2018 RESEARCH GRANTS

In 2018, new successful research projects include:

  • Professor Sharon Lawn, Flinders University: Involving veterans families/ carers in the discharge of inpatients from acute mental health care ($50,000)
  • Karen May, University of Adelaide: Children living in families with a parent with PTSD (3 Year PhD scholarship)
  • Dr Dannielle Post, University of South Australia is the recipient of a $50,000 grant for her project: Understand the relationship between health behaviours and physical and psychological wellbeing in carers of servicemen and women
  • Professor Reg Nixon from Flinders University is the recipient of the $50,000 Prabha Seshadri Grant for his project: Improving the effectiveness of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Dr Miranda Van Hooff from The University of Adelaide is the recipient of The Colonel (Rtd) Susan Neuhaus CSC Fellowship for her project: Leaving military service – A qualitative study into the experience of transition from active service to civilian life among Australian Defence Force members ($50,000 per annum over two years)
  • Dr Jon Lane from University of Adelaide is the recipient of The Air-Vice Marshal Brent Espeland Memorial Fellowship for his project: Evaluation of Clinician Vs Peer-Counsellor delivered Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation Program for Veterans, ADF members, and First Responder Personnel ($50,000 per annum over three years)

2017 Grant Recipients

In 2017, the successful recipients in The Road Home’s Research Grant Round for projects into the health and wellbeing of veterans, emergency service personnel and their families were:

  • 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: Empowerment through language: achieving positive health outcomes for trauma affected veterans and first responders.

Other grants in 2017 include:

  • Dr Jon Lane, Peer Counselling Model and Resilience / Recovery Interventional Program, STAIR ($60,000)
  • Dr Elaine Waddell, Flinders University: Jamie Larcombe centre – adjuvant therapy research on the ward ($27,000)
  • Holly Bowen, University of South Australia: Examining Art Therapy as an adjunct therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (3 year PhD scholarship)
  • Suzanna Freegard, University of South Australia: Invictus Pathways Research (3 year PhD scholarship)
  • Helen Frazer, University of Adelaide, Phoebe Chapple Memorial PhD Research Scholarship funded by the Australian Medical Women’s Research Fund (AMWMRF) Snowdrops Hope for Post-Traumatic Stress Committee

More information can be found 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