                           

REACT: Reducing anaesthetic complicaitons in children undergoing tonsillectomies
$42,000                                                                

 

Dr Natalie Smith,

The Wollongong Hospital, NSW

Use of the six minute walk test to predict recovery and complications in morbidity obese patients undergoing elective surgery       

$39,936

 

Dr Julie Lee

Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Qld                             

ROTEM Platelet in pre-eclamptic obstetric patients: A prospective observational study on labour ward inpatients     

$52,913

 

Dr Dharshi Karalapillai

Austin Health, Vic                              

A randomised controlled trial of low tidal volume ventilation in major surgery
$16,030                                                                            

 

Dr Jonathan Hiller

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Vic                                        

Regulation of breast cancer gene expression by perioperative beta-blockade: a phase II randomised study                 

$40,744

 

Professor Jamie Sleigh

Waikato District Health Board, NZ                                              

Mechanisms of analgesia: using ketamine-ester analogues as probes
$38,400

 

Simulation/education grants

Dr Damian Castanelli

Monash Medical Centre, Vic                                   

Using workplace-based assessments to make decisions on trainee progression through the ANZCA training program     

$37,938

 

Dr David Canty

University of Melbourne, Vic       

Comparison of learning focused cardiac ultrasound between self-directed/simulator and instructor/live model teaching                       

$32,000

 

Novice investigator grants

Dr Nicole Tan

Epworth Hospital, Vic 

Does the addition of LIA to a multimodal systemic analgesic regimen improve recovery after anterior THR?         

$19,370

 

Dr Raymond Hu

Austin Health, Vic        

Influence of anaesthetic choice on Prospective Outcomes after Creation of Arteriovenous Fistula (POCAF)         

$17,404

 

 

2015 research grants

Lennard Travers Professorship

Professor Matthew Chan

Chinese Univ of Hong Kong                         

Brain-derived neurotropic factor and chronic postsurgical pain: mechanisms and preventive strategy                                              

$70,000

 

Academic enhancement grant

Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, WA

New evidence-based ventilation guidelines for children              

$99,753

 

Project grants

Dr Christopher Bain

Alfred Health, Vic             

Analysis of the impact of pre-existing differential DNA methylation on inflammatory gene expression and the inflammatory response to major abdominal surgery    

$69,000

 

Dr Thomas Painter

Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA                                

The tranexamic acid in lower limb arthroplasty (TALLAS) pilot trial

$58,495

 

Dr Stuart Marshall

Monash University, Vic 

Investigation and prevention of fixation errors during airway management                                  

$58,000

 

Dr Philip Finch

Murdoch University, WA

Clarifying the molecular mechanism of sympathetically maintained pain                                         

$57,000

 

Associate Professor Brendan Silbert

St Vincent's Hospital, Vic            

Cognitive decline after anaesthesia and surgery - the role of inflammation                                    

$54,000

 

Dr Susan Evans

Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA                                

Is estrogen stimulation of toll-like receptor pathways the missing link between dysmenorrhoea and later progression to chronic pain?              

$56,000

 

Dr Ed O'Loughlin

Fiona Stanley Hospital, WA                                 

RELIEF - Natriuretic peptides substudy   

$57,000

 

Associate Professor Andrew Davidson

Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Vic           

Cerebral NIRS monitoring in infants during the perioperative period: a prospective observational cohort study                           

$39,000

 

Dr Ed O'Loughlin

Fiona Stanley Hospital, WA                                   

Correlation of bone marrow iron stores with blood markers of iron deficiency in trauma         

$33,000

 

Dr Kwok-Ming Ho

Royal Perth Hospital, WA

Incidence and risk factors for increased thrombotic tendency in critically ill patients with acquired coagulopapthy                      

$20,000

 

Associate Professor David A Scott

St Vincent's Hospital, Vic             

Perioperative ketamine to reduce postoperative delirium and depression                                    

$53,000

 

Dr David McIlroy

The Alfred Hospital, Vic 

Heparin low dose protocol versus standard care in critically ill patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation   

$37,000

 

Dr Paul Wrigley

Pain Management Research Institute, NSW

Optimising the neurophysiological assessment of residual thermonociceptive sensation following spinal cord injury                 

$29,000

 

Dr Neil Pollock

Massey University, NZ  

Malignant hyperthermia and exertional heat stress: the genetic and molecular connection   

$42,000

 

Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, WA

Obesity: alterations in lung mechanics - impact on the incidence of perioperative respiratory adverse events (OPRAE)            

$30,000

 

Dr Tuong Phan

St Vincent's Hospital, Vic            

Haemodynamic changes and preload responsiveness in restrictive compared to Liberal fluid therapy in major abdominal surgery. "PreRELIEF"                                       

$30,000

 

Dr Andrew Weatherall

The Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW     

Prehospital assessment of noninvasive tissue oximetry monitoring - the PHANTOM study    

$42,000

 

Professor Kate Leslie

Royal Melbourne Hospital, Vic  

Safety of sedation for endoscopy in University of Melbourne-affiliated hospitals                       

$39,000

 

Dr Shay McGuinness

Auckland City Hospital, NZ                                   

Is fluid resuscitation pro-inflammatory? 

