Celebrating success

A busy season of grant funding announcements has seen Flinders University researchers successful across many fields of endeavour, and spanning many of the University Colleges.

From the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Professor Sarah Wendt, Dr Carmela Bastian and Dr Kate Seymour secured $70,000 to work with Emerging Minds for building educational resources to assist families experiencing complexities (such as domestic violence, mental health, drug and alcohol concerns, and intergenerational trauma). These resources will be used by industry partners, social work students, and Flinders University’s SWIRLS group will evaluate them, building the evidence base of social work education.

Dr Carmela Bastian, Professor Sarah Wendt and Associate Professor Kris Natalier (College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) have secured $70,000 with The Early Intervention Research Directorate and DHS, to explore children’s workers in women’s shelters. It will be focused on building systems that are child-focused when domestic violence is present in the lives of families.

A National Blood Sector Research and Development Program research grant has been awarded to Chief Investigators Associate Professor David Roxby (Flinders University’s College of Medicine and Public Health), Associate Professor Tina Noutsos (Flinders and NT Health), and Dr Romi Sinha (SA Health and Flinders). Their multi-jurisdictional project will look at red blood cell transfusion requirements and patient outcomes in Indigenous compared to non-Indigenous people across the Northern Territory and South Australia. Read more.

From the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Dr Sam Elliott, together with Dr Kym Williams and Professor Murray Drummond, has received a $122,700 grant from the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing’s Partnership Scheme for a project aimed at producing a sport-research podcast that translates and disseminates knowledge for the benefit of the sport and recreation community.

Dr Peter Tangney and Associate Professor Beverley Clarke (from the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) and Associate Professor Cassandra Star (from the College of Business, Government and Law) have secured new research funding for The Climate and Sustainability Policy Research (CASPR) group from the Department of Defence’s Force Exploration Branch. Their project will examine emergency management and disaster response arrangements in South Australia to better understand Defence’s existing and potential roles in the formal and informal governance networks of the State’s Emergency Management Plan. The project will be delivered in collaboration with Defence and the Department of Premier & Cabinet.

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