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Grants, Ministers and Portfolios in this data relate to the period prior to the 30 March resuffle. If my work receives adequate funding, grants awarded after that period will be added after those decisions are made & as time permits. Ministry & Portfolio names will be updated at that time.



Agency Since Jan 2018 Grants
1 Health $116,759,325 81
2 Education and Training $73,623,563 94
3 Environment and Energy $4,800,380 2
4 Industry, Innovation and Science $1,628,129 35
5 Social Services $964,577 2
6 Agriculture Water and the Environment $751,982 1
7 Industry, Science, Energy and Resources $635,979 12
8 Prime Minister and Cabinet $282,000 1
9 Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Comms $192,528 1
10 Foreign Affairs and Trade $37,941 2
11 Employment $3,500 1


Agency Since Jan 2018 Grants
1 Australian Research Council $71,849,354 90
2 National Health and Medical Research Council $64,932,532 66
3 Department of Health $51,226,793 14
4 Department of the Environment and Energy $4,800,380 2
5 Department of Education and Training $1,774,209 4
6 Department of Industry, Innovation and Science $1,628,129 35
7 Department of Social Services $964,577 2
8 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment $751,982 1
9 Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources $635,979 12
10 Cancer Australia $600,000 1
11 Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet $282,000 1
12 Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications $192,528 1
13 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade $37,941 2
14 Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business $3,500 1


Program Since Jan 2018 Grants
1 HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH $64,932,532 66
2 ARC LINKAGE PROJECT $42,743,070 17
3 HEALTH WORKFORCE $31,942,967 1
4 ARC DISCOVERY $29,106,284 73
5 POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS $18,536,705 11
6 MANAGEMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTES, SUBSTANCES AND POLLUTANTS $4,734,000 1
7 HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT $1,774,209 4
8 GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY $1,584,315 34
9 FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES $964,577 2
10 SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES $751,982 1
11 ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH $658,900 1
12 IMPROVED CANCER CONTROL $600,000 1
13 GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS $589,793 12
14 JOBS LAND AND ECONOMY $282,000 1
15 ROAD SAFETY $192,528 1
16 SUPPORTING SCIENCE AND COMMERCIALISATION $90,000 1
17 PREVENTIVE AND CHRONIC DISEASE SUPPORT $88,221 1
18 ANTARCTICA SCIENCE, POLICY AND PRESENCE $66,380 1
19 PUBLIC DIPLOMACY $37,941 2
20 BUILDING SKILLS AND CAPABILITY $3,500 1



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This research program will reduce the 25 year gap between research about treatments for mental and substance use disorders and the implementation of these treatments into clinical care. New treatments will be developed, driven by the needs of the key stakeholders in policy, industry, service provision, and lived experience. This will provide new knowledge about how to manage mental health and substance use problems.
Approved 20 Apr 2020
Published 31 Aug 2020 $2,090,576
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Chronic disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. Research has identified a number of interventions to prevent chronic disease. However, most of these are impractical, difficult to implement and so have little impact in improving community health. In this research program I will generate evidence that is relevant for policy makers and practitioners, identifying effective interventions that can feasibly be delivered, and effective approaches to implement them in community settings.
Approved 20 Apr 2020
Published 31 Aug 2020 $2,738,220
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Aboriginal children experience the highest rates of chronic ear disease in the world, with access to specialist ENT care limited by cultural issues as well as long travel distances, if they live in rural areas. This results in children developing hearing loss that could have been prevented with early childhood ENT treatment. This Indigenous led telehealth research, based in NSW, will create an efficient, culturally appropriate hearing health care model for all Indigenous Australians.
Approved 20 Apr 2020
Published 31 Aug 2020 $1,123,450
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 13 Sep 2019
Published 30 Sep 2019 $43,894
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 06 Sep 2019
Published 30 Sep 2019 $50,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 11 Sep 2019
Published 30 Sep 2019 $50,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 13 Mar 2020
Published 30 Mar 2020 $48,114
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose People with a mental health condition have a higher prevalence of key modifiable risk factors such as poor nutrition and inadequate physical activity, resulting in an inequitable burden of chronic disease. This research will support people with a mental health condition to engage in healthy behaviours by implementing practice change in community mental health services across 3 health districts in NSW. This will lead to improved health outcomes for people with a mental health condition
Approved 27 May 2020
Published 30 Jul 2020 $1,365,093
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose Cyanobacterial blooms in wastewater treatment plants impact on effluent quality and the utility of recycled water, posing a significant risk to the economy, the environment and public health. To understand the causes of cyanobacterial blooms in pond-based wastewater treatment plants and the risk they pose, this project will use the latest molecular techniques to examine how the microbial communities within these systems interact with each other and their surrounding environment to form blooms and produce toxins and other harmful metabolites. Such knowledge will inform risk assessment and provide strategies for the mitigation of future bloom events, improving the security of our increasingly valuable recycled water resources.
Approved 17 Feb 2019
Published 30 Apr 2019 $456,527
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 17 Aug 2020
Published 29 Sep 2020 $45,594
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 17 Apr 2018
Published 29 May 2018 $49,713
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose We will undertake a clinical trial aimed at improving the quality of life for stroke survivors by targeting and treating fatigue. Post stroke fatigue has been rated as the number one unmet medical need of stroke survivors. We have previously had significant success in a phase 2 trial of modafinil to treat post stroke fatigue, and we now seek to perform a similar trial on a larger, international cohort in order to change clinical practice.
Approved 25 May 2020
Published 29 Jun 2020 $1,006,075
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 18 Dec 2020
Published 29 Jan 2021 $50,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose Governments invest considerable resources in implementing diet, physical activity and obesity prevention initiatives in education settings. However, unless they are sustained, the public health benefits of such investments are reduced. Over the next 5 years my research program will address key impediments to sustainability research by producing evidence on the determinants of, and effective strategies for, sustaining these interventions in educational settings.
Approved 21 Apr 2020
Published 28 Sep 2020 $1,562,250
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose Asthma is common in pregnancy, and asthma attacks are associated with poor outcomes for the offspring. We developed a novel management strategy which halves asthma attacks in pregnancy and reduces bronchiolitis and asthma in children. This grant will test the implementation of this strategy into routine antenatal care, and determine the health and developmental benefits for offspring, to provide evidence to improve clinical practice in the area of asthma management in pregnancy.
Approved 21 Apr 2020
Published 28 Sep 2020 $1,562,250
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 02 Oct 2019
Published 28 Oct 2019 $49,966
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Chronic diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally and in Australia. While we know of ways to prevent chronic disease, these are often not adopted by services responsible for chronic disease prevention in the community. This CRE will bring together renowned researchers, policy makers and stakeholders, who will work together to develop knowledge, resources and strategies to help community services deliver the chronic disease prevention programs that we know work.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 28 Aug 2018 $2,497,648
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This research aims to explore non-pharmacological strategies for smoking cessation to support Aboriginal mothers quit smoking during pregnancy. Through an analysis of current evidence for non-pharmacotherapy strategies to smoking cessation and engaging with Aboriginal women and communities using Indigenous research methodologies, this research will unite Aboriginal knowledges, wisdom and expertise with scientific knowledge validated through a cluster trial in Aboriginal Medical Services.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 28 Aug 2018 $338,192
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that afflicts 2.5 million Australians and poses a significant burden on the healthcare system. Environmental triggers of asthma induce airway destructive inflammation, which is orchestrated through epithelial cells. Investigations are aimed at understanding how a new type of airway epithelial cell and a novel metabolite regulate inflammation and disease and can be therapeutically targeted to reduce the severity of asthma.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 28 Aug 2018 $437,036
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Maintaining social connections as an individual ages is important to mental health. Older Australians living in rural areas are particularly at risk of social isolation, which may increase their likelihood of experiencing depression. The aim of this study is to develop and test the effectiveness of an online community in reducing depression among older Australians living in regional and rural adults. If effective, this study will provide a useful platform to combat social isolation.
Approved 05 Dec 2017
Published 28 Aug 2018 $503,180
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 16 Oct 2020
Published 27 Nov 2020 $49,418
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to create a research capacity for direct printing of femtolitre volumes of functional liquids onto devices and surfaces. This project expects to enable the development of new sensing and electronic devices that require a novel fabrication step with delicate materials that cannot be deposited using existing processes. Expected outcomes include new chemical and biological sensors created through collaborative research between the partner institutions and researchers. The benefits of this project should include the creation of a new rapid prototyping facility for Australian researchers, and the application of these capabilities for the development of new low-cost sensors for environmental gas sensing and glucose monitoring.
Approved 20 Jan 2021
Published 27 Jan 2021 $183,437
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 24 Oct 2019
Published 26 Nov 2019 $50,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 24 Oct 2018
Published 26 Nov 2018 $49,844
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose Chronic disease are responsible for 90 percent of deaths in Australia. Years of research has produced a range of policies and programs which could prevent the onset of chronic diseases. However, too few of these programs are ever scaled up to reach the communities they were intended for. Targeting children and families, my research aims to advance the evidence of how to effectively scale up policies and programs within the school setting so they can prevent the onset of chronic disease.
Approved 21 Apr 2020
Published 26 May 2020 $1,562,250
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 08 Mar 2019
Published 26 Mar 2019 $50,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 07 Jan 2019
Published 26 Feb 2019 $50,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
Purpose Volunteer Grants provide grants between $1,000 and $5,000 for purchases of small equipment or training to community organisations, which rely on volunteers to run their services.
Approved 13 May 2020
Published 25 Jun 2020 $4,980
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 05 Jun 2020
Published 25 Jun 2020 $49,368
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT
Purpose This grant is to assist universities with the cost of systems changes associated with implementing the Government's tranparency in higher education expenditure data collection
Approved 12 Feb 2018
Published 25 Jun 2018 $25,000
NEW ENGLAND SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose Comminution is a key operation in mineral processing that utilises grinding mills to reduce the size of ore for further mineral enrichment processing. The aim of this project is to provide a step change improvement in the operational efficiency and service life of grinding mills through the development of advanced numerical models to simulate the grinding mill process. The outcome will be a hierarchical deep learning program to select optimal model parameters from which computational algorithms will optimise grinding mill geometries. This research project will deliver substantial improvements to equipment used to process our most valuable exports and result in immediate industry impact.
Approved 21 Feb 2020
Published 25 Feb 2020 $545,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 21 Aug 2020
Published 24 Sep 2020 $48,687
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose Previously the major means of dealing with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is by adsorption, to collect and remove PFAS from contaminated sites. However, PFAS still exist, non-degraded and waiting for destruction. Targeting slurry waste from current remediation / adsorption plants, this project aims to efficiently degrade PFAS by combining electrochemical oxidation with sono-chemistry to enhance degradation capacity, to accelerate PFAS desorption / transportation from slurry waste, to avoid electrode fouling and to detoxify PFAS. The expected outcome of this project is to clean up contaminated sites, including PFAS / precursors and other persistent organic pollutants, leading to significant environmental benefits.
Approved 18 Sep 2019
Published 24 Sep 2019 $589,007
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project is concerned with the development and advancement of the PFAS Harvester: a novel poly-generation thermal process for combined destruction and resource recovery from PFAS contaminated media. The proposed research seeks to determine the fundamental science underpinning the creation of the PFAS Harvester and identify operating conditions necessary to support its commercial rollout. The project will pay a special attention to field testing of a pilot-scale prototype of the technology using PFAS concentrates generated at an active remediation site. The project is expected to deliver the scientific building blocks necessary for development of the Harvester; representing a vital step towards an end-to-end PFAS remediation solution.
Approved 18 Sep 2019
Published 24 Sep 2019 $820,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 24 Jan 2019
Published 24 Jan 2020 $55,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Acute myeloid leukaemia and diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas are responsible for 20 percent of all cancer related deaths in Australian children. Although vastly different diseases, the protein machinery used by these cancers for their growth and survival can be identified using the same protein sequencing technologies. Revealing the proteins responsible for the survival of these cancers will allow for targeted treatments to be designed to reduce the disease burden of these deadly cancers.
Approved 01 Aug 2019
Published 23 Sep 2019 $627,250
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Dietary intake is a leading risk factor for morbidity making it very timely to consider the dietary behaviours of individuals. The current food environment with unlimited food availability, constant food cues and food marketing make individuals feel hungry and consume food even when they are not. This program of research focuses on the investigation of compulsive overeating behaviours and trialing of novel interventions for weight management to improve mental health outcomes.
Approved 01 Aug 2019
Published 23 Sep 2019 $1,554,485
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Unexplained gut symptoms affect one third of Australians. Identification and management is suboptimal, as diagnosis and treatment focuses purely on symptoms, not underlying causes. My research work has detected immune and microbial involvement in these gut disorders which may also impact the brain and other organs. This research program will create a bio-resource to characterise subgroups with unexplained gut symptoms, develop and test new diagnostic tools, and test novel treatments.
