$1.2m ARC funding for health researchers

Nov 4 2016

Dr Malcolm Starkey

Following on from recent NHMRC Fellowship success, HMRI-affiliated researchers have shared in over $5.7 million worth of grants awarded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) to the University of Newcastle for research projects commencing in 2017.

A Discovery Project by Associate Professor Frini Karayanidis will look at modelling trajectories of cognitive control in adolescents and young adults. She received $492,500.

Respiratory researcher Dr Malcolm Starkey, pictured, received $372,000 for his project investigating how innate lymphoid cells regulate mammalian lung development.

Dr Sze Lin Yoong was awarded $330,000 for the theory-based implementation of nutrition guidelines into childcare settings.

It totals almost $1.2 million in support.

The UON’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Professor Kevin Hall, said the funding announcement reflected the innovative, high impact research taking place.

“Our depth and breadth of talent continues to deliver excellent outcomes in these important funding rounds,” he said. “I am very excited to watch the journey of all our successful recipients as their work progresses, and look forward to seeing the impact of their valuable research as they take the next steps to solve some of our most pressing global issues.”