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546 grants worth $413,191,220 have been awarded to organisations matching THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES or ABN 57195873179 since January 2018

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $1,317,529
Address UNSW SYDNEY 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Preventive Health and Chronic Disease Support
Component Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Early Intervention
CategoryAddiction and Substance Abuse Open Competitive
PurposeDrug and Alcohol Prevention and Early Intervention
ActivityDrug and Alcohol - Prevention and Early Intervention
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
31 May 201804 Jul 201818 Jun 201810 Dec 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $1,438,151
Address UNSW SYDNEY 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Preventive Health and Chronic Disease Support
Component Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Early Intervention
CategoryAddiction and Substance Abuse Open Competitive
PurposeDrug and Alcohol Prevention and Early Intervention
ActivityDrug and Alcohol - Prevention and Early Intervention
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
31 May 201804 Jul 201818 Jun 201810 Dec 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $18,676,139
Address UNSW SYDNEY 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Health Workforce
Component Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme
CategoryPublic Health Services Closed Non-Competitive
PurposeThe Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme aims to increase the rural health workforce by supporting universities to deliver quality medical, multidisciplinary and dental training in rural communities and promote/encourage rural careers
ActivityRural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
31 May 201826 Feb 201929 Jan 201931 Dec 2020 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $990,165
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Targeted Research
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeStandingTall-with our Mob was intentionally designed and structured to be culturally safe by taking a holistic approach to healthy ageing. It considers underlying social determinants of Indigenous health and wellbeing. The program combines novel technology-based approaches with a social group program, with a strong ethos for inclusivity, flexibility and support. Our close engagement of Aboriginal and M-ori communities and implementation partners will expedite its availability for community use.
ActivityGNT1169824 | "StandingTall-with our Mob": A holistic approach towards active and healthy ageing
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, NT, Overseas AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
31 Mar 201920 Aug 201901 Jun 201931 May 2023 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $55,000
Address KENSINGTON 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
31 Jan 201826 Feb 201821 Feb 201821 Mar 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $330,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Health Protection and Emergency Response
Component Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections - Surveillance
CategoryPublic Health and Safety Open Competitive
PurposeUndertake BBV & STI surveillance
ActivityBlood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections - Surveillance
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
30 May 201925 Jun 201925 Jun 201930 Jun 2020 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $1,510,000
Address KENSINGTON 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Health Protection and Emergency Response
Component MACBBVS
CategoryMedical Research Open Competitive
PurposePrevention, Preparedness, Resp - Annual
ActivityPrevention, Preparedness, Resp - Annual
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
30 May 201925 Jun 201925 Jun 201930 Jun 2020 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $254,662
Address UNSW SYDNEY 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Preventive Health and Chronic Disease Support
Component Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Early Intervention
CategoryAddiction and Substance Abuse Open Competitive
PurposeDrug and Alcohol Prevention and Early Intervention
ActivityDrug and Alcohol - Prevention and Early Intervention
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
30 May 201804 Jul 201818 Jun 201810 Dec 2018 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $32,318
Address Kensington 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Foreign Affairs and Trade
Agency Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Program Public Diplomacy including IRGP grants
Component Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC)
CategoryPublic Diplomacy Open Competitive
PurposeThis workshop series will bring leading experts and researchers from Australia, Thailand and Indonesia together to focus on the role of digital entrepreneurship in enabling women's economic empowerment and financial inclusion in developing communities and develop a capacity building roadmap.
ActivityFostering Women's Economic Empowerment through Digital Entrepreneurship
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, INDONESIA, THAILAND
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
30 Jul 201928 Aug 201923 Aug 201901 Sep 2020 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $660,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Health policy Research and Analysis
Component Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections - Research and Data
CategoryMedical Research Open Competitive
PurposeUndertake BBV & STI research
ActivityBlood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections - Research and Data
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
30 Apr 201822 Jun 201830 Apr 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $1,606,826
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Health and Medical Research
Component 2018 MRFF Rare Cancers Rare Diseases, Unmet Need commencing 2018
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeNecrotising enterocolitis is a rare gut disease that occurs in 1-5/10,000 newborns. A third of infants will die and many survivors will suffer long-term health and neurodevelopmental impairment. A link between blood transfusions for anaemia and the incidence of NEC has been reported. This world-first neonatal point-of-care trial, innovatively embedded in a national clinical quality registry, will test if withholding feeds for 12 hours around transfusion time will prevent this serious disease.
ActivityMRF1170066 | Does WithHolding Enteral feeds Around blood Transfusion reduce the incidence of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in very preterm infants- The international WHEAT Study
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, UNITED KINGDOM
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Mar 201926 Apr 201901 Apr 201931 Mar 2024 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $922,314
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Health and Medical Research
Component 2018 MRFF Rare Cancers Rare Diseases, Unmet Need commencing 2018
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeComplex Regional Pain Syndrome is the most distressing and disabling of all chronic pain conditions, 75 percent report suicidal thoughts. No treatment is supported by high quality evidence meaning that people with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) often seek unproven and dangerous interventions. We have conducted a series of pilot studies on the two most promising interventions for CRPS . This trial will determine whether the combination of these interventions is effective for CRPS
ActivityMRF1170205 | MEMOIR: A multi-site placebo-controlled trial of memantine and graded motor imagery for complex regional pain syndrome
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, SA, WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Mar 201926 Apr 201901 Apr 201931 Mar 2023 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $2,201,944
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Health and Medical Research
Component 2018 MRFF Rare Cancers Rare Diseases, Unmet Need commencing 2018
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeCalciphylaxis is a rare disease with devastating consequences for sufferers and those around them. The outlook is bleak for people diagnosed with the painful condition, who face a typical life expectancy of around 3 months. Despite its poor outlook, there are no proven treatments. The Better Evidence and Translation in Calciphylaxis (BEAT-Calci) study will investigate whether any currently available treatments result in better outcomes for people who suffer this terrible condition.
ActivityMRF1170281 | BEAT-Calci (Better Evidence And Translation in Calciphylaxis)
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Mar 201926 Apr 201901 Apr 201931 Mar 2024 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $2,850,898
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Health and Medical Research
Component 2018 MRFF Rare Cancers Rare Diseases, Unmet Need commencing 2018
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe ACHIEVE Study aims to improve the poor outcomes of patients with kidney failure, which are mostly driven by heart disease. It will study an existing drug, spironolactone, that is proven to benefit patients with heart failure. Spironolactone is rarely used in kidney failure as few studies have tested it, and there are concerns about its side effects in this patient group. This large, international study will provide reliable evidence as to whether this promising treatment works.
ActivityMRF1170347 | Aldosterone bloCkade for Health Improvement EValuation in End-stage renal disease (ACHIEVE) study
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Mar 201926 Apr 201901 Apr 201931 Mar 2024 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $22,000
Address Kensington 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Foreign Affairs and Trade
Agency Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Program Public diplomacy including IRGP payments
Component International Relations Grants Program
CategoryPublic Diplomacy Open Competitive
PurposeThis project brings together Korea's Land and Housing Corporation with UNSW's Smart Cities Research Cluster to share expertise on machine learning and data analytics to develop practical strategies for making cities safer for women and children in Korea and Australia.
ActivityMaking Cities Safer For Women and Children With Smart Technology
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Jun 201806 Jul 201806 Jul 201830 Apr 2019 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $30,800
Address Kensington 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Foreign Affairs and Trade
Agency Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Program Public Diplomacy including IRGP grants
Component Australia-Korea Foundation
CategoryPublic Diplomacy Open Competitive
PurposeThe project provides open workshops to develop project management skills for early career STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) researchers in Korea and Australia. Participants are provided comprehensive training on project management essentials and mentorship by senior researchers and industry practitioners.
ActivityAustralia-Korea Project Management Workshop for Early Career STEM Researchers
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Jun 201819 Jul 201813 Jul 201830 Aug 2019 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $278,281
Address Kensington 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency Cancer Australia
Program Improved cancer control
Component 2018 Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme
CategoryCancer Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeDIPG is the most aggressive cancer to affect children, with no known curative therapies. The Investigators have found that a new class of drugs called PLK1 inhibitors are highly potent against the first DIPG cells ever grown in the laboratory. The Investigators aim to use this discovery to develop the optimal combination therapy, in order to be able to rapidly translate these findings to the clinic, to directly benefit children with DIPG.
ActivityTargeting Polo-like kinase 1 as a novel therapeutic opportunity for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas
Delivery Area Multiple National AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
28 May 201903 Jul 201928 May 201927 May 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $100,000
Address Kensington 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Treasury
Agency Australian Taxation Office
Program National Tax Clinic program
Component Sponsorship
CategoryVocational Education
PurposeNational Tax Clinic program trial. The ATO is providing funding for universities to deliver pro bono tax advice and assistance to individuals and small businesses who otherwise could not afford those services.
ActivityNational Tax Clinics program - University of New South Wales
Delivery Area 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
28 Mar 201903 Apr 201928 Mar 201928 Mar 2020 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $363,182
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how drones and other technologies of perception are changing how we bear witness and determine the meaning, importance and truth of events. The project will generate new knowledge about the impact of drone warfare and drone technologies on forms and processes of witnessing by analysing both primary and creative texts and by conducting field research into new practices of testimony. Anticipated outcomes include a critical and conceptual framework for witnessing, new terms to inform public debates about the cultural impact of increased reliance on drones in war and culture, and new channels for knowledge exchange between drone and autonomous system designers, humanities scholars and creative practitioners.
ActivityDrone witnessing: technologies of perception in war and culture
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $396,935
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to use participatory urban media to test the effectiveness of co-designed screen-based interfaces in helping government and urban planners to better understand and design for rapidly urbanising cities by engaging designers and city stakeholders. Using Chongqing in China as a case study, it intends to generate new knowledge about the value of participatory urban media installations as transformative interventions in traditional urban design. Expected outcomes include a reproducible approach to co-designing urban media for participatory engagement between city stakeholders and citizens which should significantly increase the capacity of Australia-China design partnerships to manage pressing regional urban and placemaking problems.
ActivityCo-design using participatory urban media
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $401,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a high-performance, cost-effective, palm-portable differential ion mobility spectrometer for universal chemical analysis that operates at atmospheric pressure and consumes minimal power. A significant problem in current analytical chemistry is the lack of rapid and cost-effective methods that can be used in the field for analysis of many different chemical species of environmental and biological importance. The project expects to enable the rapid and simultaneous separation and detection of many different ions from complex mixtures with high selectivity and sensitivity. The spectrometer can be implemented in the field for various applications such as atmospheric monitoring, disease diagnosis and chemical weapons detection.
ActivityHigh-performance, portable ion-mobility surface-acoustic wave spectrometry
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $360,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop rapid, scalable light-driven continuous flow processing techniques that allow the production of value-added synthetic polymers that cannot be achieved by existing technologies. The project will take advantage of the spatio-temporal control of the light mediated polymerisation with flow process to achieve control over the primary structure, the sequential arrangement of monomer units in a polymer chain and the molecular weight distribution. The project will result in the preparation of functional polymers containing a specific arrangement of monomers in the polymer chain and a precise distribution of polymer chains. The development of such process will result in the development of advanced materials.
ActivityFlow process and visible-light driven reactions for polymer manufacturing
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $384,622
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand the nature and mechanisms of spatial contextual modulation and the relationship between spatial and temporal context. Contextual modulation refers to the sometimes profound changes in the appearance of the visual image caused by interactions across space and time. Little work has been done to examine whether spatial context effects exist for high-level attributes of objects, and socially relevant stimuli such as heads and bodies. This project expects to provide new knowledge regarding the way that contextual modulation is mediated by interactions within the normal human visual system. This will provide significant societal benefits as contextual interactions in sensory processing can have profound consequences for our perceptual experience.
ActivityContextual modulation in high-level vision
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $240,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to propose new enhanced effects of hypothetical dark matter particles in atomic and astrophysical phenomena, perform calculations, and motivate new experiments with a higher sensitivity to these particles. The mass of dark matter in the Universe is five times that of ordinary matter, yet its nature is still unknown. This project also aims to improve calculations of the effects of dark matter searched for in underground laboratories including the Australian Stawell laboratory. Relativistic and many-body effects may change the results by orders of magnitude, and proper account of them is important. This may be achieved using our computer codes for high-precision relativistic atomic many-body calculations.
ActivityAtomic theory and search for new elementary particles
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $420,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to better understand the structure and properties of very large hypergraphs of various kinds.-Hypergraphs are very general mathematical objects which can be used to model complex discrete systems. They arise naturally in many areas such as ecology, chemistry and computer science. Despite this, our theoretical understanding of very large, or random, hypergraphs lags far behind the intensely'studied special case of graphs. This project will answer many fundamental questions about large, random hypergraphs. The expected outcomes of the project also include new tools for working with hypergraphs, such as efficient algorithms for sampling hypergraphs. These outcomes will benefit researchers who use hypergraphs in their work and will enhance Australia's reputation for research in this area.
ActivityHypergraph models for complex discrete systems
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $360,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeComputationally expensive simulations involving iterative solvers are increasingly being used in industry to assess performance of products and processes. Repeated use of such simulations is necessary to identify optimum solutions. Even with today's computing power, many such tasks remain computationally prohibitive. This project presents a novel approach to solve optimisation problems involving iterative solvers with limited computing budget. A wide range of industries involved in product and process design would gain a significant competitive advantage from this unique technical innovation. In addition, this technology will be invaluable to uncover and understand complex natural phenomena.
ActivityA novel and efficient approach for optimisation involving iterative solvers
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201819 Jul 201918 Jul 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $545,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand how the ventricles, the pumping chambers of the mammalian heart, form during embryonic life. Critical is the elaboration of trabeculae, myocardial projections that form a sponge-like layer on the inner surface of the chamber wall and which play vital roles in contraction, oxygen and nutrient exchange, conduction and septation. The project expects to develop a deeper understanding of trabeculation using high resolution, single cell methodologies, and to investigate how bio-mechanical forces from contraction or blood flow influence chambers formation.
