PRF grant recipients

2017 Project Grant recipients

Helena Frawley, FACP - $17,000

Project title: Pelvic floor dysfunction in women with gynaecological cancer

Dr Annemarie Lee - $16,980

Project title: Does listening to self-selected music during pulmonary rehabilitation enhance clinical outcomes?
Read about Annemaries's research project in InMotion: Enhancing clinical outcomes with music

Kevin Wernli, APAM - $16,820

Project title: Does changing movement matter? Understanding the relationship between changes in movement, pain, activity limitation and psychological factors in persistent low back pain
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2017 Seeding Grant recipients

Joshua Bishop, APAM - $10,000

Project title: Effect of a pulmonary rehabilitation program of 8 weeks duration compared to 12 weeks on exercise capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (PuRe Duration): A randomised controlled trial

Read about Joshua's research goals in InMotionGrant helps researcher breathe easier 

Alison Hodges - $9,820

Project title: Barriers to physical activity and risks of sedentary behaviour at 12 months following total knee replacement surgery: a mixed methods study

Read about Alison's research project in InMotion: Researcher meets the challenge

Jodie Dakic, APAM - $9,997

Project title: Are pelvic floor disorders a barrier to women's participation in their chosen exercise and how do physiotherapists screen and manage them?

2016 Tagged Grant recipients

Basic Science Grant
Breanne Kunstler, APAM - $8,026

Project title: Discovering the determinants of and the behavioural change techniques (BCTs) used when promoting non-technical physical activity (NTPA) in Australian physiotherapy practice.

Clinical Research Grant
Samantha Bunzli, APAM - $13,200

Project title: It looks good but it feels bad. Understanding 'failed' total knee replacement from the perspectives of patients and their surgeons.

2016 Seeding Grant winners

Bernadette Brady, APAM - $8,456

Project title: The inequities of chronic pain - responding with culturally responsive physiotherapy

Megan Banky, APAM - $9,970

Project title: Better assessments for better outcomes: determining the ecological validity of the Modified Tardieu scale

Read about Megan's research project in InMotion: Better assessments for better outcomes: determining the ecological validity of the Modified Tardieu scale

Sonia Wing Mei Cheng, APAM - $7,418

Project Title: The effectiveness and feasibility of a behaviour-change intervention to reduce sedentary time in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): A pilot randomised controlled trial.

Katrina Li, APAM - $9,973

Project title: Respiratory health in adult children of people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Rachel Toovey, APAM - $10,000

Project title: Effectiveness of a novel approach to training bike skills in ambulant children with cerebral palsy: a model for promoting motor learning and participation

Read about Rachel's research project in InMotion: New approach gets children with cerebral palsy on their bike

2015 Tagged Grant Winners

Brooke Howells, APAM - Beryl Haines Memorial Research Grant - $9,600

Project title: Feasibility of a randomised clinical trial for physiotherapy intervention in patients at high risk of early-onset knee osteoarthritis and symptomatic decline following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Michelle Kahn, APAM - APA National Groups Research Grant - $9,934

Project title: The development of a gold standard clinical assessment of arm disability following brain injury

Cherie Wells, APAM - Physiotherapists’ Registration Board of Western Australia Research Grant - $10,000

Project title: Enhancing the readiness of new graduate physiotherapists for private practice: Academic, employer, and graduate perspectives

Listen to Cherie's podcast about work readiness of new graduates for private practice:

2015 PRF seeding grant recipients

The Directors of the PRF Corporate Trustee are pleased to announce that the following APA members have been awarded seeding grants for the 2015 funding round:

Dr Brenton Hordacre, APAM (SA) - $10,000

Project title: Does motor reserve affect post-stroke impairment

Read about Brenton's research project in InMotion: Post-stroke impairment

Philippa Nicolson, APAM (VIC) - $9,420.00

Project title: Towards improving adherence to home exercise in knee osteoarthritis.

Charlotte Ganderton, APAM (VIC) - $10,000.00

Project title: Does female sex hormone supplementation (FSHS), exercise or a combination of both, improve pain and function in post-menopausal women with greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS)?

Elise Gane, APAM (QLD) - $9,974.35

Project title: Identifying risk factors for poor functional recovery of the neck and shoulder after neck dissection surgery in patients with head and neck cancer

Daniel Harvie, APAM (QLD) - $10,000.00

Project title: Un-training the brain: Extinguishing learned pain responses through pain-free, illusory movement.

Read more about these projects.

Past grants winners

Seeding Grants

Tagged Grants