2017 Grant Recipients

The Road Home is proud to announce the successful recipients of the 2017 Research Grant Round for projects into the health and wellbeing of veterans, emergency service personnel and their families.

  • Professor Sharon Lawn from Flinders University is the successful recipient of Prabha Seshadri Grant for $60,000, for her the project titled: Living vicariously with PTSD: how partners experience and can better support those who are exposed to traumatic events in the course of their work.
  • Dr Amy Baker from the University of South Australia is one of the successful recipients of a 2017 Grant of $50,000 for her one year project titled: Help-seeking for mental health concerns by emergency service first responders.
  • Dr Leanne Glenny, from the University of South Australia is the second successful recipient of a 2017 Grant of $50,000 for the one year project titled: Achieving positive health outcomes for trauma affected veterans and first responders.

We are also delighted to announce the Invictus Pathways Program in collaboration with the University of South Australia, which includes a new three year PhD Scholarship for a student to investigate the effect of participating in the Invictus games program on current Australian defence force as well as returned service personnel.

More information can be find here. 

2015-16 Grant Recipients

The Road Home is proud to announce the successful recipients of the 2016 Research Grant Round for projects into the health and wellbeing of veterans, emergency service personnel and their families.

  • Dr Miranda Van Hoof,  Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies, University of Adelaide – Understanding the health and wellbeing of Australia’s first responders ($50,000 for one year)
  • Dr Ganessan Kichenadasse – Novel neoadjuvant therapy for high risk localised prostate cancer (Prabha Seshadri Grant – $50,000 for one year, undertaken at the Repatriation General Hospital)

“We would like to congratulate both Dr Van Hoof and Dr Kichenadasse for their successful applications and look forward to working with them to improve the health and wellbeing of our nation’s heroes – the men and women who put themselves in harm’s way to protect us,” said CEO Paul Flynn.

The Road Home wishes to acknowledge the support of SA Health which has assisted to enable the provision of this important research grant round.

Further details on these exciting projects will be announced in our upcoming 2016 newsletters.

For more information, please contact us on (08) 7002 0880 or contactus@theroadhome.com.au.

2014 - 2015 Grant Recipients - Medical Research and Non-Research projects

Here you will find the recipients of The Road Home (TRH) Grant Funding:

  • Dr Michael O’Callaghan, Prostate Cancer, Wallis Bequest
    Amount: $20,000
    Project: Prostate cancer and co-morbidities
  • Dr Ganessan Kichenadasse, Prostate Cancer, Wallis Bequest
    Amount: $10,000
    Project: Therapeutic drug monitoring of Docetaxel during treatment for men with Prostate Cancer
  • Dr Ellie Lawrence-Wood, PTSD and Mental Health
    Amount: $24,967
    Project: A detailed investigation of psychological disorder and symptoms among contemporary female Australian Defence Force members
  • Dr Ingo Koeper, Prabha Seshadri Research Grant
    Amount: $30,000
    Project: Development of a novel urinary catheter with improved antibacterial properties
  • Dr Erin Symonds, Prabha Seshadri Research Grant
    Amount: $44,458.88
    Project: Provision of bowel cancer screening for those unsuitable for screening with faecal occult blood testing
  • Frank Guerriero, Prabha Seshadri Research Grant
    Amount: $8,500
    Project: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening in at risk populations in South Australia (a pilot program)
  • Dr Charles Cock, Prabha Seshadri Research Grant
    Amount: $9,500
    Project: The role of swallow dysfunction in community acquired pneumonia
  • Mr James McLoughlan, RGH Veterans Support Project
    Amount: $8,949.60
    Project: Gait analysis in older adults – a clinical education program for health professionals’
  • Matthew Sutton, RGH Veterans Support Project
    Amount: $7,975
    Project: Establishment of a sensory testing facility presence of central sensitisation in shoulder pain to improve efficacy of treatment for shoulder pain

2013/14 Grants

2012/13 Grants