ARC Linkage Projects success for Griffith University researchers

More than $1.3 million was awarded to Griffith University projects in the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project outcomes announced this week.

The projects will see Griffith University researchers work with industry partners on projects to develop a tourism model for the South Pacific that enables genuine sustainable development, build an early warning system for police workplace health and performance, develop a framework to adapt child abuse interview protocols to more complex situations, and develop a tool for rapid, low-cost detection of Cryptosporidium in drinking and recreational water.

“Griffith has achieved an excellent outcome being placed equal fourth nationally for the number of grants awarded and ninth overall for total ARC funding,” said Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor Mario Pinto.

“These awards continue to drive the delivery of key outcomes and partnerships with external stakeholders as part of our Research and Innovation Plan, based on high-quality research and societal and economic impact.”

Linkage Projects:

Professor Christopher Fleming, Professor Susanne Becken (Griffith Institute for Tourism, Griffith Business School) awarded $452,830 for the project titled Developing a transformative tourism model for the South Pacific (Partner Organisations: The Nature Conservancy, Alternative Communities Trade in Vanuatu, Agape in Action, Mamanuca Environment Society, Vatuvara Foundation, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program, Pacific Tourism Organisation, Te Ipukarea Society, Korero O Te Orau).

Dr Jacqueline Drew, Professor Janet Ransley (Griffith Criminology Institute, AEL) awarded $187,658 for the project titled An early warning system for police workplace health and performance (Partners: Queensland Police Service, Ms Katarina Carroll).

Professor Martine Powell, Dr Sonja Brubacher (Griffith Criminology Institute, AEL) awarded $377,326 for the project titled A framework for adapting child interview protocols in complex cases (Partner Organisation: Territory Families).

Dr Muhammad Shiddiky, Associate Professor Helen Stratton, Professor Nam-Trung Nguyen (QMNC, Sciences) awarded $371,530 for the project titled Portable instrument for quantification and genotyping of Cryptosporidium (Partners: SEQ Water, Dr Paul Fisher; ALS Water Resources Group; Gold Coast Water, Dr Tracey Wohlsen; Ms Christine Kaucner, Ecowise Australia; Advanced Universal Diagnosik, Dr Mutaz Al Muhtaseb, Dr Hassan Ammouneh).

The Linkage Projects program supports researchers to work with government and industry partners to find solutions for complex problems.