Northern Health Small Research Grants Round 21, 2018

In November 2018 the Northern Health Foundation funded five additional research grants through the NH Small Research Grants program.  The grants were selected by the Scholarship Committee based on scientific merit, alignment with Northern Health strategic goals, potential to increase the contribution of NH research in the wider community, potential to build research capacity and expertise, provide new and emerging researchers with opportunities to initiate their research.

Northern Health Foundation congratulates the grant recipients below:

Name: Mr Russell Hodgson

Role: Specialist HPB & General Surgeon

Title: Laparoscopic Intra-Abdominal Pressure Study: A double blinded randomised controlled trial

Funding:  $5000

Russell Hodgson


Name: Marinda Brooks

Role: Senior Speech Pathologist

Title: Improving patient swallowing outcomes by credentialing of staff in Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)

Funding:  $4862.62

Marinda Brooks


Name: Edmund Leahy

Role: Senior Clinician Physiotherapist

Title: Effect of metabolic syndrome on clinical and health service outcomes for people with osteoarthritis

Funding:  $4999

Edmund Leahy

Name: Mr Neil Strugnell

Role: Associate Director of General Surgery; Consultant General Surgeon

Title: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Emergency Laparotomy – A Randomised Controlled Trial

Funding:  $4300

Neil Strugnell


Name: Penny Ramsden

Role: Clinical School Coordinator – Nursing

Title: Evaluation of RUSON model of assisted patient care

Funding:  $3000

Penny Ramsden


To learn more about each of the above research projects click here.