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Strategic Partnerships with Industry – Research and Training (SPIRT) Scheme Grants
to commence in 2000
by RFCD - contents

Code Description Number of

funded

applications

230000 Mathematical Sciences 3

240000 Physical Sciences 9

250000 Chemical Sciences 30

260000 Earth Sciences 22

270000 Biological Sciences 48

280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences 39

290000 Engineering and Technology 104

300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences 58

310000 Architecture, Urban Environment And Building 1

320000 Medical and Health Sciences 25

330000 Education 18

340000 Economics 8

350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services 18

360000 Policy and Political Science 2

370000 Studies in Human Society 22

380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences 10

390000 Law, Justice and Law Enforcement 12

400000 Journalism, Librarianship and Curatorial Studies 3

410000 The Arts 1

420000 Language and Culture 2

430000 History and Archaeology 5

440000 Philosophy and Religion 1

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 441

Strategic Partnerships with Industry – Research and Training (SPIRT) Scheme Grants
to commence in 2000
by RFCD Division- contents

DIVISION 230000 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

230100 Mathematics n/a

230200 Statistics 1

239900 Other Mathematical Sciences 2

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 3

DIVISION 240000 PHYSICAL SCIENCES

240100 Astronomical Sciences n/a

240200 Theoretical and Condensed Matter Physics 2

240300 Atomic and Molecular Physics; Nuclear and Particle Physics; Plasma Physics 2

240400 Optical Physics 2

240500 Classical Physics n/a

249900 Other Physical Sciences 3

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 9

DIVISION 250000 CHEMICAL SCIENCES

250100 Physical Chemistry (incl. structural) 11

250200 Inorganic Chemistry n/a

250300 Organic Chemistry 4

250400 Analytical Chemistry 4

250500 Macromolecular Chemistry 5

250600 Theoretical and Computational Chemistry 1

259900 Other Chemical Sciences 5

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 30

DIVISION 260000 EARTH SCIENCES

260100 Geology 8

260200 Geophysics 3

260300 Geochemistry 3

260400 Oceanography 1

260500 Hydrology 5

260600 Atmospheric Sciences 2

269900 Other Earth Sciences n/a

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 22

DIVISION 270000 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

270100 Biochemistry and Cell Biology 4

270200 Genetics 9

270300 Microbiology 4

270400 Botany 5

270500 Zoology 1

270600 Physiology 2

270700 Ecology and Evolution 14

270800 Biotechnology 9

279900 Other Biological Sciences n/a

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 48

DIVISION 280000 INFORMATION, COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES

280100 Information Systems 15

280200 Artificial Intelligence and Signal and Image Processing 13

280300 Computer Software 6

280400 Computation Theory and Mathematics 1

280500 Data Format 2

289900 Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences 2

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 39

DIVISION 290000 ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

290100 Industrial Biotechnology and Food Sciences 10

290200 Aerospace Engineering 3

290300 Manufacturing Engineering 6

290400 Automotive Engineering 1

290500 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 6

290600 Chemical Engineering 9

290700 Resources Engineering 5

290800 Civil Engineering 14

290900 Electrical and Electronic Engineering 5

291000 Geomatic Engineering 2

291100 Environmental Engineering 7

291200 Maritime Engineering 2

291300 Metallurgy 3

291400 Materials Engineering 13

291500 Biomedical Engineering 5

291600 Computer Hardware n/a

291700 Communications Technologies 10

291800 Interdisciplinary Engineering 2

299900 Other Engineering and Technology 1

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 104

DIVISION 300000 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

300100 Soil and Water Sciences 3

300200 Crop and Pasture Production 8

300300 Horticulture 8

300400 Animal Production 7

300500 Veterinary Sciences 3

300600 Forestry Sciences 11

300700 Fisheries Sciences 7

300800 Environmental Sciences 8

300900 Land, Parks And Agriculture Management 3

309900 Other Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences n/a

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 58

DIVISION 310000 ARCHITECTURE, URBAN ENVIRONMENT AND BUILDING

310100 Architecture and Urban Environment n/a

310200 Building 1

319900 Other Architecture, Urban Environment and Building n/a

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 1

DIVISION 320000 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES

320100 Medicine—General n/a

320200 Immunology 4

320300 Medical Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry 1

320400 Medical Microbiology 1

320500 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2

320600 Medical Physiology 1

320700 Neurosciences n/a

320800 Dentistry n/a

320900 Optometry 3

321000 Clinical Sciences n/a

321100 Nursing 4

321200 Public Health and Health Services 6

321300 Complementary/Alternative Medicine n/a

321400 Human Movement and Sports Science 3

321499 Human Movement and Sports Science N.E.C. n/a

329900 Other Medical and Health Sciences n/a

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 25

DIVISION 330000 EDUCATION

330100 Education Studies 13

330200 Curriculum Studies 2

330300 Professional Development of Teachers 1

339900 Other Education 2

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 18

DIVISION 340000 ECONOMICS

340100 Economic Theory n/a

340200 Applied Economics 7

340300 Economic History and History of Economic Thought n/a

340400 Econometrics 1

349900 Other Economics n/a

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 8

DIVISION 350000 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES

350100 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability 2

350200 Business and Management 13

350300 Banking, Finance and Investment 2

350400 Transportation 1

350500 Tourism n/a

350600 Services n/a

359900 Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services n/a

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 18

DIVISION 360000 POLICY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

360100 Political Science n/a

360200 Policy and Administration 2

369900 Other Policy and Political Science n/a

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 2

DIVISION 370000 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY

370100 Sociology 11

370200 Social Work 4

370300 Anthropology 1

370400 Human Geography 3

370500 Demography 1

370600 History And Philosophy Of Science and Medicine n/a

379900 Other Studies in Human Society 2

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 22

DIVISION 380000 BEHAVIOURAL AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES

380100 Psychology 9

380200 Linguistics n/a

380300 Cognitive Science n/a

389900 Other Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences 1

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 10

DIVISION 390000 LAW, JUSTICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

390100 Law 4

390200 Professional Development of Law Practitioners 1

390300 Justice and Legal Studies 2

390400 Law Enforcement 4

399900 Other Law, Justice and Law Enforcement 1

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 12

DIVISION 400000 JOURNALISM, LIBRARIANSHIP AND CURATORIAL STUDIES

400100 Journalism, Communication and Media n/a

400200 Librarianship n/a

400300 Curatorial Studies 2

409900 Other Journalism, Librarianship and Curatorial Studies 1

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 3

DIVISION 410000 THE ARTS

410100 Performing Arts n/a

410200 Visual Arts and Crafts 1

410300 Cinema, Electronic Arts And Multimedia n/a

410400 Design Studies n/a

419900 Other Arts n/a

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 1

DIVISION 420000 LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

420100 Language Studies n/a

420200 Literature Studies 1

420300 Cultural Studies 1

429900 Other Language and Culture n/a

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 2

DIVISION 430000 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY

430100 Historical Studies 4

430200 Archaeology and Prehistory 1

439900 Other History and Archaeology n/a

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 5

DIVISION 440000 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

440100 Philosophy 1

440200 Religion and Religious Traditions n/a

449900 Other Philosophy and Religion n/a

TOTAL NUMBER OF SPIRT GRANTS 1

2302 STATISTICS

C10024120

Dr KL Mengersen Prof AN Pettitt Dr RL Wolff Ms JM Fleming Dr M Whitby Dr A Morton

2000: $99,000.00

2001: $98,000.00

2002: $98,000.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Statistical methodology contributing to decision support capability for Evidence-based practice using two public hospitals in Brisbane as models for Australia.