ActivityEndocardial sprouting and mechano-signalling in heart trabeculation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $266,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to generate important new knowledge on the governance of sex offenders after prison release, specifically in relation to housing. The project intends to enhance understanding of administrative norms regarding released sex offender housing arrangements by comparing processes across jurisdictions in order to identify 'best practice' that can be beneficial for the key stakeholders involved. The findings should help drive the development of sex offender management and housing assistance programs that reduce re-offending and costly repeat contacts with criminal justice services. Intended benefits include insights that inform future housing assistance and a cost-effective reduction of re-offending.
ActivityHousing sex offenders
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2020 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $435,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to quantify the impacts of a changing climate on key ecosystem functions of temperate reefs.-As global temperate reefs respond to ocean warming, iconic and economically important kelp forests and associated fishes and invertebrates are being lost. Novel communities and never-before seen configurations of species are emerging in these systems. This project aims to characterise the new dynamics of these novel systems, and provide an understanding of how to maintain key ecosystem functions - primary productivity, fish production - that underpin the benefits that humans derive from our coastlines.
ActivityCoastal tropicalisation - adapting to novel ecosystems and trajectories
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $150,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to study the design of robust implementable allocation mechanisms for agents who face financial constraints. Financial constraints are important for housing markets, big business auctions and government procurement. Yet their effect on the performance of allocation policies is not well understood. The project intends to develop a general and tractable framework of allocation mechanisms that are implementable without deficits. The project will adapt this framework to the study of revenue-maximising multi-object auctions with complementarities, and to house allocation problems and related situations where efficiency and priority assignments are important considerations. The project expects to provide policy insights and implications relevant to the Australian housing market.
ActivityA robust approach to designing mechanisms for budget constrained agents
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $360,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an evolutionary computation framework for robust multi-objective design, a critical pursuit in engineering industries. Such problems are characterised by multiple conflicting performance objectivesand constraints which are highly nonlinear, often black-box, and prone to unavoidable real-life uncertainties. The existing evolutionary algorithms are often computationally impractical and have a number of fundamentalshortcomings which restrict their use in real applications. This project aims to investigate and overcome the underlying key challenges to advance knowledge and contribute towards diverse domains such as energy, transport and space research, helping deliver high quality robust designs.
ActivityEvolutionary computation for robust multi-objective engineering design
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201819 Jul 201918 Jul 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $378,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to advance the fundamental knowledge base and methodological modelling capacity related to traffic network assignment representing complex incentive structures such as network pricing, behavioural shift inducement, dynamic speed control and information-provision. Expected outcomes include new equilibrium formulations characterising traveller responses to, and interactions with, incentive structures while maintaining complex stochastic adaptive behaviours from previous research, new network routing algorithms, and a novel bi-level optimisation approach for seeking optimal incentive policies. The project will provide a scientific basis for the quantified network evaluation of incentivisation strategies that will support enhanced transport planning thereby improving mobility across society.
ActivityIncentivised strategic traffic assignment: bi-level transport optimisation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jul 201930 Jun 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $375,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine how early-life stress affects emotional, social, cognitive, and neural processes not only in those directly exposed to such adversity but also in subsequent generations that were only indirectly exposed through their parent's experiences. Past research shows that the adverse effects of early-life stress are pervasive, affecting cognitive, social, and emotional behaviours as well as the body and the brain. The project intends to test the acceleration hypothesis that early-life stress speeds up maturation, especially for behavioural/neural systems involved in fear. Expected outcomes include insights into the mechanisms leading to adult dysfunction. Intended benefits of these insights include the development of effective treatments that can be given early in life.
ActivityThe impact of early-life adversity on individuals and their descendants
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $390,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to engineer novel quantum electronic devices based on strongly-coupled, one-dimensional superconducting microcircuits. These will be realised using chains of nanoscale superconducting islands fabricated on a chip. The project expects to achieve a special type of insulating state, where individual charges can be transported one by one. This would be significant as a primary standard that precisely links time (or frequency) to charge. The project also aims to create a current mirror device, in which a supercurrent sent down one chain induces a reflected supercurrent in the other, forming the basis of a new superconducting quantum bit. Other devices will be used to study a simplified model related to high temperature superconductors.
ActivityEngineering one dimensional quantum phases with nanostructured Josephson junction arrays
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $385,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a framework on energy big data analytics from security and privacy perspectives. Unlike other big data analytics such as social network big data analytics, energy big data analytics involve research challenges on how to cope with real-time tight cyber-physical couplings, and security/safety of the smart grid system. This project will develop advanced data-driven algorithms that are capable of detecting coordinated cyber-attacks that will potentially lead to catastrophic cascaded failures; and develop new solutions in detecting the false data-injection attacks that are conventionally considered as unobservable. This project will provide the benefit of enhancing our national critical infrastructure's security.
ActivityEnergy big data analytics from a cybersecurity perspective
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $398,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop fundamental coding theories and innovative coded-modulation techniques for the next generation backbone communication systems. The development of these techniques is expected to lead to dramatic increases of spectrum efficiency, data rate and reliability of communication systems. The techniques will enable extremely high speed and extremely reliable front-haul/back-haul communications, which constitute the major building blocks of critical information and communications technology infrastructures for future digital society. This project is expected to support the sustainable development of the emerging digital society and new data-intensive applications, which are crucial for the long term economic growth for the Australian community.
ActivityExtremely-high-speed and reliable coding for next generation communications
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $407,609
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish an X-ray crystallography facility to enhance the productivity of structural biology.. The facility will increase the speed and success rate for protein structure determination. It is expected to produce protein crystals, optimise them for X-ray diffraction quality and determine initial structures prior to ultimate analysis at the Australian Synchrotron for maximal resolution. The goal of this facility is to accelerate the rate of macromolecular structure determination, which will provide the basis for the future development of biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals. The resulting protein structures will enhance research in molecular and cell biology, synthetic biology and chemistry, biochemistry and the design of inhibitors for biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals.
ActivityX-ray facility for protein crystallography
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2019 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $600,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to create a large, publicly accessible corpus of annotated Australian children's speech, which is currently lacking both in Australia and internationally. This corpus will provide the basic infrastructure vital for innovative research on children's speech and the training of speech scientists and engineers. It is expected to be used by researchers working on speech analysis, processing and speech recognition to develop applications for use in the areas of psychology, education, linguistics, speech and language pathology, as well as any area that has potential to use speech-controlled software to engage children in health and education activities. This project will provide significant benefits, including applications such as remote speech therapy, interactive reading tutors, pronunciation coaching and educational games.
ActivityAusKidTalk: an Australian children's speech corpus
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2019 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $393,215
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop bioelectronic materials with long operational stability in physiological conditions and enhanced electronic performance that will effectively interface with electroresponsive tissue. These new materials will be integrated into bioadhesives from which simple bioelectronics devices will be fabricated and assessed for their capability to modulate biosignals and to interact with tissue. Disruption in biosignals causes numerous medical conditions such as epilepsy and heart failure and the development of flexible and biocompatible medical electronics devices that interface with tissue is essential for regaining and modulating these signals.
ActivityBioelectronics: addressing the biointerface challenge
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $480,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to create a new class of electrocatalysts with architectures inspired by enzymes. Electrocatalysts are the backbone of the modern energy economy. In the new electrocatalysts developed by the project, the intention is the active sites will be spatially separated from the bulk solution by nanopores, as enzymes do. This architecture allows the reaction environment to be altered from the bulk solution, active transport of species to the active site and cascade reactions to be performed. This should give advantages in activity, selectivity and the ability to perform multistep reactions. The intended outcomes are better performing hydrogen fuel cells and more effective conversion of carbon dioxide into useful organic compounds.
ActivityNanoparticles with structures that mimic enzymes for electrocatalysis
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $384,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine when introduced species escape from their natural enemies, and when biocontrol efforts succeed. Enemy release and biocontrol are key to our understanding and management of invasions. However there has never been a broad quantitative assessment of the circumstances under which biocontrol and enemy release affect introduced populations. This project will use a combination of meta-analyses and international field studies to address this knowledge gap. Expected outcomes include a better understanding of the factors that facilitate biological invasions, and improved success of biocontrol agents.
ActivityUnderstanding when biocontrol and enemy release affect plant populations
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $380,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how bacteria can improve the growth, health and environmental adaptation of marine seaweeds (macroalgae). By using new knowledge of microbial functions and innovative approaches in experimental ecology the project will develop bacterial consortia that benefit seaweeds. It is anticipated that these bacteria will constitute novel marine probiotics that can be used to enhance and protect the performance of macroalgae in their natural environment or in aquaculture systems. Such outcomes may contribute to safeguarding marine ecosystems against anthropogenic stressors (such as pollutants) and provide opportunities for the development of a blue economy.
ActivityProbiotics for the ocean
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201830 Nov 201930 Nov 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $333,515
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how the components of a fear memory are consolidated in specific regions of the medial temporal lobe using an animal model. The project intends to identify how the distinct components are integrated such that cues never before associated with danger become frightening. This knowledge is expected to improve understanding of basic memory processes and the failures of memory that characterise fear-related disorders. Intended benefits include improved strategies for the management of fear in disorders like post-traumatic stress, and development of new theories regarding the way in which animals generate expectations about absent events.
ActivityHow an innocuous event never associated with danger becomes frightening
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $301,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to reveal the drivers of the transition to a low carbon economy, and the key enablers and obstacles to this transition. It will investigate how states in our region are seeking to overcome these obstacles, and the effectiveness of their efforts. The project will develop and analyse four new longitudinal case studies of clean energy industry creation in two of Australia's top Asian trading partners. Findings will advance scholarly and policy debates and strategies about the role of the state in high-tech industry creation and clean energy transitions, and benefit Australian exporters seeking new market openings.
ActivityEast Asia's clean energy shift: enablers, obstacles, outcomes and lessons
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $375,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop motion and shape estimation tools that allow video content to be predicted at any point in time using frame data that is available at other points in time. Applications of this include video coding, frame synthesis for temporal re'sampling. The project expects to develop algorithms for jointly estimating compact motion and shape descriptions of video content. These descriptions will allow quality refinement by progressively adding spatial and temporal detail. It is expected that these compact descriptions will lead to significantly more flexible and efficient transmission of video content over modern communications networks.
ActivityObject-based motion estimation for highly efficient streaming video
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $375,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to combine insights from associative and cognitive theories to investigate how people acquire, represent and generalise knowledge about inhibitory, or preventative, relationships. The project intends to use novel methods to assess the inhibitory causal structures inferred by individual participants, expected to include direct outcome prevention, modulation of a causal relationship, and configural learning. This project should expand our understanding of the mechanisms of human associative learning. The project should benefit and inform clinical interventions based on identifying and normalising maladaptive learned associations.
ActivityHow people learn inhibitory associations
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201829 Jun 201928 Jun 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $390,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop and test a new computational theory of inductive reasoning. Inductive reasoning involves extending knowledge from known to novel instances, and is a central component of intelligent behaviour. This project will address the cognitive mechanisms that allow people to draw inferences based on both observed and censored evidence. The project intends to test the model through an extensive program of experimental investigation and computational modelling. The anticipated benefits include an enhanced understanding of human inference, especially in domains such as the evaluation of forensic or financial evidence, where data censoring is common.
ActivityThe dog that didn't bark: a Bayesian account of reasoning from censored data
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jul 201930 Jun 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $340,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop methods to create actively-driven self-assembled systems that do work on the environment in the way many natural functional assemblies operate. This project will combine the latest advances in supramolecular chemistry and non-equilibrium systems to discover how chemical energy drives the formation of transient self-assembled structures. An expected outcome from this project includes a new understanding of the relationship between the chemical fuel flows versus the spatial organisation of self-assembled systems, including living systems. The knowledge gained in this project will benefit the design of nanoscale self-assembled structures that can carry out work and complex mechanical tasks at much larger length scales.
ActivityPerforming work through actively-driven self-assembled systems
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $345,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to unveil the diffuse collection of stars known to sit at the centres of systems of galaxies. Any star unbound in past galaxy interactions remains in this collection, making it a fundamental fossil record of the evolution of galaxies. Until recently, accessing data about this collection was difficult, however the new Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Program is now taking observations of a wide area of sky and, being co-located with the Australian-led Galaxy and Mass Assembly spectroscopic survey, allows access to a significant new data set. Using this data set, the project expects to provide new insights into galaxy evolutions as well as deliver software modules and catalogues of benefit to the astronomy community.
ActivityUnveiling the hidden stars of the Universe
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201818 Dec 201917 Dec 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $417,068
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to quantify and diagnose the causes of declines in the world's coastal wetland ecosystems. Unprecedented rates of loss have been reported in many coastal ecosystems, but there is a lack of knowledge regarding their distribution, status and trajectory at the global scale. The project will integrate earth observation, machine-learning and ecosystem risk assessment methods to deliver new high-resolution time'series data, quantitative knowledge on the influence of social, economic and environmental factors on ecosystem loss, and predictions of different future states of coastal ecosystems. Key benefits include an improved ability to monitor and manage coastal ecosystems in Australia and globally.
ActivityAssessing risks to coastal ecosystems with new earth observation models
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $568,410
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a novel framework for solving planning problems in dynamic environments with uncertainties. Current methods treat these conditions as two discrete problems. In the proposed framework, three algorithms will be developed and integrated to generate robust solutions for planning under dynamic changes with uncertainties. The intended outcomes include a novel framework with new techniques, developed by exploiting the assumptions of existing methodologies. Practical outcomes will include a robust planning tool.
