2021 PRF Grant Recipients

The PRF has awarded over $1.8 million in grants since 1990, funding research across a range of areas including respiratory conditions, incontinence, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, knee osteoarthritis and more. Some Seeding Grant recipients have successfully entered into research careers within Australian universities and internationally.

The Physiotherapy Research Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant recipients for 2021; 

Grant Recipient
Grant Type
Name of Research Grant
Grant Amount

Sasha Job, Central Queensland University

Seeding Grant

Health professional perspectives on the benefits, barriers, and facilitators of beach-based therapy for individuals with mobility limitations.
This seeding grant is supported by PRF corporate partner Asics.

$10,000

Dr Luke Perraton, Monash University

Seeding Grant

A novel evidence-based group exercise and education intervention for rotator cuff related shoulder pain: a pilot randomised controlled trial.
This seeding grant is supported by PRF corporate partner WorkSafe Victoria.

$10,000

Angela Burge, Monash University

Seeding Grant

REPEAT PR – developing a cost-effectiveness model for repeating pulmonary rehabilitation.

$9,300

Zuzana Perraton, LaTrobe University

Seeding Grant

Progression of hip osteoarthritis symptoms and structure in young adults: a 5-year prospective study.
This seeding grant is supported by PRF corporate partner Pain Away.

$9,959

Leigh Rushworth, University of South Australia

Seeding Grant

Better management of breathlessness in the ICU (BreatheICU): A staff survey and patient interview study.

$8,673

Kate Rawnsley, University of Melbourne

Seeding Grant

Agreement of face-to-face versus telehealth delivery of the Alberta Infant Motor Scale.

$10,000

Amy de Jong, Royal Hobart Hospital

Beryl Haynes Memorial Grant

Development and evaluation of a Tasmanian Bariatric Assessment and Management Plan (BAMP) package.

$15,000

Cate Andrews, Royal Hobart Hospital

Beryl Haynes Memorial Grant

Transforming Pelvic Pain Education Through Participatory Action Research.

$15,000

 

The PRF funds research grants annually, applications for 2022 will open in February.
Please refer to the Research Grants page for more information.

Congratulations to all 2021 recipients.
We look forward to sharing the findings of your research with all members in due course.