Summary:

Aims: Fundamental research into development of novel statistical methods for data collection and analysis relevant to Evidence-Based Practice. Six priority areas are infection control, risk stratification, predictive modelling, time series/chaos models, economic evaluation, evidence-based management.Application of developed methods to two hospitals as models in Australia.Significance: Evidence-Based Practice and Management is an imperative for Australian hospitals; this team combines the medical and statistical expertise to achieve this.Outcomes: Improve medical practice, efficient use of data resources, new statistical methodology applicable to a wide range of disciplines, new outcomes in the six subproject areas, journal articles, quality graduates.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2399 OTHER MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

C10024114

Prof DL McElwain Dr SA Domanti Dr WJ Edwards

2000: $40,890.00

2001: $47,852.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Development and Implementation of a Comprehensive Robust Online Rolling Mill Model

Summary:

Significant recent advances made in the modelling of thin strip, temper and foil rolling have provided insight into new mechanisms involved in these processes. However, the complexity of the models and their intense numerical nature has not allowed the full benefits of these advances to be realised. This project aims to investigate the numerical, convergence and robustness issues of the new models with the aim of developing improved models suitable for realtime applications such as mill setup and control gain scheduling. Improved models will result in better product quality, reduced head and tail losses and increased throughput.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C10024116

Prof DL McElwain Dr TW Farrell Dr AR Gee Prof DA Swinkels

2000: $39,786.00

2001: $40,641.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Decision support for the optimisation of high-drain primary alkaline battery cathodes.

Summary:

Understanding high-drain cathodic discharge of alkaline batteries is vitally important to the battery materials industry as they endeavour to develop more efficient products. Current models fail to adequately address the multi-reaction reduction of electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD), EMD particle structure and the precipitation of potassium hydroxide. This project employs a novel approach using high-level applied mathematical and numercial analysis to develop a comprehensive model of high-drain cathodic discharge. This will provide decision support for the manufacture of an optimal EMD for high-performance alkaline batteries and hence, enhance the export of EMD and provide direct economic benefit to Australia.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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2402 THEORETICAL AND CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS

C00001867

A/Prof RA Lewis Dr C Zhang Mr GM Lowen

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Thermionic cooling for domestic refrigeration.

Summary:

We plan to prove the concept that a solid-state cooling element can operate in the temperature regime required for domestic refrigeration. The principle of operation is the transfer of heat by thermionic emission. A multiple-layer structure, consisting of very thin, alternating semiconductor and metal layers, has been calculated to have high efficiency. In contrast to the usual compressor-based refrigerators, a refrigerator based on this concept has no moving parts, is silent, vibration-free and low-maintenance. It is environmentally-friendly. (Conventional refrigerators contain toxic gases.) The project links experts in semiconductor theory and experiment with Australia's largest manufacturer of domestic refrigerators.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001903

Dr JX Jin Prof SX Dou Dr MH Apperley Prof CD Cook Prof C Grantham

2000: $98,000.00

2001: $98,000.00

2002: $97,000.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Investigation of Bi-2223/Ag Superconductor Winding for the Application in an Electrical Fault Current Limiter

Summary:

As electrical power systems grow in capacity, the increased fault current must be managed. The existing electrical equipment in the systems has to be able to cope with the increased fault level. The cost of upgrading the existing equipment can be enormous; therefore it is necessary to develop a fault limiter (FCL) which cannot be built using conventional conductors. High Tc superconductors (HTSC) provide an opportunity to develop FCL by allowing some concepts to be realised. A HTSC FCL, both its principle, design techniques and performance, will be studied under this project in relation to the new HTSC technology. This research will assist the development of a practical HTSC and associated technology for HTAC applications in electrical engineering.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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2403 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS; PLASMA PHYSICS

C00002252

A/Prof ED Doyle A/Prof EC Harvey A/Prof S Prawer

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Swinburne University of Technology

Title: Development of Microsensors for use in the Fastener Industry.

Summary:

This proposal seeks to exploit the commercial potential in the development of tension sensing washers for wide application in the fastener industry. The intention is to synthesise a range of advanced materials in the form of thin films by using physical vapour deposition (PVD) and pulsed laser deposition (PLD). Microfabrication techniques will then be used to laser pattern the thin films in order to generate microsensors. The physical properties of the microsensors to be tested for suitability as transducers will be resonance and piezoelectricity. The performance of the thin films as tension sensing devices will be assessed in preload and relaxation fatigue tests.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002087

Prof JH Harris Dr GG Borg Dr NM Martin Mr DA Thorncraft

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The Australian National University

Title: The application of plasma antennas to communications radar

Summary:

We propose to develop a HF (3 - 30 MHz) communications system based on the plasma (ionised gas) antenna that is invisible to radar. The system is to be deployed on a naval the project we aim to,. Optimise plasma generation for HF communications.. Eliminate any deleterious effects of the plasma generation process on the transmitted and received signals.. Develop a demonstrator system.. Investigate further applications of the plasma antenna such as HF and microwave radar and data communications.The research is virtually unique worldwide and extends the scientific interest and engineering applications of plasma.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2404 OPTICAL PHYSICS

C00002268

Dr AP Mazzolini Prof DJ Booth Prof P Hannaford Mr GE Rosman

2000: $48,000.00

2001: $44,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Swinburne University of Technology

Title: Fibre Optic Adaptation of Two Photon Scanning Spot Microscopy.

Summary:

This project addresses important scientific questions crucial to Optiscan Imaging Ltd adapting their current optical-fibre-based confocal microscopes and endomicroscopes to newer multi-photon imaging modes with ultrashort laser pulses. The project will study two-photon image quality over wide ranges of pulse duration, energy and power using Optiscan single-photon microscopes and Swinburne's femtosecond-picosecond laser facilities. The dispersion and non-linear effects introduced by optical fibres will be investigated. Reverse pre-chirping will be used to reduce non-linear power effects and compensate dispersion in the fibre. Swinburne's laser micromachining facilities will be used to investigate miniaturised endomicroscope structures which are compatible with fibre-delivered ultrashort pulses.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001921

A/Prof JG Clement Dr SA Feik Dr SW Wilkins Mr DL Thomas Ms SL O'Connell

2000: $70,000.00

2001: $60,000.00

2002: $60,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: X-ray phase contrast imaging of hard biological tissues

Summary:

X-ray technologies Pty Ltd (XRT) is a company formed to exploit recent developments in x-ray phase contrast imaging. Preliminary experiments by the applicants in conjunction with XRT have shown promising results for the imaging of skeletal tissues. XRT now wish to test the ability of their technology to provide novel information about the structure and properties of biological hard tissue. Well-characterised specimens, representing all vertebrate hard tissues, from collections at the School of Dental Science will be examined to explore the usefulness of the technology for the above papers. Human bone will be studied in detail during mechanical testing to failure.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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2499 OTHER PHYSICAL SCIENCES

C00002059

Dr DJ Brown A/Prof DA Veal Prof JA Piper Dr G Vesey Mr G Bauchop Dr KA Davis

2000: $66,000.00

2001: $69,000.00

2002: $72,000.00

Administering Institution: Macquarie University

Title: Enhanced detection of specific microorganisms using spectral fingerprinting

Summary:

The rapid and unambiguous detection of specific microorganisms (eg pathogens) in food and environmental samples is a significant challenge in modern biotechnology. We plan to develop techniques that are more sensitive, and more widely applicable, than those currently available for detecting fluorescently labelled microorganisms. To do this, we will enhance the power of current flow cytometer instruments to discriminate against background noise particles in real samples, by incorporating opto-electronic modules that capture and analyse the spectrally resolved fluorescent fingerprint of single biological cells.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C10024100

Dr BH Cornish Dr BJ Thomas Dr LC Ward Dr DJ Burstow

2000: $65,000.00

2001: $60,000.00

2002: $25,000.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Research leading to the development of a multiple frequency impedance cardiography instrument.

