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
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 InMotion: Grant 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