UniSA secures $6.8 million to fund innovative health researchOctober 20 2014
The University of South Australia has secured more than $6.8 million in funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council to support key projects and research fellowships in South Australia tackling a range of issues from physical inactivity and its links to chronic disease to the impact of type 2 diabetes on Indigenous health and mortality.
UniSA researchers were successful in winning an early career research fellowship, two career development fellowships, and six major project grants.
UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says he is delighted to see the strength of growth in health and medical research at UniSA.
“The great work being done at our University to combat some of the big killers such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes cannot be underestimated,” Prof Lloyd says.
“I’m really pleased to see support coming also to specialist researchers in areas such as epilepsy where we have people doing ground-breaking research into the hereditary factors of that illness and to new frontiers that employ nanotechnologies to improve diagnostic tools for cancer and other diseases.
“And it is an enormous recognition of both the seriousness of the problem and also hope for a solution, that Prof Alex Brown and his team at UniSA’s School of Population Health have secured almost $2.5 million for research into Indigenous diabetes.
“I want to congratulate all of our successful researchers but also to thank all of those who have submitted applications.”
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Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College