RACGP Foundation 2020 grant and award recipients

The RACGP congratulates the successful recipients of the 2020 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.

Therapeutic Guidelines Limited (TGL) / RACGP Foundation Research Grant

Prof Lisa Amir ($45,000) Project title - Understanding antibiotic prescribing for mastitis in breastfeeding women: a mixed method study.

Dr Mina Bakhit ($38,360) Project title - Evaluating the usability and effectiveness of Therapeutic Guidelines’ additional features on antibiotic prescribing for acute infections in general practice.

Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) / RACGP Foundation Research Grant

A/Prof Katharine Wallis ($100,000) Project title - The 3-Domains toolkit for assessing older drivers: pilot study in general practices and validation study in driving assessment clinic.

HCF Research Foundation / RACGP Foundation COVID-19 Research Grant

Dr Danielle Butler ($50,000) Project title - The effect of COVID-19 and the introduction of temporary telehealth items on use and costs of GP services: a whole-of-population linked data study.

Prof Danielle Mazza ($50,000) Project title - Prioritising essential clinical services (ECS) in general practice during the COVID-19 pandemic: an evaluation of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) guidance for the Australian context.

RACGP Foundation / HCF Research Foundation Research Grant

Dr Katrina Giskes ($59,737) Project title - AF TRENDS- Atrial fibrillation treatment, recommendations, electronic decision support and screening.

Prof Simon Willcock ($59,061) Project title - Transition from acute to primary health care for early colorectal cancer survivors: using mixed methods to establish primary care providers opinions and current practices for managing symptoms and functions in the community.

RACGP Foundation / Diabetes Australia Research Grant

Dr Rita McMorrow ($59,982) Project title - Assessing and addressing diabetes distress in Australian general practice: a mixed method exploratory study of current practice.

RACGP Foundation / BOQ Specialist Research Grant

Clinical A/Prof Sanjyot Vagholkar ($19,937.92) Project title - A GP-Practice nurse team-based model providing sexual and reproductive health care for Mandarin-speaking university students.

RACGP Foundation / ANEDGP Innovation Research Grant

Dr Cate Howell ($20,000) Project title - Bridging the gap between primary care and mental health professionals: Scoping review to inform the development of an e-mental health solution.

RACGP Foundation Family Medical Care Education and Research Grant

Dr Marguerite Tracy ($20,000) Project title - Patient journeys to health information and the role of question prompt lists – a longitudinal qualitative study.

Dr Bianca Perera ($16,750) Project title - Enhancing care of patients by effective general practice follow up after an acute exacerbation of COPD.

RACGP Foundation Chris Silagy Research Scholarship

Dr Winnie Chen ($14,954.57) Project title - Using clinical decision support for chronic diseases? A systematic review of the past decade.

RACGP Foundation Indigenous Health Award

Dr Annapurna Nori ($8,973) Project title - The Care Project - Improving the wellbeing of older Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri women.

RACGP Foundation Walpole Grieve Award

Dr Rita McMorrow ($5,000) Project title - International collaboration with Steno Diabetes Centre, Copenhagen.

RACGP Foundation Charles Bridges-Webb Memorial Award

Dr Antony Bolton ($1,000) Project title - Barriers & enablers to the provision of structured healthcare to people who regularly use methamphetamine in General Practice: A qualitative study.

RACGP Foundation Peter Mudge Medal

A/Prof Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis ($500) Project title - Guidance GP - Pilot of an antimicrobial stewardship quality improvement activity.

RACGP Foundation Alan Chancellor Award

Dr Isaac Tranter ($500) Project title - Immunising older Australians - Perspectives from GP training.

RACGP Foundation Iris and Edward Gawthorn Award

Recipient to be announced in 2021.

RACGP Foundation Best General Practice Research Article in the AJGP Award

Dr Belinda O’Sullivan (Award) – Project title - Factors related to rural general practitioners supervising general practice registrars in Australia: A national cross-sectional study. Deborah Russell, Matthew McGrail, Marisa Sampson, Allyson Warrington, Glen Wallace, Michael Bentley & Danielle Couch - AJGP, Volume 48, Issue 1-2, January – February 2019.