ActivityRobust evolutionary analytics for changing and uncertain environments
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $309,934
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new methods of operational modal analysis in situations with multiple complex sources, such as rotating machines. The project will obtain scaled mode shapes as well as separated scaled sources. One of the main applications will be to improve the prognostics of machines by having separated scaled estimates of the forcing functions to make it easier to find fault parameters which trend monotonically towards failure, and thus greatly improve the estimates of remaining useful equipment life. An additional benefit of the application will be the ability to predict overall noise radiation from a machine or object if both the sources and modal models are scaled.
ActivityCepstral methods of operational modal analysis to separate multiple sources
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $390,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to significantly improve the analysis of single cells by mass spectrometry with ultrahigh sensitivity. Molecular differences between cells in large populations can be important in many processes, including cell differentiation and signalling. However, most measurements result in the chemical heterogeneity between cells being masked by the bulk population. Recent discoveries now make it feasible to measure thousands of proteins and small molecules from single cells. This project aims to leverage these breakthroughs to allow heterogeneity to be characterised in single cells with unprecedented molecular detail. This is expected to be important for future biological discovery, as well as disease prediction and drug discovery.
ActivityUltrasensitive chemical analysis of single cells by mass spectrometry
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $524,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand the link between substrate specificity and gene sequence of dehalogenating enzymes in organohalide respiring bacteria (ORB) and the mechanism by which electrons are transferred to dehalogenating enzymes through protein-protein interactions. Organohalides were present in Earth's early history and now pollute the environment globally. Organohalide respiring bacteria (ORB) can degrade these pollutants by using them as terminal electron acceptors in their respiratory metabolism. This represents one of the most ancient respiratory systems on Earth about which little is known. This project will add to our fundamental knowledge of microbial evolution and metabolic systems, and pave the way for next generation organohalide remediation technologies.
ActivityElectron transport catalysis in organohalide pollutant respiration
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $400,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address questions of whether Earth is a uniquely habitable environment in the Universe. Within just a few years, we will discover the best planets to target in humanity's search for life outside our Solar System. Likely to be found orbiting low-mass M-dwarf stars, these planets will be the focus of bio'signature space missions for decades. Understanding how common these habitable M-dwarf planets are requires a comprehensive model for how the whole population of M-dwarf planets formed and evolved. This project will use new Australian facilities, FunnelWeb and Veloce, to map that broader landscape for M-dwarfs and their planets, and so deliver the critical context needed to interpret the coming wave of habitable planet discoveries.
ActivityMapping the nearest habitable planetary systems with FunnelWeb and Veloce
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $455,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an efficient multi'scale modelling capability to quantify the effect of two-phase fluid flow within porous material by modelling rock wettability heterogeneity and alteration on two-phase flow performance for heterogeneous rock. Super-resolution methods combined with a deep learning approach will be used to determine a digital representation of reservoir rock, achieving an unprecedented combination of resolution necessary to resolve small'scale fluid connectivity and field of view required to capture heterogeneity. The project expects to develop a workflow to populate a high-resolution model with wettability parameters by combining micro-CT imaging with nuclear magnetic resonance measurements. This improved understanding should provide significant benefits by enhancing our capability to optimise enhanced oil and gas recovery programs.
ActivityX-ray imaging and magnetic resonance approach for enhanced oil recovery
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $338,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to critically evaluate the practices and strategies of non-urban water compliance and enforcement in Australia and internationally, to identify and develop innovations for water governance. New law and policy knowledge is expected from its fusion of empirical data and regulatory theory. The project expects to advance applied regulatory theory by identifying improvements in compliance and enforcement to help solve environmental issues. It will also lead to policy reforms for delivering more effective, efficient and politically-acceptable compliance outcomes for non-urban water management that will benefit water regulators and the sustainability and productivity of Australia's agricultural industry.
ActivityNon-urban water governance: rethinking compliance and enforcement
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $409,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to implement an innovative approach to modelling ion channel behaviour that employs short, information-rich datasets and parameter inference. Using the hERG potassium channel as a test case, the project will show that this approach is more efficient than current methods and outperforms all published models in independent validations. The project aims to extend on initial implementation to probe the thermodynamics and pharmacology of ion channel gating. The anticipated outcomes are to grow fundamental knowledge of ion channel biophysics and ability to probe ion channel function in silico. The project will build on an emerging collaboration between international leaders in physiology, pharmacology, mathematics and computer modelling.-The methodology and fundamental knowledge generated will significantly advance our understanding of the physiology and biophysics of ion channels, while the application of the method will have direct impact in the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory science.
ActivitySinusoidal voltage protocols for characterisation of ion channel kinetics
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $465,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis proposal aims to understand the performance of a unique rheological modifier that can enable an order of magnitude increase in coating efficiency for aerosol sprays while not affecting the quality of droplet formation during spraying. The effect occurs via a dispersed network of fibrous particles in water, providing a weak but useful ability to coat surfaces by responsively adjusting its structure. The material is expected to enable a broad array of applications, from agricultural treatments to nasal sprays, by exhibiting responsive behaviour at concentrations much lower than conventional modifiers require. The project will study the responsiveness of the system in single droplet, spray, and coating form as well as an active delivery system.
ActivityEngineering better sprays for leaf coating: from drop impact to retention
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $157,447
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to deepen our understanding of how life and earth sciences contributed to global modernity over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The project will focus on two major biologists and communicators of evolutionary theory, Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895) and his grandson Julian Huxley (1887-1975). It will interrogate the questions that the Huxleys raised about the changing nature of time, the deep past and the distant future of humankind, shifting ideas about difference between and within species. By doing so, the project aims to better understand developments from pre- to high- to post-Darwinian eras, and the major institutional and intellectual shifts from imperial to international sciences.
ActivityThe Huxleys and global science, 1825-1975
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $398,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a highly efficient gas-phase photo-electrocatalytic process for converting carbon dioxide into high-value chemicals or fuels, through an integrated dual-chamber system. The project expects to use this new system to simplify the catalysis process and precisely control the reaction conditions, in order to investigate the reaction mechanism of carbon dioxide reduction and develop innovative photocatalysts and electrocatalysts. Successful implementation of this project should yield fundamental new knowledge in catalysis and material areas, promote the study of carbon dioxide recycle use to confront the worldwide environmental issues and energy crisis.
ActivityPhoto-electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide in gas phase
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $360,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a new platform for multidirectional wearable tactile sensors with high sensitivity and stretchability based on rational material designs and structural engineering. Wearable tactile sensors with multidirectional force'sensing capabilities are of great importance in robotics, prosthetics, and rehabilitation devices. This novel form of tactile sensing will be developed through fundamental research into the working mechanism of directional sensors to enable detection of different force intensities. Combined with new device fabrication techniques, and innovative material structural engineering, the expected outcome is a new multidirectional tactile sensor system with high sensitivity and stretchability.
ActivityMultidirectional stretchable and wearable tactile sensors
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $389,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop victim-centred conceptualisations of justice in response to street harassment by undertaking in-depth interviews and an innovative online mapping exercise with street harassment victims, and interviews with key stakeholders. This project seeks to generate new knowledge in relation to victims' experiences and the impacts of street harassment in Australia, and to develop new conceptualisations of victim-centred justice as it applies to a unique form of sexualised harm. It is anticipated that this project will deliver vital insights into what street harassment victims require to achieve justice, and provide an evidence base to inform the development of formal and informal justice responses.
ActivityAchieving justice in response to street and public sexual harassment
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $490,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop the theory behind why micro alloying contributes to the formation of surface film properties. The exemplar is a prototype Magnesium-Lithium (Mg-Li) base alloy, with high specific'strength and corrosion resistance. This project will lead to the development of a new processable ultra-lightweight, corrosion resistant Mg-Li alloy family that is stronger than the prototype alloy, and with, at least, comparable ductility and corrosion resistance. Not only will the outcomes of the work be a fundamental advance to the fields of metallurgy and corrosion science, they will lead to the identification of an optimised compositional window for creating our second generation Mg-Li alloy family capable of being manufactured into ultra-lightweight, corrosion resistant metal products.
ActivityUnlocking the diverse property profile of ultra-lightweight magnesium alloys
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201815 Jul 201914 Jul 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $440,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to identify the core cognitive processes that underlie different forms of reasoning and how they develop. The project intends to use a signal detection framework to derive detailed computational models of reasoning which can then be tested through Bayesian computational modelling as well as the first systematic investigation of developmental change in reasoning processes. Expected outcomes include a more principled and comprehensive computational model of reasoning in both adults and children. The project should provide significant benefits by helping to resolve long'standing debates about how humans reason complex arguments relevant to everyday lives and guide development of more effective methods for teaching reasoning.
ActivityTowards an integrated model of reasoning and reasoning development
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jul 201930 Jun 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $328,021
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the operation of the higher density multi-unit residential development sector in Australia's largest city. The project intends to draw on theoretical approaches to understanding the political economy of urban processes and innovative fine-grain analytical techniques. Expected outcomes include a novel analysis of the developers behind the higher density transformation of urban Australia and their relationship to the land use planning system that facilitates this process via value uplift. The knowledge generated is intended to benefit planning policy makers and inform wider public debates on contemporary urban change by elucidating the rationale behind the key actors- currently driving housing supply.
ActivityDeveloping the compact city
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $510,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new composite materials technologies for cryogenic space applications. Multifunctional nanomaterials with negative thermal expansion properties will be developed to simultaneously reduce thermal stress and improve fracture toughness, suppressing microcracking of fibre composites observed in current materials at cryogenic temperatures. New interleaves will be developed to act as gas barriers and provide strength. The composites will provide a new lightweight solution for storing cryogenic propellants such as liquid hydrogen and oxygen, for the next generation re-usable spacecraft. The outcomes of this project will enable Australian companies to produce and export specialised, high-performance composite products.
ActivityNovel multiscale fibre composites for cryogenic space technologies
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $390,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to dissect the complex costs of reproduction, bridging an old divide between evolutionary and biomedical approaches to understanding ageing and lifespan. Merely detecting the smell of another individual, without ever encountering them, can cause an individual to mature sooner, age faster, or live a shorter life. These costs, and the fact that subsequent mating can restore adult ageing and lifespan to "normal" are causing a re-evaluation of the costs of reproduction - an important but enigmatic concept in evolution. This project expects to resolve how and why the physical presence of a mate, or odour cues of such a mate, can have such dramatic effects on ageing and late-life performance.
ActivityHow mates and sexual rivals affect reproductive costs, lifespan and ageing
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $436,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project will create redox'sensitised ion-accessible dense graphene to improve the energy density of supercapacitors (SCs). The energy density of SCs is a bottle neck for long-lasting power supply to vehicles, small devices and mobile electronics. By incorporating a redox coordination framework in shrunk graphene to increase the charge storage capacity and speed up the charge movement and further incorporating ionic liquids in the tailored electrodes, the project will produce SC's with higher operating voltage and longer cycle life. Such SCs will possess dramatically high energy density, without compromising the power density. This project will improve the efficiency of modern electronics through the development of the next generation of SCs.
ActivityRedox-sensitised dense graphene to boost compact supercapacitors
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $480,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeAdvanced power generation using new coal combustion technologies increases energy efficiency and makes carbon dioxide capture possible, but increases the corrosion problems. This project aims to determine the corrosion behaviour of chromia'scale forming iron- and nickel-base alloys in the presence of deposits (coal ashes and salts) under carbon dioxide rich gas atmospheres. The increased understanding of alloy behaviour in hot corrosive ashes and gases, will permit more effective materials design and selection leading to more efficient and economic technologies for reliable and low cost carbon capture in energy production, waste-energy conversion and related industries.
ActivityReducing gas and ash corrosion in advanced power generation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $520,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide novel solutions to two deficiencies in current atmospheric chemistry models. That is, molecular hydrogen (H2) is underestimated by up to a factor of two, and in polluted areas, HO2 concentrations are underestimated by up to a factor of ten. The project will investigate these solutions and assess their local and global atmospheric impact. By better characterising the atmospheric H2 budget, and the role of ground state reactions in general, the predictive ability of atmospheric models will be improved. This will allow, for example, the outcomes of any change in atmospheric H2 concentration, potentially as part of any future hydrogen economy, to be predicted before they occur. The benefits of this project are global: they allow us to better predict the impact of changes to atmospheric composition - before they occur, and local: Australia's strengths in physical, theoretical and atmospheric chemistry are reinforced.
ActivityThe forgotten role of the ground state in atmospheric photochemistry
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $545,332
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to map the neural architecture that underpins how punishment shapes our behaviours, decisions and choices. Reward and punishment are the most fundamental psychological building blocks of behaviour. They allow us to cope with a changing world and maximise our probability of survival by seeking utility and avoiding harm. This project expects to provide new mechanistic insights to advance theories of learning and decision-making and lay a new basic science platform for maintaining or restoring normal decision making and motivational processing. This project is expected to provide a new knowledge base for understanding decision-making and motivation in disorders that impose significant burdens on the Australian economy such as substance abuse, antisocial personality disorder and depression.
ActivityThe brain architecture of punishment
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $405,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to produce new knowledge concerning the adaptation of bacterial species to wide environmental changes. The bacterial flagellar motor (BFM) is a motor 40 nanometers in diameter that builds itself into bacterial membranes, rotates five times faster than a Formula One engine, and switches directions in milliseconds. . This project will combine ancestral reconstruction of ancient motor components with protein engineering to understand how the different ion channels that power the BFM in different species are selective for different positive ions. It will inspire and inform future manufacturing in bionanotechnology.
ActivityDirected evolution of ancestral bacterial flagellar motors
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $196,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine writers' enduring engagement with the riot's destructive energy and its transformative potential. Riots have become a familiar feature of an increasingly volatile global politics, but contemporary responses to these events have a long history across a range of media and modes of writing. Literary writers have historically struggled in the aftermath of riots to make sense of and communicate the collective trauma felt by families and communities who suffer resulting injury, death, homelessness or unemployment. Drawing together writing from Britain, United States of America, Australia and the Middle-East, this project will provide an understanding of the resurgence of the riot in a contemporary global context.
