National grant recipients
16 December 2020
Congratulations to ASA members and their colleagues who collectively were recently awarded over $3 million for their sleep-related applications via the NHMRC, Heart Foundation, Health Research Council New Zealand and Lotteries Health Research New Zealand.
NHMRC Ideas Grants
Tracey Sletten, Shanthakumar Wilson Rajaratnam, Steven Lockley, Svetlana Postnova, Mark Howard, Elise R. Facer-Childs. (Monash University): Understanding the role of light exposure in individual differences in the circadian response to shift work
Juha Toyras, Philip Terrill, Timo Leppänen, Scott Sands, Simon Smith, Dimitri Perrin, Simon Joosten, (The University of Queensland): Deep learning and physiology based approach to derive and link obstructive sleep apnoea phenotypes and symptomatology
Sean Drummond, Victoria Risbrough (Monash University): Identifying a modifiable risk factor for PTSD: insomnia-related disruption of trauma recovery mechanisms
Daniel Hoyer, Dan Abrams (University of Melbourne): Narcolepsy with cataplexy: a brain orexin replacement strategy
Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship
Camilla Hoyos (University of Sydney): Targeting the heart to optimise healthy brain ageing in different at risk populations across adulthood.
Health Research Council Activation Grants
Leigh Signal, Brownyn Sweeney, Mark Huthwaite, Clare Ladyman, Chris Cunningham, Hannah Mooney, Katie Sharkey, Bei Bei, Riz Firestone, Tanya Wright and Jane Fisher (Massey University): Intervening in sleep to improve perinatal mental health outcomes
Angela Campbell, Sally Baddock, Rachelle Love, Sarah Jane Paine (University of Otago): Māori sleep health across the life span
Lotteries Health Research NZ
Dee Muller (Massey University): The impact of sleep on ethnic inequities in child and adolescent mental health (Postdoctoral Fellowship)
Rosie Gibson (Massey University): Caring around the clock: Providing a framework for improving sleep health of family carers (project grant)