New ARC grants awarded - Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy

New ARC grants awarded - Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy

Reducing infection in hospitals, preventing anxiety and depression in girls and environmental conservation and rehabilitation, are just some of the Macquarie University research projects to receive new Australian Research Council (ARC) grants.

The new projects announced through the ARC Linkage Projects scheme will see researchers partner with industry, business and community organisations. These collaborations will drive innovation and deliver outcomes and solutions to benefit all Australians.

The ARC has made a $101.8 million investment in research across 306 new Australian projects. Macquarie has the third highest number of successfully funded projects in New South Wales, and in the top nationally.

ARC CEO Professor Aidan Byrne said collaboration for quality research and development was fundamental to transforming industries, building communities and strengthening the Australian economy.

“We need to encourage collaboration between researchers, industries, and communities to work together and find solutions to real, everyday challenges and issues,” Professor Byrne said.

Health economy related grants:

A/Prof Jennifer Hudson, Psychology
The emotional health project: understanding and preventing anxiety and depression in girls.

Prof Itsu Sen, Australian School of Advanced Medicine
Haemodynamic investigation of flow diverter stents for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms.

A/Prof Karen Vickery, Australian School of Advanced Medicine
Developing novel chemistries for removing environmental surface biofilms to reduce hospital acquired infections.

A/Prof Mark Wiggins, Psychology
Cues as catalysts for skilled performance: identifying a mechanism to improve design, training, and selection in high technology control environments.

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