2023 Grant Recipients

2023 Grant Recipients

The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Foundation received over 58 applications for grants this year. The Research Scientific Review Committee was chaired by A/Professor David Gattas and the Education Scientific Review Committee was chaired by A/Professor Chris Nickson. The successful applications were selected based on scientific excellence, potential for patient benefit and for equity in developing the ICU workforce to promote the progression of future research and education leaders. 

A total funding award pool of $207,046 has been provided for the 2023 grants.

2023 Research Grant Awards

2023 ProjectsChief Investigator
1.     A multi-centre non-randomised feasibility study of a Co-Designed Intervention (RESTORE-ICU) Targeting Post Intensive Care Syndrome.Evelyn Sloan, University of Melbourne, Victoria.
2.     Phase 2b, randomised control trial Bivalirudin versus Heparin in ECMO – a feasibility trial: BLUSH Trial.Timothy Southwood, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW.
3.     ECMO PROMPT: A Pilot Feasibility RCT of Patient-Reported Outcome Measure Monitoring and Feedback to Improve Disability and Quality of Life in Critically Ill Patients Who Survive Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.Alisa Higgins, Monash University, Victoria.
4.     The KIND Study: The supplementation of Ketones in Neurological Damage: a pilot randomised controlled trial.Vanessa Carnegie, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA.
5.     The Australian and New Zealand ICU workforce: a point-prevalence survey.Wendy Pollock, Monash University Victoria.

2023 Education Grant Awards

2023 ProjectsChief Investigator
1.     Care After ICU – An Online Post-Intensive Care Syndrome Toolkit.Alisha da Silva, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria.
2.     “Intensive Education” Animated Videos – a series of short animated educational videos covering topics related to the practice of intensive care.Joshua McLarty, Alfred Hospital, Victoria.

2023 Professional Development Program Grant Awards

2023 ProgramAward Winner
1.     Master of Clinical Education, University of WA.Jessica Sommer, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA.
2.     Master of Health Professions Education, Monash UniversityKim Gevera, Gold Coast University Hospital, QLD.
3.     Homeward Bound – Global Leadership programme for women in STEMMJennifer Robertson, The Canberra Hospital, ACT.
4.     Mike Cowdroy Education Scholarship
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education,  University of Technology Sydney
Stephanie Corden-McKinley, Grampians Health, Ballarat, Victoria.