Summary:

Impedance cardiography is the only noninvasive method, not requiring expert operator skills, of determining cardiac output. However it does not provide accurate results in clinical subjects. Present instruments use a single frequency, 70kHz, which penetrates both extracellular and intracellular compartments, subsequently small changes in cardiac blood volume cause a very small change in impedance of total fluids in the region. The project will involve fundamental research of a novel multifrequency approach to impedance cardiography (measuring extracellular fluids only) resulting in an improved sensitivity and accuracy. This fundamental research will lead to the design and development of a portable instrument.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002675

Dr TR Bedding Dr AG Monger Mr RL Franzen Mr DN Bundy Dr C Dey

2000: $100,000.00

2001: $103,000.00

2002: $106,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Research into low-cost optical instruments for small satellites

Summary:

We propose a collaborative research project with Auspace Limited into novel methods for designing and building low-cost optical instruments for small satellites. The research will address several issues that arise in designing and building space optics, including: understanding the implications of using of low-cost materials such as aluminium for high-precision optical surfaces; and understanding and controlling thermal effects such as radiation and heat transfer. The project will be carried out using both hardware and software models, and should place Auspace in a strong position to bid for contracts to build optical systems for Australian and foreign satellite projects.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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2501 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL)

C00002345

Dr RJ Crawford Dr P Sanciolo

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Swinburne University of Technology

Title: Treatment of Printing Effluent using Adsorbing Colloid Flotation

Summary:

Waste-waters containing organic components are difficult to treat using traditional sedimentation processes since these components affect the specific gravity of the solid matter to be removed. Dissolved air flotation effectively removes pollutants, but results in a concentrate that is 5 to 10% of the original volume. This project will apply a recent innovation in flotation technology to the treatment of printing effluent that contains organic solvents. This innovation has been applied to electroplating effluent, producing a concentrate which is 0.4 % of the original volume, and hence a similar improvement in effluent reduction efficiency may result when applied printing effluent.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002031

Prof RM Pashley Ms ME Karaman Dr S Shanker Dr HA Bustamente

2000: $70,000.00

2001: $70,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The Australian National University

Title: Surface characterisation of Cryptosporidium oocysts for the development of novel filtration systems for commercial applications.

Summary:

The aim of this study is to use Atomic Force Microscopy, surface force measurements and microeletrophoresis to characterise Cryptosporidium oocysts. This will allow us to create better theoretical models for the design of novel separation technologies and new strategies for its destruction. This are of study, recognised in the McClellan Report on the Sydney water crisis of 1998 as a critical element of the water treatment process, will provide fundamental information on managing the world-wide issue of the recurrence of Cryptosporidia in water supply systems. The outcomes of this study will include improved Cryptosporidium removal in water treatment processes.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00002034

Dr P Mulvaney Dr M Bruchez

2000: $76,920.00

2001: $80,920.00

2002: $76,920.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Novel, highly fluorescent quantum dots for bioconjugation

Summary:

Quantum Dot Corporation has developed a new method for immunoassays based on the synthesis of highly fluorescent quantum dots (small semiconductor clusters). In order to expand the range of applications, new materials must be developed with tailor-made optical and fluorescent properties. The expertise at the University of Melbourne will be used in conjunction with QDC to synthesise new quantum dots and core-shell nanoparticles capable of being utilised in multiplexed bioassay systems. The new materials will be of fundamental importance to our understanding of semiconductor band structure and charge carrier kinetics, and will drastically accelerate current methods of biological testing.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002086

Dr PJ Scales Dr DR Dixon A/Prof KA Landman

2000: $50,000.00

2001: $50,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Enhanced dewatering of water and waste water residuals

Summary:

Dewatering is a key area of importance to the ultimate cost of residuals/sludge processing in the water and waste water industries. This project brings together Brisbane City Council, North West Water and Yorkshire Water with the aim of significantly improving the operation and solids output of dewatering devices such as gravity thickeners through the use of controlled shear and the optimum choice of flocculant addictives. The expected outcome is significantly reduced operating costs and reduced sludge volume. In addition, control of shear in dewatering has generic implications for the improvement of dewatering processes across a broad range of industries.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001833

Prof JC Thomas Dr RI Keir Prof J Ralston

2000: $84,000.00

2001: $81,000.00

2002: $84,000.00

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: The electrochemical and electrokinetic properties of pigment dispersions in nonaqueous media.

Summary:

The focus of this project is in the area of digital electronic printing. Printing is electrographic and relies on the use of a toner for image reproduction. The toner consists of charged particles in a nonpolar liquid carrier containing various charging, dispersing and binding agents. The additives assist the stability, transport and fixing properties of the particles. The object of the project is to understand the influence of additives, how they affect toner chemistry, particle charging and stability, and the effect of applied electric fields of high field strengths to these particles. Successful understanding of these phenomena will enable an Australian company to expand its business activities through the commercialisation of completely new printing technology.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00002024

Prof RS Smart Dr GE Morris Dr MS Zbik Dr SA Buckingham Dr OC Celliers

2000: $45,000.00

2001: $45,000.00

2002: $45,000.00

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: Optimising Aggregate Structure for Effective Mine Tailings Dewatering and Disposal.

Summary:

The project aims to optimise aggregation and dewatering of tailings from mining operations. The behaviour of fine particles (e.g. clays and oxides) in aggregation, dewatering, rheology and long-term stability is central to effective disposal. These properties can be manipulated by choice of reagents chemically and structurally matched to the specific mineral surfaces of fine particles. The project will have four programs: identification of key minerals; flocculant selection by mineral; synthesis and modification of mineral mixtures; application to aggregation and dewatering. The chemical and structural matching of flocculants will be monitored by a combination of conventional and novel techniques (cryo-EM, AFM).

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00002028

Dr CA Prestidge Dr D Fornasiero Dr J Addai-Mensah Dr LA Edye

2000: $44,500.00

2001: $50,500.00

2002: $52,200.00

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: Surface and Solution Chemistry for Improved Clarification of Sugar Cane Juice

Summary:

Surface and solution characterisation techniques will be used to qualitatively and quantitatively determine the polymeric and particulate colloidal species responsible for the fouling of filtration membranes used during the clarification of sugar cane juices under Australian processing conditions. The mechanisms and kinetic aspects of membrane fouling will be determined and methods for reducing this financially detrimental phenomenon will be explored. Significant benefits to the Australian sugar producers, an important export industry, will result. Increased fundamental knowledge concerning polymer and particle interactions at material surfaces will also be obtained.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00002233

Prof J Ralston Prof J Franzidis Dr SR Grano Dr EV Manlapig Dr D Fornasiero Dr L Fisher

2000: $106,000.00

2001: $107,000.00

2002: $110,000.00

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: Particle and Frother Interactions in Flotation Froths

Summary:

Froth flotation is one of the most important processes involved in the selective separation of valuable mineral particles from gangue. The behaviour of particles and their interactions with forthers in the froth phase is a critical, but poorly understood step in froth flotation. This project aims to develop a reliable and robust description for the prediction of particle behaviour in a froth,leading to a froth efficiency index which can be incorporated into a flotation simulation model. This model will then be used to increase the efficiency of froth flotation in Australian mineral processing operations.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00002499

Dr VT Peykov Prof J Ralston Dr RA Hayes

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: A Fundamental Investigation Leading to Optimisation of Solid and Liquid Properties for Electrowetting

Summary:

In electrowetting, an electric potential applied across a solid/liquid interface is used to control the contact angle and wettability of the solid surface. In this project we will systematically characterise the physical and electrowetting properties of surfaces employed in electrowetting in order to: improve surface smoothness and homogeneity; determine the mechanisms of their ageing and dielectric breakdown. The successful completion of this project will significantly increase the fundamental knowledge of the mechanisms of wetting of charged surfaces and will facilitate the practical application of the electrowetting effect for dynamic programmable optical filters for medical imaging and electrically enhanced wetting.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002524

Prof J Ralston Dr J Addai-Mensah Dr I Larson A/Prof S Sobieraj Mr G Levay

2000: $42,160.00

2001: $42,160.00

2002: $42,160.00

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: Interparticle Interactions and Water Minimisation in Tailings Treatment

Summary:

The disposal of waste materials in the form of small particles present in "tailings" is a serious problem which confronts the mineral industry worldwide. In this project, the chemistry of the particle surfaces as well as the strenght of the particle interactions will be manipulated to achieve maximum dewatering. The environment and scientific outcomes are anticipated to be very worthwhile.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00001893

Prof JB Bremner Dr RJ Smith Dr RJ Molyneux

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Innovative Strategies for value Adding to Tropane Alkaloid Resources.