ActivityRioting and the literary archive
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $333,924
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to deeply and systematically develop the theory of linear recurrence sequences (LRS) defined over function fields. Linear recurrence sequences (LRS) appear almost everywhere in mathematics and computer science. The project is expected to expand our knowledge on LRS and will span a wide range of new research directions. Through investigating and revealing the theoretical and practical aspects of LRS over function fields, the project will enrich the toolkits for cybersecurity by providing new approaches to cryptography. The outcomes of the project will help position Australia as a leader in this field.
ActivityLinear recurrence sequences over function fields and their applications
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $408,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to create a class of biodegradable Fe-Mn-Si based shape memory alloys and use additive manufacturing to fabricate porous structures with desired properties from these shape memory alloys. Biodegradable shape memory alloys offer great promise for biomedical applications due to their unique biodegradability, shape memory effects and superelasticity. However, a huge knowledge gap exists in developing and fabricating biodegradable shape memory alloys with desired properties for biomedical applications. The project expects to fill the critical knowledge gap and open up new opportunities for biomedical applications of biodegradable shape memory alloys. This project will provide significant benefits through the creation of novel materials for application in the healthcare industry such as biomedical devices.
ActivityBiodegradable porous shape memory alloys by additive manufacturing
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $368,994
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a facility for investigating thermodynamics and kinetics to support the next generation of researchers in chemical sciences. The project will provide an integrated facility with sophisticated instrumentation for researchers in the fields of self-assembly, catalysis and polymer chemistry. The facility will enhance collaboration among researchers and benefit a number of projects, including the development of better sensors for metals in cells, novel catalysts, gold extraction, new self-assembled tissue engineering materials and advanced polymers for 3D printing and the enhancement of enzymatic activity.
ActivityNext generation facility for investigating thermodynamics and kinetics
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2019 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $390,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a new generation of reverse osmosis membranes to enable significantly more efficient water reuse. The project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of membrane technology and wastewater reclamation using innovative designs of membrane structures and new techniques for membrane synthesis. Expected outcomes of the project include the development of highly permeable and high selective reverse osmosis membranes. This project should provide significant benefits to water reuse by greatly improving product water quality and dramatically reducing its energy consumption by over 50 per cent, which in turn addresses the challenges of water scarcity and water-energy nexus.
ActivityUltrathin membranes of novel structures for highly efficient water reuse
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201816 Jul 201915 Jul 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $390,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop and apply ligands attached to solid supports that bind iron and which, on activation, form high valence state iron species capable of catalytically oxidising contaminants present in waters and wastewaters. Of particular interest in this work are ligands that are simple analogues of biological molecules and which are stable in the presence of the high valent iron species formed following activation. The end result of this project is a water treatment process suited to the effective removal of trace contaminants such as hormones, pharmaceuticals and pesticides from wastewaters such that the treated waters are suitable for discharge to pristine environments or to reuse for potable purposes.
ActivityBiomimetic ligands for catalytic iron-mediated degradation of contaminants
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $660,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop techniques to solve the issue in information security of unauthorised information flow resulting from competition for shared hardware resources. The project will combine operating systems design, formal hardware models, information-flow reasoning and theorem proving to achieve a goal that is widely considered infeasible. The project is expected to result in a system that prevents leakage of critical information, such as encryption keys, through timing channels. This should prevent sophisticated attacks on public clouds, mobile devices and military-grade cross-domain devices.
ActivityProvable elimination of information leakage through timing channels
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $325,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to present the most complete and rigorous modelling framework for creep and time-dependent behaviour of unsaturated soils in infrastructure. The project will address previously neglected aspects of soil behaviour, such as gradual changes in physical properties with time and strain-rate dependency. The project is expected to enable better predictions of infrastructure performance, improve confidence in design, and avoid unwarranted over-design and the considerable cost this imposes. The project will provide a fully validated predictive computational modelling tool for quantitative assessment of long-term performance and stability of infrastructure such as dams, embankments, tunnels, slopes, buildings and foundations.
ActivityModelling creep and time-dependency in unsaturated soils
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $490,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project seeks to create a methodology to design and generate processors which are both secure, reliable and energy efficient for deployment in Internet of Things (IoT) systems, which require little on-going maintenance. In such systems, both security and reliability are paramount, particularly in medical devices, control devices in critical machinery, financial transactions and automotive electronics. The project will use an open RISC-V processor which is sufficiently flexible to function as a base processor, with a myriad of tools such as compilers and debuggers available. Reliable computing machinery will enable systems to work in hostile environments and be functionally correct for longer.
ActivityDesign automation for secure, reliable and energy efficient embedded processors
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $408,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new theories and algorithms to enhance system identification capabilities in quantum cybernetics from the perspective of systems and control. The project is anticipated to advance key knowledge and provide effective methods to enable identification of microsystems for wide applications arising in this emerging technology revolution. The intended outcomes are fundamental theories, and efficient estimation methods for identifying these systems. This project will make important contributions to accelerating practical applications of new technology, and deliver new knowledge and skills for Australia's future industries, which will benefit Australia's economic growth.
ActivityEfficient and high-precision system identification in quantum cybernetics
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $395,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the importance of a new way in which diet can alter animal biology. High fat or high sugar diets increase the binding of products of metabolism to chromosomes, which can completely alter the way that DNA is packaged and read. This project will use cell culture, rodent and fly models to identify the regions of the genome that are most affected by the new process. The project will also determine whether the cell is harmed, or in fact harnesses the process to control development or metabolism. This project has implications for our understanding of the ways in which genes interact with the environment especially in times of change.
ActivityInvestigating a new way in which diet impacts animal biology
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $404,293
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to identify social circumstances that optimise healthy and working life years in Australia. The project draws on international multidisciplinary expertise to critically evaluate social variation and inequalities in the years older adults live in good health and are engaged in work. Expected outcomes include the generation of new policy-relevant knowledge on older workers, active retirement, and healthy ageing which will advance the field of life course epidemiology and inform the debate about Australia's future ageing. This project should provide benefits for individual wellbeing, and provide evidence that can inform long-term public policy on health, work, welfare, and retirement.
ActivityHealthy and working life expectancies in an ageing Australia
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $416,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to make advances in astrophysics by capitalising on NASA's upcoming Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission and recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Through an innovative approach to analyse big datasets, the project expects to generate new knowledge in the key areas of planet formation, stellar structure, and the Galaxy's evolution. Outcomes include strong international links to leading institutions and enhanced capacity for Australia to be part of cutting-edge space exploration. The methods and skills developed by the project should provide significant benefits to other data-driven sciences and help build smarter business models and improved decision making in industry and government in our increasingly data-dependent economy.
ActivityThe next wave of asteroseismic discovery using NASA-s TESS mission
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $382,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a state-of-the-art fabrication methodology to develop large area polymer/graphene hybrid nanoparticle patterns to precisely modulate cell guidance and regeneration by exogenous electrical stimulation. Polymers and graphene have emerged as the main contenders for the development of soft biocompatible platforms. However, their applicability has been limited due to difficulties in patterning and their consequent integration under physiological conditions. This project will advance both fundamental and practical knowledge at the forefront of nanotechnology and cell biology, whilst providing training to the research community at the cutting edge of science. The project will also deliver intellectual property, which will position Australia at the forefront of bionanotechnology.
ActivityHierarchical assembly of graphene oxide nanoparticles as bionanointerface
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $287,865
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to involve citizens and other stakeholders in generating new knowledge about Australians' practices and understandings related to their personal data and data futures. Personal digital data have possible benefits not just for the individuals from whom the data are generated, but also for society, government and the economy. Yet there are also potential harms, such as challenges to civil rights, life opportunities and data privacy. The project intends to develop applied and theoretical insights into the nature of people's understandings of and engagements with their data. Its findings are expected to contribute knowledge relevant to policy development and data privacy advocacy.
ActivityLiving with personal data: Australians' understandings and practices
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jun 201901 Jun 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $315,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop novel mathematical theories and numerical methods for ferromagnetic problems. These problems arise from many real-life applications, for example in storage devices and magnetic sensors, which are often affected by random (thermal) noise. Since thermal noise limits the data-retention time of the devices, analysing the effect of noise is highly significant. Expected outcomes will be novel computational techniques to solve the underlying equations and deal with randomness. The project aims to put Australia in the forefront of international research in numerical methods in micromagnetism. The new computational methods are expected to be used to advance technology in magnetic memory devices.
ActivityNovel mathematics and numerical methods for ferromagnetic problems
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201822 Apr 201921 Apr 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $365,933
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to prioritise the role of taste in history by mapping how cultural heritage has driven nation building in Australia through the example of food. Scholarly research on the sense of taste is a significant area of critical historical inquiry. This project will develop a novel approach in a comparative study of the significance of biscuit consumption from colonial expansion to militarism; among other sources, it explores cookbooks and recipe archives as documents that underpin cultural heritage.-In addition to historical analysis, this project will yield cultural, health, and environmental benefits in Australia that intersect with international debates about the sociocultural ramifications of food politics and food sovereignty.
ActivityTasting history: food, culture, and national identity
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $402,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop, analyse, implement, and evaluate novel indexing techniques and algorithms to support effective and efficient search on large scale social networks with location awareness. Most existing techniques for social network searches do not support or have very limited support for location-aware searches. The project expects to utilise the geographical information of both users and locations to advance the existing social network search mechanisms by providing users more relevant results. This will significantly contribute to Australia's society, economy, and national security and enhance a wide range of applications that involve using social networks data, such as marketing and advertising, public health, tourism and transport management.
ActivityEfficient and effective location-aware search on social networks
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $409,574
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to study the generation of targeted and cell'specific endonucleases. CRISPR-Cas endonucleases have revolutionised the field of genome engineering due to programming simplicity based on a short guide RNA and high cleavage efficiency. This project will combine the use of two technologies in genome engineering and antibody therapeutics to generate new antibody-targeted endonucleases that modify cellular genomes with high efficacy and specificity. This project will provide new and intriguing insights into cellar function, with broad applications in basic research and biotechnology.
ActivityTargeted genome editing using engineered CRISPR-Cas endonucleases
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $0
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to assess the efficacy of the Custody Notification Service (CNS), an Australian innovation for preventing Indigenous deaths in police custody. The risk of Indigenous deaths in police custody remains unacceptably high. This project will focus on two jurisdictions where the CNS has been operating for over fifteen years to provide an in-depth socio-legal investigation of the history and operation of the service. Using legal analysis and empirical research, the project is expected to develop tools for evaluation and identify -best practice- for optimal operation. This should produce significant knowledge and guidance for policy-makers, academics, and frontline service providers, including lawyers and police, towards the prevention of deaths in custody.
ActivityThe history, operation and efficacy of the Custody Notification Service
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201901 Jan 2019 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $534,254
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the impact of global environmental change on the survival of Australia's oyster industry, by combining the science of genetics, physiology and ecology to identify already resilient oysters. Through the first complete understanding of resilience in oysters, including the trade-offs they have made in other fitness traits, the project develops new capacities to 'climate and future-proof' our natural oyster populations and the Australian oyster industry, to enable the restoration of degraded oyster habitats. This project will ensure the future of an iconic and economically important national industry and food source and contribute to preserving the critical cultural links of Indigenous Australians with their lands.
ActivityThe basis of oyster resilience to global environmental change
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201827 May 201926 May 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $460,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a new approach to enable a reliable and accurate prediction of precision surface grinding. Precision grinding is often the final step in the manufacturing chains for a broad range of metal, ceramic, optical glass and semiconductor components, which must have ultra-high surface integrity and accurate dimensions. To date, the surface integrity of a ground component cannot be predicted due to the involvement of many random factors and variables in a precision surface grinding process, resulting in high failure rates and processes requiring repeated surface measurements. The novel approach for surface integrity prediction developed by this project will make a vital step forward in advancing the discipline of precision surfacing, establish a new knowledge base and bring about significant technological impacts to the manufacturing industry.
ActivityIntegrity prediction of ground precision surfaces
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $331,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explain and evaluate constitutional populism, or regimes that have come to power in a global wave of -populist- parties challenging traditional ones. The project will identify, reconstruct, and evaluate legal and constitutional aims of, and institutional solutions adopted by, such regimes. It will examine whether they respect the forms of democracy, or just pay lip service to, for example, principles of the rule of law and constitutionalism, while working to subvert such principles. The project will focus on what -new populists- do with power once they have it, what the consequences are for a global view of democracy, and on informing Australia's geopolitical engagement with such regimes.
ActivityContemporary populism and constitutional democracy
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $450,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the impacts of spin/orbital degrees of freedom of electrons in perovskites, and to realise efficient spin injection and transport in perovskite spintronic devices. Halide perovskite is a fast-rising star in the photovoltaic field and possess unique merits including low-cost processing, good charge transport and high light absorption. However there are questions regarding their physical properties. This project will explore the synthesis and characterisation of layered perovskites and lead-free hybrid compounds, and use these new materials in charge/spin transport devices. As a result of the strong charge'spin-orbital correlation in perovskite semiconductors, the project is expected to have a significant impact on not only spin-based devices but also charge-based energy conversion and storage applications related to halide perovskites.
ActivityLight-responsive spin transport and spintronics with stable perovskites
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $174,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how defaults and product complexity might be used to exploit consumers in environments like private insurance where consumers are prone to making systematic errors. Defaults are used to nudge individuals into socially beneficial actions such as increasing their retirement savings and joining organ donor lists. However, in the hands of firms, defaults can also be used to exploit consumers by encouraging choices that help the firm but disadvantage consumers. The project intends to study experimentally whether exploitation can be reduced via competition and reputation building systems based on consumer feedback.
