Flinders projects awarded ARC grants

Optimising patient flow in hospitals, promoting social inclusion for refugees and using computational modelling to test orthopaedic devices are among Flinders University-led projects to receive funding in the Australian Research Council’s latest Linkage grants.

A total of four projects from areas including mathematics, biomedical engineering and health sciences will share in a pool of $1 million over the next four years as part of the 2013 funding round, announced today (Friday, June 28).

The Flinders University recipients of the ARC Linkage grants for 2013 are:

Professor James Mitchell: Quantitative metrics for determining aquifer ecosystem state ($447,000)
Professor Mark Taylor (pictured): Virtual testing of orthopaedic devices as part of the design and development process: strategies to account for patient and surgical variability ($270,000)
Professor Jerzy Filar: Congestion recovery and optimisation of patient flows ($215,733)
Dr Anna Ziersch: Belonging begins at home: promoting social inclusion and wellbeing for asylum seekers and people from refugee backgrounds ($157,000)

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