Health Hub Morayfield’s Inaugural 2022 REEC Seed Research Grant Recipients



Successful Health Hub Morayfield’s Inaugural 2022 REEC Seed Research Grant Recipients

MORAYFIELD, QUEENSLAND – Health Hub Morayfield hosted its inaugural Research Education and Engagement Committee (REEC) Seed Research Grant Awards. Successful recipients demonstrated viable projects which supported the delivery of patient-centred healthcare. These diverse teams, including health practitioners, early-career researchers, and students, will work together with experienced academics from domestic and international universities, to build local knowledge, skills, and capacity in clinical, therapeutic and health services research.

“One of the visions in the development of the Morayfield Health Hub was to promote much needed primary care research in Australia. That vision has come to fruition today with the first of our seed grant rounds. My congratulations to all of the successful research teams.”, Director of Health Hub Doctors Morayfield and grant Sponsor, Dr. Evan Jones.

Dr. Wayne Graham, Chair of the REEC Committee, said “that the expert review panel was impressed with the quality of the applications. He also expressed his gratitude to Dr. Evan Jones for providing seed funding to strengthen collaborative research teams consisting of health practitioners and university researchers. The seed funding will build capacity for the project teams which in turn enables access to state and national competitive grants funding and most importantly will improve health outcomes for the local community”.

Successful 2022 REEC Seed Research Grant Recipients:

  1. 'Addressing education gaps to improve the provision of healthcare to Domestic Violence victims in the primary healthcare setting’– Lead Investigator: Dr. Shannon Dhollande
  2. ‘Analysis of Health Hub Morayfield use by Indigenous Patients in 2018-2021 focusing on use of the Minor Accident and Illness Centre’ - Lead Investigators: Associate Professor Xiang-Yu (Janet) Hou and Shauna Fjaagesund
  3. ‘Early prevention of chronic musculoskeletal pain after injury: a survey of GP attitudes and prescribing behaviours’ – Lead Investigator: Associate Professor Catherine (Jane) Nikles
  4. ‘Effects of α-guided transcranial magnetic stimulation on sleep problems associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder in children – a single case designed-pilot study’ - Lead Investigator: Uchenna (Lawrence) Ezedinma
  5. ‘Evaluation of Telehealth use by Cardiac-Diabetes Indigenous patients in Health Hub Morayfield’ - Lead Investigator: Associate Professor Chiung-Jung (Jo) Wu
  6. ‘Identification barriers and enablers to a GP-led Urgent Integrated Care model in Queensland, Australia’ – Lead Investigator: Associate Professor Nicholas Ralph
  7. ‘It’s all about how you read the story!’ Parents developing young children’s language and literacy through quality communication experiences with storybooks - Lead Investigator: Dr. Anne Drabble
  8. ‘Mixed methods evaluation of the integration of chiropractic services into a large mainstream medical environment’ - Lead Investigator: Associate Professor Florin Oprescu
  9. ‘Study U: A Unique Tool to Self-Manage Chronic Pain’ – Lead Investigator: Associate Professor Catherine (Jane) Nikles


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