Approved 01 Aug 2019
Published 23 Sep 2019 $3,000,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Compared to normal cells, cancer cells utilise a different mixture of fuels to sustain high rates of growth. Thus a better understanding of cancer cell adaption to cellular stress will uncover vulnerabilities that can be exploited in the clinic. We have discovered a molecular mechanism that control cancer cell glucose metabolism and drug resistance. As this mechanism is present in diverse cancer types, we anticipate broad significance of our work.
Approved 01 Aug 2019
Published 23 Sep 2019 $1,399,340
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Musculoskeletal conditions including back pain and osteoarthritis are disabling and common health problems for adults and adolescents. While these conditions have close links with other chronic diseases and chronic disease risks factors, the care for each is often fragmented. This research will test new ways of optimising care across health systems to integrate better management of musculoskeletal conditions and associated chronic disease risks.
Approved 01 Aug 2019
Published 23 Sep 2019 $1,515,540
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) affect more than 1 in 3 Australians and are a major social and economic burden. Identification and management of FGID is suboptimal with diagnosis and treatment focused purely on patient's symptoms and not the underlying cause. Our recent work has detected subtle immune and microbiome involvement in FGID and our CRE will create a bio-repository to characterise these factors, leading to improved diagnosis and management approaches for these patients.
Approved 01 Aug 2019
Published 23 Sep 2019 $2,484,034
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project will improve understanding of the gradual deterioration of ships and maritime structures subject to metal corrosion, fatigue and extreme sea-state conditions. Increasingly such understanding is necessary for optimal asset management decisions. These include the potential economic, personnel and other risks involved for ship owners and operators, including the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The project will use numerical simulation. It will tackle the Fluid-Structure Interaction problem of ships in waves by integrating Finite Element structural response analysis with cutting-edge Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics methods. The outcomes will provide new insight into remaining asset life and for exploring optimal maintenance strategies
Approved 19 Jun 2020
Published 23 Jun 2020 $672,447
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose Health and medical research
Approved 19 Jul 2019
Published 22 Oct 2019 $4,110,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 26 Nov 2019
Published 21 Feb 2020 $50,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to establish a cutting edge adaptive electrical capacitance volume tomography facility for real-time metering / imaging of multi-phase flows. Optimisation of these flows which are encountered in many industries, is paramount in today's carbon-constrained global economy. This project expects to generate the new knowledge necessary for such optimisations. Expected outcomes include enhanced national capability for characterisation of multi-phase flows in real-time under both ambient and high temperatures. This should benefit and greatly facilitate the commercial rollout of novel technologies in industrial sectors as diverse as mineral processing, clean energy, fuels/chemicals, oil/gas, food and environmental remediation.
Approved 12 Feb 2020
Published 21 Feb 2020 $760,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose Genomics has led to the discovery of both the fine and gross characteristics of specific microbial physiologies. This project aims to take the genetic diversity inherent in microbial systems and exploit it for biotechnology applications, using the cutting-edge facilities available for synthetic biology. The acquisition of a long-read sequencing platform, droplet digital PCR machine, pulsed-field electrophoresis apparatus, DNA library system and small scale bioreactor will address the limitations of short-read sequencing, large fragment cloning and gene expression technologies, currently creating bottlenecks for synthetic biologists.
Approved 12 Feb 2020
Published 21 Feb 2020 $400,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 11 Jan 2018
Published 21 Feb 2018 $52,500
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Ethical, high quality research is needed to reduce the health gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. Currently, there is no critical analysis of the uptake of ethical guidelines. This study will investigate the experiences of Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal health researchers at a national level. Collected data will inform a nationally endorsed set of practical recommendations to guide future Aboriginal health research.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $1,015,166
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Stroke survivors are at risk of dementia. Blood brain barrier damage after stroke may allow drugs in the bloodstream, which can be toxic to brain cells, to enter the brain. Clopidogrel, a drug commonly used after stroke, blocks a receptor essential for brain repair. After stroke, clopidogrel may access the brain and compromise repair processes, increasing the risk of dementia. We will link use of clopidogrel to the risk of dementia after stroke, using national Swedish health registry data.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $446,302
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Functional dyspepsia, characterised by troublesome pain in the upper abdomen, or an inability to finish a regular sized meal, is common, affecting up to 15 percent of Australians. There are no effective treatments. This project will evaluate the role of diet, in particular wheat, as a driver of the subtle inflammation and disturbances in the microbiome seen in the small intestine of functional dyspepsia patients, and test whether a gluten or wheat free diet is an effective treatment option.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $1,997,150
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose In this study we explore the brain-ability-behaviour relationships that can explain causes of the severe mental illness, schizophrenia. Changes in the brain in schizophrenia affect how people perceive the world around them. Perception relies on our ability to use information in memory to shape what we perceive. We will study brain activity and task abilities that help us to understand where why and how this process becomes disrupted in the brain in persons with schizophrenia.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $344,824
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Preterm birth leads to the early loss of the nurturing uterine environment which supports key developmental processes. This results in behavioural disorders later in life including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and anxiety. Preterm birth leads to loss of support for the maturation of oligodendrocyte cells and myelination which contributes to these disorders. This work will delineate therapies for preterm neonates that restore myelination and improve long-term behavioural outcomes.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $799,883
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Airway remodelling in asthma is associated with poor clinical outcomes and is not prevented by current treatments. We have found endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) and associated unfolded protein response (UPR), a crucial process involve in cellular protein folding, play a key role in airway remodelling in asthma. This study will investigate whether inhibition of ERS prevents goblet cell metaplasia, mucus hypersecretion and fibrosis and can be used as a therapeutic strategy for severe asthma.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $789,475
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose The Australian bushfire season of 2019/2020 was unprecedented in terms of length and intensity, and a question of significant importance to public health for the community is whether exposure to bushfire smoke has long term impacts on children whose mothers were pregnant at the time. This grant investigates a potential mechanism called epigenetics (which changes the way genes are expressed in response to environmental conditions), in newborns whose mothers were exposed to bushfire smoke.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $1,707,578
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Compared to normal cells, cancer cells utilise a different mixture of fuels to sustain high rates of growth. Thus a better understanding of cancer metabolism will uncover vulnerabilities that can be exploited in the clinic. We have discovered a molecular mechanism that coordinates two key metabolic processes essential for cancer cell survival. Our project involves colon cancer but because this mechanism is present in many other cancer types we anticipate broad significance of our work.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $702,521
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Premature birth is a major and growing health problem and can lead to serious behavioural and cognitive disorders in later life. Even moderately prematurely born children are at increased risk of developing these disorders. We propose that premature loss of support from growth promoting steroid hormones from the placenta lead to suboptimal development. This project will examine the effectiveness of replacing these hormones in prematurely born neonates for improving outcomes in childhood.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $892,047
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This project will explore the application of novel therapeutic strategies to mitigate the growing health burden of male infertility and in doing so, answer the long-standing call for evidence based medicine in andrological practice.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $572,394
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Male development, fertility, and lifelong health are fundamentally supported by testicular androgens. For decades we believed we fully understood how androgens are produced, however recent research has identified a second 'backdoor' pathway playing a key role in male development. We will selectively block either (or both) pathways in mice to determine how each promotes correct male development and function. The unique knowledge gained will underpin efforts to support lifelong male health.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $507,127
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This study will test whether vaporised nicotine products (VNPs) help people with drug and alcohol issues to quit smoking.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $1,833,513
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Mood disorders are a socially debilitating group of diseases including anxiety and depression, together constituting the most common mental health conditions suffered by Australians. We have identified a novel brain circuit that links emotional stress with mood disorders. This application seeks to now understand how best to manipulate this circuit to stabilise mood disorders such as depression, social withdrawal and anxiety.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $751,653
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Asthma exacerbations are triggered by infections or allergens and are often poorly responsive to therapy. The specific factors inducing episodes remain largely unknown but are linked to activation of innate immunity. We found that the cytokine IL-36 is linked to activation and expansion of innate lymphoid cells, which may regulate exacerbations. Our studies will further define involvement of these cells in the mechanism underlying exacerbation providing novel insights into new treatments.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $1,266,560
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This team has spent over 20 years developing specific dynamin inhibitors, and have now identified a single novel class of dynamin inhibitors that will be rapidly developed as the primary chemical series for combination therapy with cetuximab. In this project, we propose to advance our many years of work to develop this series of dynamin inhibitors to a pre-clinical lead candidate suitable for clinical development.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $1,493,752
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Emphysema is a major cause of illness and death and there are no good treatments. It is caused by smoking that induces lung inflammation and disease. Cellular respiration can become defective causing oxidative stress and inflammation and we think that these may drive emphysema. We have developed new treatments that restore cell respiration and stop oxidative stress. We will assess altered respiration and oxidative stress in emphysema and stop and/or reverse these changes with our new therapies.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $886,504
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Mobile phones have become an integral part of our lives. They rely on radiofrequency electromagnetic energy to communicate information. Despite the ever-growing exposure of our population to this form of energy, the potential effects on biological systems have not been resolved and are currently under active debate. Here, we shall exploit the unique properties of the sperm cell as a powerful model with which to improve our understanding of the effects of RF-EME on biology.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $425,394
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Impaired lung growth that results from respiratory infections in early life negatively impacts on respiratory health and may lead to the development of asthma and emphysema. The identification and exploitation of the factors that promote normal healthy lung development may lead to new strategies to prevent and treat respiratory diseases. We have identified a new type of cell that we think are critical for lung development. This may have substantial health and economic benefits in the future.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $501,022
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Kidney disease is a major contributor to the life expectancy disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Using non-invasive methods, this study will assess the impact of maternal kidney size, diabetes, alcohol, nutrition and smoking on a baby's kidney growth.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $1,552,842
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Preeclampsia affects 3-5 percent of all pregnancies and is associated with significant maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. The pathophysiology of preeclampsia can be attributed to inadequate development of the placenta. This proposal builds on our recent data to investigate the role of the multi-functional membrane bound and soluble prorenin receptor (s(P)RR), in placentation, and the functional significance of the high levels of s(P)RR in the maternal circulation in women with preeclampsia.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $578,528
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Progesterone is currently a leading therapy for preventing preterm birth. Unfortunately, many women are insensitive to the relaxatory effects of progesterone. We discovered a dual-action agent that (1) maintains uterine progesterone receptor expression in a state that is consistent with progesterone sensitivity, and (2) directly inhibits uterine contractions. This agent has potential to increase the percentage of women that respond to progesterone, while exerting 'dual action' as a tocolytic.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $461,473
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose My research aims to develop a better understanding of the physiological processes of poisoning and envenoming in patients and undertake studies to determine the effectiveness of antidotes and antivenoms in treatment of these conditions. Ongoing major areas of research include observational and interventional studies in envenomed patients in Australia and Sri-Lanka and multicentre research into the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs in overdose.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 21 Aug 2018 $792,275
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate the final stage of doctoral examination across institutions in Australia, with particular emphasis on examiner feedback, candidate engagement with feedback, and the decision processes involved. This project expects to generate new knowledge in the least visible yet critical end stage of the doctoral examination process and its impact on thesis quality and candidate development. The expected outcomes will inform future examination models and contribute new knowledge on the role of feedback in doctoral examination, and assessment practices more generally.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $163,460
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project has three key aims. First, to test and contrast two empirical models of successful ageing. Secondly, to compare these empirical models with womens own perspectives of their ageing gained from prospective qualitative data. Thirdly, provide insights into womens experience of very old age through interviews with women in their 90s. In addition to interview data, the project will analyse data from the 1921-26 and 1946-51 cohorts of the Australian longitudinal study on womens health. The expected outcomes will provide significant benefits, such as projecting potential health trajectories as women enter their later years.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $236,310
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to improve sugar production and electricity cogeneration capabilities in the sugar industry by utilising novel control ideas for boiler units. In the sugar industry, sugarcane residue is used as biofuel for boiler units. Boilers use steam to crystallise sugar and generate electricity. However, variable steam demand and poor fuel consistency severely hinder production. The project aims to improve safe operation of boilers, reduce downtime, and maximise electricity generated to the grid. This will provide significant benefits to sugar manufacturing and, more broadly, biofuel energy generation in Australia.
