2022 Betty McGrath Seeding Grant Winners

09/Dec/2022     Mater GroupResearch

Mater has again affirmed its commitment to research and developing a world class evidence-based health service through the award of the 2022 Betty McGrath Health Care Delivery and Innovation and Education Seeding Grants.

These awards, made possible through the generous support of Mater Foundation, are designed to enhance the research capability of Mater People and help clinicians, educators and researchers create new models of health service delivery, and new methods for the education of future clinicians.

In 2022, five Mater People have been awarded seed funding receiving $50,000 per year.


2022 Betty McGrath Health Care Delivery and Innovation (HCDI) Seeding Grant awardees:


Associate Professor Anne Leditschke
Senior Research Lead, Adult Intensive Care Service

Inspiring Beyond ICU’ – A Multi-centre Randomised  Controlled   Trial of Inspiratory Muscle Training in  Intensive Care Patients   Mechanically Ventilated for More  than 5 Days

Professor Vicki Clifton
Professorial Fellow, Mater Research

A sustainable and cultural approach to asthma care for  improving outcomes for Indigenous Australian women –  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Antenatal Asthma Management Service (AAAMS).

Dr Jennifer Utter
Conjoint Senior Research Dietitian, Dietetics and  Foodservices

Supporting healthcare staff to share meals with family,  friends or colleagues to improve nutritional and emotional  wellbeing

Dr Reuben Beer
Senior Medical Officer, Neurology

Advanced imaging in multiple sclerosis – Utilising  multimodal magnetic resonance imaging to model response  before and after highly active disease modifying therapy


2022 Betty McGrath Education Seeding Grant awardee:


Mr Rohan Bates
Education Manager, Mater Education

Measuring the Emotional Responses and Self-Regulation skills of Learners in Problem Based Learning Simulations

The grants are a joint initiative between Mater Health, Mater Research, Mater Education and Mater Foundation, and can be used to purchase research equipment or software and cover the costs of obtaining statistical advice, clinical back-fill, open access publishing or research assistance.

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