ActivityWicked defaults: how to overcome the dark side of choice architecture
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $370,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide a better understanding of the roles that DNA methylation plays during embryonic development. DNA methylation is a major regulatory mark present in vertebrate genomes. It is well established that the genomic patterns of DNA methylation are being actively remodelled during vertebrate embryogenesis. Nevertheless, it remains unclear how these events impact gene regulation and embryonic development itself. This project expects to unravel the functional contributions of DNA methylation to vertebrate embryogenesis by using latest cutting-edge genomics techniques. The project will be carried out on the highly tractable zebrafish model system which allows for easy genetic manipulation of the desired sequences. This project aims to provide a better understanding of embryonic development of vertebrates, including humans.
ActivityComprehensive characterisation of DNA demethylation pathways in vivo
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $419,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve projections of possible sea level changes.-Sea level rise is among the most significant potential impacts of transient climate change around the world. Poor understanding of the way in which heat is absorbed at the sea surface and distributed by ocean circulation is a leading source of uncertainty in projections of global surface temperature and regional sea level rise by the end of this century. This project aims to apply novel observational methods, complimented by numerical modelling, to quantify the drivers of recent change. This project expects to transform our ability to predict how ocean temperature and sea level will change in the future.
ActivityOcean heat content change and its impact on sea level
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $450,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop innovative millimetre wave (mmWave) communication theories and techniques, in order to significantly improve the data rate and network capacity for mobile broadband. Pragmatic transceiver designs, channel estimation algorithms, and network optimisation tools will be developed to quantify the potential of this promising wireless infrastructure. The technologies are designed to exploit the abundant mmWave spectrum and complement the state-of-the-art cellular systems to fulfil the formidable demand for ultra-fast data services. The project outcomes are expected to increase mobile broadband speed by an order of magnitude which can benefit end-user experience and open up new opportunities for network providers.
ActivityMillimetre wave communications for mobile broadband systems
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $425,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to apply the evidence-accumulation computational framework of decision-making to investigate how simple interventions affect our choices. It intends to use a suite of theory-driven experiments, state-of-the-art techniques for testing the robustness of empirical effects, and the powerful computational machinery inherent in evidence-accumulation models. Expected outcomes include providing a comprehensive characterisation of how, why and when simple external factors exert their influence on decision-making. Significant benefits include the enhancement of the world-class status of Australian cognitive and mathematical psychology.
ActivityEvidence-accumulation models of external influences on decision-making
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jul 201930 Jun 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $430,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine how resilient Eucalyptus species are to future droughts by combining data synthesis, manipulative experiments and modelling. Climate change is expected to increase the frequency, magnitude and duration of future droughts, with major environmental and socio-economic consequences for Australia. Current predictive capacity is extremely limited: experiments are limited in scale and cannot capture important global change interactions, whilst models do not represent the functional characteristics and adaptions of eucalypts. This project will develop a strong evidence- and process-based understanding to quantify the functional behaviour of drought-adapted Eucalyptus species and leverage this insight to make future model projections.
ActivityResilience of eucalypts to future droughts
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $464,678
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine the changes occurring in specific brain circuits when automatic behaviours are established. Ability to acquire new skills depends on the dynamic reorganisation of particular neural networks across brain territories throughout training. This project seeks to investigate how the thalamus-to'striatum pathway, a neural circuit that is central to motor control, progressively adjusts its activity as animals automatise their actions. The project will combine behavioural designs with the latest neuroscience techniques for tracing, functional mapping and manipulation of specific neural circuits in behaving mice. The outcomes of this project will lead to a better understanding of the mechanisms underpinning the refinement of action at the systems level, which is critical for performance and professional dexterity.
ActivityRole of shifting thalamostriatal networks in action refinement
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $380,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address current deficiencies in multi-view video coding technology to achieve the ultra-compression efficiency demanded by increasing display resolutions and synchronised viewpoints. The project expects to generate new knowledge, by moving from the current pixel-centric approach to methods that concentrate information common to many view-frames. The project is expected to improve compression of audio-visual services that are of great interest to international standards bodies and industry, while facilitating free interaction and augmented reality. This project will provide significant benefits to broadcast, entertainment, surveillance and health industries and position Australia as a world leader in this field.
ActivityEfficient multi-view video coding with cuboids and base anchored models
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201819 Jul 201918 Jul 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $338,858
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop efficient and novel numerical methods in hydroacoustics for comparative studies of design modifications and operating conditions on noise generated by turbulent flow around marine vessels. Flow induced noise generated by marine vessels presents unique challenges for noise prediction methods which often results in vessels that do not meet their design specifications. The expected outcome is to provide efficient numerical capabilities that can play a role towards the design of quieter marine vessels to increase the stealth of Australia's navy. This project will provide significant benefit to Australia's maritime platforms and future submarine program. Environmental benefits include a reduction of anthropogenic underwater noise pollution from marine vessels, which is critical for the welfare of marine life.
ActivityEfficient prediction of flow-induced noise for marine vessels
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $399,600
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to examine the extent to which Australia's system of government appropriately serves and represents the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Such improvements offer the potential to enhance programs in areas such as health and education, including the Closing the Gap initiative. Drawing on public law principles as well as comparative and international legal material, the project will develop a model of governance against which the Australian system can be assessed. An audit will then be conducted of how that system operates in comparison to this model, before drawing conclusions and identifying potential reforms. The outcome of this project will be original scholarship of domestic and international significance that will inform academic and policy debate during and beyond the proposed referendum to recognise Indigenous peoples in the Constitution.
ActivityRecognition after Uluru: what next for First Nations-
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $350,030
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to create a quantitative modelling framework for assessing the absolute sustainability of cities by combining global multi-region input-output analysis with the 'safe and just space' concept for human development. The model will allow assessment of the full supply chain environmental and social impacts of urban economic activities against biophysical planetary limits as well as social foundation thresholds defined in the literature. The project will advance sustainability science methodology and will greatly benefit worldwide initiatives for urban sustainability. Case studies on Australian cities will assess where interventions can be most practically, realistically and effectively implemented.
ActivityAssessing absolute sustainability of global cities
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $470,650
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the social implications of the turn toward -precision- medicine as articulated in cancer care where it has its strongest foothold. The project intends to examine the evolving social impacts of -precision- across the life course for cancer patients, their carers and health professionals drawing on social and political theory. Expected outcomes include a unique evidence-base that will inform practice and policy frameworks, and offer an urgently needed community perspective on the evolution and value of precision in medicine. This project will generate a range of social, economic and health policy benefits and impacts.
ActivityPrecision and the person: a sociological study of innovation in cancer care
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $330,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to produce innovative optimisation methods capable of solving a wide range of practical problems that are currently too complex to be solved. Optimisation involving huge data sets is ubiquitous. Sparse optimisation has emerged as a challenging frontier of modern optimisation because it effectively computes an optimal solution with desired low complexity structure so that a resulting solution can be efficiently stored, implemented and utilised, and is robust to the data inexactness. This project aims at developing innovative mathematical techniques and efficient numerical schemes for solving sparse optimisation problems. The intended outcomes will have significant impact on many areas of science, medicine and engineering, where sparse optimisation is used, including cancer radiotherapy optimal planning.
ActivityInnovations in sparse optimisation: big data nonsmooth optimisation
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $356,668
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand how the patterns of eye movements that we observe in other people can affect our perception of them and the world around us. In everyday social interactions, other people's eyes can convey crucial information about their goals and the focus of their attention. This project will use rigorous methods for studying visual perception, combined with 3D graphical modelling of faces that are engineered to perform complex eye movements. This project expects to generate new knowledge in the areas of visual perception and social neuroscience, shedding light on the brain mechanisms that underlie human social behaviour.
ActivityHuman sensitivity to the dynamics of other people's eye movements
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $371,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how technological progress, its dissemination and heterogeneous adoption, shapes our economy and affects individual wellbeing. New technologies often complement certain workers, tasks or sectoral activities. This project will focus on the complementarities associated with a range of skills and age or experience of workers, and will model the dynamics and heterogeneous effects of technological changes. The proposed novel framework will incorporate multiple dimensions of skill and capital. Combining this framework with more than 50 years of data, the project will analyse the effects of technological change on wage structure and earnings distribution, individual decisions about time allocation and retirement.
ActivityTechnological change: impacts on labour, capital and policy
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $364,990
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to influence the development of an effective compliance regime to minimise environmental harm from deep seabed mining, a new industry that poses great risks to ocean environments. This project will contribute to the current development of international mining regulations by translating best available science on environmental management into law and policy recommendations. The project will also analyse what laws nations need to adopt to ensure compliance of their mining operators and thereby avoid liability. This project will advance law of the sea scholarship and generate key environmental benefits by helping to minimise harm to the oceans. It also creates economic benefits for states by avoiding risk.
ActivityMining the deep oceans: ensuring compliance with international obligations
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Apr 201931 Jul 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $405,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to extend the density and coherence of qubits stored in superconducting-based quantum processors, by exploring the concept of hybrid quantum systems. Quantum computers are expected to impact a diverse range of sectors, from medicine to national security. This project seeks to develop an enabling technology, a memory, for scaling a quantum computer constructed from superconducting circuits, such as those being developed in commercial laboratories. Such scaling would improve the capacity of these processors to tackle complex problems. The quantum technology developed in this project will have immediate application in transforming a widely-used technique for studying the nanoscale structure of biomolecules - distance measurements in electron spin resonance spectroscopy.
ActivitySuperconducting hybrid quantum technologies
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $410,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide a viable solution for heat management in microelectronics by using highly efficient Peltier devices made with thin combinatorial films. Heat generated by electric current, which is ubiquitous in microelectronic devices, has become increasingly problematic for high density charge-based logical circuitries. The project will significantly enhance the energy conversion efficiency of Peltier devices by optimising the interdependent electron and phonon transports, simultaneously, with a new concept of thin combinatorial films for heat management in microelectronic devices. This is expected to facilitate the development of novel materials in Australia, with access to a large global market.
ActivityThin combinatorial films for heat management in microelectronics
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $579,239
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve the cost-effectiveness of payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs in settings where deforestation risk is high. The project introduces a field experiment in Uganda in order to determine effective methods for monitoring compliance and setting payment levels. The project intends to examine whether program impacts are undermined by displacement of deforestation and if there are poverty reduction trade-offs inherent in program design. The project expects to establish the costs of foregone production from land enrolled in the program, which are largely unknown. The findings will support efforts to create low cost technologies to solve conservation challenges and assist with the efficient allocation of scarce resources for environmental protection in both Australian and international contexts.
ActivityImproving payments for ecosystem services efficacy
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201808 Jul 201907 Jul 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $295,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to present a more complete and rigorous treatment of theory of strain localisation in unsaturated porous media geo'structures subject to thermal, inertia and large deformation effects in a three dimensional setting. The project will provide an improved understanding and an added confidence in dealing with geotechnical engineering problems involving failure and instability. The outcome of this research will be a fully validated predictive tool in the form of a computational model for quantitative assessment of structural integrity, safety, failure, and consequence of failure of geo'structures such as dams, embankments, tunnels, slopes, and above and under-ground excavations.
ActivityNon-isothermal dynamic strain localisation in unsaturated porous media
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $388,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to create novel metal-free carbon-based catalysts to replace the scarce and expensive noble metal catalysts. Noble metal catalysts are needed for clean production of electricity by fuel cells or hydrogen peroxide from hydrogen and oxygen gases. A combined theoretical and experimental approach will be developed for controlled synthesis of heteroatom-doped carbon catalysts and to improve our understanding of the catalytic mechanism and structure-activity relationship for the novel carbon catalysts. The project is expected to lay fundamental groundwork for a new paradigm in carbon-based catalysts that should be of considerable significance for energy and chemical production in a clean and cost effective way.
ActivityMetal-free catalysts for clean production of energy and hydrogen peroxide
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $429,660
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop and test a new statistical theory of games, Rank-Dependent Choice Equilibrium (RDCE), which has the potential to unify and improve on existing approaches where the extreme reliance on perfect decision making and perfect foresight has raised doubts about their empirical relevance. The project intends to develop the theoretical foundations of RDCE, explore its relation with various parametric approaches, and evaluate RDCE via meta studies and stress tests. Expected outcomes of RDCE include a paradigm shift in game theory, resulting in broader acceptance and adoption of statistical game theory and to more robust policy recommendations.
ActivityRank-dependent choice equilibrium
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $385,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to discover how a biologically inspired auditory model can be tightly integrated into a state-of-the-art deep learning speech processing framework, to model, design and verify a deep learning based auditory model. Voice-based technologies, ranging from cochlear implants to smart homes, are growing at a rapid pace and speech interfaces are being integrated with all aspects of our lives. However, there is a growing demand to improve these voice-enabled services, making them more secure and less open to cyber-crime attack by unauthorised users. The project is expected to improve techniques for modelling and automatic processing of speech and audio signals, which should provide significant benefits, including improved voice biometrics and cochlear implants.
ActivityIntegrating biologically-inspired auditory models into deep learning
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $380,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a systematic and efficient approach to address fundamental challenges in control and secure state estimation in the next-generation interconnected systems. Control and state estimation in high-tech systems is an emerging area of control engineering. The importance of this area is quickly increasing due to the growing use of the next-generation interconnected systems, in which physical and high-tech components are interacting in complex networks. The project is expected to have direct applications in the management of energy networks, and in industrial control and secure state estimation problems in the defence, communications, and automobile industries.
ActivityControl and state estimation in the next-generation interconnected systems
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $370,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop polymers that can be self-assembled into 2D structures. Most nanoparticles developed for drug delivery are spherical. However these are not always the most efficacious as theory suggest that non'spherical nanoparticles have longer circulation times. It is proposed that discoid morphologies may be advantageous as they tend to migrate to the vascular membrane and adhere more efficiently. The polymers developed by this project will be tailored towards bioactive and biocompatible material to create a drug delivery platform for more efficient disease treatment. The outcome will be better understanding on how polymer platelets can be obtained and how they compare in their biological activity with spherical nanoparticles.
