AusCP-CTN has obtained $150M+ competitive research project funding through active collaboration

11 February 2021
AusCP-CTN Investigators Team

The AusCP-CTN brings together international leaders in the field of CP on epidemiology, neuroprotection, genomics, neuroscience, early detection, rehabilitation, e-rehabilitation, with a track record of >50 randomised clinical trials (RCTs) of interventions, three international Clinical Practice Guidelines and best practice implementation studies. The CRE combines internationally recognised teams at The University of Queensland, Queensland Children's Hospital; CP Alliance, University of Sydney, Westmead Children’s Hospital; Monash University, Monash Children’s Hospital; Telethon Kids Institute, Curtin University, Perth Children’s Hospital,  and the University of Auckland and Starship Children’s Hospital; linked to state-wide CP clinical teams enabling capacity building across four states.

This CRE builds on over 15 years of active collaborations, and have collaboratively achieved $150M+ competitive research funding. Current key research support include:

  1. EU Horizon 2020 grant “BORNTOGETTHERE” Euro 3.5M, CIs A/Professor Andrea Guzzetta, Dr Giusy Sgandurra (Pisa), Prof. Ros Boyd, Dr Kath Benfer for implementation of Early Detection, surveillance and Early Intervention across six sites in Europe (Italy, Denmark, Holland, Georgia), SE Asia (Sri Lanka) and Remote and Isolated Australia. Funding for the Australian part of the project was achieved from NHMRC (Aus$0.5M).
  2. NHMRC & Government-funded People Support: ~$10M across the AusCP-CTN team, including Prof. Ros Boyd (Investigator grant L1, 2021-2025), A/Prof. Leanne Sakzewski (ECR 2 2018-2022), Dr Kath Benfer (ECR1 2018 - 2025). Prof. Paul Scuffham (Senior Research Fellow 2018-2022), Prof. Russell Dale (Practitioner fellowship), Rose Gilmore (NHMC Postgraduate Scholarship), Prof. Iona Novak (Fulbright Scholar) and A/Prof. Michael Fahey (Fulbright Scholar).
  3. NHMRC Project & Partnership Grants (over $30M): HABIT-ILE; Participate CP; GAME; REACH; PREBO & PREBO-6; PREDICT; KiTE-CP & Early Natural History CP; Early Moves Cohort study.  
  4. Philanthropic Funding Support: The team has secured over $20M project awards from philanthropic grantors including Merchant Charitable Foundation, Queensland Children’s Hospital Foundation, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, and Perpetual Trustees, providing generous support to catalyse the foundation and progress of our projects, including: PACT and EARLY PACT; LEAP-CP Indigenous (both QLD and WA; PhD scholarship Carly Luke); VISIBLE; and Queensland Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation & Research Centre (QCPRRC).


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