Grant Successes

NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence Grant

Wiser healthcare: better value care for all Australians. McCaffery K; Carter S; Barratt A; Bell K; Moynihan R; O’Connor D; Buchbinder R; Houssami N; Glasziou P. $2.5M (2022-2026)

NHMRC Investigator Grant (Emerging Leadership 1)

Reducing the harms of inappropriate medicalisation of women’s reproductive health. Copp T.  $650,740 (2022-2026)

NHMRC MRFF EPCDR Initiative

Ready to screen. Targeting the high-risk population to improve lung cancer diagnosis.  Rankin N, … Dodd R $2M (July 2021-June 2025)

NHMRC MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations

Determining the impact of a new primary care model for low back pain: A cluster randomised trial. French S, Hancock M, Zwar N, Miller J, Taljaard M, Graham P, Haines T, Blyth F, De Luca K, Willcock S, Clavisi O, McCaffery K, Jenkins H, Donnelly C.  $2.1M (2021-2025)

Australian Health Research Alliance Women’s Health Research and Translation Network EMCR Funded Awards

For career development and advancement activities.  Dodd R $15,000 (2021-2022) and Copp T $15,000 (2021-2022).

Australian Skeptics Inc Grant

Understanding beliefs, barriers, and misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines in the Australian community.  Pickles K, Copp T, Meyerowitz-Katz G, Seale H, Steffens M, Bonner C, Dodd R, Cvejic E, McCaffery K.  $15,000 (2021)

NHMRC Partnership Project

Parenting+ Improving health and service-use outcomes through health literacy training for new parents: an effectiveness-implementation hybrid trial.  McCaffery K, Muscat D, Nutbeam D, Schmied V, Wen LM, Raynes-Greenow C, Hayes A, Cvejic E, Shepherd H.  $495,760 (2021-2024)

Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health – Official Order

Survey of services for the Independent Review of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Residential Aged Care Facilities.  McCaffery K.  $43,436.25 (2021)

Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellowship

Ensuring ethical and flexible consent in cancer genomic research and clinical practice.  Hersch J.  $590,000 (2022-2024)

National Cancer Institute (USA) Merit Grant

Understanding affective processing of scientific evidence to promote informed choice for breast cancer screening.  Scherer L, Lewis C, McCaffery K, Morse B, Cappella JN.  $3,416,387 (US$2.5M; Nov 2020-Oct 2025)

Marie Bashir Institute – Seed Grant

Optimising health communication for positive community responses to testing for COVID-19 and beyond. McCaffery K, Bonner C, Ayre J, Cvejic E, Dodd R, Nickel B, Pickles K, Isautier J, Copp T, Batcup C, Cornell S, Dakin T (SHLL COVID-19 Team).  $24,000 (2020)

University of Sydney Lifespan Research Network – Lifespan Seed Grant

Understanding hospital admission for low back pain. Machado G, Richards B, Needs C, Coombs D, Hayes S, Rogan E, Teng MJ, Dodd R, Ghinea N, Maher $10,000 (2020-2021)

University of Sydney Lifespan Research Network – Lifespan Seed Grant

SHeLL editor: An online real-time editor to improve the health-literate design of written materials. Muscat DM, Ayre J, Jansen J, Aslani P, Shepherd H, Mouwad D, Nothman J, McCaffery K.  $10,000 (2020-2021)

NHMRC Investigator Grant (Emerging Leadership 1)

The impact of breast density notification in Australia.  Nickel B.  $645,205 (2021-2025)

Western Sydney Local Health District – Research and Education Network

Supporting end-of-life conversations through improved communication for shared decision-making.  Egerton A, Muscat D, Maka K, Greenaway S, Datyner M, Weir K.  $50,000 (2020-2021)

Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health – Official Order

Australian women and primary care clinicians’ knowledge, understanding on breast density relating to breast cancer, and their perspectives around messaging and notification of breast density. Nickel B, McCaffery K, Houssami N, Brennan M, Hersch J, Carter S, Kaderbhai, Verde A, Vaccaro L.  $69,988 (2020-2021)

Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health – Public Health and Chronic Disease Program – National Women’s Health Strategy and National Men’s Health Strategy – Health Promotion Grant

Growing the health literacy skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and caregivers. Muscat DM, Lloyd J, McCaffery K, Dickson M, Abbott P. $111,250 (2020-2022)

University of Sydney – University of Glasgow Partnership Collaboration Awards

Maximising the academic and societal impact of novel health literacy interventions for chronic conditions through strategic research priority setting (Maxi-HL).  McCaffery K, Robb K.  $33,631 (2020)

University of Sydney – University of Copenhagen Partnership Collaboration Awards

Can delayed screening disrupt routine (over)use of the prostate screening test?  Developing a new model of care.  Barratt A, Brodersen J, Pickles K, McCaffery K, Hersch J, Malmqvist J, Smith R;  $40,000 (2020)

HCF Research Foundation

Assisting patients with knee osteoarthritis to make informed choices about total knee arthroplasty and non-operative management. Harris I, Karunaratne S, Zadro J, Trevena L, Solomon M, Horsley M, Hoffmann T, McCaffery K;  $258,256 (2020-2022)

NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence

Low Back Pain Centre of Research Excellence. Maher C, Buchbinder R, Hancock M, O’Sullivan P, McAuley J, Blyth F, Jorm L, Collie A, McCaffery K, Hayes A; $2,499,189 (2020-2024)

NHMRC Partnership Project

Maximising organ donor offer utility system-wide (the MODUS study). Webster A, Wyburn K, Morton R, McCaffery K, Kelly P, Clayton P, Muscat D, De La Mata N; $369,182 (2019-2022)

NHMRC Project Grant

The Vaccine Barriers Assessment Tool (VBAT): a vaccine acceptance and barriers tool for optimisation of vaccine uptake for parents of children under the age of five; Danchin M, Costa D, Trevena L, Bonner C, Durrheim D; $630,256 (2019-2022).

Translational Research Grant Scheme

Supporting adults with CKD to engage in shared decision making successfully (SUCCESS): A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of the SUCCESS intervention. Sud K, Muscat D, Webster A, Shepherd H, Lambert K, McCaffery K, Robbins A, Kelly P, Liu N, Kim J; $609,846 (2019-2020)

Mental Health Commission of New South Wales

Evaluation of the Statewide Mental Health Literacy Initiative; Redman A, Newell S, Lines K, Muscat DM, Dodd R, Cvejic E, McCaffery K; $465,000 (2019-2021).

World Health Organization (Tender)

Development of a Health Literacy Programme. McCaffery K, Muscat D, Shepherd H, Nutbeam D.  March 2019. $50,000.

Heart Foundation

Development and randomised trial evaluation of an online engagement tool for CVD risk; Bonner C, Trevena L, McCaffery K, Doust J, Vanguard Grant $75,000 (2019-2020).

Diabetes Australia

Addressing inequalities in diabetes self-management with a health-literate action plan; Bonner C, McCaffery K, Ayre J, Schier N, Gudorf K, Turner R, Research Program $59,856 (2019).

Medical Research Futures Fund

Supporting culturally–diverse adults with CKD to engage in shared decision making successfully (Phase iib); Webster A, Sud K, O’Lone E, Shepherd H, McCaffery K, Muscat DM, Sydney Health Partners. RART Round 3. $110.000. (2019).

Kidney Health Australia

Supporting culturally–diverse adults with CKD to engage in shared decision making successfully (Phase II); Webster A, Sud K, O’Lone E, McCaffery K, Shepherd H, Muscat DM, Sydney Health Partners. Medical & Scientific Research Funding $50,000. (2018).

Medical Research Futures Fund

Supporting culturally–diverse adults with CKD to engage in shared decision making successfully (Phase II); Webster A, Sud K, O’Lone E, McCaffery K, Shepherd H, Muscat DM, Sydney Health Partners. Project Grant: G197871 $172,440. (2018).

WSLHD Research & Education Network Research Grant Scheme

Parenting Plus: Embedding health literacy into New Parents Groups; Tunchon L, Nutbeam D, McCaffery K, Muscat, DM $46,000 (2018).

Avant Foundation – Quality Improvement Grant

Medico-legal drivers of low value care.  Ries N, Jansen J (co-leads), McCaffery K, Elshaug A, Doust J.  $102,000 (2018).

University of Sydney Lifespan Research Network Funding – Lifespan Seed Grant

Examination of the impact of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) label on psychosocial outcomes and decision making. Jansen J, Copp T, Hersch J, McCaffery K, Doust J, Dokras A, Mol B. $10,000 (2018).

Medibank Better Health Foundation Research Funding

Identifying the barriers and facilitators to high value physiotherapy. Zadro J, Maher C, McCaffery K, Dodd R, Wortley S. $15,000 (2018).

Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd (TGL)/RACGP Research Grant

Combining new guideline formats with patient communication tools to facilitate evidence-based risk assessment and management in cardiovascular disease prevention. Bonner C, Doust J, Trevena L, McCaffery K. $29,866 (2016–2018).

Sydney Catalyst Pilot and Seed Funding

Supporting informed choice for management of screen-detected Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) among older women (70 years and over). Chief Investigators: Hersch J, McCaffery K, Rutherford C, Houssami N, Spillane A, Saunders C. $50,000 (2016–2018).

NHMRC Program Grant

Using healthcare wisely: reducing inappropriate use of tests and treatments. Glasziou P, Buchbinder R, Maher C, McCaffery KJ $9.5 million (2017-2021).

NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence Grant

Creating sustainable healthcare: ensuring new diagnostics avoid harms, improve outcomes, and direct resources wisely. Barratt A, McCaffery K, Carter S, Glasziou P, Kerridge I, Semsarian C, Howard K, Doust J, Elshaug A, Moynihan R. $2,497,658 (2016-2020).

NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence Grant

Testing, translation and uptake of evidence in general practice: the TTRUE Network. Glasziou P, Trevena L, Hoffmann T, McCaffery K, Del Mar C, Salkeld G, Doust J, Legare F. $2,411,049.90 (2016-2020).

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