$36,000

 

Dr Usha Gurunathan

The Prince Charles Hospital, Qld                         

Obesity and the risk of septic complications in major abdominal surgery

$3,000  

 

Novice investigator grants                                     

Dr Marissa Ferguson

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Vic               

Post-exercise cardiac PET imaging: a pilot study of cardiac risk assessment in patients undergoing major cancer surgery          

$19,871

 

Dr Alwin Chuan

Liverpool Hospital, NSW  

A pilot study on the clinical significance of cerebrovascular autoregulation monitoring during non-cardiac anaesthesia             

$15,000

 

Dr Jai Darvall

Royal Melbourne Hospital, Vic                           

Prewarning of surgical patients to prevent hypotension on induction of anaesthesia                

$15,000

 

Dr Natalie Kruit,

Westmead Hospital, NSW

A prospective study of the relation between perioperative condition and disability after cardiac surgery                                        

$15,000

 

Simulation/education grant

Dr Suyin Tan

Macquarie University, NSW                                    

Impacts of emotion on diagnostic decision-making in anaesthesiology
$55,320                                         

 

2014 research grants

Academic enhancement grant

Professor Philip Siddall

Greenwich Hospital, NSW                                                   

Neurobiological, psychological and existential contributors to pain: an integrated approach $89,900                         

 

Project grants

Professor Matthew Chan

Chinese University of Hong Kong                                     

Epigenetic: regulation of chronic postsurgical pain with nitrous oxide

$60,000

 

Associate Professor Alicia Dennis

Royal Women's Hospital, Vic                                                      

Haemodynamics and myocardial tissue characteristics in women with preeclampsia $59,245                                       

 

Professor Paul Myles

Alfred Hospital, Vic          

Proteolytic mechanisms of chronic pain: research translation                            

$56,626

 

Clinical Associate Professor Nolan McDonnell

King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, WA               

A study of the transfer of gabapentin and pregabalin into breast milk

$45,401

 

Professor Alan Merry

University of Auckland, NZ                                                         

Validation of a behaviourally anchored rating scale to assess the use of the WHO surgical checklist: the WHO BARS study (Phase 2)

$59,328

 

Professor Paul Myles

Alfred Hospital, Vic          

Using the six-minute walk test to predict quality of recovery and disability-free survival following major noncardiac surgery

$59,776

 

Dr David Canty

University of Melbourne, Vic                                                    

The impact of preoperative goal-focused transthoracic echocardiography on outcome after hip fracture surgery

$59,600

 

Dr David Sturgess

Mater Medical Research Institute, Qld                                   

Perioperative opioids and tumour growth and metastasis                                  

$60,000

 

Professor Stephan Schug

University of Western Australia, WA                                       

Osteoarthritis pain: mechanisms and mediators. The roles of NGF and IL-1 

$59,480

 

Associate Professor Philip Peyton

Austin Health, Vic            

Reduction of chronic post-surgical pain with ketamine - a pilot study             

$47,618

 

Dr Susannah Sherlock

Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Qld                          

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for foot ulcers in diabetes                                          

$20,000

 

Dr Forbes McGain

Western Health, Vic        

A life cycle assessment of morphine                               

$17,000

 

Associate Professor Michael Barrington

St Vincent's Hospital, Vic

Development of the international registry of regional anaesthesia                 

$59,112

 

Dr Michal Kluger

North Shore Hospital, NZ                               

Predictors of persistent postsurgical pain following total knee joint arthroplasty
$41,793                                        

 

Dr Alex Konstantatos

Alfred Hospital, Vic          

Cultural influence of postoperative pain                       

$52,079

 

Dr Shay McGuinness

Auckland City Hospital, NZ                                                          

DO ARDS patients with different subtypes behave differently - A PHARLAP sub-study $34,950                               

 

Dr David McIlroy

Alfred Hospital, Vic          

Does varying the chloride content of intravenous fluid alter the risk of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery?