Summary:

The development of new, economical routes to knowmedical agents or to novel agents with greater potency and selectivity of action is an area of on-going interest. This project, in collaboration with Phytex Australia Pty Ltd., aims to investigate both new routes to a known, commerical cholinergic receptor blocking agent, as well as the synthesis of a structurally novel receptor modulating compound from locally available alkaloids. These alkaloids are scopolamine and calystegine C1. If successful this project would add value to two natural resources and will contribute to the continuing development of Australia's pharmaceutical industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2503 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

C00002443

Dr MG Banwell Dr KG Watson

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The Australian National University

Title: Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Novel Sialic Acid Analogues Related to the Potent Anti-Influenza Drug RelenzaTM

Summary:

Influenza is one of the most dangerous and costly afflictions known to man. In ground-breaking Australian research, an active and immutable site on the virus causing influenza has been characterised. This has allowed for the design of agents (sialidase inhibitors) which bind to the virus thereby shutting down its capacity to replicate. One of these agents, RelenzaTM, is a very strong binding agent and will shortly be marketed as the first drug for the treatment and/or prevention of influenza. This project seeks to exploit recently developed (by the applicants) chemoenzymatic methods for the synthesis of sialic acids in the preparation and testing of hither-to inaccessible 7-substituted analogues of the soon-to-be commercialised drug. There is a strong expectation that such analogues will represent excellent sialidase inhibitors. In the face of strong indications that overseas competitors are attempting to carry out research in this area it is important we bring our novel synthetic techniques to bear on this topic so that, at the very least, RelenzaTM is protected.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002458

Dr CJ Easton Mr RW Faulkner Dr GW Simpson

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The Australian National University

Title: Electrophilic chlorination: New Products, Improved Processes, and their Toxicological and Environmental Implications

Summary:

Chlorinated hydrocarbons are a diverse group of compounds which provide enormous economic and social benefit, but some of them are hazardous to human health and the environment. The aim of this research is to develop new and safer compounds, and improved processes for their manufacture, through electrophilic chlorination. Similar processes are likely to occur on exposure of proteins and other organic materials to chlorine-based disinfectants, for example during chlorination of drinking water, and the environmental and physiologicakl consequences of such reactions will also be investigated. The project will also facilitate continued informed public debate in this area.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001844

A/Prof RW Read Dr N Kumar Dr A Heaton

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Synthetic approaches to new isoflavanoid-derived selective extrogen receptor modulator (SERM) compounds

Summary:

The intake in humans of high levels of dietary isoflavanoid phytoestrogens from foodstuffs such as soy, lentils and beans, has been linked to low prevalence of hormone-dependent breast, prostrate and colon cancers. Certain cancers associated with estrogen replacement therapy can also be eradicated by treatment with synthetic selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs). This project deals with the development of methodologies for the preparation of new isoflavanoid-derived SERMs. It will provide a new range of isoflavanoids as candidates for drug development in partnership with a leading Australian company with an international reputation in the field.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10027020

A/Prof PF Alewood Dr WD Meutermans Dr AM Bray Dr MT Smith Prof DJ Craik

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Scanning Peptide Conformations: A New Structure-Function Approach

Summary:

In this project we aim to establish solid phase routes that allow rapid access to cyclic peptidomimetics which contain an aryl or alkyl link between two backbone nitrogen atoms in a peptide. The synthetic development will take advantage of Chiron's unique multipin technology. This will enable us to generate sets of discrete memetics where the position and type of link is alterd thereby mimicking different groups of conformers of the linear peptide. Such sets could provide a versatile and systematic approach to discover bioactive conformations and could thus significantly aid rational development of therapeutic drugs. We will evaluation this conformation-scanning concept using an opioid peptide as model and associated bioassays.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2504 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

C00002103

Prof NJ Hoogenraad Prof BA Stone Mr IM Stuart

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: La Trobe University

Title: Antibody-based quantitation and location of non-starchy polysaccharides in cereals, malt and brewhouse products

Summary:

Immunoassays will be developed for non-starchy polysaccharides originating from cereal grains that have significant impact on malt quality and brewery performance. The immunoassays will be based on two existing monoclonal antibodies that will be suitably configured for use under production conditions. The immunoassays will be used as "in-process" control tests leading to more uniform malt quality, to assist in brewing process quality control leading to more efficient brewing, and as screening tools for breeding of improved malting barleys. The antibodies will permit immunocytochemical assessment of the deposition of polysaccharides in the endosperm cell walls during grain development and their removal on germination.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002461

Dr P Marriott Mr R Kinghorn Mr R Minett Mr J Leeder Prof K Bartle

2000: $51,000.00

2001: $41,000.00

2002: $22,000.00

Administering Institution: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Title: Multiresidue, multicomponent and general chemical analysis by using novel, highly sensitive chemical separation methodology

Summary:

Chemical analysis depends upon identification of individual components and accurately measuring these components at the desired levels. Separation methods constitute a cornerstone for provision of this information. Applications such as trace environmental analysis, and highly complex mixtures analysis (e.g. petrochemicals) challenge present laboratory methods. Multiresidue methods for characterisation particularly of environmental samples represent the limits of technology, since it requires separation capabilities for a wide range of sample types and very sensitive detection. Until now, this has been difficult to achieve because conventional methods do not deliver these requirements in the one analysis. This project will use a new method developed at RMIT to achieve superior chemical analysis of almost any sample that is traditionally analysed by gas chromatography. Potential benefits to all users of GC are significant.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002330

Dr MD Willcox Dr HJ Griesser Dr L Meagher

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Surface force study of molecular interfacial interactions of proteins and lipids with polymers

Summary:

Vision correction devices offer insufficient long-term performance because proteins and lipids from the tear fluid adsorb irreversibly onto the devices, and proteins denature on their surfaces. The interfacial forces which cause these processes are poorly understood. This project aims to investigate at a molecular scale the interfacial interactions taking place when biological molecules approach polymer surfaces, using a modified atomic force microscope. It will be investigated whether it is possible to balance interfacial forces thereby reducing absorption. The strategic basic knowledge gained is expected to lead to design of devices with reduced adverse long-term consequences due to adsorbed biological molicules.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002187

Dr WA Maher Mr F Krikowa Mr GE Chapple Mr PJ Snitch Mr SJ Paull

2000: $50,000.00

2001: $51,000.00

2002: $50,000.00

Administering Institution: University of Canberra

Title: Integrated measurement of the chemical forms of essential and toxicologically important trace elements in nutritional supplements, food biological tissues and fluids

Summary:

At present no commercially available equipment and standard methods are available for the cost effective routine measurement of the chemical forms of trace elements in samples. This project will develop an integrated measuring system based on coupling a Perkin Elmer high performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC) to a Perkin Elmer inductive coupled mass spectrometer (ICP-MS) for measuring the chemical forms of selenium, mercury, antimony, tin, chromium and arsenic, in nutritional supplements, food, animal tissues and human blood and urine. The information gained in the development of analytical protocols will be used to prepare standard methods of general use by Australian food and drug registration and environmental regulatory agencies. This will allow the essential nature and the toxicology of these elements to be assessed and used to set food and drug compliance, food safety, occupational exposure, and environmental protection guidelines. This collaboration will allow Perkin Elmer, the industry partner, to develop their HPLC-ICP-MS hardware and software.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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2505 MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY

C00002075

Dr GP Simon Dr HJ Griesser Dr PJ Murphy

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Monash University

Title: ANALYSIS OF THE CHEMICAL EFFECTS WITHIN POLYMERS DURING OXYGEN PLASMA SURFACE ACTIVATION

Summary:

