17 Oct 2023

2023 Seed Funding Grant recipients announced

We are excited to announce the recipients of the 2023 SPHERE Seed Funding Grants. The Scheme builds on our Big Ideas model that is intended to encourage new large-scale, ambitious programs of work that bring people together across and beyond the SPHERE partnership.

20 submissions were received focusing on SPHERE Priority areas which included: integrating care or prevention for patients at the interface of hospital, primary, community or social care services; reducing unwarranted clinical variation and promoting better-value healthcare; implementing virtual care and digitally enabled models of care and projects which demonstrated supporting equity in access and outcomes of care.

“We were impressed with the high standard of applications which were substantive and cross-disciplinary. Successful applicants demonstrated collaboration not only within our Clinical Academic Groups and Strategic Platforms but also with external groups and organisations as well as active participation of consumers in the design and delivery of the project,” said Acting Executive Director, Professor Chris White.

Congratulations to the following recipients:

Jason Prior - Understanding Reception of Care Technology for Healthy Ageing at Home

Genevieve Steiner-Lim - Project AI-ED: Using artificial intelligence to promote integrated care quality for older people by reducing preventable ED presentations.

Joanna Fardell - KIDSVOICE: Empowering children and young patients through routine collection of patient reported outcomes to deliver patient-centred and value-based healthcare.

Valsamma Eapen - Integrated Kids Connect Program: Addressing inequities in service access in the early years by “going to where the children go.”

David Goldstein - Enabling implementation of a clinical pathway for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy assessment and management

David Simmons - The Impact of a digital health staff education platform on rehabilitation ward care for people with diabetes: a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial (CRC)