National grant recipients

16 December 2020

Congratulations to ASA members and their colleagues who collectively were recently awarded over $3 million for their sleep-related applications via the NHMRC, Heart Foundation, Health Research Council New Zealand and Lotteries Health Research New Zealand.

NHMRC Ideas Grants

Tracey Sletten, Shanthakumar Wilson Rajaratnam, Steven Lockley, Svetlana Postnova, Mark Howard, Elise R. Facer-Childs. (Monash University): Understanding the role of light exposure in individual differences in the circadian response to shift work

Juha Toyras, Philip Terrill, Timo Leppänen, Scott Sands, Simon Smith, Dimitri Perrin, Simon Joosten, (The University of Queensland): Deep learning and physiology based approach to derive and link obstructive sleep apnoea phenotypes and symptomatology 

Sean Drummond, Victoria Risbrough (Monash University): Identifying a modifiable risk factor for PTSD: insomnia-related disruption of trauma recovery mechanisms 

Daniel Hoyer, Dan Abrams (University of Melbourne): Narcolepsy with cataplexy: a brain orexin replacement strategy 

Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship

 Hoyos (University of Sydney): Targeting the heart to optimise healthy brain ageing in different at risk populations across adulthood.

Health Research Council Activation Grants

Leigh Signal, Brownyn Sweeney, Mark Huthwaite, Clare Ladyman, Chris Cunningham, Hannah Mooney, Katie Sharkey, Bei Bei, Riz Firestone, Tanya Wright and Jane Fisher (Massey University): Intervening in sleep to improve perinatal mental health outcomes

Angela Campbell, Sally Baddock, Rachelle Love, Sarah Jane Paine (University of  Otago): Māori sleep health across the life span

Lotteries Health Research NZ

Dee Muller (Massey University): The impact of sleep on ethnic inequities in child and adolescent mental health (Postdoctoral Fellowship)  

Rosie Gibson (Massey University): Caring around the clock: Providing a framework for improving sleep health of family carers (project grant) 

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