An important aspect of ophthalmic lens treatment involves coating of the polymeric substrate to improve impact, abrasion, glare and cleanability properties. Plasma cleaning and/or deposition is increasingly being used. Only some polymers show good coating adhesion following plasma surface pretreatments, the factors not yet understood. Plasma treatments also produce UV radiation which can cause delayed damage below the substrate surface and this must also be controlled. This fundamental project seeks to understand the effect of substrate chemical composition and the effect of plasma etching conditions and UV on such properties and, by varying processing parameters, improve the properties of plasma-treated plastics.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001937

Prof EC Reynolds Dr GH Talbo Dr IG Barr Ms M Margetts

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Proteome characterisation using 2D-gels and the nanospray ion trap mass spectrometer

Summary:

Techniques have been established at The University of Melbourne Dental School for the characterisation of the outer membrane proteomes of Gram negative bacteria using 2D-gel electrophoresis and Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionisation (MALDI) and Electrospray Ion Trap (ESIT) mass spectrometers (MS). The aims of the project are (i) to develop efficient hydrolysis and peptide recovery methods from 2D-gels using electrophoresis and capillary-LC and (ii) the development of the nanospray attachment to the ion trap MS for peptide sequencing using fragmentation analysis. The expected outcome of this work is the development of rapid and sensitive methods for proteome characterisation and the identification of surface antigens of bacterial pathogens of commercial interest to CSL Ltd. The characterisation of the surface antigens may lead to the commercial development of immunodiagnostic, prophylactic and therapeutic products.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001920

Dr TP Davis Dr RP Chaplin Dr FA Rasoul Dr NJ Maeji Dr CT Bui

2000: $90,000.00

2001: $76,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: High performance polymeric supports for solid phase organic chemistry

Summary:

This project involves the molecular design of a new generation of solid phase supports for organic chemistry. The project will focus on novel grafting methods involving new monomers, macromonomers and the utilisation of new chain transfer technology. Whilst the growth of the relevant market sector is currently very fast, Chiron Technologies view that ultimate growth rates will be stunted because of the current limitations of the existing product. The aim of this project is to provide the research which will enable Chiron to launch a new product range with superior characteristics to any solid phase supports currently available world-wide.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001887

Dr NR Choudhury Dr NK Dutta Dr DR Williams A/Prof JG Matisons Dr RL Blaine Prof M Reading

2000: $70,000.00

2001: $70,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: Rapid Micro-Thermal Analysis for Nano-Structure Probing Of Complex Polymeric Materials

Summary:

Micro-thermal analysis is a very new form of thermoanalytical microscopy (combining the capabilities of advanced thermal analysis with atomic force microscopy) with considerable promise for nano-structure/property characterisation of complex materials. The project aims to develop, with TA Instruments Australia, practical methods of nano-structure and trace analysis of very low concentration phases in blends, composites, coatings etc. We will develop calibration, sample handling techniques and analysis methods to provide rapid, selective and accurate determination of nano-structured components in diverse polymeric materials. This technique will find its primary use in characterising those materials which are difficult to analyse by the existing techniques.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002504

A/Prof JG Matisons Dr LG Britcher

2000: $59,000.00

2001: $63,000.00

2002: $70,000.00

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: Developing New Silicon Materials Through Interfacial Polymerisation

Summary:

Most manufactured silicon copolymers contain polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) blocks. Such PDMS silicon materials suffer from poor adhesion and mechanical properties when compared to poly-diphenylsiloxane(PDPS) analogs. Generally, only a limited amount of PDPS can be blended into a PDMS formulation, to improve mechanical integrity. The project aims to make, characterise and evaluate a new generation of silicon alternating copolymers (including alternating PDMS-PDPS and siloxane-organic copolymers) and some silicon hyperbranched materials, using the novel interfacial polymerisation techniques patented within a recently completed APA(I) award, between the Polymer Science Group (Australia's largest silicon research group), with Dow Corning Australia, the nation's largest silicone manufacturer.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2506 THEORETICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY

C00002244

Dr JR Reimers Prof NS Hush

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Design of supramolecular structures for use in nanoelectronics

Summary:

The development of the Information Technology industry is being driven by our ability to generate faster and better hardware, hardware that can store and process an ever increasing amount of information. To date, this has been a silicon semiconductor based technology, one for which no known method has been postulated to take it beyond the rapidly approaching 50 nm barrier: from the realm of solid-state physics to the realm of nanotechnology and supramolecular chemistry. This strategic basic research project will take molecules demonstrated to have useful electronic properties and consider the ways in which they may be assembled into functioning devices. It is feasible that Australia could become a major developer of this new technology.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2599 OTHER CHEMICAL SCIENCES

C00001964

Prof DW Connell Dr MR Mortimer Mr O Paepke Mr DB Haynes Ms M Hodge Dr JF Muller Dr GR Shaw Prof MR Moore

2000: $79,000.00

2001: $60,000.00

2002: $60,000.00

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Origin of dioxins in Queensland.

Summary:

Studies on toxicants in Queensland coastal environments have demonstrated that an unknown process has led to contamination of soils, sediments and marine biota with polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs) along the Queensland coast. The contamination appears to be widespread. The project consists of three stages and the individual aims and outcomes of the three stages are to (i) identify areas in Queensland in which PCDD concentrations are elevated and evaluate possible origins (ii) determine the specific process which resulted in the formation of the PCDDs and assess the feasibility of intervention strategies (iii) develop intervention strategies to minimise PCDD pollution.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00002551

Dr IH Harding Dr RF Cross Mr EI Kosior

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Swinburne University of Technology

Title: Contamination Levels in Recycled PET Plastic

Summary:

This project will illustrate whether or not recycled PET plastic poses a health risk, due to chemical contamination, when used as a food grade packaging material. Analytical techniques for the measurement of trace levels of contamination will be developed and used to provide a data bank of chemical contamination present in kerbside PET, virgin PET and/or recycled (i.e. washed) PET. The adsorption, or uptake, of contaminants onto PET plastic will be measured and compared with other, similar, plastics. This will show whether chemical contamination typically arises from surface adsorption or from inclusion into the plastic due to solvent swelling.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002044

Dr GG Qiao Prof DH Solomon

2000: $103,000.00

2001: $88,000.00

2002: $84,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Investigation and application of novel micro particles as additives for the paint industry

Summary:

The project represents an excellent opportunity to develop jointly with our industrial partner, DuPont Australia, a new generation of coating system (paints) which are both environmentally friendly and have greatly improved properties. The science involved is at the cutting edge of world leading technology and the products can be made at a commercially acceptable price in local manufacture facilities. The above aims, we believe, are achievable by the use of our newly developed novel polymer architecture, called a microgel, which combines high molecular weight with low viscosity properties and uses a process for which a provisional patent protection has been sought

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002247

Prof DH Solomon Dr MJ Caulfield Dr AJ Hartshorn Dr RW Shaw

2000: $40,000.00

2001: $40,000.00

2002: $40,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Selective Complexation and Removal of Aluminium and Silicon ions from Basic Liquors by Novel Ligand Systems

Summary:

The selective separation of aluminium and silicon from basic liquors is a difficult problem confronting the minerals industry. This project aims to develop technology for the selective removal of these cations from caustic solutions, for example during the Bayer and potential new beach sand processes. This technology builds on recent work at the University where complexing agents with potential for use in solvent extraction have been discovered. The successful completion of this project will improve the competitive position of Australia's mining industry in the global market place. This may also enable marginal resources to become commercial through improved processing.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10027102

A/Prof B Noller Mr NW Woods A/Prof JM Hughes Dr P Hughes Dr R Sadler Dr GR Shaw Prof DW Connell Prof MR Moore Dr H Chapman

2000: $26,000.00

2001: $26,000.00

2002: $26,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Ecological risk assessment of nonpersistant pesticides used for cotton production in Australia

Summary:

Currently available scientific literature exists for the impacts of pesticides used for cotton in Australia, but does not adequately address the impacts of pulse exposures of non-persistent pesticides on aquatic ecosystems. Research is required to develop an ecological risk assessment methodology to more accurately assess the ecological impacts of aerially applied agricultural chemicals. The work will extend the present knowledge and provide a tool for assessing impact where it occurs. This will provide a management tool with which to contribute towards maintaining the viability of the Australian cotton industry as well as protecting the Australian Aquatic environment.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2601 GEOLOGY

C00002147

Dr WR Ramsay Prof NW Archbold Dr M Donaldson Mr Ew Tyler

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Title: The stratigraphy and tectonic significance of the Carpentaria Basin in the Merlin diamond field, NT and relationship to diamond mineralisation.

