New funding for research aimed at improving health care in WA


A total of $2.2 million has been awarded to Western Australian researchers through the Translation Fellowships 2021 program.

This program provides three-year Fellowships to high performing early- to mid-career researchers to conduct projects that facilitate the translation of research findings into policy and/or practice in the Aboriginal health or country and regional WA health areas.

The program is funded by the Future Health Research and Innovation Fund which provides a secure source of funding to drive health and medical research, innovation and commercialisation.

Four Fellowships of up to $600,000 have been awarded as outlined in the table below.

Coordinating Principal Investigator

Administering Institution

Project Title

Funding Awarded

Dr Timothy Barnett

Telethon Kids Institute on behalf of the Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia

Development of a rapid point-of-care diagnostic test to reduce the burden of antibiotic-resistant skin infections in remote Aboriginal communities


Dr Jonathon Bullen

Curtin University

Dandjoo Waanginy, Dandjoo Walbarniny (talking together, healing together): Co-designing Aboriginal digital health solutions


Dr Tim Inglis

The University of Western Australia

CHIP: the Country Health Infection Programme


Emma Jamieson

The University of Western Australia

Co-design of a family centred self-management support program for pregnant Aboriginal women with prediabetes


Last Updated: 31/05/2022