22 February 2022

NHMRC welcomes today’s announcement by the Australian Government of more than $5.6 million to fund the latest round of Partnership Projects.

These research projects have also attracted $16.3 million from more than 60 funding partners, bringing the total to $21.9 million to support five projects.

The five projects will conduct research with health partners to:

  • enhance HIV prevention and treatment programs in Australia
  • scale-up point-of-care hepatitis C testing and treatment
  • develop a non-surgical alternative to hysterectomy for the treatment of endometrial cancer
  • improve protection for pregnant women and medically at-risk children from influenza and COVID-19
  • improve the independence and safety of older people living with dementia in care homes. 

NHMRC’s Partnership Project scheme creates new opportunities for health and medical researchers, health services and policy makers to work together to improve the delivery, organisation and access to health services.

Researchers and partner organisations work together to define research questions at the outset, undertake the research, and interpret and translate the findings into health policy and practice.

NHMRC CEO Professor Anne Kelso AO welcomed the additional support of all partners.

'The participation and support from partners are key to the success of these projects, enabling the research, ensuring it meets real-world needs and then applying the outcomes,' she said.

Partnership Projects announced today are:

Chief Investigator A Application Title Administering Institution Budget $
Doctor Skye McGregor Identifying the predictors and consequences of disparities in the uptake of HIV prevention and treatment programs in Australia: a national data linkage study. University of New South Wales $1,216,847
Professor Jason Grebely A national program to scale-up point-of-care hepatitis C testing and treatment. University of New South Wales $1,498,086
Professor Andreas Obermair A non-surgical alternative to hysterectomy for the treatment of endometrial cancer. University of Queensland $739,425
Professor Helen Marshall Novel strategies to improve protection for pregnant women and medically at risk children from influenza and COVID-19. University of Adelaide $964,165
Professor Yun-Hee Jeon Optimising functional and social independence and safety of older people living with dementia in care homes: Implementation research. University of Sydney $1,206,734

*Grants are listed in order of application ID

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