Summary:

Australia's newest diamond field, Merlin, is currently undergoing a two and a half year feasibility study. To enhance this field's life well into the next century, additional kimberlite pipes need to be discovered. This proposal, based in the Boomerang Creek area, Carpentaria Basin, NT, presents a unique opportunity for joint collaboration with Ashton Mining in relating the mine geology to the regional sedimentary and tectonic framework. Key parameters based on an age mineralising model developed by Archbold (1997), will include stratigraphy, correlation between crater infill sediments and distal platform sediments, intrabasinal tectonics, and their relationship with diamond mineralisation.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002072

Dr MC Mabin Dr BT Kettle

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: James Cook University

Title: River mouth and estuary dynamics and sand transfer in tropical low energy coastal systems

Summary:

This project aims to determine patterns of sand movement over the last 50 years through river mouths and estuaries of the dry tropics of Queensland, and thus to develop a predictive model of sand transport patterns. Industrial extraction of sand resources, damming of rivers for water supply, and interference in river mouth environments for port structures, boat-ramps and marinas have reduced the supply of sand to the region's beaches. These issues are focussed in river mouths where sand is redistributed to adjacent beaches. Understanding these sand movement processes will improve management of sediment issues across a wide range of activities.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002200

Prof RA Henderson Mr PW Llewellyn

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: James Cook University

Title: Mineralogy and sedimentary geology of the Monastery Creek Phosphorite Member, Duchess District, western Queensland

Summary:

This project seeks to develop stratigraphic, mineralogical and geochemical data-sets to enhance the management and processing of ore derived from the Monastery Creek Phosphorite Member to be used in on-site ammonium phosphate production. It will aid the foundation stages of a new Australian industry being commissioned by WMC Limited at a cost of $700 million. The project also seeks to illuminate the mechanisms of phosphogenesis which applied in the origin of shallow marine, epeiric phosphorites by evaluating these data-sets in terms of phosphogenetic pathways recently identified for contemporary sedimentary environments.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002502

Prof NH Oliver Dr RK Valenta Mr RC Downs Dr PJ Williams Dr MJ Rubenach Dr PJ Pollard Dr NJ McNaughton Dr A Nemchin Dr T Baker

2000: $81,080.00

2001: $81,080.00

2002: $81,080.00

Administering Institution: James Cook University

Title: Integrated hydrothermal systems approach to exploration for copper-gold deposits in poorly exposed parts of the eastern Mt Isa Block

Summary:

Discoveries of ironstone-copper-gold ore deposits in the Mt Isa Block in the last two decades were based on interpretation of remotely sensed data. Now that the easy targets have been discovered, this research will use an integrated geological-geochemical-geophysical-numerical approach to produce conceptual models for an area containing substantial mineralization, by developing a better understanding of drivers, pathways and chemical budgets of regional scale hydrothermal circulation which occurred during mineralization. The total system approach will lead to improved understanding of mechanisms of district-scale alteration, and new ways for prioritizing exploration targets by Australia's minerals industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002062

Dr L Ailléres Prof GS Lister Dr NJ Archibald Dr RA Mason Dr WL Power Dr EJ Hill Mr PB Ketelaar Mr DJ Holden Dr MW Jessell Dr LN Moresi

2000: $75,457.00

2001: $77,272.00

2002: $79,083.00

Administering Institution: Monash University

Title: Geometry and Geodynamic Evolution of the Australian Plate Northern Margin

Summary:

We propose to develop a 4-dimensional (3D through time) model of the geodynamic evolution of the northern boundary of the Australian Plate. The model will form part of a geodynamic synthesis of the northern part of the Australian plate, along with a series of 3D numerical and analogue experiments to provide constraints on the evolution of subduction zones. The outcomes of the projects will be a series of 3D geological and geophysical models evolving through time. The project will provide a significant advance in the understanding of the environments of formation of both petroleum and minerals resources along the northern margin of the Australian plate.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002279

Dr M Krabbendam Mr MC Raetz Mr J Read Mr D Windrum Prof G Lister Dr T Barr Dr MA Elburg

2000: $70,457.00

2001: $72,272.00

2002: $74,083.00

Administering Institution: Monash University

Title: A global approach to processes of orogenic cycles and metallogenesis, focussing on the proterozoic and Broken Hill type terranes

Summary:

In collaboration with BHP minerals, this project will study orogenic cycles and their relation to mineral deposits with the aim to recognise metallogenic fertile terranes around the world. The project involves four subprojects: conceptual modelling of theoretical scenarios of orogenic cycles, from rift to drift to subduction to collision; applying GIS technology to determine tectonic, metallogenic, geochemical and geochronological characteristics of Proterozoic orogens; using GIS to indicate Broken Hill-type fertility and a global hunt for BHt terranes; thermal modelling of orogenic cycles to test and constrain the hypothesis of thermal spikes and their tectonic settings.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002446

A/Prof ME Barley Dr MG Doyle Dr B Krapez

2000: $54,377.00

2001: $56,192.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Western Australia

Title: Volcanic and hydrothermal influences on the genesis of banded iron formations, Hamersley Group, Western Australia

Summary:

This project aims to undertake volcanological, petrographic and geochemical studies of the Woongarra Large Igneous Province in the Paleoproterozoic Hamersley Group of Western Australia. These studies will determine its mode of emplacement, hydrothermal alteration history and relationship to deposition of banded iron formation (BIF). Outcomes of direct relevance to iron-ore exploration will be an explanation of the role of magmatism and related hydrothermal activity in the deposition and early iron enrichment of BIF. This will enable development of superior exploration models that are required for the discovery of BIF-hosted iron ore deposits within Australia and overseas.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

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C00002265

Dr JB Gemmell Dr J McPhie Mr W Herrmann Dr SF Simmons Ms R Sharpe Dr R Scott

2000: $95,457.00

2001: $97,272.00

2002: $99,083.00

Administering Institution: University of Tasmania

Title: Epithermal Gold-silver Deposits: Geological, Geochemical and Isotopic Vectors to Target Major Deposits

Summary:

Low sulphidation epithermal deposits provide a significant contribution towards gold and silver production in Australia, New Zealand and the SW Pacific. This project will characterise the distribution, mineralogy, geochemistry and isotope characteristics of hydrothermal alteration, volcanic host facies, structure at several major epithermal Au-Ag deposits. The ultimate aim of this innovative and integrated project is to develop a better understanding of volcanic facies, structure and hydrothermal alteration surrounding epithermal deposits to assist in the exploration for, and cost effective drill targeting of, new deposits in Australia and the SW Pacific.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2602 GEOPHYSICS

C00002357

Prof JP Cull Mr T Ritchie Mr H Rutter Mr MJ Vicary

2000: $50,000.00

2001: $50,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Monash University

Title: Surface EM methods for conductivity mapping of alteration zones in mineral exploration

Summary:

