RACGP Foundation 2018 grant recipients

The RACGP congratulates the successful recipients of the 2018 RACGP research grants and awards.

The RACGP Foundation has been awarding grants, awards and scholarships for more than 50 years, and would like to thank our funding partners joining us in investing in GPs and GP registrars to build research evidence.

RACGP Foundation Patron Professor Peter Mudge was very pleased with the quality of applications this year. The high calibre of these applications reflects the need in general practice to address research questions that impact general practice for frontline practitioners, improving health outcomes for all Australians.

Therapeutic Guidelines Limited (TGL) / RACGP Foundation Research Grant

Prof Mieke van Driel ($71,163.34) Project title – A toolkit that summarizes clinical guidelines for people with multimorbidity 

RACGP Foundation / HCF Research Foundation Research Grant

Prof Lyndal Trevena ($59,906.93) Project title – OCEAn - NETs (Occasions of Care Explained and Analysed - Nominated Extra Topics) 
Dr Jo-Anne Manski Nankervis ($58,570.59) Project title – Developing a prediction model for total knee replacement surgery for people with osteoarthritis in general practice  

RACGP Foundation / Diabetes Australia Research Grant

Prof Tania Winzenberg ($54,977.16) Project title – ‘Understanding the perspectives of general practitioners regarding sedentary behaviour management in primary care: a qualitative study’  

RACGP Foundation / IPN Medical Centres Research Grant

Dr Melinda Choy ($9,961.65) Project title – ‘Ehealth and disadvantage: a mixed methods study exploring how patients with chronic disease experience ehealth’

RACGP Foundation / BOQ Specialist Research Grant

Dr Karyn Alexander ($20,000.00) Project title – ‘Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) in general practice: a feasibility study of preventive health for young children’  

RACGP Foundation Indigenous Health Award

Dr Geoffrey Spurling ($6,535.00)Project title – ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons attending an urban Indigenous primary healthcare clinic and their experiences of living with chronic kidney disease’

RACGP Foundation Family Medical Care Education and Research Grant

Dr Elizabeth Sturgiss ($20,000.00) Project title – ‘Exploring effective general practice consultations for disadvantaged adults living with obesity’ 
Dr Kirrily Ellerton ($18,792.60) Project title – ‘The VRIMM study. Virtual Reality for Immunisation Pain: A Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial in General Practice’ 

RACGP Foundation Chris Silagy Research Scholarship

Dr Lucy Gilkes ($15,000) Project title – ‘Devising a computerised chronic pain care plan tool (Pain-T) for General Practice’

RACGP Foundation Walpole Grieve Award

Dr Lena von Schuckmann ($5,000)Project title – ‘Conference Travel’ 

RACGP Foundation Charles Bridges-Webb Memorial Award

Dr Pallavi Prathivadi ($1,000) Project title – ‘Qualitative insights into the opioid prescribing practices of Victorian GP registrars’ 

RACGP Foundation Peter Mudge Medal

Dr Daniel Aronov ($500) Presentation: ‘Social media video improves informed choice for breast cancer screening’

RACGP Foundation Alan Chancellor Award

Dr Daniel Aronov ($500) Presentation: ‘Social media video improves informed choice for breast cancer screening’

RACGP Foundation Iris and Edward Gawthorn Award

Dr Anna Mullins ($500) – GP registrar who has achieved the highest score on the Cardiovascular and Respiratory components on the 2018 Fellowship Examinations  

RACGP Foundation Best General Practice Research Article in the AJGP Award

Dr Lisa Crossland (Award) Research Article title – ‘Successfully implementing a diabetic retinopathy screening service in general practice: What does the evidence tell us? Australian Family Physician, Volume 46, No.7 Pages 529-535’ 

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