Approved 05 Feb 2018
Published 20 Feb 2018 $240,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to solve an intractable problem in froth flotation. Bubbles will be replaced by permeable, hydrophobic media, minimising the viscous hydrodynamic resistance that limits ultrafine particle recovery. The project expects to generate new knowledge relating the efficacy of the novel media to its underlying physical structure, composition, geometry, and interfacial structure. Expected outcomes include a framework for developing alternative, highly permeable, hydrophobic media, and new high performance separation technologies. This is expected to benefit large scale, low-cost, ultrafast processing of particulate suspensions in mineral processing and waste water treatment.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $229,536
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate the path from professional development to changes in teaching practices and student achievement. As a randomised controlled trial, this study integrates sophisticated quantitative and qualitative methods, driving innovation in educational research. Expected outcomes include significant insights into how professional development can impact measurably in ways that benefit the ongoing renewal of Australia's teachers to enhance student outcomes. This project will provide evidence to inform teacher development policy and practice in order to enhance student outcomes.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $567,574
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to uncover new results for second order nonlinear elliptic partial differential equations via the use of uniqueness properties of solutions for related nonlinear parabolic partial differential equations. This will build on theory for fully nonlinear equations developed over the last 30 years. The project expects to generate new knowledge in the theory that will guide future research and have direct impact to applications in optimal transport, geometric problems and more applied areas including image analysis and mathematical finance. The project will enhance Australia's international reputation for research in the field and train some of the next generation of mathematical analysts.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $297,478
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to clone and functionally characterise previously unknown membrane proteins that facilitate high rates of sucrose efflux from cells located at key transport bottlenecks regulating sucrose transport throughout the plant body and hence plant productivity. These aims will be realised through employing systems specifically designed to clone and functionally characterise sucrose efflux proteins encoded in plant genomes. Expected outcomes will be an understanding of sucrose transport throughout the plant body, build a valuable international partnership and open up new biotechnological opportunities to improve crop yield.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $353,664
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop a new way of improving mineral flotation recovery of coarse particles. In mechanical cells, coarse particles can be detached due to high power input needed to suspend the solids. Fluidised beds provide a much gentler environment, but the flotation process cannot be optimally controlled because the bed conditions are determined by the incoming feed. This project will propose the addition of foreign particles that can be tuned to generate optimal conditions within the fluidised bed that maximise rate of capture of selected particles whilst minimising their tendency to detach. This new approach is expected to increase the size range of floatable particles resulting in a major reduction in grinding energy requirements.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $334,576
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to facilitate expanded wireless connectivity by designing novel random access strategies and multilevel channel codes to enable new massive multiple access communication strategies for cellular networks. The internet of things will play a fundamental role in the future of health monitoring and smart energy systems, critical components of human health and carbon emission reduction. Other domains including agriculture, manufacturing, home automation and smart cities will be revolutionized by embedded devices communicating wirelessly. This project aims to redesign cellular networks to accommodate billions of embedded devices and thus play an important role in facilitating the internet of things.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $433,122
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to contribute to understanding the molecular mechanisms of the role of a key protein, clathrin, in cell division. In doing so it expects to reveal new approaches to stop uncontrolled cell division and proliferation, the hallmarks of cancer. The outcomes could in the long term inform breakthroughs in cancer treatment, significant enhancements in life quality and a reduction in cancer death rates.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $802,912
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate the Australian energy sectors responses to low emission pressures, comparing the role of different actors in the transition, and developing a model explaining the political dynamics of the transition. The project will provide policy-makers and industry leaders with the means to develop innovative policies and support best practice to assist Australias transition towards energy competitiveness. This project expects to provide significant benefits such as new insights into the potential for a low emissions future for Australia.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $184,426
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop an improved understanding of the effects of wall-ties on structural behaviour and reliability of masonry wall systems. A comparison of structural reliabilities for new and existing construction will provide quantitative evidence of whether or not existing design criteria are inconsistent, too conservative in some cases, or incautious in others. The ability to more accurately evaluate the safety of existing masonry structures will likely allow authorities to avoid unnecessary demolition or rehabilitation of such structures, or to correctly identify when such measures are essential. A more efficient use of structural masonry can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the sustainability of construction.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $473,315
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate how floods have varied over the past 2000 years. Floods are a recurrent and natural part of Australias hydroclimate and are influenced strongly by climate variability. However, these influences are not yet completely understood or accounted for. This project will use novel insights from 2000 years of climate reconstructions to generate new knowledge about how bad flooding can get and what causes flood frequency to change over time. A decision-making framework that allows for all the uncertainties associated with managing floods will also be developed. This will provide a critical evaluation of the accuracy of existing flood estimates, and also the reliability of infrastructure and policy based on those estimates.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $333,267
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate how people value time during decision making. Using an innovative combination of carefully designed experiments and state-of-the-art mathematical cognitive models, this project expects to generate new knowledge regarding how efficiently people allocate time when making decisions, the factors that allow people to perform optimally and those that lead to suboptimal performance. The anticipated outcome of the project is a new framework for understanding the optimality of human decision making. This outcome has the potential benefit of providing insight into decision mechanisms across a range of contexts, particularly ageing and models of applied decision making.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $327,019
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to determine how genetic manipulation of cell wall invertase (CWIN) activity could regulate pollen germination, elongation and fruit set under heat stress using tomato as a model. Plant reproductive processes are highly susceptible to heat stress, which often leads to pollination failure and fruit and seed abortion, hence irreversible yield loss. Research has established that CWIN-mediated sugar metabolism and signaling may play crucial roles in pollen growth and fruit set under heat stress. The intended outcome is the generation of critical knowledge that will advance understanding on reproductive development under heat stress, thereby providing significant benefits, such as novel ideas and solutions for improving crop yield.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $412,121
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to redevelop the most commonly used social cost of carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) modeling framework using the best available scientific data and state-of-the-art uncertainty quantification techniques, providing government and industry decision-makers with a robust tool to tackle a carbon-constrained future. This project will deliver improved, robust estimates of the SC-CO2, a proxy for a price on carbon emissions that is used by governments, businesses, and financial bodies. This will enable Australia to play a leading and proactive role in the international pursuit of significant and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $357,999
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to identify biomarkers of stallion fertility and early pregnancy in thoroughbred and Standardbred horses using biochemistry, proteomics and ribonucleic acid analyses. Responding to industry calls for improved methods of detecting and managing infertility in both stallions and mares, this project will connect Australian horse breeders and international clinical experts with the world renowned reproductive Priority Research Centre with the intended outcome of novel reproductive technologies and diagnostic tests. This should both secure international competitiveness and significantly enhance profitability and employment in this culturally significant industry.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $365,058
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop novel computational methods for predicting failure rates in geographically distributed pipeline networks affected by ground movements, one of the main triggers of bursts and leakages in buried pipe infrastructure. The project will be based on a blend of experimental work and development of simulation tools to quantify the coupled effects of pipe deterioration, poor backfilling and ground movements in aged and new pipelines. The results will feed towards the formulation of a framework for the large-scale stress analysis of segmented and continuous pipes, capable of using as input high-resolution geospatial observations and predictions of ground movements.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $365,812
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Annual Health Assessments offer a promising mechanism for improving the health of Indigenous Australians. Despite Commonwealth funds to support this initiative for Indigenous Australians, Health Assessments are under utilised. This study will examine the impact of strategies aimed at supporting the delivery of Health Assessments for Indigenous Australians in general practice.
Approved 31 Mar 2019
Published 20 Aug 2019 $745,057
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 04 Apr 2018
Published 20 Apr 2018 $52,403
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Tobacco and alcohol use, inactivity, diet, and obesity are the main modifiable health risks for chronic disease in Australia. Effective school-based programs addressing these health risks are not routinely implemented. My research will generate evidence regarding the benefits, harms, cost and effective methods to implement these programs at scale, which is essential for policy makers to prioritise and improve the routine implementation of school-based chronic disease prevention interventions.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 19 Sep 2018 $327,192
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose The controlled death and replacement of cells in our bodies is critical for healthy physiology, development and resolving of inflammation. Many cells can 'eat' other cells, and normally dead/dying cells are rapidly removed. Defects in this process contribute to chronic inflammation and disease. We aim to develop new drugs that enhance dead cell clearance, to better understand how it works and offer a new therapeutic approach for chronic inflammatory lung diseases of emphysema, COPD and asthma.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 19 Sep 2018 $417,192
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose The purpose of this research is to improve our understanding of the molecular and cellular processes regulating sperm function and to determine how these processes become so severely disrupted in cases of male infertility. This information will be used to identify novel diagnostic biomarkers of sperm function and develop innovative therapeutic strategies to alleviate the burden of male infertility.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 19 Sep 2018 $649,175
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose Drug repurposing is a method for identifying new uses for drugs that are outside the scope of the original medical use.We are proposing one of the most ambitious approaches to developing new ovarian cancer treatments ever undertaken by establishing the Australian program of drug repurposing for treatment resistant ovarian cancer.This will be a world first large-scale program of drug repurposing for ovarian cancer delivered by scientists, clinicians and ovarian cancer consumers working together.
Approved 05 May 2020
Published 19 May 2020 $2,693,815
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 17 May 2019
Published 19 Jun 2019 $50,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program PUBLIC DIPLOMACY
Purpose This project aims at enhancement of the existing collaboration network between UoN, PNU and KOSPO, with the ultimate goal of promoting research capacity on sustainable power generation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through workshops and student/researcher exchange.
Approved 29 Jun 2018
Published 19 Jul 2018 $26,941
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program PUBLIC DIPLOMACY
Purpose AKC2018 will be a vibrant conference to showcase all aspects of science and technology in the Asia Pacific region
Approved 29 Jun 2018
Published 19 Jul 2018 $11,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ANTARCTICA SCIENCE, POLICY AND PRESENCE
Purpose Calcium carbonate deposits formed under the Antarctic Ice Sheet (AIS) at peak glacial conditions contain information about both the existence of life-sustaining environments at the ice-bedrock interface and processes that generate basal meltwater. These dark, cold environments sustained diverse microbial communities thrived because there were diverse energy sources and, astonishingly, sometimes hosted microorganisms commonly associated with hydrothermalism. The subglacial carbonates reveal that subglacial volcanism occurred at glacial maxima and created sub-AIS oases where life thrived. Volcanically-induced basal meltwater discharge may have also contributed to ice sheet destabilization as well contributing to the influx of Fe-laden freshwater into the Southern Ocean. Consequently, the study of well-dated sub-AIS carbonates will increase knowledge of Life on ours and other planets, as well as poorly known subglacial hydrology and processes under the AIS.
Approved 19 Sep 2019
Published 19 Dec 2019 $66,380
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose Surgical Site Infections (wound infections) affect at least 1 in 4 patients who have emergency abdominal (belly) surgery. New types of dressings might reduce infections, but they also usually cost more than older types. Single Use Negative Pressure Dresssings (SUNPD) have a pump within them that removes fluid from the wound, which may reduce the infection rate. This trial aims to test whether the extra cost of these dressings produces benefits for patients in reducing the infection rate.
Approved 13 Aug 2019
Published 18 Oct 2019 $782,256
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program SUPPORTING SCIENCE AND COMMERCIALISATION
Purpose A STEM engagement experience focussed on sustainability, energy, and energising student's interest in STEM based careers. Delivered in conjunction with Charge Around Australia (CAA), the first circumnavigation of Australia by a commercial electric vehicle, the roadshow will visit rural, regional, and remote communities across six states and territories. Students will interact with research scientists working on next generation solar (who will explain the science behind the CAA project); as well as making their own plastic solar cell to keep. Along with the physical roadshow, a suite of digital resources will be developed to support student learning engagement before, during, and after the CAA roadshow event at their school.
Approved 10 Nov 2020
Published 18 Nov 2020 $90,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT
Purpose The NDCO Program builds links and coordinates services to ease the transition from school to tertiary education and subsequent employment, for people with disability.
Approved 29 May 2018
Published 18 Jul 2018 $582,021
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT
Purpose The NDCO Program builds links and coordinates services to ease the transition from school to tertiary education and subsequent employment, for people with disability.
