VC welcomes ARC Linkage success

Professor Ross Homel
Professor Ross Homel, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, is one of the recipients of this year's ARC Linkage Project Grants.

From improving conditions for disadvantaged children to protecting lungfish, five Griffith University research projects have been successful in this year’s ARC Linkage Project grants.

The projects have attracted a total funding of $1,480,918.

Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor warmly congratulated the new Linkage Project awardees.

The project which attracted the largest funding is;

Professor Ross Homel, Professor Neil Dempster, Professor Clare Tilbury and Dr Matthew Manning who were awarded $449,430 for their project “Creating the conditions for collective impact: Transforming the child serving system in disadvantaged communities”.

The Australian Rivers Institute has had multiple successes;

Professor Jane Hughes, Dr Mark Kennard and Dr Nick Bond secured $381,678 for their project“Have we already lost the Australian Lungfish?”

Dr Tim Pietsch, Dr Justine Kemp and Professor Jon Olley were awarded $205,000 for their project“Kiacatoo Man: biology, archaeology and environment at the Last Glacial Maximum”.

And ARI’s Associate Professor Michele Burford is also the recipient of a grant through a project collaboration with UNSW.

Griffith’s other ARC Linkage grants were awarded to;

Professor Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck and Dr Dianne Shanley who have been awarded $282,000 for their project“Empowering and protecting children by enhancing knowledge, skills and well-being: A randomised trial of Learn to BE SAFE with EmmyTM”

Associate Professor Sharyn Rundle-Thiele and Dr Cheryl Leo also secured $162,810 for “Advancing Prevention Science: Application of Social Marketing to Change the Drinking Culture of Young Australians”.

Griffith University is launching a suite of initiatives under its three-year ‘New Griffith 2013-2016’ program, signifying an intensive period of change and innovation.”