ARC Linkage Awards for 2005 - Round One

 

Faculty of Business and Law

Deakin Business School

Faculty of Education

School of Scientific Development Studies in Education

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Science

School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
School of Health and Social Development
School of Psychology

Faculty of Science and Technology

School of Architecture and Building
School of Ecology and Environment
School of Engineering and Technology
School of Information Technology

 


Faculty of Business and Law

Deakin Business School

Title: Modelling the Influence of Organisational Identification and Marketing Actions on Membership Behaviour for Australian Football League Clubs

Prof RN Shaw; Dr HJ McDonald

2005 : $130,000
2006 : $70,000
2007 : $75,000

Category: 3502 - BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Partner Organisation(s):
Australian Football League

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Summary: This project involves an innovative extension of the current international focus on the role of individual and organisational identification in managing marketing relationships, from a static perspective to a dynamic systems model. This project will examine the influence of organisational marketing activities on the relationship between consumers and organisations, longitudinally over five years. A combination of experimental and quasi-experimental methods will be used to estimate the relationships between aspects of individual-organisational identification and marketing activities, and organisational affiliation, in the context of Australian Football League club membership, conducted in partnership with every AFL club nationally.


Faculty of Education

School of Scientific Development Studies in Education

Externally led grant

Title: From high school to higher education: Gendered pathways in information, communication and computer technology education

Prof M Vickers; Prof TI Downes; Dr J Lynch; Dr C Reid; Dr CR Harris; Dr RF Stevens; Ms P Hall; Dr TD Gilley; Mr KR Lountain

2005 : $52,903
2006 : $54,536
2007 : $54,260

Category: 3799 - OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY

Partner Organisation(s):
New South Wales Department of Education and Training
New South Wales Department for Women
Victorian Schools Innovation Commission
South Australian Department of Education and Children’s Services

Administering Institution: University of Western Sydney

Summary: Serious gender-based disparities exist in participation in the Information, Communication, and Computing Technologies (ICCT) field, in both higher education and industry, with a 2004 review of Australian university participation rates identifying women as an equity target group in this field. A multi-method, multi-stage project has been design to identify the processes that lead to this gender gap. Specifically, the project will focus on students’ experiences and decisions at secondary school in three states to ascertain why so few girls choose to enter university-level ICCT courses, and what strategies could be implemented in schools to remedy this problem

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Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Title: Geelong Healthy Eating and Active Play for Under Fives

Prof BA Swinburn; Dr C Bell

2005 : $24,148
2006 : $24,148
2007 : $24,148

Category: 3212 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

APA(I) Award(s): 1

Partner Organisation(s):
Barwon Health
City of Greater Geelong

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Summary: Helping children achieve a healthier weight is a major national health priority. About 30% of 4 and 5 year old children are already overweight or obese. Action is urgently needed to prevent further increases yet there have been very few studies in the area. The Geelong Under-5s project in will measure the impact of a comprehensive intervention designed to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity by modifying day care and kindergarten settings, by increasing the capacity of staff to teach and model healthy eating and physical activity patterns, and by educating parents at receptive moments in their child's
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Title: Addressing the food and health needs of ageing Baby boomers

Prof A Worsley

2005 : $65,000
2006 : $65,000
2007 : $65,000

Category: 3212 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

APA(I) Award(s): 1

Partner Organisation(s):
Sodexho
Sanitarium Health food company

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Summary: This project will facilitate the future provision of food and health promotion services for the "baby boomers" (aged 55 to 70 years). Three consecutive surveys will be administered to a random sample of 1500 middle -aged people which will examine their food consumption and health habits; the psycho social determinants of these behaviours, and, their retirement preparedness. The creation of the project data base will facilitate the monitoring of future changes and trends in this representative sample of late middle aged people.

School of Health and Social Development

Externally led grant

Title: Organisational Behaviour in the Victoria Police Force

A/Prof JJ Rodwell; Dr AJ Noblet; Mr S Roy; Prof CL Cooper

2005 : $80,000
2006 : $70,000
2007 : $70,000

Category: 3502 - BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Partner Organisation(s):
Victoria Police

Administering Institution: Macquarie University

Summary: One of the major challenges facing managers in the Victoria Police is to create working environments that provide employees with the best possible chance of achieving organisational objectives. Subsequently, the aim of this project is to investigate a comprehensive model of organisational behaviour that employs the psychological contract approach and an augmented job strain model to predict employee attitudes and behaviour over time. The combined project model goes beyond the typical studies in this field by incorporating cutting-edge issues such as organisational citizenship behaviours. The Victoria Police is highly committed to this project and believes that the successful execution of this project will contribute to its strategic goals.

School of Psychology

Title: The economic impact of chronic degenerative neurological disease on well-being

Prof MP McCabe; Dr LA Firth

2005 : $60,000
2006 : $60,000
2007 : $60,000

Category: 3801 - PSYCHOLOGY

Partner Organisation(s):
Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria
Australian Huntington's Disease Association (Vic)
MS Society Victoria
Parkinson's Victoria Inc

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Summary: This study is designed to determine the financial impact of chronic progressive neurological illnesses on people with these disorders and their families. Due to the nature of these illnesses and the time of onset, financial strain is a major concern for people with these disorders. This research is central to the improvement of services to address the changes in financial situation associated with these disorders and its impact. The results will lead to an understanding of factors related to financial strain, and the development of services to address the well-being of this population.

