Our Funded Research and Translation Projects


Medical Research Future Fund

Medical Research Future Fund

Innovative use of AI for antifungal stewardship in patients with blood cancer
Professor Michelle Ananda-Rajah

Data linkage to provide near real-time monitoring of cardiac surgical performance: A local pilot for a national process
Professor David Pilcher

Development of health data research incubator hubs to stimulate partnerships across academic, clinician, community, primary care and industry stakeholders
Dr Joanne Enticott

Development of a data harmonisation road map to inform linkage of data to improve maternal health outcomes
Dr Negar Naderpoor

Development of a data harmonisation road map to inform linkage of prehospital and emergency department data
Dr Kathryn Eastwood

Eliminating hepatitis C among people who inject drugs: enhancing testing and linkage to care from hospital to community settings
Dr Joseph Doyle

Integrating care via a volunteer-based patient-centred program for hospitalised patients with dementia and/or delirium: The MIcare Ageing Project
Professor Helen Skouteris

Bringing the clinic to the people: ‘Pop-Up’ primary health care in south-east Melbourne
Professor Grant Russell

Bridging the communication gap between primary care providers and aged care residents to minimise preventable ED admissions
Professor Terry Haines

Expanding home based care for jaundiced infants
Associate Professor James Doery and Professor Shen Wei

Stakeholder engagement and priority setting using Delphi and nominal group research processes to progress Theme flagships that directly benefit our community
Multiple researchers

Development of a road map for a clinical research facilitation hub across AHRA/MP
Dr Kurian Thomas.



Funded through a partnership with Equity Trustees

Establishing a Monash Partners national reference centre for molecular monitoring of residual disease in acute myeloid leukaemia.
Associate Professor Andrew Wei.

Exploratory analysis of circulating-free RNA as a non-invasive biomarker in multiple myeloma (MM) utilising the Myeloma and Related Diseases Registry (MRDR) and the Australasian Myeloma Research consortium (AMARC).
Professor Andrew Spencer. 

Prediction of mortality following admission to intensive care after cardiac arrest.
Professor David Kaye.

The PRECISE assay: Personalised medicine for cancer patients using next-generation sequencing.
Dr Sarah To.

 SNOTWATCH Asthma:  Mapping childhood viruses in real time to improve asthma health outcomes.
Professor Jim Buttery.

Towards evidenced-based surgical planning for paediatric tonsillectomy.
Professor Gillian Nixon.

PROTECT: a new treatment to prevent cerebral palsy.
Dr Kirsten Palmer.

New Approaches for Peri menopausal Depression.
Professor Jayashri Kulkarni.

Medical Research Future Fund

Medical Research Future Fund

Expanded analysis of the Victorian Cardiac Outcome Registry 2015-2017 to address barriers and improve patient outcomes in the era of field-triage.
Professors Jim Cameron and David Kaye.

Using data linkage between general practice and acute care settings to reduce avoidable hospitalization.
Professor Danielle Mazza.

Ensuring HIV positive people are retained in care for best health outcomes to minimise HIV transmission in Australia.
Professor Anton Peleg.

Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery.
Professor Paul Myles.     

Scaling up a health broker intervention to improve access to primary care for vulnerable patients.
Professor Grant Russell.

Improving access to new treatments for patients with Myeloma through a new clinical trials platform.
Professor Andrew Spencer. 

Towards integrated care: improving patient and frontline staff engagement and experience of ambulatory care referral and communication processes.
Dr Tracy Robinson.

Reducing the evidence practice gap in preventing rehospitalisation and recurrences following stroke.
Professor Amanda Thrift.

Identifying the determinants of narcotic and radiological imaging overuse for low back pain in community-based women.
Dr Donna Urquhart.

A large scale approach to improving lung cancer care and health outcomes: assessment of best practice using a clinical quality registry.
Professor John Zalcberg. 

A new model of health-care for co-morbid diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
Professor Sophia Zoungas.

Victorian Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASIS) Quality of Care Improvement Project: Improving incidence, management and outcome reporting in Perinatal Data Collections (PDC).
Associate Professor Sue Evans.

Community Partnerships

Funded by Cystic Fibrosis Community Partnership

Defining the presence of macrophage and neutrophil extracellular traps as a therapeutic target in early-stage cystic fibrosis.
Dr Paul King.

Efficacy of sinonasal inhalation of hypertonic saline in people with rhinosinusitis and cystic fibrosis.
Ms Amanda Nichols.

Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD) Model of care: Optimising patient centred Healthcare Delivery in the Inpatient and Outpatient Setting.
Dr Georgia Soldatos.