$60,000

 

Simulation/education grant

Associate Professor Jenny Weller

University of Auckland, NZ                                                         

The impact of mini-CEX on supervision and training

$35,136

 

2013 research grants

Douglas Joseph Professorship

Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, WA

A new prediction strategy to prevent respiratory complications in paediatric anaesthesia             

$70,000

 

Academic enhancement grant

Professor Matthew Chan

The Chinese University of Hong Kong    

Transcriptional regulation of chronic postsurgical pain    

$90,000

 

Professor Michael Reade

Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Qld      

Evaluation of cryopreserved platelets for the treatment of perioperative haemorrhage

$85,646

 

Project grants

Associate Professor Brendan Silbert

St Vincent's Hospital, Vic     

Continuation of long term anaesthesia cognition evaluation       

$36,795

 

Professor Matthew Chan

Chinese University of Hong Kong             

Vascular events in noncardiac surgery patients cohort evaluation (VISION): Ntpro-BNP study     

$60,000

 

Professor Michael Paech

King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, WA       

A randomised clinical non-inferiority trial of equipotent phenylephrine and metaraminol infusions at the time of spinal anaesthesia for elective caesarean delivery        

$29,913

 

Clinical Associate Professor Nolan McDonnell

Murdoch University School of Veterinary Science, WA           

Evaluation of the safety of intrathecal administration of magnesium sulphate in a sheep model

$58,563

 

Professor Philip Siddall

Greenwich Hospital, NSW    

Levels and associations of existential distress in people with persistent pain       

$51,510

 

Dr Forbes McGain

Western Health, Vic              

A life cycle assessment of reusable and single use laryngoscopes             

$10,200

 

Associate Professor Tim Short

Auckland City Hospital, NZ 

Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic modelling of sevoflurane   

$80,000

 

Dr Paul Soeding

University of Melbourne             

The investigation of novel endothelin receptor antagonists and nitric oxide stimulators in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure

$56,880

 

Professor Guy Ludbrook

Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA

Preoperative predictors of early postoperative adverse effects

$33,000

 

Associate Professor Marianne Chapman

Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA 

The Augmented versus Routine approach to Giving Energy Trial (TARGET) in intensive care: a feasibility study    

$34,300

 

Dr Kwok-ming Ho

Royal Perth Hospital, WA     

Determinants of urinary output response to intravenous frusemide in patients with acute kidney injury

$36,000

 

Dr Daniel Mullany

The Prince Charles Hospital, Qld             

Antibiotic, sedative and analgesic drug pharmacokinetics during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ASAP-ECMO) - understanding altered pharmacokinetics to improve patient outcomes 

$35,000

 

Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, WA      

Anaesthesia exposure in early childhood: long-term effects on cognition and neurodevelopment           

$30,000

 

Associate Professor Philip Peyton

Austin Health, Vic

Investigation of the effect of anaesthetic choice on ventilation-perfusion scatter and lung gas exchange using the MIGET               

$30,000

 

Dr Kelly Byrne

Waikato Hospital, NZ            

Tramadol vs morphine for refractory postoperative pain in the recovery room  

$10,000

 

Dr Susannah Sherlock

Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Qld      

Hyperbaric oxygen to treat radiation induced Xerostomia (HOTRIX)        

$30,000

 

Simulation/education grant

Associate Professor Jennifer Weller

University of Auckland, NZ

Anaesthesia call-out as a predictor of medical management in a simulated OR with a complete OR team

$29,620

 

Novice investigator grant

Dr Jonathan Hiller

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Vic             

Investigating anaesthesia techniques in cancer patients as a modulatory pathway to improving cancer outcomes             

$19,764

 

2012 research grants

Academic enhancement grant

Professor Colin Royse

University of Melbourne, Vic                              

Cognitive decline following anaesthesia and surgery - is inflammation the cause?

$90,000                                                  

 

Project grants

Professor Paul Myles

Alfred Hospital, Vic           

ENIGMA-II trial long term follow-up study $60,000                                                                                                                               

 

Professor Michael Paech

King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, WA

Methylnaltrexone to prevent intrathecal morphine-induced pruritus after caesarean delivery: a randomised clinical trial (The MEAN ITCH Trial)                                    

$40,273

 

Dr Neil Pollock

Institute of Molecular Biosciences, NZ     

Malignant hyperthermia: exome sequencing for gene discovery $59,680                                                                                   

 

Associate Professor Brendan Silbert

St Vincent's Hospital, VIc

Long term anaesthesia cognition evaluation (LOTACE) study
$60,000

 

Professor Alan Merry

University of Auckland, NZ                                  

Development of a behaviourally anchored rating scale to assess use of the WHO surgical checklist: the WHO's BARS Study                                           

$47,000

 

Professor Tomas Corcoran

Royal Perth Hospital, WA  

The influence of inspired oxygen concentration on oxidative stress, resolution of inflammation and lymphocyte subsets in human sub-lethal reperfusion injury        

$48,000

 

Professor Matthew Chan

Chinese Univ of Hong Kong                          

The optimal timing of preoperative smoking cessation $43,000                                                                                                       

 