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Faculty of Science and Technology

School of Architecture and Building

Title: Determination of key parameters and control strategies for fabric energy storage (FES) systems for the various climates of Australia

Dr MB Luther; Dr RJ Fuller

2005 : $24,148
2006 : $24,148
2007 : $24,148

Category: 3102 - BUILDING

APA(I) Award(s): 1

Partner Organisation(s):
Connell Mott MacDonald Pty Ltd

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Summary: This research will establish the theoretical basis for the use of advanced fabric energy storage (FES) systems in commercial buildings in Australia. A thermal model of a FES will be developed and then incorporated into a full building model, so that the interaction of the FES with other building elements may be studied. The model will be validated against data from measurements taken in a commercial building. A parametric study will be carried out to determine the optimum control strategy options and design parameters for FES systems in various climates in Australia.

School of Ecology and Environment

Title: Our rural wealth: using functional responses of native fauna to predict conservation values of agricultural landscapes

Dr AF Bennett; A/Prof RC Mac Nally; Dr JW Dorrough

2005 : $112,395
2006 : $53,277
2007 : $59,024

Category: 2707 - ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION

Partner Organisation(s):
Department of Sustainability and Environment
North Central Catchment Management Authority
North East Catchment Management Authority
Department of Primary Industries

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Summary: The aim of this project is to develop and test a new approach for assessing the conservation value of agricultural landscapes in Australia. It is based on identifying the functional responses of the fauna to the extent and pattern of native vegetation and types and intensity of agricultural land-uses in whole landscapes. Different response types will be interpreted in relation to ecological characteristics of species. We will use this knowledge to predict the status of birds and mammals in novel landscapes in three bioregions, and test the predictions by field studies. This new landscape-level approach will help land managers assess present agricultural environments as well as evaluate scenarios for future changes in land-use.

Externally led grants

Title: Models for biodiversity futures for massively altered agricultural landscapes

A/Prof RC Mac Nally; Dr AF Bennett; Dr JW Dorrough; Dr M Bevers; Dr PA Vesk

2005 : $130,257
2006 : $127,357
2007 : $86,623

Category: 2707 - ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION

APDI: Dr PA Vesk

Partner Organisation(s):
Department of Sustainability and Environment
North Central Catchment Management Authority
North East Catchment Management Authority
Mallee Catchment Management Authority
Goulburn-Broken CMA

Administering Institution: Monash University

Summary: Problems with soil and water and declines in native biodiversity have been linked to clearance of native vegetation. We consider future landscapes with substantially more native vegetation than at present to deal with these natural resource problems. Plantings will be slow to mature so optimal planning for landscape revegetation must consider how long it will take for the new vegetation to provide suitable habitat, both at patch and landscape scales. We will develop an optimization framework incorporating models of vegetation maturation and biotic responses to aid designs for placement and scheduling of replantings to give the best outcomes for biodiversity management given constraints on amounts of retired area and costs of implementation.

School of Engineering and Technology

Title: Modelling and Performance Evaluation of Stab and Ballistic Resistant Fabrics

Dr L Wang; Prof X Wang

2005 : $24,148
2006 : $24,148
2007 : $24,148

Category: 2903 - MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

APA(I) Award(s): 1

Partner Organisation(s):
Australian Defence Apparel P/L

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Summary: The aims of the project are to model and design stab resistant fabrics, and evaluate their stab and ballistic performance under simulated end-use conditions. Bi-component ballistic and stab resistant wearable and concealable garments will be produced and comprehensively characterised. This program is a significant first step towards developing Australian owned intellectual property for specialised protective garments for local and export markets. Results from this study will produce fundamental knowledge on stab and ballistic resistant fabrics and armours, and provide practical information on the preparation of commercially acceptable protective products.


Title: Scouring and Dehairing Australian Cashmere Fibres

Prof X Wang; Dr L Wang

2005 : $58,657
2006 : $60,893
2007 : $63,127

Category: 2903 - MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

Partner Organisation(s):
Cashmere Connections P/L

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Summary: The project aims to develop a viable method of dehairing greasy Australian cashmere materials. Traditionally, cashmere materials are scoured or washed first, followed by dehairing to extract the useful fine cashmere fibres. This is expensive and water consumption for scouring is also high. The current project will overcome the difficulties in dehairing greasy cashmere and optimise the process of scouring dehaired cashmere fibres. Technology developed in this project will reduce scouring cost and water consumption, improve dehairing yield, and increase the flexibility of cashmere scouring and processing, leading to a more sustainable Australian cashmere industry.

Externally led grants

Title: Dimensional Control of Stamped Components for Optimized Assembly Operations

Prof MJ Cardew-Hall; Dr BF Rolfe

2005 : $79,149
2006 : $140,970
2007 : $92,079
2008 : $23,886

Category: 2903 - MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

Administering Institution: The Australian National University

Summary: Dimensional control is one of the most important challenges in automotive body assembly. The aim of this project is to develop a method of characterizing dimensional variation in a stamped sheet formed parts such that the effect of this variation on assemblies can be analysed. This will lead to an approach to flexible fixturing to minimizing assembly dimensional variation and improve dimensional quality.

School of Information Technology (Linkage International)

Title: Development of Knowledge Discovery for High Dimensional Biomedical Data

A/Prof Y Chen; Dr L Wong; Dr J Li

2005 : $7,000
2006 : $10,500
2007 : $11,000

Category: 2801 - INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Collaborating Countries:
Singapore

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Summary: The recent progress in experimental techniques of molecular genetics has made available a wealth of genome data and raised the interest for analysis of DNA sequences. As the human and mouse genome projects are in a phase of systematic sequencing, computational tools based on concepts used in science fields have recently played a prominent role. Significant contributions to this project will increasingly depend upon original application and development of algorithms for the analysis of genomic data, and of the computational systems that support them. These challenges have fostered major progress in computer science, leading to collaborative research of global significance.


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1st December 2009