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Meet our WA funded Researchers

The funding for these projects has been made possible thanks to the support of the sponsors and partners of the Asthma Foundation WA, as well as the fundraising and donation efforts of the West Australian community.

 Asthma Foundation WA funded research is directed towards:

  • Understanding the cause and mechanism of asthma.
  • Improving asthma treatment and management by doctors and patients.
  • Understanding the nature and scale of asthma's impact on the community.

 

2017 Award Recipients
Project Grant Research Award - Awarded $40,000
Professor Graham HALL, Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg and Dr Anoop RAMGOLAM | Telethon Kids Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital.
Project Title: Improving safety for young children with asthma undergoing general anaesthesia

 
New Investigator Grant - Awarded $30,000
Dr Jean-Francois LAUZON-JOZET with Associate Professor Deborah STRICKLAND supervising | Telethon Kids Institute
Project Title:  Gender differences in immune response to rhinovirus: explication for the sexual dimorphism of allergic asthma
 
New Investigator Grant - Awarded $30,000
Dr Cristina GAMEZ with Professor Susan PRESCOTT and Professor Jeffrey KEELAN supervising | The University of Western Australia
Project Title: Longer outside, better inside: outdoor exposure and its impact on the gut microbiota and development of asthma and allergy
 
Fiona Staniforth PhD Top Up Scholarship - Awarded $7,500
Dr Thomas IOSIFIDIS with A/Prof Sunalene DEVADASON and A/Prof Anthony KICIC supervising |  University of Western Australia
Project Title: Defective cell migration as a mechanism of dysregulted asthmatic airway repair
 

 

 

2016 Award Recipients
Project Grant Research Award - Awarded $40,000
Dr Kimberley Wang, Associate Professor Peter Noble and Mr John Elliot | Telethon Kids Institute
Project Title: A pilot study examining the molecular determinants of postnatal airway smooth muscle growth
Read the full project description >
 
New Investigator Grant - Awarded $30,000
Dr Jonatan Leffler | Supervised by A/Prof Deborah Strickland | Telethon Kids Institute
Project Title:  Estrogen specific immune modulation in allergic asthma
 Read the full project description >
 
New Investigator Grant - Awarded $30,000
Dr Kevin Runions | Supervised by Winthrop Professor Donna Cross | Telethon Kids Institute
Project Title:  School social experiences of children with asthma: Contributions to mental health problem co-morbidity
 Read the full project description >
 
PhD Scholarship - Awarded $7,500
Mr Thomas Iosifidis | Supervised by A/Prof Sunalene Devedason | University of Western Australia
Project Title: Defective cell migration as a mechanism of dysregulated asthmatic airway repair
 Read the full project description >

 

 

2015 Award Recipients
Project Grant Research Award - Awarded $23,821
A/Prof Alex Larcombe and A/Prof Benjamin Mullins | Telethon Kids Institute and Curtin University
Project Title: Electronic cigarettes as a trigger for asthma
Read the full project description >
 
Project Grant Research Award - Awarded $24,821
Dr Shelley Gorman and A/Prof Vance Matthews | Telethon Kids Institute and Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research
Project Title: Exploring the effects of maternal obesity on asthma pathogenesis
Read the full project description >
 
Project Grant Research Award - Awarded $24,821
Professor Peter Henry, Ms Tracy Mann and Professor Philip Burcham | The University of Western Australia
Using a novel explant perfusion system to investigate mucus secretory pathways in human isolated airways
Read the full project description >
 
New Investigator Grant - Awarded $24,845
Ms Robyn Jones, Supervised by  Prof Alan James | Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Different types of airway remodelling cause fixed airflow obstruction in asthma and cigarette smokers
 
 Read the full project description >
   
New Investigator Grant - Awarded $24,300
Dr Kimberley Wang, Supervised by  A/Prof Peter Noble | The University of Western Australia
Intrauterine growth restriction increases airway smooth muscle mass and risk of asthma development

 Read the full project description >
 
   
PhD Scholarship - Awarded $7,500
Laura Coleman, Supervised by Ingrid Lang | Telethon Kids Institute
Role of genes underlying immune responses to human rhinovirus infection in children with acute wheezing illnesses

 Read the full project description >
 
   
Vi Watson Scholarship - Awarded $5,000
Mr Jordan Smoothy, Supervised by Dr Shelley Gorman | Telethon Kids Institute
Does maternal obesity affect the lung function of her offspring?

 Read the full project description >
 
   
Vi Watson Scholarship - Awarded $2,000
Suellen Herrick, Supervised by Julie Crewe& Prof Lin Fritischi | Curtin University
Australian Workplace Exposure Survey: Asthmagens - latex


 
   
Vi Watson Scholarship - Awarded $2,000
Natasha Sandosham, Supervised by Dr John Elliot & Prof Alan James | Sir Charles Gairnder Hospital
Origins of airway smooth muscle remodelling in asthma

 
 

 

2014 Award Recipients
Project Grant Research Award - Awarded $24,345
Prof Alan James and Dr John Ellot | Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Project Title: Proliferation of smooth muscle cells in the airways in asthma - relation to cell size and number
Read the full project description >
 
Project Grant Research Award - Awarded $26,175
Prof Prue Hart and Dr Naomi Smith | Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
Project Title: Epigentic changes to dendritic cell progenitors in the bone marrow of mice with inflammatory airways
Read the full project description >
 
Project Grant Research Award - Awarded $26,500
Prof Philip J Thompson and Dr Svetlana Baltic | Lung Institute of Western Australia (Inc)
Aberrant alternative splicing defines the severity of Asthma
Read the full project description >
 
PhD Scholarship - Awarded $24,845
Ms Rachael Foong, supervised by A/Prof S Devadasons | Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
The effects of vitamin D deficiency on airway remodelling in asthma
 
Read the full project description >
   
PhD Top Up - Awarded $7,500
Dr Lousia Owens supervised by Prof Peter Le Souef | The University of Western Australia
The impact of early life factors versus environmental factors on the respiratory health and development of asthma in young adults

Read the full project description >
 
   
PhD Top Upp - Awarded $5,000
Miss Courtney Kidd supervised by Dr Svetlana Baltic | Lung Institute of Western Australia Inc
Aberrant alternative splicing defines the severity of asthma

Read the full project description >
 
   

The Asthma Foundation WA is truly grateful to everyone who has contributed to making it possible for these important asthma and respiratory research projects to be undertaken.

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