ActivityBioactive Polymer Platelets
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $450,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine whether production of tear film lipids by meibomian gland cells is regulated by sex steroids. The tear film is essential to eyesight. It protects and nourishes the eye surface to maintain transparency to enable light to reach the retina. To guarantee these functions, exquisite control of tear film composition is required, including the outer lipid layer. Sex hormones, including oestrogen, may control production of the lipid layer by meibomian glands in the eyelid, but this has not been confirmed in humans. This project aims to show whether meibomian glands produce sex hormones, which then control production of tear lipids. This new knowledge will improve our understanding of how the tear film maintains clear vision.
ActivityDo sex steroids regulate tear lipid production in human meibomian glands-
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Sep 201931 Aug 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $403,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide astronomers of the future with firm diagnostic tools to identify and understand exotic carbon species in the interstellar medium.-Life on Earth began after delivery of carbon-based pre-biotic material to the young planet by comets and meteorites. This material came from outside the solar system, but we do not yet know the chemical make-up of the interstellar matter. This is because we do not understand precisely how the interstellar molecules and dust interact with starlight. This project will create and study models of interstellar matter in the laboratory, and will determine the chemical form of carbon in the interstellar medium. This will have lasting impact on astrophysical models, as well as theories of the origin of life.
ActivityResolving the interstellar carbon crisis with multilaser spectroscopy
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $322,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to expose the history of cultural and legal processes that for most of the twentieth century denied enfranchised Australian women the equal right to sit on juries. The project expects to provide new legal and historical understandings of structural gender and racial inequalities that persist today. The project will advance national and international knowledge by reconstructing the gender dynamics of historical court processes and documenting women's struggles to overcome their exclusion. It will recover a previously unexamined aspect of legal history, and provide an important corrective to current understandings of the representativeness of Australian juries.
ActivityJuries, justice and citizenship
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $375,227
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a theoretical understanding of perceptual processing that gives rise to the skill of face identification. The project intends to use innovative eye-tracking methods in order to pinpoint the visual information used by superior face identifiers, and capture qualitative differences in their visual processing. Expected outcomes include data-driven training and recruitment methods that can improve performance of professional face identification experts. Intended benefits include improved efficiency and reliability in identity verification processes, legal guidelines for interpreting identification evidence in court and training interventions for people with acquired and developmental impairments in face processing ability.
ActivityInformation sampling in superior face identifiers
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $429,983
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to deliver insights into paradoxical decision-making behaviours of humans who pursue either useless information or deliberate ignorance. The project intends to shed new light on why these conflicting states of information preference exist by building on significant recent advances in understanding how reinforcement learning, anticipation and discounting combine to determine when people do and do not want to know. Intended benefits include maintaining and enhancing the excellent status of Australian psychological and cognitive science. The downstream benefits include elucidating the development of anxiety disorders and problem gambling.
ActivityThe psychology of not wanting to know
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jul 201930 Jun 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $567,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to conduct a study of insect-plant interactions to determine if insects and plants coevolve or if they diversify by other evolutionary processes. Insect-plant coevolution is a hotly contested field in evolutionary biology. In Australia, a remarkable interaction exists between carnivorous plants and a group of bugs that steal the plant's prey. This system offers a great opportunity to test competing coevolutionary theories through a combination of historical and ecological approaches. The project expects to showcase the evolution and uniqueness of Australia's native biota.
ActivityCoevolution of sundew bugs and sundews
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $126,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to use a mechanism design approach to study multi-period reform programs and their use in the transition from status quo institutions. The project intends to shed light on the difficulties of introducing efficiency enhancing long-term policies. Expected outcomes include theoretical models that incorporate adjustment costs, common values, and complicated status quo institutions into models of economic reform from a mechanism design perspective as well as optimal dynamic reform policies in the presence of these frictions, focusing attention in the trade-off between static efficiency and dynamic welfare gains. Intended benefits include insights that are wildly applicable to the provision of public infrastructure and management of public resources.
ActivityAn economic analysis of multi-period reform programs
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $388,904
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to undertake the first national study to investigate longitudinal trends in the history of interpersonal violence in Australia. Interpersonal violence is a major national challenge and violence prevention is a policy concern. By analysing case-level data for ten thousand criminal prosecutions over modern Australian history, the project will assess long-term trends in violent events and their relation to historical change. Tracking the rise and fall of prosecuted violence, the project will test current scholarly understanding about the history of violence, yield new insights about historical victimisation, and provide a critical background for understanding contemporary violence.
ActivityAustralian violence: understanding victimisation through history
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201831 Jul 201930 Jul 2024 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $582,500
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to comprehensively understand the interconnected processes by which oceanic heat is circulated towards Antarctica. The risk of rapid ocean warming at the Antarctic margin is profound, with change already detected via deep ocean warming, land-ice melt, and ice shelf collapse. Yet this region remains poorly understood, with only limited observations due to both a harsh environment and a lack of standard data streams. This project will use high-resolution global and regional ocean/sea-ice models to examine mechanisms for rapid warming of Antarctic continental shelf waters via both large'scale drivers and fine'scale processes, including mesoscale eddies, tide-topography interactions, and bottom boundary flows. This work will better constrain future rates of ice melt around Antarctica by providing vital knowledge of the ocean processes, dynamics, and feedbacks relating to warm water intrusion onto the Antarctic continental shelf.
ActivityRisks of rapid ocean warming at the Antarctic continental margin
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $330,000
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to advance Australia's specialty alloy processing capability by developing novel processing routes to overcome current bottlenecks that prevent supply meeting demand. New knowledge will be generated on alternative means of the processing of Rene 41, a Nickel-based superalloy with limited formability through a comprehensive experimental and modelling-based research program. Rene 41 is strategically important for manufacturing next generation turbofan engines. The expected outcome is the identification of innovative processing routes to provide stronger, defect-free specialty alloys for aerospace applications, vital to Australia's advanced manufacturing.
ActivityAdvancing the Australian specialty alloy processing capability
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201830 Apr 201931 Aug 201930 Aug 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $555,195
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an innovative interactive war archive using an intelligent database narrative framework. The framework will be experimentally applied to transform the display of the Australian War Memorial's Afghanistan collection. It aims to demonstrate how users can interactively organise, explore and interconnect a digital material related to the experiences of defence force personnel. The project is expected to furnish the Australian War Memorial with a comprehensive legacy system for managing intelligent collections that can efficiently analyse, catalogue and deploy its Afghanistan material. It is also expected to reformulate commemoration as a dynamic dialogue between visitors and memorial archives.
ActivitymemorySCAPE: the commemoration of war using a database narrative framework
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201830 Apr 201901 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $342,831
Address KENSINGTON 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop the fundamental knowledge, a mechanical framework and practical engineering design tools needed to minimise the effects of reactive soils on infrastructure. Reactive soils undergo significant swelling and weakening upon wetting or intrusion by salt-rich groundwater and shrinkage upon drying. This can result in damage to buildings and infrastructure beyond a state of repair. This project will develop tools, models and theories to detect weaknesses in the design of infrastructure and its foundations built on problematic reactive soils, assess the impact and implement effective remedial measures to improve performance. The project is expected to increase efficiency through improved design and reduced damage, and save infrastructure owners, government and private, tens of millions of dollars each year.
ActivityExperimental investigation and constitutive modelling of reactive soils
Delivery Area 2033 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201830 Apr 201901 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $88,000
Address SYDNEY 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Not Applicable
Component Departmental Programmes
CategoryScience
PurposeGrant provided by AAO to support the project to deliver upgrade to the Veloce spectrograph
ActivityUpgrade the Veloce Spectragraph
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Apr 201823 May 201822 May 201830 Jun 2018 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $50,000
Address SYDNEY 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections Grant
Delivery Area 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Sep 201819 Nov 201814 Nov 201831 Aug 2019 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $50,738
Address Kensington 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Blood Authority
Program National Blood Agreement Management
Component National Blood Sector Research and Development Program
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis study aims to: 1) determine the feasibility and effectiveness of blinding treatment allocation to intravenous (IV) iron or saline placebo infusion using an opaque sleeve covering the syringe and giving set; 2) assess acceptability of blinding/use of placebo intravenous infusions to patients and clinicians, treatment side-effects and adherence, and Health-Related Quality of Life measures in women receiving IV versus oral iron in a blinded, randomised trial; and 3) provide proof-in-principle of ability to effectively blind patients and clinicians to iron deficiency anaemia treatment (IV or oral) received, thereby offering a mechanism to reduce evaluation bias regarding treatment effectiveness in future large'scale clinical trials.
ActivityPatient Blood Management Seed Grant:Concealing treatment in pregnancy anaemia randomised trials: can it be used-
Delivery Area 2031 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Oct 201820 Feb 201919 Dec 201831 Dec 2019 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $5,002,023
Address Kensington 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency Cancer Australia
Program Health System Policy, Design and Innovation
Component Medical Research Future Fund: Australian Brain Cancer Mission
CategoryMedical Research
PurposeThe purpose is to consolidate the Zero Childhood Cancer Initiative as a national clinical trial open to all Australian children diagnosed with high risk brain cancer and support research activities which enable the provision of a personalised medicine program for all Australian children with high risk brain cancers with the ultimate goal of improving survival outcomes for Australian children with high risk brain cancers.
ActivityZero Childhood Brain Cancer Program
Delivery Area Multiple National AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Jun 201802 Jul 201827 Jun 201830 Jun 2023 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $12,818,309
Address Kensington 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration
CategoryMedical Research Closed Non-Competitive
PurposeIn accordance with the objectives of the Australian Government's 2014-15 Budget measure to Boost Dementia Research (Programme 1.1), the purpose of this directly funded Grant, lapsing in June 2021, is to establish and enable a Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (the Centre) program, guided by a nationally coordinated strategy, aimed at reducing the risk of dementia and improving the lives of people living with dementia and their carers through prevention efforts, timely diagnosis, optimal treatment, excellent care and community integration.
ActivityACT9100117
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Jun 201813 Jul 201826 Jun 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $50,000
Address SYDNEY 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2294 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Apr 201912 Jun 201912 Jun 201910 Jan 2020 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $110,485
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Postgraduate Scholarships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposePatients who die suddenly often have mutations in genes that control the electrical activity of heart cells. Family members may be found to have the same mutation. We have difficulty in predicting patients with mutations that are at high risk of dying suddenly and how they should be treated. By studying these mutations in human heart cells, we aim to understand how the mutation interacts with genetic and environmental factors to cause the electrical problem that confers the risk of sudden death.
ActivityGNT1169632 | Mechanisms of phenotypic diversity in cardiac sodium channelopathies
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Jul 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $61,613
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Postgraduate Scholarships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeOver 40 percent of young people report regular binge drinking, this is concerning because the brain continues to develop until the mid-20s. This research will seek to understand how brain differences index cognitive functioning, to disentangle the cognitive and neural effects that are evident prior to, and following, binge drinking during youth, and determine whether the effects continue after treatment. The results of this project will increase early identification of youth at risk of binge drinking.
ActivityGNT1169377 | Investigating binge drinking and neurodevelopment in young Australians
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Jan 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $81,009
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Postgraduate Scholarships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeFalls are a major public health issue globally. Research has shown that reducing fear of falling can decrease one's fall risk and prevent future falls. To prevent falls, and informed and engaged older adult that values health promotion is needed. Health literacy can be the key to enable older adults to stay active and safe. Therefore, this study aims to understand the impact of health literacy on fall prevention and the relationship between health literacy and fear of falling in older adults.
ActivityGNT1168812 | RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HEALTH LITERACY AND FEAR OF FALLING IN COMMUNITY-DWELLING OLDER ADULTS
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201928 Feb 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $66,502
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Postgraduate Scholarships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe study aims to examine the link between salt-related factors and cardiometabolic disease risk in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).The project will comprise of two main elements: (1) a review of published and unpublished literature to identify research gaps in LMICs, and; (2) secondary analysis of large data from LMICs to examine the contribution and interaction of different levels of salt-related factors with disease risk, using frequentist statistics and Bayesian methods.
ActivityGNT1168948 | Salt Intake and Cardiometabolic Diseases: Exploring the link between national, household, and individual-level salt-related factors with cardiometabolic disease risk in low and middle-income countries
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Mar 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $61,613
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Postgraduate Scholarships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposePancreatic cancer is highly resistant to standard forms of treatment. Our group has recently discovered that the fibrous tissue surrounding the cancer cells is formed by star'shaped (stellate) cells and these cells are now believed to greatly increase the spread of the cancer. In an attempt to improve patient outcomes, this study will investigate a combination of a standard anti-cancer agent with one that interferes with the recently reported action of the stellate cells on cancer growth.
ActivityGNT1169246 | Pathway to a Novel Treatment for Pancreatic cancer - Targeting the Microenvironment
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Jan 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $82,102
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Postgraduate Scholarships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeChronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most common chronic conditions, with 11-13 percent of the world's population affected. The most common risk factors for CKD are diabetes and high blood pressure, both of which are becoming more common globally. Because CKD is independently associated with cardiovascular disease, progression to end'stage kidney disease, and death, improving CKD treatment is a priority.
ActivityGNT1169389 | Improving global outcomes in diabetes and chronic kidney disease
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201930 Nov 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $128,225
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Postgraduate Scholarships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis research uses data linkage to assess rapid kidney disease progression in patient with diabetic nephropathy and to evaluate early home dialysis technique failure in patients receiving peritoneal dialysis and home haemodialysis. Both projects lead to early identification of high risk patients for end stage kidney disease and dialysis complications and allow early intervention to prevent poor health outcomes.
