NHMRC success for ACU researchers

Published: Tuesday 21st October 2014

We are delighted to announce that ACU researchers have been awarded several prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) research grants.
Dr Ross Clark, Lecturer in Motor Development, Research Methods and Strength Training Principles, has been awarded a Career Development Fellowship for his research Bridging the gap between laboratory and clinic using low cost, high tech physical function assessment tools.
Dr Melissa Day, Lecturer in Psychology, has been awarded an Early Career Fellowship for her research Mechanisms of Mindfulness Meditation, Cognitive Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Low Back Pain.
Dr Aaron Conway, who will soon join the Centre for Heart and Mind in the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, was also awarded an Early Career Development Fellowship for his research Improving nurse-administered sedation practice in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory.

Professor Sandy Middleton, Director, Nursing Research Institute, was part of a team led by Associate Professor Julie Bernhardt, University of Melbourne, who were awarded $2.5 million to establish a Centre for Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery. Professor Middleton is a Chief Investigator on the project.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Wayne McKenna warmly congratulated all the researchers on their awards.
“This is a wonderful achievement for our colleagues.  It demonstrates the strength of ACU’s research in our key priority area of health and highlights the quality of the researchers currently working at ACU,” he said.