This project will improve the ability of mineral exploration companies to geophysically map alteration zones associated with gold and base-metal mineralisation, as a significant improvement in exploration methodology.The provision of new proprietary data acquisition instrumentation by one Industry Partner will allow new experimental design and acquisition of tensor data. The provision of existing data sets and participation as PI and AIs by Collaborators will ensure that studies cover different environments and have quality geological ideas incorporated into the interpretations. The project will deliver new imaging and terpretation capabilities in the CSAMT method, extending present methods by allowing use of tensor data and the near-zone in resistivity calculations and 2.5D/3D inversions. Superior cross-sections of electrical resistivity properties will enhance mapping of alteration zones associated with metallic mineral deposits.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00002362

Prof GS Lister Prof CM Powell Dr SA Pisarevsky Dr MW Jessell Dr DJ FitzGerald Dr JS Heywood Dr L Moresi

2000: $73,080.00

2001: $75,080.00

2002: $77,080.00

Administering Institution: Monash University

Title: Geodynamically contrained self-consistent global reconstruction: the PlatyPlus project

Summary:

The ability to predict sea level variation is very significant to the petroleum exploration industry. But this is a difficult objective, and prior to ~200 Ma little information is available. This project will pioneer the development of geodynamically-constrained self-consistent global reconstruction technology to predict global sea-level variation for the past 500 MYr. The PlatyPlus software developed by the Australian geodynamics CRC (inherited by this project) will provide a suitable launch platform for this initiative.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10027024

Prof PR Mora Dr D Place Dr SC Jaume

2000: $70,000.00

2001: $70,000.00

2002: $75,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Numerical Simulation of Seismic Activity

Summary:

AIMS: To develop a numerical simulation model for earthquake activity in Australia and commence studies of space-time seismicity patterns.SIGNIFICANCE: The long-term earthquake risk is substantial in Australia and potentially outweighs that of any other natural hazard. Numerical simulation is internationally recognised as paradigm shift that offers an outstanding opportunity for advancement required to better quantify the hazard. The approach is made possible by advancements in understanding earthquake physics, computer technology, numerical simulation methodology and a major international cooperation in APEC.EXPECTED OUTCOMES: A numerical model for seismic activity in Australia and an improved understanding of space-time seismicity patters.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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2603 GEOCHEMISTRY

C00002437

Dr IH Campbell Dr JM Palin Dr RA Keele Dr P Williams

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The Australian National University

Title: Mapping ore-fluid pathways around mesothermal gold deposits in the Laberton region, WA using alkali elements and stable isotopes

Summary:

The proposed PhD project will use innovating methods for chemical analysis of rocks to map alkali element mobility in the vicinity of three major mesothermal gold deposits in the south Laverton region of Western Australia to improve exploration strategy. The results should distinguish areas of fluid up-flow, which are prospective for gold, and areas of fluid down-flow that are not. Oxygen and sulfur isotopes will be used to test a new hypothesis that gold deposition in the areas of up-flow was caused by mixing between high temperature ore-fluids of deep crustal origin and cooler near-surface water.

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Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002613

A/Prof PK Seccombe Dr AS Andrew Dr GR Carr Dr TP Mernagh

2000: $37,080.00

2001: $37,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Newcastle

Title: Genetic models and exploration criteria for Lachlan Fold Belt copper-gold-iron skarn deposits.

Summary:

The project aims to resolve key factors in the formation of important examples of copper-gold-iron replacement deposits (skarns) in the Lachlan Fold Belt of NSW. Critical issues include the nature and depth of emplacement of the igneous intrusions that drive mineralisation, the composition and the source of ore-forming fluids, the processes responsible for the deposition of skarn mineral assemblages and their associated economic metals, and the link to other styles of copper-gold ores in highly mineralised districts. The work will result in a comprehensive genetic model for skarn ore formation and will be of immediate benefit to Cadia Holdings as partners in this research, in focussing their search for new copper-gold ore deposits.

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Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002542

Dr RR Large Dr GJ Davidson Mr W Herrmann Dr GR Green

2000: $30,000.00

2001: $30,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: University of Tasmania

Title: Isotopic Response of Fluid Flow in Submarine Volcanic Hosted Hydrothermal Systems and Implications for Prospectivity: Mt Read Volcanics Case Study

Summary:

Submarine volcanic piles have intricate internal geometries, permeabilities, and thermal histories, that result in complex fluid paths prior to deformation. Isotopes, intergraded with mineralogy, geochemistry and volcanic facies analysis, are powerful tools to trace these paths. They assist understanding of magmatic rift evolution, and provide new methods to assess the mineral prospectivity of alteration systems. Mineral Resources Tasmania, and Goldfields Exploration P/L will fund research into the O, C, S, Sr and Pb isotopic character of eight hydrothermal systems of variable economic significance in the Mt Read Volcanic Belt and development of more generally applicable models of isotopic response.

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2604 OCEANOGRAPHY

C00002491

Prof ML Heron

2000: $61,080.00

2001: $61,080.00

2002: $61,080.00

Administering Institution: James Cook University

Title: Extensions to the COSRAD HF Ocean Surface Radar

Summary:

The James Cook University environmental physics group has successfully developed the COSRAD radar for measuring surface currents and significant wave heights in coastal oceans. This proposal is to extend that technology by investigating algorithms to allow routine measurement of properties of ocean swell, sediment transport and wind directions. The successful development of the system in this way will make it more attractive for the proposed commercialisation by Telstra Applied Technologies because it will be able to compete favourably with foreign alternatives.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2605 HYDROLOGY

C10024002

Dr A Goonetilleke Dr F Bullen Mr L Fullerton

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Development of a stormwater management strategy for Fraser Island based on sand and spatial characteristics to optimise sand road serviceability

Summary:

Project will optimise management of the unique environment of Fraser Island. Majority of the Island's 1000 Km long road network consists of sand roads. These undergo rapid deterioration by stormwater runoff, causing excessive resource commitments. Stormwater drainage is strongly influenced by sand spatial characteristics. The research will create fundamental knowledge for formulating a model based on influential parameters characterising runoff processes on road surfaces. These will form the basis for the envisaged stormwater management strategy. Future road maintenance strategies will encompass these research outcomes as core requirements resulting in enhanced user access, regional economic benefits and fulfilling international obligations.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10024101

A/Prof VV Anh Dr IW Turner Dr K Bajracharya Mr NJ Arunakumaren

2000: $75,000.00

2001: $75,000.00

2002: $75,000.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Monitoring and modelling of saltwater intrusion into heterogeneous aquifer systems

Summary:

Excessive demand for irrigation for sugar production in coastal areas has resulted in saltwater intrusion into the aquifers with a consequential loss of agricultural land. This project aims to develop a mathematical system for the simulation and prediction of saltwater intrusion into complex heterogenous aquifers based on monitoring data, hydrogeological information and recent advances in stochastic analysis and numerical modelling. The results will be used in the design of an optimal monitoring network for measurement of saltwater movement and in the development of management plans by Queensland of Natural Resources to maintain the quality of production from the aquifers.

