ARC Linkage Awards Round Two for funding commencing in 2008

Faculty of Health Medicine Nursing and Behavioural Sciences

Public Health Research Cluster

School of Psychology

Faculty of Science and Technology

Centre for Material & Fibre Innovation


Faculty of Health Medicine Nursing and Behavioural Sciences

Public Health Research Cluster

LP0883525 Dr CM Burns; Prof K Mavromaras; Prof A Scott; Ms LC Gold; Dr MA Lawrence

Title: Obesity Prevention Among Low Income Families: Economic and Strategic Modelling

2008 :                 $  23,356
2009 :                 $  47,538
2010 :                 $  48,816
2011 :                 $  24,634

Primary RFCD: 3402 APPLIED ECONOMICS

Collaborating/Partner Organisation(s)
VicHealth

Administering Organisation:  Deakin University

Project Summary
This study will inform social and economic policies to improve the access and consumption of healthy foods in low income families. This will help prevent and treat obesity in these vulnerable groups.

School of Psychology

LP0883843 Prof J Graffam; Prof RA Cummins; Dr EM Wilson; Dr JA McGillivray; Mr M Bink; Dr N Hagiliassis

Title: The 1‑in‑4 Poll: Inclusion of people with a disability and carers in social and political deliberative processes.

2008 :                 $  32,566
2009 :                 $  65,197
2010 :                 $  68,298
2011 :                 $  35,666

Primary RFCD:  3212   PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

Collaborating/Partner Organisation(s)
Scope (Vic)

Administering Organisation:  Deakin University

Project Summary
This proposed project will benefit Australia by developing a method that includes ongoing quarterly topical surveys through which people with a disability and their carers, approximately one in four Australians, can effectively participate in social and political processes. It will also test the efficacy of 'influencing activities' that derive from those surveys. Additionally, the project will establish a data set that will provide regular and reliable information from and about people with a disability in Australia. This is a unique and much needed contribution to social justice within Australia.

Faculty of Science and Technology

Centre for Material & Fibre Innovation

LP0883399  Prof PD Hodgson; Dr BF Rolfe; Dr C Yang

Approved           Design Strategy for Cold Roll Formed Products
Project Title
2008 :                 $  37,500
2009 :                 $  75,000
2010 :                 $  75,000
2011 :                 $  37,500
Primary RFCD    2905             MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Collaborating/Partner Organisation(s)
Australian Rollforming Manufacturers (ARM)
DataM Software GmbH
Applied Research & Development (ARD)
Administering Organisation    Deakin University

Project Summary
Roll forming is a widely used metal forming technology in Australia.  The demands for shorter lead times, more
complex shapes, new high strength materials and more demanding markets such as the automotive industry,
requires increased virtual engineering at the design stage.  This project will develop the models and tools required
to enable the industry to efficiently design robust roll configurations to meet current and future demands.  The
outcomes from this project will not only benefit the industry partners involved but the general Australian roll forming
industry, opening up new markets and opportunities.

 

LP0883666          Prof X Wang; Dr T Lin; Dr T Tsuzuki

Approved           Value Adding to Australian Cashmere Fleece
Project Title
2008 :                 $  46,750
2009 :                 $  93,441
2010 :                 $  95,572
2011 :                 $  48,881
Primary RFCD    2903             MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

Collaborating/Partner Organisation(s)
Cashmere Connections P/L
Administering Organisation    Deakin University

Project Summary
This project will lead to major technical advance in the processing of both cashmere fibres and cashmere guard
hair. Reducing the level of breakage in fine cashmere fibres will add significant premium to the price of cashmere
fibres and products. In addition, the large amount of coarse guard hair removed from cashmere dehairing process
will be converted into quality fine powders, which will add significant value to an otherwise 'waste' product. This
project will benefit the entire animal fibre industry, particularly the rare animal fibre industry.

 

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1st December 2009