Through the National Asthma Research Program, we are currently supporting 10 projects across the country aimed at improving the lives of people with asthma.
These projects are:
|Prof Peter Gibson and Prof Phil Hasbro||Hunter Medical Research Institute University of Newcastle||To investigate ‘The pneumococcal vaccine Prevenar 13 as a new asthma therapy’ View a Youtube video here.|
|Mr Simon Forsyth||University of Queensland||Understanding asthma related mortality in ex-prisoners|
|Yuxiu Xia||University of Melbourne||It’s time for new inhaled drugs to improve control of severe asthma|
|Prof John Upham||Translation Research Institute University of Queensland||To investigate improving asthma through lifestyle interventions: how much exercise is best? Watch an interview with Prof Upham here.|
|Gabrielle MCallum||Menzies School of Health Research||Improving asthma education for Indigenous populations through a culturally appropriate mobile application (app)|
|Nathan Bartlett||The University of Newcastle||Novel epithelial targets and targeting strategies to prevent asthma exacerbations|
|Paul Robinson||Kids Research Institute||Home based monitoring with Forced Oscillation in school aged children with asthma|
|Vanessa Murphy||The University of Newcastle||Maternal vitamin D levels during pregnancy and adverse respiratory outcomes in high risk infants.|
|Dr Brian Smith||Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide||Reasons for hospital admissions for asthma in South Australia vs other states|
|Professor Janet Davies||QUT||Action research evaluating the effectiveness of Australian wide pollen monitoring and forecasting system and potential to improve health outcomes|
Asthma Australia believes strongly in supporting up-and-coming and new researchers who are studying asthma and linked conditions.
Many leading global researchers got their start with a National Asthma Research program scholarship or grant. We are proud to continue this tradition.
We support several PhD Scholarships and travel grants including:
|Niamh Troy||Telethon Kids Institute||Discovering the immune-inflammatory gene networks underlying the epithelial response to human rhinovirus in children with asthma|
|Nicolas Borchers||University of Tasmania||Development of an integrated assessment framework that will allow practitioners to objectively evaluate the impacts that wildfire risk reduction strategies impose on society and the environment.|