Approved 29 May 2018
Published 18 Jul 2018 $581,768
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH WORKFORCE
Purpose The 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
Approved 31 May 2018
Published 18 Jan 2019 $31,942,967
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 27 Sep 2019
Published 18 Dec 2019 $49,980
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to generate design guidelines to assist architects in creating better palliative care environments to mitigate the stress associated with end-of-life events for patients, their families and healthcare teams. Facing death, either ones own or that of a family member, is one of lifes most difficult experiences. Targeted design interventions can encourage early engagement with palliative care, enhance communication and social support in palliative care environments and support staff to deliver optimal patient care. These factors have all been shown to contribute positively to wellbeing. This project will provide benefits for patients, their families and healthcare teams.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $414,216
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop advanced Janus nanosheets with organic carbon nitrides and inorganic metal phosphide semiconductors. These nanostructures offer both basic and tunable semiconducting properties that will be used for developing highly efficient devices for the conversion of carbon dioxide to clean fuels through a photoelectrochemical reduction pathway using water and sunlight. Density functional theory calculation coupled with synchrotron studies will be used to investigate theoretical understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of capture and conversion of carbon dioxide over these nanosheets. These low-cost nanostructures will help address clean energy generation and benefit manufacturing industries in reducing the emission of carbon dioxide to the environment.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $408,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to understand the contraceptive decision-making practices of Australian women of reproductive age with chronic disease. To reduce high-risk unintended pregnancies in this vulnerable population, this project will develop a tailored educational app to support these women to make contraceptive choices and establish a reproductive life plan. The expected outcomes of the project are to assist women with chronic diseases safely plan pregnancies to ensure maternal personal, social and economic well-being and optimal birth outcomes.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $342,338
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop competitive anionic toxicity models for antimony, arsenic, molybdenum and selenium supported by detailed speciation information. Available ecotoxicological models for inorganic toxicants have exclusively focused on cations such as zinc, and ignored anionic toxicants such as arsenic and antimony. For available models on cations to be applicable to contaminated environments, it is essential for equivalent anionic toxicity models be developed. This project will develop the first such model, which will provide new insights on ecotoxicological modelling for inorganic anionic toxicants. The project will transform ecotoxicological modelling approaches for metals and metalloids in terrestrial systems and directly improve our ability to assess risks associated with environmental contamination.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $496,166
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to optimise long-term water trade-offs in inland wetlands on managed catchments, without compromising their environmental value. These managed wetlands compete for water allocations with irrigation and other uses. Realistic predictions of wetland status will be achieved through the development and integration of an ecohydrological model and a water management decisions model. Application of the tools will improve existing decision support models to help analyse the effects of individual local management decisions on the long-term evolution of the system and the effects of changes in operation policies and climate over the long term. The project will provide critical new information for the improved prediction of wetlands evolution and as a consequence better management.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $505,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to increase the uptake of advance personal planning among people aged 65 years or over in the community by developing, implementing and evaluating a community action model. People have a legal right to engage in advance personal planning, a process that helps them discuss and document their financial, personal and health preferences, in case they later lose the ability to make or communicate decisions. Few people plan ahead, even though it can reduce the likelihood of financial exploitation, family conflict and unwanted medical care. This project aims to provide a model of community action to build capacity and collaboration across social services and improve the wellbeing of older people.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $542,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to create a ground breaking approach for the scale-free prediction of shear strength of large in-situ rock discontinuities. Failure of rock slopes or rock cliffs can have disastrous consequences for human life, infrastructure and the economy. The stability of a fractured rock mass is controlled by the presence and characteristics of discontinuities, and any rigorous stability assessment requires quantification of discontinuity shear strength. The issue of rock instability affects both the civil and mining sectors. Developing a design methodology that addresses the scale effect for rock slope stability will provide safer civil environments and will allow the optimisation of resource extraction. This project will have significant economical and societal benefits which will apply not only to Australia but also internationally.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $370,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop new methods for integrating geophysical and geotechnical data in a statistically-rigorous framework, to reduce uncertainties in site characterisation and hence enable safer and more cost-effective designs for civil infrastructure. The project will develop new statistical methods and software for reducing uncertainties and managing risk in site characterisation. The research outcomes will not only advance the fundamental science in site characterisation, but also help engineers to deal with uncertainties and risk management.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $168,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate how labour performed by young people in the hospitality industry contributes to the creation of economic value. The project intends to examine the specific practices through which hospitality workers create value as well as the personal capacities and forms of identity that allow young people to become a successful part of the hospitality labour force. The knowledge gained in this project will inform current social and political debate about working conditions, wages and penalty rates in the service economy. This project will enhance growth and job creation within the service sector together with the quality of Australias service workforce.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $197,433
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to identify protein changes on spermatozoa that are highly correlated with the fertility status of bulls. Bull fertility has approached an all-time low as breeding practice has focused predominately on milk production and beef tenderness. This project aims to understand the genetic causes that underpin bull and cattle infertility, and investigate better methods to predict the fertility status of bulls. This project expects to contribute to better clinical management of cattle. This information can then be used for the development of a better diagnostic assay for both the dairy and beef industry.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $472,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to exploit uncultured microorganisms to produce and characterise novel ultraviolet radiation-filter biosynthesis pathways. Current ultraviolet radiation-filtering compounds are toxic and persistent. There is a need for biodegradable, ultraviolet radiation filters that are safe for use across a variety of health and industrial applications. Over millions of years, the damaging effect of ultraviolet radiation has exerted selective pressure on organisms that has driven the evolutionary diversity of natural radiation-filtering compounds. This project expects to characterise and harness the microbial diversity of unique high ultraviolet radiation ecosystems via synthetic biology to produce industrially and pharmacologically useful ultraviolet radiation filters.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $395,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to provide a new method of predicting the recovery of valuable metals such as copper, gold and lithium from ores using the flotation process. The project will provide new way of modelling the behaviour of individual flotation cells, and banks of cells in series. The project will provide benefits to existing operations such as the minerals and coal industries, which are heavy users of flotation technology. New insights into the behaviour of composite particles will lead to more efficient operations and a new way of scale-up in the design of full-scale plant, which will permit designers to optimise circuits and minimise capital and operating costs.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $540,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate how listeners use cues from the way speech sounds are produced to break the speech stream into individual, recognisable words. The project investigates Australian languages which show unusual patterns in the production of speech sounds to generate new knowledge about speech perception and production. Outcomes will include advances in theories of speech processing, informing the development of speech processing systems, and contributions to Indigenous cultural maintenance.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $484,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to address the cybersecurity problem of securing telecommunication networks to prevent data leakage. Current widely-adopted data-encryption approaches to secure communications will be broken with large-scale quantum computers, and existing information-theoretic approaches rely on the channel quality of the network. To circumvent these risks, this project proposes a new information security approach using information cached at devices to camouflage data. The project will future-proof secure communication systems against large-scale quantum computers, which threaten current encryption approaches. This should ensure that data transmitted over communication networks can never be revealed to interceptors or hackers, even in public WiFi.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $420,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to understand what governs the sensitivity of many technological and biological processes to the precise nature of the salt present in solution. The term ion-specific encompasses all the circumstances in which the influence of a salt in solution depends on the precise chemical nature of the salt, not just the electrical charge on the ions that form the salt. As such, ion-specific effects abound and have important consequences in most situations involving solutions, including cellular functions and battery technology. This project will enable us to understand and control the influence of specific ions, building on our recently described fundamental ion-specific series with colloid science experiments and quantum simulations. This project should overcome current challenges in predicting ion-specific effects leading to progress in a wide variety of applications of colloid and interface science, from sensor interfaces to self-assembly.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $533,038
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop an accurate and efficient simulation framework that allows the consideration of realistic discrete behaviour in geomechanical models without the computational overheads of current models. New computational methods and open-source simulation tools will be developed which will enable the efficient and accurate dynamic simulation of large-scale problems in geomechanics, problems that had formerly been intractable because of their computational size. The unique combination of discrete and continuum methods will allow the economical solution of a range of important geotechnical problems such as the accurate prediction of dynamic effects due to tunnelling, underground workings and mining activities. The outcomes will lead to safer and more economic construction methods and a more accurate assessment of the environmental effects.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $320,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to fill a critical knowledge gap in the area of wall turbulence by investigating how a rough wall turbulent boundary layer responds to changes, such as wall suction and blowing. The economic and environmental costs caused by the roughening of surfaces on moving vehicles is staggering in the transport industry (roads, rails, air and sea) and ultimately for Australia. This project will generate new knowledge to ascertain whether or not turbulent flows over rough surfaces can be controlled or managed to achieve outcomes such as reducing the drag of a roughened bluff body, for example a ship whose hull is roughened by fouling. The project expects to improve understanding of wall turbulence control, and will lead to significant benefits such as improved control technologies and better prediction and description of wall turbulence.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $550,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project will develop advanced digital control techniques to address security, resilience and robustness in complex networks and deliver fundamental advances in the technology for secure and reliable networks. The project will advance the theory on consensus of networked multi-agent systems to facilitate the fast adoption of the internet of things and the continuous growth of cyber-physical systems These systems in many cases work with high efficiency, stability, and low communication overheads. However, there are cases where disturbance amplification and cascading failures can arise from relatively small unforeseen events. The theoretical work will be complemented by detailed nonlinear networked simulations, using intelligent vehicle systems as a case study.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $502,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop a particle scale microprobe to capture the transient dynamics of biomass compaction, dilation and associated airflow for pneumatic conveying and potentially beyond. Low velocity, dense phase pneumatic transport presents the ideal method for transporting delicate biomass feedstocks. However, without the fundamental understanding of the compactive and dilative response of biomass ensembles, pneumatic conveyors will be over-designed and energy intensive. This project will enable accurate measurement of the motion, inertia and force information at the particle scale, to produce more accurate design protocols for dense phase biomass pneumatic transport.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $390,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to propose a new conceptual design of an internal aircraft electrical system and its control, which minimises the issues of traditional power systems and takes advantage of contemporary control and technology advances to minimise weight/volume and maximise reliability. The project will target a specific design, which includes consideration of novel power electronic topologies, to achieve these goals. The results will be validated through simulation, experiments and field testing. It is anticipated that the ideas developed within this project will have a major impact on More Electric Aircraft technology, as well as on general interconnected energy resource systems, such as DC and AC microgrids.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $255,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 15 Oct 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $24,918
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose The Time-layered cultural map (TLCMap) of Australia is an online research platform that will deliver researcher driven national-scale infrastructure for the humanities, focused on mapping, time series, and data integration. The TLCMap will expand the use of Australian cultural and historical data for research through sharply defined and powerful discovery mechanisms, enabling researchers to visualise hidden geographic and historical patterns and trends, and to build online resources which present to a wider public the rich layers of cultural data in Australian locations. TLCMap is not a singular project or software application with a defined research outcome, but infrastructure linking geo-spatial maps of Australian cultural and historical information, adapted to time series and will be a significant contribution to humanities research in Australia. For researchers, it will transform access to data and to visualisation tools and open new perspectives on Australian culture and history. For the public, it will enable increased accessibility to historical and cultural data through visualisations made available online and in print.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $420,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 19 Jul 2019
Published 16 Sep 2019 $49,925
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 14 Dec 2017
Published 16 Feb 2018 $51,686
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 29 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $50,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that came into wide-spread use in the second half of the twentieth century. The abundance and low biodegradability of PFAS around many sites in Australia has raised important questions about the health effects of long term exposure. We will use new technologies to re-create the mucosal barrier surfaces in the laboratory to screen for the acute and chronic impacts of PFAS exposure both in the healthy and diseased states.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $910,060
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose There is a pressing unmet need for evidence-based assessment of the health impacts of PFAS contamination on our communities. Here, we shall exploit our multidisciplinary expertise to improve our understanding of the biological effects of PFAS and explore effective strategies to reduce the risk of adverse health sequela arising from PFAS exposure.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $1,301,122
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This proposal will incorporate Indigenous worldviews 'Winanga-li (to know)', of nutrition in the perinatal and early childhood periods and will undertake a participatory action research plan to consult, develop, implement and evaluate mobile phone app to support women during this time. Further this proposal will build on the body of evidence of nutritional intake of Indigenous women and their children and will be translated into changes to national policy related to nutrition.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $1,197,295
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose The balance system has a remarkable, but untapped capacity for self-repair. An intrinsic feedback mechanism, the Efferent Vestibular System (EVS) is known to play a major role in this self-repair. Surprisingly, we know little about EVS function in animals or humans. We will study the EVS in mice to gain a better understanding of how and when it works. This information will help us develop therapies, based on EVS and self-repair, that treat balance disorders such as dizziness and motion sickness.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $637,703
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This study will test a potential new strategy for treating the devastating blood cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). In exciting preliminary studies we have identified a molecular pathway that is over-activated in poor response AML patients. We have shown that inhibiting this pathway with new pharmaceuticals kills AML cells, and that these drugs work in synergy with standard AML therapies. We will now test the efficacy of this new treatment strategy in pre-clinical studies.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $741,610
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Gene expression is regulated by a myriad of transcriptional and posttranscriptional mechanisms in the brain. We have shown that several of these, including RNA splicing, circular RNA biogenesis and microRNA, are altered in schizophrenia; but we need to know how they are affected by disease-associated genetic and environmental influences. We will explore this question at single cell resolution in the human brain to identify new drug targets and biomarkers that will improve treatment.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $982,622
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Selectively increasing blood flow through bypass vessels can help save the brain from stroke. We have teamed up with researchers from Harvard University who produce vasodilating drugs, which are packaged into incredibly small delivery devices called nanoparticles. These nanoparticles only release the drug when exposed to levels of shear stress only found in brain bypass vessels. This grant will explore the potential of these nanoparticles as a new therapy for stroke.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $462,635
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This project will explore mechanisms controlling stem cell function in the testis, and in doing so, will create a platform to improve therapeutic approaches for restoring fertility in paediatric cancer survivors that have been rendered infertile by chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $559,753
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose There are many disease states that affect the oesophagus, and for each of these, existing treatments are not meeting the needs of the patient. Drug delivery to the oesophagus is a significant challenge, as the anatomy and physiology of the oesophagus serves as an effective barrier against the external environment. The goal of this project is to develop innovative and improved treatments for oesophageal diseases. The comprehensive study design will advance the oesophageal drug delivery field.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $564,008
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a devastating blood cancer that claims about 450 lives in Australia each year. Many patients initially do well on chemotherapy, but AML often returns with new genetic abnormalities, making it difficult to cure. To treat AML effectively, we need to know how it evolves over time. This project will test whether AML evolution can be influenced by epigenetic modifications - chemical changes to DNA that alter how genes are used without changing the genetic sequence.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $546,800
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Predicting the development of bone metastases in prostate cancer is a clinical challenge. Nerves and neurotrophic factors are new activators of prostate cancer progression, and this project will test their clinical performance to identify patients at risk of developing bone metastases. This would maximise surveillance and treatment for men at risk.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $372,612
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Within a subset of infertile men diagnosed with Oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (OAT), the reason why they produce low numbers of sperm, with poor motility and morphology is because during spermatogeneisis, an imbalance in the level of proteins regulating alternative splicing occurs. This comes about through heat stress. This in turn, causes lower amounts of protein phosphatase isoform 2, a known cause of OAT.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $673,293
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Pathological pain is a debilitating condition that arises from many diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, arthritis, and diabetes. Despite these far reaching impacts, our current pain treatments remain limited due to our poor understanding on how pain signals pass from the body to the brain. This proposal focuses on an unstudied pathway whereby pain signals sent to the brain are shared with local spinal pain circuits, with the potential to greatly influence pain experience.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $500,185
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 29 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $47,975
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose Rapid Applied Research Translation
Approved 19 Dec 2018
Published 16 Apr 2019 $2,000,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program JOBS LAND AND ECONOMY
Purpose Strategic activities that focus on getting Indigenous Australians into work, fostering Indigenous business and assisting Indigenous people to generate economic and social benefits from effective use of their land, particularly in remote areas.
