Australian Respiratory Council

Research

Past Recipients

ARC Ann Woolcock Fellowship Awards

2010-2014
Jodie Simpson
Newcastle University, NSW
Characterisation and treatment of innate immune dysfunction in older people with obstructive airway disease
$227,013

2005 - 2009
Ingrid Laing
Telethon Institute for Child Research, Perth, WA
Genetic Influences on causal pathways of ALRIs in highly susceptible infants (awaiting final data)
$285,000

 

ARC Harry Windsor Medical Research Grants

2017
Professor Michael Berk
Deakin University, Victoria
Can we reduce tobacco smoking using N-acetylcysteine as a cessation treatment?
$50,000

2017
Dr Greg Fox
The University of Sydney, NSW
New digital strategies to enhance tuberculosis treatment adherence in Vietnam
$50,000

2016
Professor Ian Yang
The University of Queensland
Using the lung microbiome to predict response to continuous antibiotics in COPD
$50,000

2016
Laureate Professor Paul Foster
University of Newcastle
Understanding the role of the newly discovered CD4 T helper (Th)-22 cell subset in model of respiratory infection and inflammation
$50,000

2016
Dr Graeme Zosky
University of Tasmania
Iron laden particulate matter enhances bacterial growth in the lung
$50,000

2015
Dr Brian Oliver
The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and the University of Technology, Sydney
Understanding the aetiology of small airway fibrosis in COPD
$50,000

2015
Associate Professor Harin Karunajeewa
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne
Getting the dose right in Tuberculosis: Pharmacokinetics to improve outcomes in Tuberculosis
$50,000

2014
Associate Professor Daniel Chambers
The Prince Charles Hospital, Qld Lung Transplant Service, Qld
Disease tolerance and transplant tolerance – two sides of the same coin?
$50,000

2013
Brian Oliver
University of Sydney, NSW
Why do fibroblasts from people with COPD produce extracellular matrix proteins in response to ciagraette smoke?
$50,000

2012
Bernadette Saunders
Centenary Institute, Sydney, NSW
Microparticles and microRNA as biomarkers of TB disease
$50,000

2011
Ross Coppel, Paul Crellin et al
Monash University, Melbourne
Identification of inhibitors of PimA, a new target for tuberculosis therapy
$50,000

2010
Peter Bye
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Novel interventions for the diverse population of Australia with bronchiectasis
$50,000

2009
Sandra Hodge
Hanson Institute, Adelaide, SA
Investigation of macrophage function as a therapeutic target in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/emphysema (COPD)
$50,000

2008
Jenny Alison
University of Sydney, NSW
Optimising mucus clearance with exercise in cystic fibrosis
$50,000

2008
Stephen Stick, Anthony Kicic and Siobhan Brennan
University of WA, Perth, WA
Characterisation of airway epithelial cells from young children with cystic fibrosis
$50,000

2008
Nicholas Anstey
Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT
A randomised controlled trial of L-arginnine or vitamin D to improve outcomes in pulmonary tuberculosis
$50,000

2007
Siobhain Brennan and Anthony J Kettle
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Perth, WA
Investigating markers of oxidative stress in young children with cystic fibrosis: a driving mechanism of pulmonary investigation
$50,000

2007
Stephen Bozinovski and Ross Vlahos
University of Melbourne, VIC
Cigarette smoke chemically modifies and inactivates lung innate immunity mediated by the bacterial receptor, TLR4
$50,000

2006
David Jans
Monash University, Melbourne, VIC
Role of phosphorylation in regulating nuclear trafficking during infection of respiratory syncitial virus matrix protein
$50,000

2006
Paul Kelly, Graeme Maguire, Peter Morris, Ivan Bastian and Nicholas Anstey
Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT
Nutritional intervention to improve tuberculosis treatment outcome in Timika, Indonesia: the NUTTS study
$50,000

2006
Robert Capon
University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD
A new non-toxic approach to controlling bacterial infection
$49,000

2005
Kwung Fong and Annalese Semmler
Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, QLD
Novel methylated genes in lung cancer
$52,250

2005
Paul Reynolds, Gregory Hodge, Sandra Hodge and Mark Holmes
Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA
Infection versus rejection in lung transplant related bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome: can intracellular cytokines help?
$50,000

2004
Paul Kelly, Nick Anstey, Graeme Maguire et al
Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT
Pulmonary Function in Tuberculosis patients in Mimika District, Papua Province , Indonesia
$43,267

2004
Warwick Britton, Guy Marks and Bernadette Saunders
Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology, Sydney, NSW
Evaluation of genetic and environment risk factors for progression to active tuberculosis in the Liverpool cohort
$44,701

2003
Jennifer Alison, Peter Bye and Campbell Thompson
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Evaluation of individual components of pulmonary rehabilitation in subjects with COPD
$47,880

