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.