ActivityGNT1169477 | A Renal Patient-s Journey - Prediction analyses for chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients using health data linkage methodology
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $34,723
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Postgraduate Scholarships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to better understand how and why certain viruses move within cities, countries, and around the world. By doing this we can find hots spots of disease transmission. Part of this involves finding out what makes certain cities or countries hot spots for disease such as the size of the population size and a locations particular climate. We can then use this information to prevent the spread of disease in the future in the event of outbreaks.
ActivityGNT1169037 | Bayesian phylogeography of viral pathogens of public health significance - integrating epidemiological data with phylogenetics for epidemic response
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201929 Feb 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $96,294
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Postgraduate Scholarships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis research project will examine the use of a smartphone application and an associated care model. 1,080 participants will be recruited and randomised to either receiving the application and two peripheral devices - a blood pressure machine and a weighing scale - both of which wirelessly transmit the results to the app and subsequently to an online server. This data is monitored by the research team who may use it to identify alarming trends in a patients' condition.
ActivityGNT1169673 | A randomised controlled trial of a comprehensive smartphone application-centric model of care to improve outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Mar 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $470,173
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Partnership Projects
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeUnhealthy foods high in salt, sugar and harmful fats are a major cause of ill health in Australia. This project will bring together academic (FoodSwitch) and commercial (Nielsen Homescan Shopper Panel) datasets describing different but highly complementary aspects of the nation's food supply. Analyses will identify which foods are the main problem and how big the benefits of making improvements to commonly consumed foods through the government's Healthy Food Partnership might be.
ActivityGNT1167745 | Optimizing and evaluating the Healthy Food Partnership
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Dec 201830 Nov 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $181,066
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component TRIP Fellowships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeHeroin dependence is associated with exceedingly high levels of morbidity and mortality, and a greater burden of disease than any other illicit drug class. My objective is to provide clinicians with an evidence-based tool that will guide clinical decision-making, assisting clinicians deliver personalised healthcare for people with heroin dependence. In other words, choosing and adapting interventions to ensure that the -right treatment- is delivered to the -right person- at the -right time-.
ActivityGNT1168541 | Personalised healthcare for heroin dependence: Optimising the application of evidence into practice through implementation of an online clinical decision-making tool (HART)
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $827,204
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeOur research focuses on improving outcomes for patients undergoing sight'saving stem cell therapy. To achieve this we will find out where these cells are in the eye, how they are maintained, and how best to extract them in order to transplant them into diseased eyes using contact lenses. Knowledge gained from our animal studies will inform how to best prepare cells to successfully treat patients with corneal blindness.
ActivityGNT1156944 | Improving Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Corneal Blindness
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $649,205
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeVascular dementia (VaD) is the second most common type of dementia. A productive approach to study the determinants of VaD is to examine stroke patients over time. This has been done by many studies world-wide. We have begun to bring these studies together the unique Stroke and Cognition (STROKOG) consortium to develop a collaborative network of researchers (30 studies from 18 countries at present) to harmonise data and perform joint analyses and individual participant data meta-analyses.
ActivityGNT1161858 | Understanding cognitive disorders in relation to cerebrovascular disease in an international collaborative effort: the Stroke and Cognition (STROKOG) Consortium.
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $744,254
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThree dimensional balls of cells, called spheroids, are better models of tumours in vivo than cells plated on flat surfaces but are challenging to produce in high throughput. In this project we will use a custom designed 3D printer and novel bioinks that mimics of the proteins found around spheroids to make better in vitro models of in vivo cancers. These bioinks will be tuned to mimic different tissues and show how the delivery of therapeutics are affected by the spheroid architectures.
ActivityGNT1162385 | Building better ex vivo 3D cancer models with 3D printing
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $5,522,418
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposePatients with advanced stages of chronic kidney disease, including those receiving life'sustaining dialysis, suffer from significant burden of heart and vascular disease. Because of increased dangers of both clotting and bleeding, treatment of heart disease with blood-thinning medications is challenging in these patients. The TRACK trial will evaluate whether a small dose of rivaroxaban, a new blood-thinning medication, would reduce death or major events due to heart and vascular disease.
ActivityGNT1162375 | Treatment of cardiovascular disease with very low dose Rivaroxaban in Advanced Chronic Kidney disease (The TRACK Trial)
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $930,028
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeHeart attack remains one of our greatest killers in Australia. Unlike humans, zebrafish can make heart muscle after injury. In this project, we will find a key mechanism by which zebrafish make new heart muscle cells, the essential building blocks of the heart, and test whether we can also increase new muscle in mouse hearts using the finding from zebrafish. Results from this study may help to understand how heart function can be recovered in patients who had a heart attack.
ActivityGNT1160466 | Induction of myocardial proliferation and regeneration in adult hearts
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $618,191
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeIn the embryo, blood cells develop either directly from an immature precursor or from endothelial cells that line the inner surface of blood vessels. In the absence of a protein called SMAD1 there is failure of blood development despite normal endothelial cell development. Here we will investigate the molecular consequences that accompany SMAD1 absence in endothelial cells and their failure to form blood cells. This knowledge will benefit attempts to manufacture blood stem cells for therapy.
ActivityGNT1160110 | Investigating Transcriptional Determinants of Embryonic Haematopoiesis
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $712,518
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeCognitive problems prevent people with schizophrenia from studying, working and forming social connections. There are no clinical treatments for cognitive problems. We have found that the estrogen receptor modulator, raloxifene, improves cognition in people with schizophrenia. Determining the molecular mechanisms that contribute to this improvement in cognition will provide molecular targets for the development of more effective therapeutics to enhance cognition and prevent cognitive decline.
ActivityGNT1160399 | Role of neuroinflammation and neurotransmitter systems in the improved cognition induced by estrogen receptor modulation
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $432,127
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeInsulin acts as feedback signal from the periphery to the brain to reduce food intake. With obesity, insulin resistance develops, this leads to reduced insulin transport into the brain. The current proposal will establish the transport mechanism that regulates insulin's movement into the brain and determine if brain insulin contributes to the effects of bariatric surgery. Increasing the signal from the periphery into the brain may lead to novel treatments with regard to the obesity epidemic.
ActivityGNT1156622 | Central nervous system insulin transport and bariatric surgery
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, UNITED STATES
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $862,204
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeAlcohol use disorders impose significant burden on individual drinkers, their families, and communities. The opioid receptor antagonist naltrexone is one of the few available pharmacotherapies for alcohol use disorders, but its efficacy was incidental to its development, is only modest, and remains poorly understood. This project uses state of the art basic science approaches to identify how naltrexone achieves its therapeutic effects and will identify new ways of improving these.
ActivityGNT1164514 | The actions of naltrexone in midbrain reward circuits
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $1,368,736
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeSpontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a tear in an artery that supplies blood to the heart. It is a potentially fatal problem that presents as a heart attack or sudden death, affecting relatively young (45-52 yr) women (95 percent of cases) with few risk factors. The cause of SCAD likely has a genetic basis that enhances susceptibility to vessel rupture. Here we propose to investigate the genetics, cell biology and vascular reactivity of SCAD patients to better understand and treat SCAD.
ActivityGNT1161200 | Elucidating the genetics and biology of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD): a life-threatening heart disease of women
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $2,251,192
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeSexual and reproductive health is important to the health and well being of every Australian. The proposed third Australian Study of Health and Relationships will provide up to date information on sexual and reproductive health-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in 16-69 year olds across Australia, to inform ongoing policy and program development in this area.
ActivityGNT1160721 | The Third Australian Study of Health and Relationships (ASHR3): a nationally representative sexual health survey
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $312,032
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe risk of developing problems with thinking skills such as memory (also known as cognitive skills) is higher in people who have high blood pressure. We know that changes start in the brain many years before poor cognitive skills are seen on the outside. We also know that people who get high blood pressure are not likely to lose it again. We have drugs that can lower blood pressure but we do not know what level is best for the brain and for how long. Our research will answer this question.
ActivityGNT1160373 | Life-course blood pressure and cognition study (LCBP-COG)
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $542,389
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeShiga toxigenic E. coli are significant human pathogens that cause disease ranging from bloody diarrhoea to renal failure. The severity of disease is correlated with the amount of Shiga toxin expressed, which is dependent on unknown factors within the toxin-encoding bacteriophage. We have recently found that these bacteriophages contain numerous RNA regulators that may modulate toxin expression. This proposal seeks to understand how these RNAs control Shiga toxin expression and disease severity.
ActivityGNT1161161 | New pathways for controlling Shiga toxin expression and virulence in enterohaemorrhagic E. coli
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $486,811
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeT cells recognise and kill infected or cancerous cells and tolerate healthy tissue by integrating information from activating and inhibitory surface receptors. Activating receptors engineered to target cancer show great promise as therapies but their sensitivity to endogenous inhibitory receptors, which cancers exploit, is unknown. We will use powerful biochemical and microscopy techniques to probe this question. The results will inform the design of more effective anti-cancer therapeutics.
ActivityGNT1163814 | Signal integration of chimeric antigen receptors and the inhibitory Programmed cell death protein 1 receptor
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $1,482,052
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeUsing Australian's highly successful sentinel survey methodology for measuring human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, we will evaluate the impact of 2-dose and 1-dose vaccination schedules on HPV prevalence in South African adolescent girls. Findings will inform population effectiveness of HPV vaccine in a country with extreme socioeconomic diversity, and high incidence of HIV infection, and have the potential to greatly accelerate vaccine uptake in the region.
ActivityGNT1164430 | Impact of 2-dose and 1-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination schedules on community level HPV prevalence in South African adolescent girls
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, VIC, Overseas AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $496,812
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeAlcohol use disorder (AUD) is a major health issue with high morbidity and mortality rates. Current pharmacotherapies for AUD are however, limited with modest efficacy. Our project examines glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) as a novel pharmacotherapy for AUD, and investigates the underlying brain mechanisms. Outcomes from this study will provide new information on the brain circuits that contribute to GLP-1's effects on alcohol intake to help guide the development of novel AUD pharmacotherapies.
ActivityGNT1163763 | Neural mechanisms underlying the effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 on alcohol intake
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $507,979
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeParkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder with motor and non-motor symptoms. Deep brain stimulation is a current treatment for Parkinson's. However, it is still unclear if deep brain stimulation (DBS) acts via excitation or inhibition of target neurons and moreover its impact on non-motor symptoms. This project applies optogenetics tools to dissociate the underlying mechanism of DBS in PD for the improved treatment of PD.
ActivityGNT1160412 | Neurobiological mechanism of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of Parkinsons's disease
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $670,788
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeIntimate partner violence (IPV), prior war trauma, and social hardship may place refugee women at particular risk of mental disorders including depression and PTSD. Poor mental health status can impact social functioning and impair successful settlement. This cohort study of 1310 refugee women ((including a comparison group of Australian born women) will enable a rigorous assessment of the specific risk factors for IPV and mental disorder, thereby guiding the most effective interventions.
ActivityGNT1164736 | Refugee women, intimate partner violence and settlement: The first cohort study
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $799,254
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeIdentifying and addressing unwarranted clinical variation (UCV) results in measurable improvements in health outcomes through reduced complications, length of stay, readmissions and mortality. This innovative national data-linkage project will identify unwarranted clinical variation in service delivery and outcomes for hip fracture, and for the first time, put a price on the observed variation to drive improvements in practice and health outcomes for hip fracture patients in Australia.
ActivityGNT1164680 | Identifying and addressing unwarranted clinical variation in hip fracture care to improve health outcomes
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $498,768
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeBefore new drugs come to market we need to ensure that they not only work but also do not have any unintended side effects. The current guidelines for screening new drugs for cardiac toxicity are based on measuring how drugs affect the timing of cardiac electrical signals. This assay is widely regarded as being too simplistic. Here, we will test whether a new assay based on analysis of how drugs affect the morphology of cardiac electrical signals will provide more accurate estimation of risk.
ActivityGNT1164518 | Developing better preclinical screens for cardiotoxic drugs
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $1,519,450
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeExcess dietary salt causes high blood pressure and high blood pressure is a major cause of stroke. It has been clearly showed that lowering blood pressure levels with drug therapies reduces stroke risk. Another way of lowering blood pressure without having to take drugs is to eat less salt, but whether this also prevents stroke is uncertain. The Salt Substitute and Stroke Study that involves 20,996 people followed for 5 years will answer this question.
ActivityGNT1164206 | The Salt Substitute and Stroke Study (SSaSS): a large-scale cluster randomised controlled trial to assess whether sodium reduction, achieved through salt substitution, prevents stroke.
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, CHINA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $1,907,377
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis Australian-first study will assess the benefits of a culturally'sensitive school-based alcohol and drug prevention program, developed for and in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high'school students. It will provide evidence critical for improving wellbeing among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, by assessing whether implementation of a computerised, story-based program reduces use of alcohol and other drugs compared to standard drug education.
ActivityGNT1163416 | Strong and Deadly Futures: A cluster randomised controlled trial of a computerised school-based alcohol and drug prevention program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $588,874
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe drug Azacitidine (AZA) is the best available treatment for patients with the blood cancer Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). However, more than half of the treated patients will never respond to treatment. Furthermore, a significant fraction of the patients will eventually relapse, highlighting a need to develop more effective and durable therapies. Here, we will investigate molecular mechanisms within MDS cells affected by AZA, as a means to develop new treatment options for MDS.
ActivityGNT1163815 | Beyond Azacitidine: Investigating new therapeutic targets for the treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $605,788
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeHIV carries its genes inside a protective shell called the capsid. Once it has invaded a human cell, the capsid must release the viral DNA at just the right time and place so that the genes can be replicated and new virus made. If this release goes wrong, then HIV cannot infect and the host cell disposes of the virus. If we understand the signals that trigger DNA release, we will have a new angle for targeting HIV and stopping infection.