Dr Justin Skowno

Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW                  

Tissue perfusion monitoring in paediatric liver transplantation using near infrared spectroscopy                      

$41,000

 

Associate Professor Ian Seppelt

The George Institute for Global Health, NSW An exploratory study of perceived risks, benefits and barriers to the use of selective  

decontamination of the digestive tract in Australasian ICUs (SuDDIC                        

$42,000

 

Dr Paul Wrigley

Pain Management Research Institute, NSW                

Neurophysiological assessment of residual thermonociceptive sensation following spinal cord injury - a pilot study         

$28,000

 

Dr Philip Finch

Murdoch University, WA  

Investigating the adrenergic component of neuropathic pain $30,000                                                                                          

 

Dr Megan Allen

Royal Melbourne Hospital, Vic                            

"Light" versus "deep" sedation for elective outpatient colonoscopy: recall, procedural conditions and recovery 

$19,000

 

Dr Michal Kluger

North Shore Hospital, NZ                              

Predictors of persistent postsurgical pain following total knee joint arthroplasty $18,000

 

Professor Paul Myles

Alfred Hospital, Vic            

Recovery and well-being aftger major surgery: complications, functional recovery and the measurement of disability-free survival                            

$30,000

 

Simulation/education grants

Dr Daniel Mullany

The Prince Charles Hospital, Qld                         

Disposition of sedative, analgesic and antibiotic drugs during simulated extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

$35,000

 

Novice investigator grants

Dr Andrew Lansdown

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW                        

Hyaluronidase and peripheral nerve blockade - influence on onset time, extent of block and plasma local anaesthetic levels                                           

$12,215

 

Dr Elsa Taylor

Starship Children's Hospital, NZ The paediatric pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics parecoxib
$8,000      

 

2011 research grants

The Lennard Travers Professorship

Associate Professor Andrew Davidson

Royal Children's Hospital, Vic                                                     

PIMS Study (Paediatric Intravenous Maintenance Solution) an RCT to compare two fluids for IV fluid maintenance in children                                    

$30,000

 

Academic enhancement grant

Professor David Story

Austin Health, Vic                        

Innovations in perioperative physiology monitoring and care       

$90,000

 

Project grants

Associate Professor Jennifer Weller

University of Auckland, NZ      

The effectiveness of video-based training to improve teamwork behaviours in acute care: a randomised controlled trial        

$52,001

 

Professor Matthew Chan

Chinese Univ of Hong Kong                                                                         

Genetic determinants of persistent pain after surgery                    

$30,000

  

Dr David Canty

Royal Melbourne Hospital, Vic

Investigating the applications of anaesthetist-performed transthroacic echocardiography in non-cardiac anaesthesia              

$60,000

 

Associate Professor Marianne Chapman

Royal Adelaide Hospital, Vic    

The effect of exogenous glucose-dependent insullinotropic polypeptide on glycaemia in critically ill patients                               

$29,561

 

Professor Tomas Corcoran

Royal Perth Hospital, WA           

Lymphocyte sub-populations and innate immunity in the perioperative period - the effect of antiemetic doses of dexamethasone                   

$53,419

 

Dr Elizabeth Hessian

Western Health, Vic                    

The analgesic efficacy of transversus abdominis plane (TAP) ropivaciane infusions following abdominal surgery                          

$12,178

 

Dr Philip Finch

Murdoch University, WA                                                                         

Mechanism of adrenergic hyperalgesia in the partial sciatic nerve ligation model of neuropathic pain

$59,588

 

Dr David Lindholm

Alfred Hospital, Vic                      

Does adjunctive therapy with minocycline improve pain in burns patients when initiated on admission to hospital? A prospective randomised controlled trial.                                               

$24,019

 

Professor James Sleigh

Waikato Hospital, NZ           

A genome-wide association study on the genetics of anaesthetic awareness $60,000                                                                                          

 

Dr Susan Lord

John Hunter Children's Hospital, NSW                                                                      

A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial of the efficacy of Remifentanil for procedural pain in neonates                  

$41,540

 

Dr Edmond O'Loughlin

Fremantle Hospital, WA     

Physico-chemical compatibility of intravenous paracetamol (Perfalgan) with commonly used analgesic drugs                               

$10,624

 

Dr Andrew Weatherall

Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW                                                                 

Does gabapentin reduce itch in children with acute severe burns? A prospective randomised double-blind controlled study.                                                     

$27,430

 

Dr David Belavy

Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Qld                                                        

Ultrasound transmission gel: an assessment of neurotoxicity      

$19,318

 

Simulation/education grants

Associate Professor Jennifer Weller

University of Auckland, NZ      

The Impact of assessment on life and learning                                    

$22,800

 

 

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