International wellbeing and sustainability research gets funding boost

28 Mar 2018

Ten collaborative research projects received A$164,000 (£90,545) in funding through the 2018 round of the QUEX Initiator Grant Scheme. A total of 21 eligible applications were submitted.

Under the banner of Global Sustainability and Wellbeing, a range of cooperative initiatives across learning, discovery and engagement will be jointly developed and implemented.

Congratulations to the successful applicants:

  • Dementia care - making the economic case: Centre for Health Services Research (UQ) and Institute of Health Research (Exeter)
  • Multi-scale physiological insights and consequences of adaptation to climate change in aquatic vertebrate: Institute for Molecular Biosciences (UQ) and College of Life and Environmental Sciences (Exeter)
  • Amazon pyrogenic carbon: soil, peat and Aeolian transport: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (UQ) and School of Geography (Exeter)      
  • Ageing well in retrofit built living environments: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (UQ) and NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (Exeter)
  • The effects of ageing on the nutrition and mechanics of the intervertebral disc: Australian Institute for Bioengineering (UQ) and College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences (Exeter)
  • Uncovering the role of an autism-associated gene in neurodegeneration: Queensland Brain Institute (UQ) and the Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science (Exeter)            
  • Change ambassadors: positive environmental, social and health outcomes: School of Psychology (UQ) and Psychology Department (Exeter)
  • Living pasts, open futures: developing transnational collaboration on cultural heritage, identities and landscape sustainability: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (UQ) and Archaeology Department (Exeter)
  • Quantifying human health effects of environmental antimicrobial resistance: Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (UQ) and Medical School (Exeter)
  • Environmentally sustainable mining of critical metals for a clean energy future: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (UQ) and Environment and Sustainability Institute and Camborne School of Mines (Exeter)

The QUEX Initiator Grants Scheme is an initiative of the QUEX Institute, a partnership between UQ and the University of Exeter. The partnership is a joint commitment to co-produce research of the highest quality, boost industry and business collaboration, and publish high-level policy reports designed to inform and shape key government initiatives across the globe.