Support for studies on child protection and health


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Flinders University researchers will receive additional funding of $ 472,908 from the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation of SA for a series of new projects in 2022.

Professor Tracey Wade, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, and Children’s Research Foundation mainstay Len Frankham, whose contribution is recognized in the new awards.

Latest round of $ 1.5 million funding will take “children’s research to new heights,” said CRF executive director Greg Ward, also announcing the foundation’s first awards, 45. , for achievements in research on children.

Matthew Flinders Distinguished Psychology professor Tracey Wade received the first Len Frankham Award for outstanding achievement in research on education and child welfare.

Professor Wade, from the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, has worked as an eating disorder clinician and researcher for over 30 years, supporting many evidence-based mental health interventions for adolescents. .

The independent research committee of the CRF, chaired by Flinders University Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health Kevin Forsyth, reviewed 97 expressions of interest for the latest round of grants, with 19 projects selected from 42 projects invited to submit a full grant application.

Flinders University’s successful projects – below – were announced on October 28.

THIS University Project title Grant awarded
Luc Grzeskowiak MPH Psychotropic Drugs in Children and Adolescents: Investigation of Longitudinal Trends and Determinants of Use, Persistence and Outcome $ 99,983
Kris natalier HASS Support child victims of domestic and family violence (DFV) by developing a child-centered and child-informed practice approach in DFV shelters $ 87,628
Minh-son at MPH Artificial intelligence to reduce radiation exposure and cancer risk in children $ 100,000
Robyn Young EPSW Virtual Early Childhood Autism Detection Assessment (ADEC-V) $ 85,319
Anna ziersch MPH Family and domestic violence in migrant and refugee communities – amplifying children’s voices and empowering communities in South Australia $ 99,978

“Since 1976, our grants have played a central role in supporting quality research on child health, education and well-being within South Australia’s world-class research and service organizations. Mr. Ward said.

Professor Jonathan Craig and Professor Claire Roberts, CHF Board Member, College of Medicine and Public Health, with Flinders Neurosurgery Research Registrar Dr Minh-son To at the presentation prices.

“In our grant evaluation process, special emphasis is placed on research focused on improving child welfare, mental health, reducing obesity and understanding the impacts that social determinants have on the health and development of a child.

Over its 45-year history, the nonprofit foundation has channeled nearly $ 42 million (in today’s dollars) to support nearly 1,000 research projects in health, education and child welfare in South Australia.

The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation’s achievements in the Children’s Research Awards were announced by Rosanna Mangiarelli, CRF Ambassador and 7NEWS Adelaide presenter, and South Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Michael Cusack.

Flinders social work researcher Dr. Carmela Bastian and Dr. Kris Natalier (College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences) celebrate as the grant round is announced.

Professor Emeritus Michael Sawyer and Professor Jennifer Couper of the University of Adelaide were honored respectively for their outstanding achievements in children’s education research and children’s health research.

Through its annual grant program, the foundation also actively supports the growth of careers and research capacity in South Africa, spanning community studies, clinical studies and basic sciences in children’s research areas such as health. , fertility and pregnancy, education, environment, nursing, medicine, mental health, midwifery, welfare and protection, and social sciences.

He also remains committed to supporting SA’s world-class research and service organizations including Flinders University, Novita, University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.

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