Approved 01 Jan 2018
Published 16 Apr 2018 $282,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to reveal the origins of the slow solar wind, a continuous stream of plasma emanating from the Sun that fills the solar system and impacts the Earth. This project expects to enhance our understanding of how this solar wind is accelerated and structured using a suite of state-of-the-art computational simulations. In doing this, the project expects to provide critical physical understanding to allow interpretation of data from NASA and ESA's flagship space missions Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter. Benefits should include enhanced physical understanding that will contribute to the international effort to develop reliable space-weather forecasting systems, critical for space exploration and space-based technology.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $375,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop and optimise a new class of nanostructured materials – One-Dimensional van der Waals Heterostructures. These materials are nanoscale versions of coaxial cables, in that they consist of multiple nanotubes ‘stacked’ inside each other, like Russian dolls. These materials constitute an exciting new frontier in materials science, since their properties and applications are limited only by the types of nanotubes in their structure, and the order in which they are stacked. This project will pair cutting-edge experimental synthesis and molecular modelling to establish how these factors can be controlled, delivering function-designable nanomaterials with wide-ranging electronic, mechanical and optical properties.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $277,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The dynamic world around us means we need to constantly adjust our decisions in light of ever-changing influences, both external (weather, traffic ...) and internal (fatigue, learning ...). This project aims to understand how these changes affect performance. This will have significance for basic science, and also practical benefits for applied psychology. This project will examine the dynamic nature of psychological processes in a range of settings: simple decisions, consumer decisions, human-machine interactions, and team performance. Theory development will lead to improved understanding of underlying cognitive processes, and transforms the measurement of decisions, which is important for applied psychological investigations.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $366,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to quantify the development of the long-term (25-100 year) protective effect of calcareous deposits on the marine corrosion of mild steels. This is significant because such steels used extensively in major and very expensive coastal and offshore infrastructure. The project outcomes will improve scientific understanding, including the role of microbiological activity. It will develop and calibrate corrosion prediction models using classical and recently available 100 year data from Europe, the Pacific, Australia and also new project-specific experimental data. These models are expected to be of benefit for Australian engineering consultants in maintain their internationally competitive edge in offshore engineering.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $405,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The IoT (internet of things) is the backbone of intelligent transportation, healthcare, energy and smart home systems. To accommodate the exponentially increasing number of IoT devices, a dramatic paradigm shift towards non-orthogonal uncoordinated (grant-free) massive access is underway, where devices transmit data opportunistically over shared channel resources. This project aims to develop new receivers for such uncoordinated massive access, where the receivers will be trained to identify transmitting devices, recover their data, and resolve any collisions. These outcomes are expected to emerge as a game changer in IoT communications, benefiting national and international industry to meet future telecommunications needs for the IoT.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $400,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop a novel technology of poly-generation for the large-scale production of hydrogen and activated carbon materials using Australian brown coal through a high-pressure entrained-flow pyrolysis process, which is combined with a flameless catalytic H2 combustion process. The scientific goal of the project is to gain a detailed scientific understanding of the mechanisms of radical reaction pathways for the high-pressure pyrolysis of brown coal, and the mechanism and kinetics of the catalytic flameless combustion of H2. The project outcomes will meet the needs of Australia's recent national hydrogen initiatives and lead to an industry demonstration to convert Victorian brown coal to NO-free and carbon-free clean power.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $370,552
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Extreme events will significantly impact the severity of Australian rock cliff hazards in the coming years affecting infrastructure and public safety along major corridors and popular paths. Accurate prediction of their effect is crucial to analyse the associated rockfall risks and design mitigation measures. The project aims to provide a novel approach for the quantification of the rockfall risk by combining proximity remote sensing solutions, probabilistic models and quantitative risk analysis. The primary benefits lie in the ability to optimize protection reliability and costs and to deliver a rigorous method to support practitioners, government and emergency agencies to manage the risk, improve safety and properly allocate resources.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $385,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate the molecular processes underpinning the degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) by bacteria. PAHs are persistent environmental contaminants linked to several human diseases, including cancer. Bacteria capable of degrading PAHs could be used to naturally and effectively reduce environmental PAH loads to below safe levels. The project will apply techniques in functional genomics and biochemistry to help define the ways that PAHs are taken up from the environment by bacteria, their fate within bacterial cells, and the ways that bacteria overcome the inherent toxicity of PAHs. The knowledge generated is expected to enhance our capacity to rationally deploy bacteria for PAH degradation.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $416,025
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project will expand on the superhuman visual capabilities of deep neural networks to allow us to analyse the topology of 3- and 4-dimensional manifolds. While these spaces still count as low-dimensional, 4-dimensional manifolds typically are beyond human visual comprehension. The topology of a manifold describes its essential properties such as the number of connected components, holes, tunnels and cavities of various dimensions. Traditional methods from computational topology fail in large practical applications due to computational restrictions. We propose an approximation that overcomes previous limitations and can open new doors to data analysis in material science, medical imaging, dynamical systems and other applications.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $411,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This study aims to revisit the foundation of the modern Middle East by investigating the still valid 1923 Peace Treaty of Lausanne. Through a combined analysis of the Treaty's prehistory, protracted negotiations and paradigmatic impact, it will reassess the Conference's and Treaty's role in Modern History. By exploring international diplomacy's endorsement of authoritarian rule, demographic engineering and mass violence, it will problematise the notion of realpolitik and challenge views that the Treaty of Lausanne led to sustainable peace in Turkey and its neighbourhood. This will prompt a re-evaluation of topical questions like border disputes, the Kurdish conflict, post-Ottoman state-building, the caliphate, and the Armenian genocide.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $158,991
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The proposal aims to develop a new microscopy method for imaging nano-scale structures buried below the surface of a sample; for example, metal conductors in a computer processor chip. The expected outcome is a new method for creating subsurface images with an application focus on semiconductor device inspection and quality control. The proposed microscope is expected to create new economic opportunities including new commercial products, intellectual property, and the potential for a start-up venture. The benefits to Australia should include the creation of new job opportunities and the development of local expertise in a high-value market sector.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $210,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The project aims to develop a new reliable and efficient grouted soil nail system for improving the performance of loose soft soils. Important applications of the research include the mitigation of landslides, which pose a major threat to communities and infrastructure worldwide. Laboratory small scale experiments and numerical analyses will be carried out to optimize the grouting efficiency and enhance the pull-out resistance between the grout and surrounded soil in the soil nail system. This integrated project will provide a valuable tool for engineers who wish to stabilize loose fill slopes or soft grounds in Australia and worldwide.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $360,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The project will develop probabilistic models to predict the likelihood and extent of casualties and other losses from terrorist car bombing threats. Car bombs comprise a large quantity of explosives, and produce primary fragments such as wheels, engine block, parts of door panels and other shrapnel that pose a serious safety hazard to people exposed in a street or other mass gatherings. An improved understanding of safety risks will assist in setting safe evacuation distances. A quantitative assessment of terrorism risks will also allow the effectiveness of security measures to be assessed to provide cost-effective levels of protection that are acceptable to society.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $703,561
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to use an interdisciplinary approach to further the understanding of factors influencing food choice in digital environments. There has been a gradual shift in consumer food choice environments from in-person to digital settings, including smartphone apps and online websites. This project expects to generate new knowledge on how background images used in digital interfaces could be exploited to promote healthy food choice. This can provide important benefits to the Australian society by informing guidelines and policies for the design of digital food choice environments (e.g., online grocery shops, food delivery apps, school canteen ordering systems) and digital marketing and retail strategies.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $353,227
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to develop novel immobilisation, adsorption and/or thermal destruction methods for biosolids, soil and groundwater in current and legacy per- and poly-fluroalkyl substance (PFAS) sites receiving biosolids. Biosolids generated during waste water treatment carry an unknown potential risk of soil and groundwater PFAS contamination, through their application in agriculture and rehabilitation sites. This project will provide the first major investigation of the release, fate and remediation of perfluorinated compounds in relation to their environmental pathways through wastewater treatment plants in Australia. The data will be evaluated to determine if perfluorinated compounds should be further incorporated into Australian soil and water quality monitoring programs. The project will provide evidence of research advice and methodologies being successfully adopted by water industry end-users, government regulatory agencies and private remediation industries.
Approved 10 Aug 2018
Published 15 Aug 2018 $650,054
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Dr Tanwar's work is directed at elucidating the proteins involved in both normal and abnormal reproductive development and has demonstrated that molecular signals integral to reproductive tract development are the same signals that are disrupted during disease, driving the pathogenesis of ovarian and endometrial cancers. Based on this knowledge, he seeks to develop novel treatments for ovarian and endometrial cancers to improve clinical outcomes.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 15 Aug 2018 $483,404
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Physical inactivity has been described as a 'global pandemic' and less than 20 percent of young Australians are sufficiently active. School-based interventions can increase young people's activity levels, but only they must be delivered at-scale to improve population health. My vision for the next 5 years is to improve the health of the population by optimising the uptake and implementation of efficacious physical activity interventions in schools.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 15 Aug 2018 $724,175
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to investigate the thermal decomposition of per- and poly-fluroalkyl substances (PFAS). The project will focus on the catalytic destruction of PFAS reactions at elevated temperatures, which is expected to transform PFAS in a controlled and predictable way into benign products. By understanding the fate of these compounds during thermal decomposition, the project will allow the development of a new technology aimed at treating materials which have been contaminated with or have been used as absorbants for PFAS. The project will provide the technical underpinning of a new technology developed to treat fluorochemical-contaminated material and, in doing so, reduce the environmental impact of these contaminants.
Approved 10 Aug 2018
Published 15 Aug 2018 $940,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program MANAGEMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTES, SUBSTANCES AND POLLUTANTS
Purpose The Grant is being provided as part of the Remediation of PFAS (per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) contaminated soil and groundwater ad hoc grants. The objectives of the grant is to fund research to: - develop new effective technologies that can be applied to remediate PFAS contaminated soil and groundwater; in particular, soil and groundwater contaminated with perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA), perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS) and precursors. - demonstrate the potential for the developed technologies to be practically deployed in the field to treat large volumes of contaminated environmental media.
Approved 28 Mar 2019
Published 15 Apr 2019 $4,734,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This study proposes a 3-year program that integrates technology (via the eCliPSE tool) into the management of mental health and alcohol/other drug use. It will test the impact of direct-to-consumer marketing with an integrated service translation model, which engages clinical services to sustainable integrate eClPSE into routine service provision. Uptake, impact, and service improvement for comorbidity will be the key outcomes for the study.
Approved 14 Jan 2019
Published 14 Mar 2019 $196,974
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This is the first RCT of its kind. It will test the effectiveness of a strategy to support childcare services with implementing continuous free play schedules where children have the opportunity to access outdoor areas whenever no structured activities are in place. Such schedules improve child activity and are consistent with national sector regulatory guidelines. The research will provide a model for supporting services with implementing health promoting guidelines at a population level.
Approved 14 Jan 2019
Published 14 Mar 2019 $941,275
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Although people with cancer can improve their quality and length of life by quitting smoking, few such patients are provided with the kind of assistance needed to help them quit smoking. This research trial will involve working with doctors, nurses and allied health staff in cancer centres to help them to integrate smoking cessation care into their current practice.