ActivityGNT1158338 | Control of HIV Capsid Uncoating
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $564,999
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeNon-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects more than 5 million Australians and is an unmet medical need with no approved therapies. It is of vital importance to target NAFLD early before it progresses to cirrhosis, liver cancer, or liver failure. This project aims to reverse NAFLD progression by targeting enzymes involved in liver fat synthesis. The outcomes of this research will guide future drug development.
ActivityGNT1163903 | The role of acetyl-CoA carboxylase enzymes in fatty liver disease and cancer
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $1,025,422
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeCurrent overseas evidence indicates an increased risk of cancer in women and children after medically assisted reproduction (MAR), including in vitro fertilisation (IVF). We will examine the evidence for 690,000 Australian women and 220,000 children exposed to MAR. We will link existing health records for mothers and babies collected over a 24 year period. We will then combine this data with UK and Nordic data to inform future international infertility policy and clinical practice.
ActivityGNT1164852 | Cancer risk in women and children after medically assisted reproduction
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, NORWAY, UNITED KINGDOM
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $1,764,855
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeLong-term quit rates via existing behavioural and pharmacological approaches remain low. New, cost-effective, and evidence-based treatments with better reach and higher uptake are needed. This trial will demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of tailored text messaging compared with standard Quitline telephone counselling. The findings will have direct health care system implications and text messaging, if effective can be up'scaled nationally and implemented abroad to save millions of lives.
ActivityGNT1162583 | A non-inferiority trial of Tailored Text Messaging versus Quitline for smoking cessation among low-socioeconomic status smokers
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $324,452
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeWorldwide, social media is a popular vehicle for communication. This study proposes that social media data, that which is generated naturally and in the daily course of people's lives, can be used to identify individuals who are at risk of depression. This study will correlate individuals- social media data with their depression levels to identify the social media -markers- of depression. This has the potential to significantly improve our ability to identify and treat those with depression.
ActivityGNT1165233 | Using social media data to identify markers of depression risk among individuals: A longitudinal cohort study
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $527,836
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeDeficits in the cognitive control of action are observed in a number of neurodegenerative and psychiatric conditions. We have found evidence of a novel neuronal mechanism in the striatum that mediates a key memory process associated with cognitive control that we will explore using manipulations of the striatum and of its afferents in the amygdala and midline thalamus and that, if successful, we provide novel targets for treatment of what is currently a much neglected condition.
ActivityGNT1166008 | A novel G-Protein Coupled Receptor-based memory process mediating the cognitive control of action.
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $397,754
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeProjections indicate that the number of persons aged over 60 is estimated to triple by 2050, giving rise to concerns about the fiscal sustainability of pension and health systems. The present proposal will elucidate the neural mechanisms of age-related decline in purpose-driven behaviours and will validate strategies to restore motivational capacity in aged individuals. Ultimately, these treatments should help our elderly population to remain active and to live without much intervention.
ActivityGNT1165990 | Enhancing motivational capacity in the aged by restoring nuclear signalling in the striatum
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $6,458,052
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis year 10 million people will develop tuberculosis (TB) and two million people will die from the disease. WHO have set ambitious targets to END TB by the 2035 but these will not be achieved by current approaches. We propose to test a new strategy, -universal test and treat- for TB infection, in a randomised controlled trial to be conducted in a remote rural province of Vietnam. If successful and scaled up, this new strategy could lead to the elimination of TB as a public health problem.
ActivityGNT1165636 | Ending Tuberculosis. A cluster RCT of community-wide universal testing and treatment for latent TB infection in high prevalence settings
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, VIET NAM
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $794,583
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeMaternal obesity is linked to childhood obesity and adverse outcomes, including increased mental illness. The western diet induces marked changes in the composition of gut bacteria in animals and humans, and these changes affect the brain. Identifying the mechanisms by which maternal consumption of a western diet affects brain function and finding the key underlying processes, are essential steps to enable testing of novel interventions in humans.
ActivityGNT1161418 | Ameliorating the impact of an obesogenic maternal diet on the mental health of offspring
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $756,560
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposePolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most frequent female reproductive disorder with likely transmission of health risks down generations. The origins of PCOS are unknown so there is no cure and current treatment manages symptoms only. Combining our androgen resistant and PCOS mouse models and targeted therapeutic approaches, we will identify new androgenic pathways underpinning PCOS, so that new mechanism-based treatments may for the first time be attempted.
ActivityGNT1158540 | The pursuit to develop mechanism-based interventions for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $2,309,382
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeComplex Regional Pain Syndrome is the most distressing and disabling of all chronic pain conditions, 75 percent report suicidal thoughts. No treatment is supported by high quality evidence meaning that people with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome often seek unproven and dangerous interventions. We have conducted a series of pilot studies on the two most promising interventions for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. We are now ready to combine them in a randomised controlled trial.
ActivityGNT1163149 | MEMOIR: A multi-national randomised factorial placebo-controlled trial with embedded mechanism evaluation of memantine and graded motor imagery for complex regional pain syndrome
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, SA, Overseas AUSTRALIA, GERMANY, UNITED KINGDOM
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $863,510
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeUnderstanding the mechanism behind circulation failure in patients with life threatening infections may allow the development of new therapies which will result in improved patient-centred outcomes.
ActivityGNT1162182 | Vascular responsiveness in septic shock
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $537,836
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeDysexecutive syndrome is a pernicious disorder of planning and action control induced by a variety of conditions affecting brain function. Prior research has focused on correcting frontal lobe function however recent research suggests that the critical deficit lies in a cortical'subcortical circuit linking prefrontal cortex with the dorsal striatum. This project with investigate the structure and function of this circuit at a cellular and systems level to provide new targets for treatment.
ActivityGNT1165346 | The prefronto-striatal circuit and disorders of action control
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $933,605
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis study will use medical imaging technologies to study muscle growth in typically developing children and in children with cerebral palsy who have impaired muscle growth.
ActivityGNT1156394 | Muscle growth and muscle contracture in cerebral palsy
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $927,520
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeInflammation in the central nervous system has been implicated in neuropathic pain, a debilitating chronic condition that imposes a huge economic and social burden. This project will investigate the effects of immunotherapeutic approaches, using spinal delivery of regulatory T cells and their novel anti-inflammatory mediator interleukin-35, on the molecular signature of CNS immune cells and on the profile of immune responses in CNS boundaries.
ActivityGNT1162060 | Targets and mechanisms in reducing neuropathic pain through immunomodulatory treatments
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, UNITED STATES
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $3,401,794
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeCOPD is a longterm, disabling lung disease due to narrowing of the air passages induced by smoke, dusts and fumes. Globally it is the third leading cause of death and 30 percent deaths are cardiac. New large data sets inform us that beta-blocker (BB) drugs are safe and highly effective but they are rarely prescribed due to fear of side effects. We will test BB against a placebo over 2 years to demonstrate safety and effectiveness in reducing deaths and severe heart and lung related events.
ActivityGNT1163143 | Preventing Adverse Cardiac Events (PACE) in COPD
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, VIC, WA, Overseas AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $560,394
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe genetic disorders --thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia are caused by mutations in the adult globin gene. Fortunately, humans have a second globin gene, the foetal --globin gene, which is expressed in utero but turned off after birth. Re-activating expression of this foetal globin gene can alleviate the symptoms of --thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia. We are using cutting edge gene editing technology to explore strategies for boosting foetal globin expression in affected individuals.
ActivityGNT1164920 | Silencing silencers to boost foetal globin production and treat --haemoglobinopathies
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, UNITED STATES
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $1,893,466
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeIn humans, some 30 percent of pregnancies are lost before term and 3-6 percent of babies are born with malformation. These birth defects are a leading cause of infant mortality and are more prevalent than most chronic diseases of childhood. Recently we discovered an important cause of complex birth defects where the affected individuals had cardiac, vertebral and renal defects, among others. We are conducting research in mice to determine if our findings are likely to apply to the wider community.
ActivityGNT1162878 | Identifying genetic and environmental factors that cause NAD deficiency and disrupt embryogenesis
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $554,537
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeWe will use linked hospital admission, Medicare and mortality data for more than 4.5 million Australian patients who had common surgical procedures to find out whether outcomes are worse for patients who are readmitted to a different hospital from where their surgery was done. Our findings will have important policy implications, identifying potential adverse impacts of centralisation of surgical services and of incentives to use public rather than private hospitals.
ActivityGNT1162833 | Post-surgery care fragmentation: impacts and implications
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $918,549
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeOlder drivers have relatively high crash rates and are increasing in number. We aim to evaluate the relative effectiveness and cost-efficiency of interventions for older drivers. A randomized controlled trial comparing driving lessons, personalized feedback on driving skill, and a group-based road-rules refresher course will be conducted. If effective, interventions will improve driving safety, reduce costs associated with crashes, and maintain social participation.
ActivityGNT1156940 | Driving Longer and Better: Evidence-based interventions for older drivers
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, QLD, Overseas AUSTRALIA, CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $2,616,499
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeSevere depression is devastating for those affected and is often accompanied by a significant risk of suicide. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the most effective acute treatment for severe depression. Though highly effective, the use of ECT is limited by cognitive, particularly memory, side effects. This randomised controlled trial will assess FEAST, a new form of ECT, vs conventional ECT. We expect FEAST will have the high efficacy of ECT, but much less effects on memory and thinking.
ActivityGNT1159769 | A randomised controlled trial of Focal Electrically Administered Seizure Therapy (FEAST) in patients with severe depression
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, VIC, Overseas AUSTRALIA, UNITED STATES
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $746,997
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Boosting Dementia Research Grants
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeOver 3 years, we will develop and validate a Self-management and HeAlth Promotion intervention for people with mild dementia, combined with E-learning resources for carers (SHAPE). The study will involve collaboration with research partners in Norway, the UK, Austria and Slovenia, as well as dementia advocates, carers and service users. The SHAPE intervention will be compared to treatment as usual on a number of important outcomes including mental and physical health, and carer stress.
ActivityGNT1169195 | Self-management and HeAlth Promotion in early-stage dementia with E-learning for carers - A randomised controlled trial
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $742,041
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Boosting Dementia Research Grants
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposePeople with dementia and their care partners are often dissatisfied with the process of diagnosis, communication and recommendations after diagnosis. We aim to design with people with dementia, their care partners and clinicians recommendations and campaigns for all concerned on how to improve the diagnostic process and post-diagnostic care in Europe, Canada and Australia. We will evaluate the effectiveness with a view to wider distribution globally.
ActivityGNT1169452 | CO-desiGning demeNtia dIagnoSis ANd post-diagnostic CarE (Cognisance)
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $724,254
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Boosting Dementia Research Grants
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeSocial health is linked to dementia. Poor social health has been shown to be a risk factor, and good social health to be protective. However, as people decline cognitively their ability to maintain socialisation and good social health declines. We will tease apart these two different trends by examining data from almost 150,000 persons from 40 studies globally. This will inform about modifiable pathways and targets for preventive interventions at both the population and individual level.
ActivityGNT1169489 | Social Health And REserve in the Dementia patient journey (SHARED)
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $3,322,422
Address Sydney 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Targeted Research
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe current project engages with partner Aboriginal communities and organisations in NSW to: (1) investigate the underlying causes of dementia in Aboriginal Australians, along with the prominent life course social and biomedical risk factors for dementia; (2) translate these findings into implementation of a healthy ageing program that has been co-developed with older Aboriginal people, and (3) identify priorities and strategies for future dementia prevention in young Aboriginal people.
ActivityGNT1151851 | Our MOB (Mind Our Brain): Dementia prevention across the life course with Aboriginal Australians
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Mar 201805 Jun 201801 Jun 201831 May 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $22,000
Address Kensington 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Foreign Affairs and Trade
Agency Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Program Public Diplomacy including IRGP grants
Component Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP)
CategoryPublic Diplomacy Open Competitive
PurposeWelcoming over 1.5 million local and international visitors over 40 days, BMAB will be co-curated with the organising committee of the internationally acclaimed UNSW Art & Design. The project will foster cultural exchange, strengthen institutional networks and promote Australia as a key destination for art education, innovation and investment.
ActivityA showcase of the most innovative new and established Australian artists working in sound, video, code and biotech at Beijing Media Arts Biennale (BMAB) 2018.
Delivery Area Overseas CHINA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Jun 201820 Aug 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2019 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $50,000
Address SYDNEY 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme ' Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2020 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
24 Oct 201913 Jan 202010 Jan 202019 Aug 2020 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $12,003,000
Address SYDNEY 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Preventive Health and Chronic Disease Support
Component Research Centres - ATODB
CategoryAddiction and Substance Abuse Closed Non-Competitive
PurposeResearch Centres - ATODB
ActivityResearch Centres - ATODB
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
22 Mar 201912 Jul 201927 Jun 201930 Jun 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $50,000
Address SYDNEY 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2070 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
21 Nov 201803 Dec 201828 Nov 201803 May 2019 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $119,660
Address Kensington 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency Cancer Australia
Program Cancer Australia
Component Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative
CategoryCancer Open Competitive
PurposeCo-designing patient engagement strategies to enhance safety in cancer services for culturally and linguistically diverse patients.
ActivityCo-designing patient engagement strategies to enhance safety in cancer services for culturally and linguistically diverse patients.
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
21 May 201928 May 201921 May 201930 May 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $200,000
Address UNSW SYDNEY 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Mental Health
Component Promotion/Prevention Program Support
CategoryMental Health
PurposeSupport the implementation of the initiative for state and territory governments to establish early psychosis youth centres using the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre model.
ActivityEarly Psychosis Youth Centres Implementation
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
21 Feb 201916 Apr 201901 Apr 201916 Dec 2019 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Kingsford Smith  $49,297
Address SYDNEY 2052 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 57195873179
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2015 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Jul 201828 Aug 201823 Aug 201824 Mar 2019 2018-19