2002 - 2003
James Triccas and Warwick Britton
Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology, Sydney, NSW
New strategies to vaccinate against Mycobacterium tuberculosis
$112,588

2002
Amanda Leach, Heidi Smith-Vaughan Marius Puruntamerri, Ross Baillie and Peter Morris
Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT
Improved hygiene measures for reduced infection in Australian Aboriginal Children: a randomised controlled trial
$48,424

2002
Evangelia Daviskas, Sandra Anderson and Iven Young
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Effect of mannitol on the clearance of mucus in patients with COPD
$38,593

2001
Terence Amis and John Wheatley
Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW
The role of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea in the pathogenesis of hypertension
$45,665

2001
James Wiley and Tania Sorrell
University of Sydney, NSW
The monocyte-macrophage P2x7 receptor and susceptibility to tuberculosis
$45,000

2001
Amanda Baker and Vaughan Carr
University of Newcastle, NSW
Randomised controlled trial of a smoking cessation intervention among people with a mental illness
$63,370

2000 - 2001
John Wiggers, Afaf Girgis, Robyn Considine and Jenny Bowman
University of Newcastle, NSW
Preventing infant exposure to tobacco smoke: evaluation of an early childhood intervention
$53,006

2000
Peter Gibson
John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW
Quality of Life in Chronic Cough
$25,500

2000
Warwick Britton and James Triccas
Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology, Sydney, NSW
Interlukin-18 as an adjuvant for DNA Immunisation against Tuberculosis
$26,500

2000
Peter Bye, Iven Young, Jenny Alison and Marney Isedale
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Evaluation of lung volume reduction surgery in patients with chronic airflow limitation
$38,000

1999
Ronald Grunstein
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Sleep Apnoea and Cytokines
$22,000

1999
Karen Waters
University of Sydney, NSW
Potential neurotoxicity of repetitive hypercapnic hypoxia during early treatment
$10,000

1999
Peter Bye, Stefan Eberl and Jenny Alison
University of Sydney, NSW
Pharmacological and Physical Therapies to enhance mucociliary clearance in chronic lung disease and mucus hypersecretion
$39,000

1999
Evangelica Daviskas
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Effects of beta2-adrenceptor agonists on mucociliary clearance in persons with asthma
$5,000

1999
Guy Marks
Institute of Respiratory Medicine, Sydney, NSW
Does BCG vaccination in infancy prevent allergy
$5,000

1999
Graeme Maguire, Norma Benger and Bart Currie
Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT
Chronic Lung Disease in Aboriginal Australians: factors in aetiology and treatment
$69,136

1999
Bernadette Saunders and Helen Briscoe
Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology, Sydney, NSW
Apoptosis in the control of Mycobacterial infection
$38,000

 

ARC Ann Woolcock Biomedical and Postgraduate Research Scholarship Awards (commended 2002)

2003 - 2004
Kylie Turner
University of Sydney, NSW
Investigation of the structure of cryptococcal phospholipases
$40,143

2003 - 2004
Corrina Parker
Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
Detection, isolation and characterisation of novel anti-effective agents from cultured micro-fungi
$40,143

2002 - 2004
Zoe Barker-Whittle (McKeough)
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Evaluation of lung volume reduction surgery in patients with chronic airflow limitation
$59,214

2002 - 2003
Anup Desai
University of Sydney, NSW
The contribution of obstructive sleep apnoea to driver fatigue in transport drivers
$55,793

2002 - 2003
Rita Machaalani
University of Sydney, NSW
Neurone receptor systems in sudden infant death and piglets exposed to hypercapnic-hypoxia
$29,214

2002 - 2003
Shoma Dutt
Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Biliary lipids in liver disease and interstitial phospholipid metabolism in children with cystic fibrosis
$41,793

 

ARC Harry Windsor Biomedical and Postgraduate Research Scholarship Awards (ceased 2002)

2001
Anup Desai
University of Sydney, NSW
Interaction of mild obstructive sleep apnoea, sleep deprivation and circadian factors in cognitive function
$27,793

2000 - 2001
Rita Machaalani
University of Sydney, NSW
Neurone receptor systems in sudden infant death and piglets exposed to hypercapnic-hypoxia
$37,454

2000 - 2001
Shoma Dutt
Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Biliary lipids in liver disease and interstitial phospholipid metabolism in children with cystic fibrosis
$40,311

1999 - 2001
Anna Hansen
University of Sydney, NSW
The role of cytokines in the immunity and pathology of malaria
$56,703

1999 - 2001
Rosemary Santangelo
Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Phospholipases of Cryptococcus neoformans
$63,498

1999 - 2001
George Latouche
University of Sydney, NSW
Phopholipases as potential virulence factors of Cryptococcus neoformans variety Gattii
$55,089