Approved 14 Jan 2019
Published 14 Mar 2019 $1,408,506
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathways can improve patient recovery after colorectal cancer surgery. However, there are a range of barriers which limit adherence to ERAS pathways. We will test the effectiveness of an interactive web-based program in improving patient quality of life and increasing days alive and out of hospital following surgery. The program has significant potential to improve quality of life for patients and to reduce health care costs.
Approved 14 Jan 2019
Published 14 Mar 2019 $298,835
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can produce alarming detrimental impacts on the reproduction and survival of aquatic species, though little is presently known in terms of their effect and impacts on sensitive marine invertebrate species. We propose the development and validation of the first marine mollusc as a biomonitor for the detection and impact assessment of estrogenic contaminants in Australian estuarine and marine waterbodies. Such biomonitors will provide water management agencies with the capability to manage estrogenic effluent discharges and provide the oyster industry with a tool to prevent product contamination, ensuring the continued health and sustainability of our aquatic resources.
Approved 07 Apr 2020
Published 14 Apr 2020 $150,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose We will address the impact of prolonged bushfire smoke exposure on the vulnerable groups of pregnant and breastfeeding women with asthma, and adults with severe asthma using data and samples that we have collected during exposure and compare this to data and samples we will collect after the exposure has ended. The effects of prevention strategies will be assessed. The mechanisms will be studied in model systems. Results will be disseminated by our partner groups.
Approved 03 Mar 2020
Published 13 May 2020 $864,480
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose I am an emerging leader in research translation with over 15 years experience in health promotion service provision and a rapidly growing research track record. I have led implementation of interventions in diverse settings, with various partners and across multiple health topics. The proposed research translation project will assess the implementation of an intervention to improve antenatal care provider delivery of screening, brief advice and referral for alcohol use by pregnant women.
Approved 24 Oct 2017
Published 13 Mar 2018 $179,118
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Purpose We propose recovery actions for nine priority frogs through on-ground actions. Our primary aim is to secure their persistence in habitats severely impacted by fires. Actions: 1. quantify the extent habitat damage (riparian zones, streams/ponds), and determine whether frogs have persisted at sites post-fire by extensive field surveys; 2. establish mitigation works in association with land management partners to provide resilience to selected frog populations; 3. use field assessments plus population genetics to establish biobanks (frozen gamete repositories and cell lines) where population extinction is predicted (<10y). Our team has extensive information on pre-fire occupancy for all 9 species based on previous and on-going field projects.
Approved 18 Jun 2020
Published 13 Jul 2020 $751,982
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 16 Jan 2019
Published 13 Feb 2019 $44,246
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 07 Jan 2019
Published 13 Feb 2019 $50,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 21 Nov 2018
Published 13 Feb 2019 $33,043
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This CRE will focus on personalised medicine in asthma, specifically using the treatable traits approach. We have identified disease management areas of highest importance to people with asthma and health care providers. We will generate new knowledge, develop and strengthen collaborations and train translation focused researchers to develop high quality evidence and translate this to practice.
Approved 15 Jul 2020
Published 12 Oct 2020 $2,500,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Improved delivery of care to older Australians who sustain a broken hip is a major health need. Transitions from hospital remain a high-risk process. Written discharge plans are recommended nationally, but are not routinely implemented. This randomised controlled trial will test whether a discharge intervention can improve hip fracture patients capacity to live well in the community. The intervention harnesses existing services and infrastructure, and can be rapidly scaled up if effective.
Approved 15 Jul 2020
Published 12 Oct 2020 $475,921
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT
Purpose The NDCO Program builds links and coordinates services to ease the transition from school to tertiary education and subsequent employment, for people with disability.
Approved 29 May 2018
Published 12 Oct 2018 $585,420
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ROAD SAFETY
Purpose The research objectives for this project are to model driver behaviour such as engagement, situational awareness, skill learning, and hazard detection, in order to target harm minimisation and training intervention.
Approved 15 Jun 2020
Published 12 Aug 2020 $192,528
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Sustaining effective health programmes in community-based settings is a considerable public health challenge. This study, the first RCT of its kind, will test the effectiveness of a sustainability strategy on the proportion of primary school classes that sustain implementation of a physical activity policy as mandated by the NSW Government. The trial could provide a model for supporting schools to sustain school health or education policies, which seek to improve wellbeing of students.
Approved 29 Jan 2020
Published 11 Mar 2020 $1,054,151
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Unhealthy weight gain during pregnancy contributes to a range of adverse outcomes for the mother and child. Despite guidelines recommending routine weighing and weight gain care be provided by antenatal services, less than 10 percent of health professionals provide such care, and 50-70 percent of women gain weight outside of recommended levels during pregnancy. This study aims to determine if a practice change intervention can increase antenatal clinician delivery of recommended gestational weight gain care.
Approved 29 Jan 2020
Published 11 Mar 2020 $734,163
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 01 Nov 2019
Published 11 Dec 2019 $49,678
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 23 Mar 2018
Published 11 Apr 2018 $52,394
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 04 Oct 2017
Published 10 Jan 2018 $24,873
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 14 Nov 2018
Published 10 Dec 2018 $46,602
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 20 Jan 2021
Published 09 Feb 2021 $49,798
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose This project evaluates cost-effectiveness of evidence-based models ofmedical nutrition therapy (MNT) provisionin rural and regional primary healthcare. We will testnovel technology based MNT to improve program reach and access to nutrition interventions, dietetic expertise, and communication of results to GPs, while addressing cost. Project impact assessment will inform translation of relevant findings to policy and practice across Australia.
Approved 20 May 2020
Published 08 Sep 2020 $1,028,236
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 21 Mar 2019
Published 08 May 2019 $49,123
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 21 Feb 2018
Published 08 May 2018 $51,113
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project examines the transformative dimensions of mass violence committed against the minorities of the Ottoman Empire – Armenians, Assyrians, Yazidis, and Greeks – and the historical impact and consequences of the Empire’s violent history on the Balkans and the Levant (Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon). In particular, it highlights the crucial role played by international, inter-state, central, and regional actors, who undertook critical roles in the national and community-building process of the Empire, resulting in the foundation of the new Turkish Republic (1923). It will rethink the classical historical narrative about the emergence of the post-Ottoman Middle East, and seek to understand the wider, global dimensions of mass violence.
Approved 01 Dec 2020
Published 08 Dec 2020 $369,424
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to determine the impact of the catastrophic black summer fires of 2019/20 on threatened wallabies, including the parma wallaby (that had 70% of its entire distribution burnt) and the red-legged pademelon. Following these fires, wildlife across Australia has been decimated. This project expects to generate new knowledge by comparing burnt and unburnt areas before and after the fires to determine their impact on threatened wallaby conservation ecology. The expected outcomes of this project include improved understanding of the impact of fires on Australia's iconic wildlife. This should significantly improve our ability to reduce the risk on these species in future megafires.
Approved 02 Dec 2020
Published 08 Dec 2020 $234,427
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Cellular stress is responsible for widespread inefficiencies in plant and animal reproduction. Using high resolution proteomics and cryo-electron microscopy, this project aims to investigate how plant and animal germ cells respond to environmental stresses that are known to disrupt fertility, and assess two novel strategies to decrease the sensitivity of cells to stress. This project is expected to generate new global knowledge in the area of fertility regulation with the potential to improve the tolerance of crop species to heat stress, prevent economic losses and help to secure future food production. Further, this project has the intended benefit of improving the fertility of animal species that suffer from stress-induced infertility.
Approved 01 Dec 2020
Published 08 Dec 2020 $459,674
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose The settlement of road embankments built on soft soils can take many years which has created additional challenges for road design and construction. Despite many years of experience with the Pacific Highway Upgrade, industry partners have seen many examples where embankments have settled more than expected during construction and after road opening. This causes potential delay delivering projects, ponding, potential aquaplaning and unexpected maintenance. This project aims at developing useful tools for industry to better predict the settlement of embankment built on soft soils. The intended outcomes can help to increase the safety level of road transportation system of Australia, reduce construction and maintenance costs.
Approved 02 Dec 2020
Published 08 Dec 2020 $263,112
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose Saxitoxins are potent microbial toxins, which pose a significant threat to food and water quality. Highly pure saxitoxins are required for environmental monitoring and studies of cell physiology. Certain analogues have also shown promise as long-lasting and non-addictive pain blockers. However, the procurement of these compounds from natural sources is convoluted and unsustainable. This project aims to use the latest synthetic biology techniques to characterise, modify and express saxitoxin biosynthesis pathways, thereby providing a sustainable source of toxin analogues of value to industry and research. This novel 'green technology' will benefit the environment, human health and the Australian economy.
Approved 02 Dec 2020
Published 08 Dec 2020 $419,059
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Symmetry is a fundamental organising principle in mathematics and human endeavour. This project aims to advance our knowledge of zero-dimensional symmetry, a frontier in symmetry research. In the longer term, advancements in fundamental knowledge in this area have the potential to inform the usage and development of digital structures in more practical contexts, such as data networks and information processing. The project is expected to develop new tools of both theoretical and computational nature that will accelerate ongoing research across the field and enable new approaches. This will cement Australia's position at the forefront of research in symmetry and its use in the digital age.
Approved 01 Dec 2020
Published 08 Dec 2020 $400,475
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop a novel solar-driven manufacturing process able to produce advanced carbon materials which effectively sequester carbon dioxide (negative emission). The project expects to provide key data and insights into a new method of carbon capture and utilisation through advancement of the fundamental science of carbon electrolysis and carbonate regeneration. A combination of advanced electrochemical and engineering techniques will be utilised to achieve this from lab-scale experimental work through to process modelling. Expected outcomes of this project include a clear understanding of the practical potential of this negative emission technology in contributing to offsetting global carbon dioxide emissions.
Approved 01 Dec 2020
Published 08 Dec 2020 $423,275
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop fundamental knowledge of the cell envelope in Gram-negative bacteria, which functions as a permeability barrier to small molecules. Combining innovative functional genomics with biochemistry, this project will determine how small molecules can pass across the cell envelope, and the chemical properties that they need to do so. Some Gram-negative bacteria are human pathogens and cause serious infections, whereas others are used in biotechnology for biosynthetic chemical production or bioremediation. This project expects to help the future development of new antibiotics and assist in the design of strains to be used in biotechnological applications.
Approved 02 Aug 2018
Published 08 Aug 2018 $874,125
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 21 Oct 2020
Published 07 Dec 2020 $50,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 04 Mar 2020
Published 07 Apr 2020 $50,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program IMPROVED CANCER CONTROL
Purpose Obesity is associated with the dramatic increase in incidence and mortality of endometrial cancer. However, little is understood as to how obesity specifically increases the risk of endometrial cancer. The Investigators have discovered VEGF-mTOR signalling is a major driver of fat-driven endometrial carcinogenesis. Through this proposal, they will test the efficacy of targeting VEGF-mTOR signalling in patient derived endometrial cancer models (organoids and xenografts).
Approved 31 Mar 2020
Published 06 May 2020 $600,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This project seeks to develop a better understanding about patients without coeliac disease who are gluten or wheat sensitive, and help to inform clinicians which of these patients may benefit from a long term gluten free diet. In particular, this project will focus on the role of wheat and gluten in the generation of dyspeptic symptoms, and the condition functional dyspepsia.
Approved 24 Oct 2017
Published 06 Mar 2018 $89,198
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Eyewitness identification error is common and costly. This project aims to improve the quality of information provided by eyewitnesses, and the ability of police officers and triers of fact (e.g., juries, judges) to evaluate this information. Laboratory investigations will determine how best to test memory and confidence to achieve this aim. A new class of cognitive models will provide a unified account of response accuracy, response time, and confidence, suitable for application to computerized testing scenarios. The models and testing methods validated in the laboratory will be refined for application in eyewitness memory settings, facilitating better evaluation of identification evidence, and potentially reducing wrongful convictions.
Approved 19 Dec 2019
Published 06 Jan 2020 $296,113
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program BUILDING SKILLS AND CAPABILITY
Purpose The Program aims to improve skills and employment opportunities linked to priority industries in South Australia, by providing financial support for students to gain qualifications in state-based skills needs and receive industry based workplace learning
Approved 05 Sep 2017
Published 06 Aug 2019 $3,500
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 14 Jun 2018
Published 06 Aug 2018 $25,426
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Dementia is a significant issue for Indigenous Australians which affects people living with dementia, their families and communities. Yet the issue of dementia in Indigenous communities remains poorly understood.This study will test a community-based intervention aimed at improving dementia diagnosis and care for Indigenous people in communities across Australia.
