Latest Grant Outcomes for The Hopkins Centre

Congratulations to the following Hopkins team members and their collaborators for their successful grant applications in the following schemes.


Mark Hughs Foundation Centre for Brain Cancer Research

Professor Tamara Ownsworth is leading a grant funded by the Mark Hughs Foundation Centre for Brain Cancer Research that entailed collaboration with Metro South Health and The University of Newcastle. The project investigates: Communication and emotional support skills training for health professionals working with people with brain cancer and their families: A codesign pilot study ($120,000).


Griffith University Research Infrastructure Investment Scheme (GURIIS)

Inclusive Futures: Reimagining Disability

Vincent Moug, Camila Shirota, Petra Perolini were awarded a 2024 GURIIS totalling $318,214 to establish the Inclusive Futures DESIGNLAB: enabling cross-disciplinary, collaborative and industry engaged Design-led research at South Bank campus.


2023 Gold Coast Health Collaborative Research Grant Scheme.

Dr Kelly Dungey (Medical Director Rehabilitation, Gold Coast Health), Kelly Clanchy, Camila Shirota, Claudio Pizzolato, Dinesh Palipana, Susan Jones, Kyle Mulholland, Malik Muhammad Naeem Mannan, Tyler Collings were awarded $90,000 for the project: Co-design and development of a novel neuro-training device for inpatient rehabilitation settings.


2023 Metro South Health Research Support Scheme

On November 29th, The Hopkins Centre was proud to celebrate alongside many of our project partners and collaborators at the Metro South Health Research Support Scheme Awards held at the Translational Research Institute. Several Hopkins Centre’s researchers were in attendance at the annual ceremony, with the following Centre members involved in 5 grants awarded totalling $350,000. Congratulations goes to:  

  • Professor Louise Gustafsson & team (led by Kerry Anderson Kay) for the Co-Funded Collaboration Grant: Development of co-created solutions for stroke education across the hospital-based care continuum ($50,000);
  • Associate Professor Mathew Gullo and team for the Project Grant: Co-designing and piloting a tailored program for managing alcohol use in acquired brain injury($125,000). The Hopkins Centre’s Professor Tamara Ownsworth, A/Prof Melissa Kendall, Dr Ben Turner and Dr Jessie Mitchell are involved in this project;
  • Professor Tamara Ownsworth and team (Led by A/Prof Mark Pinkham) for a Project Grant: Co-designing and piloting a multimedia educational platform to improve brain tumour health literacy among people with benign brain tumour and lower-grade glioma ($125,000). Hopkin’s researcher A/Prof Melissa Kendall and Hopkins Ambassador Julia Robertson are involved in this project;
  • Brooke Duggan (DoR, MSH) for receipt of a Novice Researcher Award for her grant: Optimal care for patients with dual diagnosis of spinal and traumatic brain injury within Metro South Health: A mixed methods investigation exploring current service delivery, functional outcomes, and patient and family experiences ($25,000). The Hopkins Centre’s A/Prof Petrea Cornwell, Dr Sridhar Atresh, Dr Ryan Bell and Dr Janelle Griffin are involved in this project;
  • Hannah Brown (ABIOS, MSH) was also awarded a Novice Researcher Award, for the project: Using qualitative case studies to understand the journey away from alcohol and substance use following acquired brain injury ($25,000). The Hopkins Centre’s A/Prof Melissa Kendall, Dr Ben Turner and Dr Jessie Mitchell are involved in this project.  


A photo image of a team of researchers, smiling, in front of a Metro South Health banner.



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