ARC Linkage Projects for Commencement in 2009 – Round 1

Faculty of Arts

School of International and Political Studies

Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences

School of Nursing

School of Psychology

Institute for Technology, Research and Innovation

 


Faculty of Arts

School of International and Political Studies

LP0989182 A/Prof F Mansouri; Prof Z Skrbis; Dr S Francis; Ms C Guerra

Title: Social Networks, Belonging and Active Citizenship among Migrant Youth in Australia

2009: $71,000
2010: $93,000
2011: $93,000
2012: $60,000


Primary RFCD: 3701 SOCIOLOGY

Collaborating/Partner Organisation(s):
The Australian Red Cross
The Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues
Administering Organisation: Deakin University

Project Summary:
This project will focus on youth from three Australian migrant communities at the centre of recent debates about migrant integration, intercultural conflict and social cohesion. It will investigate the role of formal and informal networks in creating among migrant youth a sense of belonging to the mainstream society. The project redresses a critical gap in popular and official understandings of the social fabric of Australia and will provide benchmark data for improved government and community services in the area of migrant youth. It will examine and assess the role of social networks in informing young people's sense of belonging and active participation in the community of citizens.

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Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences

School of Nursing

LP0989299 Dr GF Ottmann; Dr C Laragy; Ms JH Allen; Dr GM Naughtin

Approved Towards Community Aged Care Reform: Design and evaluation of a seamless, flexible
Project Title service model
2009 : $ 96,000
2010 : $ 95,000
2011 : $ 104,000

Primary RFCD 3212 PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

Collaborating/Partner Organisation(s)
Uniting Care Community Options UCCO
Alzheimer's Australia VIC
Brotherhood of St. Laurence
Carers Victoria
Council on the Ageing COTA
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
Administering Organisation Deakin University

Project Summary
The project will develop and test a seamless and flexible community aged care model that is more responsive to
consumer needs. To be rolled out by Uniting Care Community Options in its community aged care operations, it is
expected that the project will raise consumer satisfaction, service quality, and health outcomes. The project will
also explore the potential of pooled funding focusing on its potential to resolve major service gaps that result from
the complexity of current funding arrangements. Moreover, the project will generate new scientific evidence
regarding the viability of consumer‑directed community aged care in Australia and establish an ongoing research
program.

School of Psychology

LP0989307 Prof MP McCabe; A/Prof DJ Mellor; Dr TE Davison; Prof Dr K George; Mr G Karantzas

Title: Evaluation of a Training Program for Staff to Recognize Depression Among Aged People Living in Residential and Community Care
2009: $ 90,000
2010: $ 82,000
2011: $ 83,000


Primary RFCD: 3801 PSYCHOLOGY

Collaborating/Partner Organisation(s):
benetas
Uniting Aged Care
Administering Organisation: Deakin University

Project Summary:
Depression is a significant problem among older people, and is likely to increase in prevalence with the aging of the population. A large percentage of depressed older people fail to receive treatment because their depression is not diagnosed. This illness leads to high economic and social costs if it is not diagnosed and treated. This project will evaluate the effectiveness of a training program to assist carers to detect depression, and so refer older people for treatment of this condition.

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Institute for Technology, Research and Innovation

LP0989820 Prof X Wang; Dr L Wang; Dr T Lin; Dr H Yu

Title: The Properties and Processing Performance of Ultrasonically Cleaned Wool Fibres

2009 : $ 100,000
2010 : $ 100,000
2011 : $ 100,000


Primary RFCD 2903 MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

Collaborating/Partner Organisation(s)
Shangdong Ruyi Woolen Textile Co Ltd.


Administering Organisation: Deakin University

Project Summary
Australian wool production is a $2.5 billion export industry, and about 70% of Australian wool is exported to China for further processing. Scouring or wool cleaning is the first critical step in the processing chain, which has come under increasing pressure to reduce water and energy consumption and effluent discharge. Assisting leading wool processors in the research and development of the latest wool processing technologies is of direct benefit to the wool production industry in Australia.

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1st December 2009