Approved 25 Mar 2018
Published 05 Jun 2018 $3,046,294
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 23 May 2018
Published 05 Jul 2018 $50,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop a library of novel and two-dimensional RuddlesdenPopper phases layered perovskites with controlled architecture and tunable bandgaps for high-performance energy harvesting applications. The as-synthesized perovskites are highly crystalline and sandwiched with staggered organic and inorganic layers, which are compatible with layer-by-layer manner to build vertical heterostructure, satisfying the premise of a solar cell with both high power conversion efficiency and low-cost. Apart from springing out a series of high impact publications and patents, a few of these demonstrations have a great potential to be substituted for fossil fuels which will help address clean energy generation and environmental problems.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $424,498
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project looks at female domestic care workers from India and China who travelled to Australia and elsewhere during the period of British colonialism. Accompanying colonial families along circuits of empire between Australia, Asia, and the UK over two centuries, these were extraordinarily mobile women. By exploring the historical experiences and cultural memories of these earliest global domestic workers, the project aims to illuminate a broader transcolonial history of domestic work. Expected outcomes include a number of publications and a website; and the project offers the social and cultural benefits to be gained by advancing our historical understanding of the forgotten cross-cultural relationships that have shaped our world today.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $191,437
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to help Australian and international industry better predict the severity of localised corrosion at structural steel details, over years and decades. This is significant for the safety, reliability and economics of critical steel infrastructure, such as offshore structures and pipelines and defence facilities operating in and near marine environments. To reduce first cost, these often are not provided with coatings (paints) or other protection. The expected outcomes include improved scientific understanding and world-leading corrosion prediction models. Benefits can be expected for Australian industry, infrastructure and economics, and keeping Australian engineering consultants internationally competitive.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $550,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose AIMS: To develop new computational methods and software for predicting the failure of civil infrastructure such as tunnels, roads, ports and foundations. SIGNIFICANCE: Australia will spend over $200 billion over the next five years on transport and other built infrastructure. This project will formulate new methods and computer programs to underpin the geotechnical design of this infrastructure. Emphasis will be placed on efficient computational schemes for three-dimensional problems and complex ground conditions, where current procedures are inadequate. EXPECTED OUTCOMES AND BENEFITS: International leadership in computational methods for designing cheaper and safer infrastructure, supported by scientific publications and software.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $395,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose While natural gas (of which methane is the primary component) is an abundant source of energy, it is normally found in remote areas and for its successful exploitation it needs to be processed. The processing usually requires significant energy and resources input. In this project we will develop a fundamental understanding to a single step catalytic process that can utilise natural gas and nitrous oxide (both potent greenhouse gases) and oxygen to produce selectively methanol and hydrocarbons from a natural gas feedstream in a controlled manner. A single step process for natural gas conversion utilising waste green-house gases is expected to be of great benefit to the Australian economy, environment and energy security
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $528,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The principal vision in this project is to gain a deeper understanding of the formation, growth and collapse of bubbles within micron-size droplets and, in doing so, provide the technical underpinning necessary to advance the development of a range of emerging technologies in the light alloys manufacturing, atomisation, non-invasive medical therapy, drug delivery, and nucleation / solidification in thermal energy storage systems. Expected outcomes include new experimental evidence and validated mathematical models for the analysis of bubbles encapsulated by fine droplets. The outcomes should significantly enhance Australias research and innovation capacity in the field of confined space bubble dynamics and related industrial applications.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $280,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims at developing the new generation of symbolic regression methods using a yet unexplored way to represent mathematical functions. We will use memetic algorithms to create mathematical models for symbolic regression. Our memetic computing approach will be data-driven and will use multi-objective optimization and multi-task evolutionary computation for symbolic regression, addressing a core need of many areas of science and technology. A large number of datasets will be investigated to benchmark the new methods. The expected outcomes will help support our national priorities with new data analytic capabilities. With a strong and interdisciplinary team in three continents, the project will attract international collaboration.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $518,000
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Moving from assumptions to new learning. The project aims to investigate the processes that drive new learning by using automatically evoked brain responses to examine when new information triggers the brain to update beliefs about the world. The project will generate new knowledge on the maturity of this process at birth, how it declines with older age and the brain areas critical to the process. The outcomes will provide insight into how attentional resources are automatically marshalled when beliefs are challenged, and it will help identify the consequences for learning when a system is immature, or the process breaks down with increasing age.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $171,196
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Aims: -to achieve a significant advance in the hydrodynamic fractionation of particles on the basis of density, and develop an algorithm to deconvolve the fractionation data to produce the underlying density distribution of the particles. Significance: This density distribution, which is used in resource assessment, plant design, and process evaluation in mineral processing, is currently produced using toxic, and environmentally damaging heavy liquids, despite the emergence of alternative mineral analysers. Expected Outcomes: -a safe, cost effective basis for generating the density distribution. Benefits: -increasing mineral resource recovery through improved access to critical data, while eliminating the need for the toxic heavy liquids.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $520,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop a data-driven approach to improving the resilience of online service systems. Many software systems are now provided as online services via the Internet on a 24/7 basis. Although a lot of effort has been devoted to service quality assurance, in reality, online service systems still encounter many incidents and fail to satisfy user requests. This project expects to develop innovative data-driven methods for effective fault identification, fault localization, and failure prediction. Expected outcomes of this project include novel techniques and tools for maintaining online service systems. This project will provide significant benefits, such as improving the resilience and reliability of our cyber infrastructure.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $250,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The proposed research aims to develop our understanding of the structure of singularities in mean curvature and related flows, with certain applications in mind.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $418,410
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to study large scale networked systems in major infrastructures including power networks, transportation networks, internet of things, and other cyber-physical systems. This project is expected to develop new methodology and algorithms for distributed estimation, control and optimisation of these systems. Distributed solutions are essential because traditional techniques which were designed for small systems are not suitable for efficient operations of large scale systems. Application examples include distributed state estimation for power networks, control of multi-agent systems and optimal scheduling of transportation networks. The outcomes of this project are vital to the understanding and management of these systems.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $450,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Aims: The project aims to comprehensively study heat and mass coupling in liquid alloys by describing it mathematically, measuring it experimentally and calculating it by simulation. Significance: When a liquid alloy exists at different temperatures, the coupling of heat and mass flows causes rapid segregation of its components. This is a major complication in controlling solidification from liquid alloys in manufacturing and in the design of liquid alloy coolants for efficient heat transfer. It has never been addressed. Expected outcomes: This research is expected to be the pioneering foundation of the area. Benefits: It is anticipated that the research would provide the means to properly control the engineering use of liquid alloys.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $490,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to demonstrate that engaging the brains prefrontal cortex, an area that is highly sensitive to ageing, can improve the function of arteries that supply blood to this brain region. Using an innovative optical imaging methodology that maps the brains regional arterial health, it aims to generate new knowledge about the link between this arterial system and the progressive decline in cognitive control ability and in prefrontal cortex structure and function in healthy older adults. This interdisciplinary, international collaboration aims to put Australia at the forefront of brain optical imaging methods that may have significant benefits by informing approaches to promote and maintain healthy brain and cognition in old age.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $539,056
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to determine how culture and social diversity interact with landscape in representing physical space in the minds and grammars of speakers of Australian Indigenous languages. The project will conduct the first Australia-wide survey of Indigenous spatial description correlated with landscape, and the first large-scale investigation of diversity in spatial behaviour among individuals within communities. The findings are expected to inform crucial debates on the formative role of landscape in language, and advance our knowledge of human spatial cognition. It will collect completely new experimental and natural data in six endangered languages, with significant benefits for the maintenance of Indigenous languages and cultures.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $445,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to provide the first ever account of the changing policies, practices and attitudes that have shaped how the physical remains of Australian war dead have been dealt with between the First World War and the recent wars in the Middle East (1915-2015). By investigating this invisible aspect of our military past, it will create new directions in Australian war history and provide an Australian perspective on global conversations about the history of the corpse in war. New knowledge about the war corpse will advance national understandings about the realities of war, and provide valuable information and more informed perspectives about death in war to history educators, cultural institutions, military units and the public.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $379,405
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose The aim of the Centre is to progress scientific knowledge to establish transformational improvement in minerals beneficiation, essential for meeting global demand for metals. The research aims to achieve more selective, faster, and efficient separations, combining major advances in separation technologies with increased functionality of new reagents. The Centre outcomes will also ensure the sustainability of the minerals industry in Australia, through a significant reduction in cost, environmental impact, and through lower energy and water usage. The Centre also seeks to establish a new generation of scientists and research leaders in minerals beneficiation to support the innovation needed into the future by this major Australian industry.
Approved 29 Nov 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $35,000,000
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Asthma remains a significant problem because it is common, and because of the burden of severe asthma. This research will address asthma prevalence in childhood by targeting asthma therapy in pregnancy to reduce childhood asthma. New targeted therapies in severe asthma will be assessed and their optimum use defined.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 04 Sep 2018 $585,270
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 04 Apr 2019
Published 04 Jun 2019 $44,235
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 27 Jul 2018
Published 03 Sep 2018 $49,983
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH
Purpose Reduce Indigenous Smoking Rates and Healthy Lifestyle
Approved 26 Mar 2020
Published 03 Jul 2020 $658,900
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program PREVENTIVE AND CHRONIC DISEASE SUPPORT
Purpose The Public Health and Chronic Disease Grant Program (the Program) provides a flexible funding pool to support activities that address the rising burden of chronic disease and improve public health
Approved 23 Mar 2020
Published 03 Jul 2020 $88,221
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
Purpose Seed funding for new, innovative community based projects that identify gaps in delivery of perpetrator services and trial of innovative solutions.
Approved 15 Feb 2018
Published 03 Jul 2018 $959,597
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 04 Jan 2018
Published 03 Apr 2018 $52,500
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 15 Mar 2018
Published 03 Apr 2018 $30,047
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 08 Dec 2017
Published 02 Feb 2018 $52,500
NEWCASTLE SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 13 May 2018
Published 01 Aug 2018 $49,562
NEWCASTLE SAFE



1 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE $896,554,007 955
2 MONASH UNIVERSITY $837,423,645 960
3 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND $782,611,446 788
4 UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES $758,876,885 832
5 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY $656,141,145 734
6 UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA $317,590,118 296
7 UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA $315,414,109 173
8 UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE $301,696,081 314
9 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY $232,006,817 103
10 UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE $199,679,904 232
11 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY $196,709,681 316
12 QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY $163,880,566 186
13 JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY $151,123,887 93
14 MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY $138,494,893 195
15 DEAKIN UNIVERSITY $135,608,433 217
16 FLINDERS UNIVERSITY $130,623,856 122
17 UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG $130,249,399 143
18 CURTIN UNIVERSITY $116,762,647 151
19 RMIT UNIVERSITY $104,557,739 130
20 GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY $101,775,497 179
21 LA TROBE UNIVERSITY $101,386,090 138
22 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA $97,084,583 139
23 UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY $95,254,146 247
24 CURTIN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY $71,078,648 24
25 CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY $62,918,944 24
26 SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY $51,234,327 129
27 MURDOCH UNIVERSITY $49,073,768 44
28 WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY $43,906,271 95
29 UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME AUSTRALIA $43,868,995 8
30 EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY $24,794,593 26
31 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY $21,176,888 33
32 AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY $19,870,111 36
33 UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST $19,833,893 30
34 UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA $15,908,216 31
35 SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY $15,453,566 34
36 CENTRAL QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY $14,351,765 26
37 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND $14,239,446 33
38 VICTORIA UNIVERSITY $13,635,320 42
39 UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND $11,092,984 31
40 SAMARITANS FOUNDATION-DIOCESE OF NEWCASTLE $9,182,730 7
41 HOME MODIFICATIONS LAKE MACQUARIE-NEWCASTLE $8,716,487 3
42 UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY $8,266,939 9
43 NEWCASTLE MEALS ON WHEELS $7,917,249 6
44 BOND UNIVERSITY $7,654,779 14
45 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE THE MELBOURNE SOCIAL EQUITY INSTITUTE $6,561,455 1
46 CITY OF NEWCASTLE $6,263,123 2
47 NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL $5,110,021 6
48 FEDERATION UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA $4,230,808 15
49 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA-UNITED STATES MULTIDISCIPLINARY UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE AUSMURI $3,300,000 1
50 GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY - AUSTRALIA-UNITED STATES MULTIDISCIPLINARY UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE AUSMURI $3,297,182 1
51 THE FLINDERS UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA $2,889,440 13
52 TORRENS UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA $2,758,800 1
53 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY ACTING FOR THE AUSTRALASIAN GASTRO-INTESTINAL TRIALS GROUP $1,500,000 1
54 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY ACTING FOR THE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND MELANOMA TRIALS GROUP $1,500,000 1
55 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY ACTING FOR THE AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND GYNAECOLOGICAL ONCOLOGY GROUP $1,500,000 1
56 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY ACTING FOR THE AUSTRALASIAN LUNG CANCER TRIALS GROUP $1,500,000 1
57 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY ACTING FOR THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND UROGENITAL AND PROSTATE CANCER TRIALS GROUP $1,500,000 1
58 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY ACTING FOR THE COOPERATIVE TRIALS GROUP FOR NEURO-ONCOLOGY $1,500,000 1
59 MONASH UNIVERSITY ACTING FOR AND ON BEHALF OF THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND CHILDRENS HAEMATOLOGY-ONCOLOGY GROUP $1,500,000 1
60 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE ACTING FOR THE PRIMARY CARE COLLABORATIVE CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS GROUP $1,500,000 1
61 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE ACTING FOR THE AUSTRALASIAN SARCOMA STUDY GROUP $1,500,000 1
62 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY ACTING FOR THE PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY CO-OPERATIVE RESEARCH GROUP $1,477,995 1
63 UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA - LAURENCE COLEMAN $1,336,500 1
64 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE-MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY $1,306,964 1
65 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - ANTHEA ROBERTS $998,383 1
66 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY UNITED STATES STUDIES CENTRE $792,000 1
67 TRUSTEES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR THE DIOCESE OF MAITLAND NEWCASTLE $732,514 26
68 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, REPRESENTED BY THE PETER DOHERTY INSTITUTE FOR INFECTION AND IMMUNITY $660,000 1
69 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY NATIONAL SECURITY COLLEGE - RORY MEDCALF $617,333 1
70 UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES UNSW - DR JAI GALLIOTT $610,278 1
71 WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY WERRINGTON $610,187 2
72 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY JFR BUILDING $604,330 2
73 AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY MELBOURNE $457,409 1
74 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY - UNITED STATES STUDIES CENTRE - ASHLEY TOWNSHEND $450,000 1
75 UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES UNSW BAKER $408,518 1
76 GOLD COAST UNIVERSITY AND HEALTH SERVICE $400,000 1
77 SYDNEY UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT $391,436 2
78 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC AND DEFENCE STUDIES CENTRE GOH $376,028 1
79 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY GEOECONOMIC WORKING GROUP $372,000 1
80 WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY EARLY LEARNING $304,869 6
81 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY NATIONAL SECURITY COLLEGE - DR JENNIFER HUNT $304,839 1
82 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY VIA THE EAST ASIAN BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH EABER $293,700 1
83 NEWSTATE MEDIA NEWCASTLE $276,847 3
84 THE NEWCASTLE HEBREW CONGREGATION $276,019 2
85 UNIVERSITY OF NSW $270,793 3
86 UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE - JOANNE WALLIS $255,610 1
87 EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY - ANDREW DOWSE $251,266 2
88 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC AND DEFENCE STUDIES CENTRE FRUEHLING $214,467 1
89 NEWCASTLE NEWSPAPERS $213,994 1
90 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC AND DEFENCE STUDIES CENTRE - EVELYN GOH $211,280 1
91 INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE, UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE $200,039 1
92 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC AND DEFENCE STUDIES CENTRE COLEMAN $199,548 1
93 MONASH UNIVERSITY - KATRINA LEE-KOO $195,673 1
94 FLINDERS UNIVERSITY - RODRIGO PRAINO $147,110 1
95 NEWCASTLE MUSLIM ASSOCIATION $139,856 1
96 FLINDERS UNIVERSITY - ROB MANWARING $137,931 1
97 GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY, GRIFFITH ASIA INSTITUTE - PROF IAN HALL $137,093 1
98 FLINDERS UNIVERSITY LEUPRECHT $134,650 1
99 MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY GILL $133,532 1
100 FLINDERS UNIVERSITY CHILD CARE CENTRE $126,113 2
101 FLINDERS UNIVERSITY STAR $125,878 1
102 UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE - PROF MELISSA DE ZWART $123,605 1
103 ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY CHILDCARE SERVICES $122,434 2
104 MONASH UNIVERSITY - MARIA POST RUBLEE $121,115 1
105 UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE - WOOMERA MANUAL PROJECT - MILAMOS $120,000 1
106 UNIVERSITY CHILD CARE CLUB $116,115 1
107 TRUSTEES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR THE DIOCESE OF MAITLAND-NEWCASTLE $113,327 3
108 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - AUS COUNCIL FOR SECURITY COOPERATION IN THE ASIA PACIFIC CSCAP $110,000 1
109 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING $100,000 2
110 MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY FAMILY CLUB CO-OP $99,139 1
111 UNIVERSITY PRESCHOOL AND CHILD CARE CENTRE $98,925 1
112 UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES UNSW - THE BOXWOOD SCENARIOS - DAVID HESLOP $98,707 1
113 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY - DR AIM SINPENG $98,094 1
114 EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY - PI-SHEN SEET $97,950 1
115 NEWCASTLE LEGACY $96,658 1
116 CENTRE FOR PACIFIC AND AMERICAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO $96,000 1
117 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND UNION CHILD CARE SUPPORT ASSOCIATIONORPOR $95,781 1
118 THE SAMARITANS FOUNDATION DIOCESE OF NEWCASTLE $93,747 3
119 MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY - DR ADAM LOCKYER $84,403 1
120 UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES UNSW MCLAUGHLIN $79,530 1
121 KYONGGI UNIVERSITY $75,000 1
122 UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY $75,000 1
123 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY AS REPRESENTED BY THE ANU JAPAN INSTITUTE $65,145 1
124 UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES UNSW - TRISTAN MOSS $65,054 1
125 ROYAL MELBOURNE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY RMIT UNIVERSITY $57,995 1
126 UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY $56,000 1
127 SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY IRIS SWINBURNE $48,942 1
128 BOND UNIVERSITY, TECHNOLOGY AND JURISDICTION RESEARCH GROUP - DR DAN SVANTESSON $46,962 1
129 THE SAMARITANS FOUNDATION DIOCESE OF NEWCASTLE WARABROOK $45,124 2
130 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE TRADING AS ASIALINK BUSINESS $44,000 1
131 UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA ANTARCTIC CLIMATE AND ECOSYSTEMS ACE CRC $42,500 1
132 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - AUSTRALIA-JAPAN RESEARCH CENTRE $42,000 2
133 MURDOCH UNIVERSITY CHILD CARE ASSOC $41,720 1
134 FAMILY SUPPORT NEWCASTLE $41,140 2
135 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC AND DEFENCE STUDIES CENTRE GREG RAYMOND $38,773 1
136 TRUSTEES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR THE DIOCESE OF MAITLAND-NEWCASTLE TRADING AS THE DIOCESE OF MAITLAND-NEWCASTLE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE $37,718 7
137 AUSTRALIAN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF POLICING AND SECURITYAT CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY $37,500 1
138 NEWCASTLE AND HUNTER REGION VIETNAM VETERANS $36,050 3
139 LADY GOWRIE - UNIVERSITY MOWBRAY AFTER SCHOOL CARE $35,917 1
140 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY - CENTRE FOR ROBOTICS AND INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS $33,000 1
141 UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE LIU $31,396 1
142 TORRENS UNIVERSITY $30,000 1
143 SCHOOL OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY $30,000 1
144 AUSTRALIAN STUDIES CENTRE ORT UNIVERSITY URUGUAY $28,000 1
145 UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA AS REPRESENTED THROUGH INASA $27,500 1
146 OTEMON GAKUIN UNIVERSITY $26,500 3
147 SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY CHILDRENS CENTRE $26,071 2
148 ROYAL MELBOURNE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY $25,000 1
149 UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA, AS REPRESENTED THROUGH THE INASA $25,000 1
150 NEWCASTLE THEATRE COMPANY $24,250 2
151 PKF NEWCASTLE $22,000 1
152 UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY UTS $22,000 1
153 NEWCASTLE HI-TENSILE BOLT COMPANY $22,000 1
154 NEWCASTLE STEEL FRAMES AND TRUSSES $22,000 1
155 RB SOLUTIONS NEWCASTLE $22,000 1
156 THE TRUSTEE FOR UNIVERSITY MEAT TRUST $21,296 1
157 ISLAMIC CENTRE OF NEWCASTLE $20,900 1
158 AUSTRALIA AFRICA UNIVERSITIES NETWORK AUSTRALIA, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY $20,000 1
159 SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY $20,000 1
160 ROTARY CLUB OF NEWCASTLE ENTERPRISE $18,050 2
161 CENTRE FOR AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, YONSEI UNIVERSITY $18,000 1
162 NEWCASTLE EAST PUBLIC SCHOOL PARENTS AND CITIZENS ASSOCIATION $15,692 1
163 GLOBAL INITIATIVES TEAM, DIVISION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION, INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATION IN INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION, SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO $15,072 1
164 AFRICA RESEARCH AND ENGAGEMENT CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA $15,000 1
165 SYDNEY UNIVERSITY GRADUATE CHOIR $14,300 1
166 YOUNG PEOPLES THEATRE NEWCASTLE $13,695 1
167 RUSSIAN SCHOOL OF NEWCASTLE $13,693 2
168 TRUSTEES OF CHURCH PROPERTY FOR THE DIOCESE OF NEWCASTLE $12,800 3
169 ZAYED UNIVERSITY $12,500 1
170 THE CITY OF NEWCASTLE RSL SUB-BRANCH $11,436 1
171 KI-HOON LEE GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY $11,000 1
172 ALEXANDRA COGHLAN GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY $11,000 1
173 MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY FAMILY CLUB $11,000 1
174 UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE MOBILE LANGUAGE TEAM $10,900 1
175 WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY EARLY LEARNING BANKSTOWN $10,640 4
176 UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES GRANTS MANAGEMENT OFFICE $10,000 1
177 AFREC - UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA $10,000 1
178 DOG RESCUE NEWCASTLE $8,905 2
179 ASIALINK, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE $8,800 1
180 COMMUNITY ARTS AND ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE OF NEWCASTLE $8,624 1
181 UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES AS REPRESENTED BY UNSW CANBERRA AT THE AUSTRALIA DEFENCE FORCE ACADEMY $7,329 1
182 THE GREEK COMMUNITY OF NEWCASTLE $7,308 1
183 TRANSITION NEWCASTLE $6,890 1
184 LADY GOWRIE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY LONG DAY CARE SOUTH $6,132 2
185 UNIVERSITY PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL $6,000 1
186 SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY T-A SOLITARY ISLANDS AQUARIUM, NATIONAL MARINE SCIENCE CENTRE $5,884 1
187 NEWCASTLE NATIONAL PARK CROQUET CLUB $5,500 1
188 NEWCASTLE GRAMMAR SCHOOL $5,500 1
189 NEWCASTLE WALDORF SCHOOL $5,500 1
190 THE GUILD OF STUDENTS OF MURDOCH UNIVERSITY $5,000 1
191 THE DEAKIN UNIVERSITY CRICKET CLUB $5,000 1
192 POLISH ASSOCIATION OF NEWCASTLE $5,000 1
193 THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY NEWCASTLE $5,000 1
194 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND CRICKET CLUB $5,000 1
195 THE ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY HOCKEY CLUB $4,950 1
196 KIWANIS BEACHSIDE-NEWCASTLE $4,942 1
197 NEWCASTLE MENS SHED $4,879 1
198 CLEAN ENERGY ASSOCIATION OF NEWCASTLE AND SURROUNDS $4,800 1
199 NEWCASTLE MACHINE SHOP $4,725 2
200 JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB $4,600 1
201 NEWCASTLE OLYMPIC SOCCER FOOTBALL CLUB $4,510 1
202 UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE IN TOOWOOMBA $4,500 1
203 TRUSTEES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR THE DIOCESE OF MAITLAND-NEWCASTLE TRAD $4,475 3
204 TASMANIAN UNIVERSITY DIVE CLUB $4,280 1
205 COMPUTERPALS FOR SENIORS - NEWCASTLE $3,900 1
206 ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL AND CRICKET CLUB WW1 MEMORIAL COMMITTEE $3,636 1
207 UNIVERSITY OF NSW - FOOTBALL UNITED $3,600 1
208 UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE - RESEARCH CONSORTIUM FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT RC-APD $3,500 1
209 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, DEFENCE AND SYSTEMS INSTITUTE - DRAGONFLY COVID-19 DRONE PROJECT $3,500 1
210 THE NEWCASTLE LAPIDARY CLUB $3,068 1
211 DIOCESE OF MAITLAND-NEWCASTLE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE $3,025 3
212 KINGSTON UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE $2,987 1
213 UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA CENTRE FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIAN HISTORY $2,798 1
214 NEWCASTLE TRADES HALL COUNCIL $2,500 1
215 UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL $2,380 1
216 CENTRAL QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OORALEA $2,000 1
217 NEWCASTLE RAMBLERS BUSHWALKING CLUB $1,552 1
218 NEWCASTLE MONTESSORI ACADEMY $1,415 1
219 ROYAL NEWCASTLE AERO CLUB $1,109 1
220 UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA GERALDTON $1,100 1
221 MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY NORTH RYDE $0 1