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C00001828

Dr I Cordery Mr PS Cloke Dr A Sharma

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Forecasting streamflow several months ahead for optimal reservoir operation

Summary:

Australia is a water-scarce continent. Efficient operation of water supply systems is difficult, particularly as adrought can occur at any time. At present the key strategy for managing drought for small water supply reservoirs is to keep the reservoir as full as possible at all times. This strategy avoids having an empty reservoir during the drought but overall it is inefficient, particularly for water use. The aim here is to develop a scheme to forecast reservoir inflows several months ahead and then to use those forecasts to develop more efficient strategies for reservoir operation.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10027204

Dr DJ Williams Dr GM Bentel Dr DA Lockington Mr GM Meyer

2000: $71,080.00

2001: $71,080.00

2002: $71,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Predicting long-term runoff and seepage from tailings storage facilities to facilitate cost-effective and timely closure and lease surrender

Summary:

Disused Tailings Storage Facilities (TSFs) contain tailings with a significant volume of entrained water. The majority of TSFs are above-ground structures, resulting in a hydraulic gradient that will drive potentially contaminated runoff and seepage from the TSF to the surrounding environment for perhaps 100 to 200 years after closure. WMC Resources Ltd (WMC) sees seepage from TSFs as one of the major impediments to their closure and surrender from the mining lease. The aim of the project is to facilitate the cost-effective and timely closure and lease surrender of disused TSFs, through an improved understanding and predictive capability of the long-term runoff and seepage processes involved.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001961

A/Prof BJ Perera Mr WR Hansen Dr J Kodikara

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Victoria University of Technology

Title: Estimation of Transmission Losses in Natural Rivers and Streams

Summary:

Estimation of river transmission losses is an essential input to the Industry Partners' program of developing a framework of tradeable water entitlements for Victoria. This project aims to develop procedures and guidelines for estimating these transmission losses. The results will support development of enduring arrangements for sharing the limited water resources of streams between consumptive users and the environment, and formulation of exchange rates to facilitate reallocation of water to higher value uses. In north-eastern Victoria alone, new intensive irrigation developments over the next decade are expected to generate increased agricultural production with a net economic benefit of $80 million annually.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2606 ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

C00001846

Prof LM Leslie Mr R Bunker Dr MS Speer

2000: $100,000.00

2001: $105,000.00

2002: $110,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Development of real-time and research models for predicting fire weather and prescribed burn days over south-eastern Australia

Summary:

This proposal aims at developing a numerical model for the NSW Rural Fire Services (RFS). The significance is the annual vulnerability of southeastern Australia to bushfires. Loss of life and property occur routinely. Moreover, prescribed RFS fires can inadvertently cause pollution or become uncontrolled fires. The expected outcomes are a numerical model providing accurate, real-time predictions of fire weather and its evolution during such days. The RFS will access and disseminate these forecasts in real-time from headquarters to other fixed and mobile operational groups during a fire. The technology is applicable elsewhere within Australia and internationally.

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C10027040

Dr CA McAlpine Mr J Syktus Dr S Phinn Mr SJ Crimp

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Climatic impacts of landcover change in Australia: quantifying and modelling effects at local, regional and continental scales

Summary:

The project will quantify for the first time in Australian, the impact of land cover change on regional climate. Findings from the study will provide recommendations for future policy, planning and management of land cover change in grazing and cropping lands, with particular significance to resource sustainability and greenhouse strategies. Under supervision, a PhD candidate will evaluate the impact on climate variables, of land cover changes at continental, regional (state) and local scales, exploring pre-European and more recent impacts. International and local linkages to modelling expertise and data base access will be leveraged to run state-of-the-art regional climate models on the DNR supercomputer.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2701 BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY

C00001973

Dr PV Attfield A/Prof DA Veal Dr BJ Walsh Dr R Van Rooijen

2000: $111,126.00

2001: $113,257.00

2002: $115,383.00

Administering Institution: Macquarie University

Title: Exploiting flow cytometry and proteomics to generate novel yeast strains for industrial applications

Summary:

Yeasts, which ferment sugars to produce carbon dioxide and alcohol, are used to leaven breads and to manufacture beers, wines and distilled spirits. More proficient yeasts are needed that can withstand stresses of drying and rehydration, and high osmotic pressures encountered in industrial applications. This research applies advanced technologies of flow cytometry (to analyse and isolate yeast populations and individuals), and proteomics (to study the protein complement of cells) to assist in identifying key proteins and genes involved in stress resistance of yeast strains. Based on knowledge gained, strategies will be developed and implemented to generate novel yeasts for industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001876

Dr PR Gooley Dr SD Scrofani Dr AD Nash

2000: $60,000.00

2001: $60,000.00

2002: $60,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: NMR structural characterisation of vascular endothelial growth factor - B

Summary:

The VEGF family of growth factors plays a significant role in pathologicalangiogenesis and may represent a new approach to the treatment of occlusiveartery disease. This project, a collaboration between the University ofMelbourne and AMRAD, aims to determine the structure of VEGF-B, both freeand bound to its receptor, VEGF-R1 and examine the role of dynamics inreceptor binding. This information will broaden the understanding ofstructure and dynamics in receptor binding within the VEGF family. Theproject will also aid in the design of VEGF-B antagonists and explore thepotential of VEGF-B as a therapeutic.

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C10027052

Dr SE Hamilton Prof J de Jersey Dr L Guddat

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Biochemical analysis of proteases from ginger with commercial potential

Summary:

The aim of the project is to characterize the biochemical properties of the protease enzymes present in ginger. The enzymes are members of the plant thiol protease family of which papain is the best characterized. Papain finds broad application in the food, cosmetic and textile industries, currently worth ~ $US 0.5 billion. The ginger proteases are currently unexploited commercially, and no comparison of their properties with papain has been undertaken. Preliminary investigations indicate that ginger proteases may offer advantages over papain in at least one application, as a meat tenderizer. This project will provide a biochemical profile of the ginger enzymes, to be used in evaluating their commercial potential.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10027200

Dr PF Nixon Prof DJ Winzor Dr JA Robertson

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Milk folate binding protein: interactions affecting its function

Summary:

Milk folate binding protein (FBP) will be characterised, particularly its binding folate vitamins, its polymerization behaviour and how these characteristics interact. Folate binding will be optimised while minimising FBP polymerisation. Other milk components that stabilize FBP will be identified. This strategic research will assist research on the effect of FBP on human folate nutrition (of current value to the industry) and underpin future industrial applications of FBP in foods. Both the food industry and academia need more scientists trained in physical biochemistry of proteins; such training will be provided to the student supported by the APA(I) requested.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2702 GENETICS

C00002333

Dr E Pang Dr J Brouwer

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Title: Mapping of genes controlling resistance to ascochyta blight (Mycosphaerella pinodes) in grasspea (Lathyrus sativus)

Summary:

The project will locate two genes controlling resistance to ascochyta blight (M. pinodes) in grasspea (L. sativus). Ascochyta blight is the most serious disease of field pea (P. sativum)in Australia and worldwide. Presently there is no effective source of resistance to this disease within the Australian field pea breeding program, of which the Victorian Institute for Dryland Agriculture (VIDA)is a key participant. The proposed project will characterise, locate, and produce molecular tags (markers) to two previously identified genes in a related species, grasspea. Molecular markers to these resistance genes may be used in subsequent studies to aid in cloning these genes for incorporation into field pea.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002115

Dr R Peakall Mr SR Gilmore Dr J Robertson

2000: $50,000.00

2001: $50,000.00

2002: $50,000.00

Administering Institution: The Australian National University

Title: Development and application of powerful new DNA tools for investigative forensics and agricultural utilisation in Cannabis sativa

Summary:

This project will develop and use new DNA profiling methods (STRs) in Cannabis sativa that can withstand forensic and legal scrutiny for: (1) discriminating among low-and high-drug varieties, and (2) for identifying the origin of seized drugs. This will provide a powerful new investigative tool for intelligence analysis of organised and commercially motivated criminal activity. These methods will also aid the expanded licensing of low-drug cannabis by: (1) assisting in the identification of agricultural varieties for Plant Breeders Rights registration, and (2) providing tools for monitoring seed stock purity, marker assisted plant breeding and genetic mapping.

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C00001952

Dr P Batterham Prof JA McKenzie

2000: $85,000.00

2001: $90,000.00

2002: $90,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Molecular targets of insecticides and mechanisms of resistance

Summary:

The development of chemicals designed to control insect pests is extremely time consuming and expensive. When pests become resistant to an insecticide, new chemicals need to be discovered adding to the costs. This project will use a model insect, the vinegar fly Drosophila melanogaster, to investigate the molecular basis of resistance. In collaboration with scientists at Novaris Animal Health Australasia P/L we will use this knowledge to curb resistance in pest species and to design a new generation of more effective insecticides. Protocols being trialed in this project may ultimately be adopted globally by the chemical industry.

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C00002506

Prof BP Kinghorn Dr GP Davis Dr DJ Hetzel

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New England

Title: Strategies to minimise DNA testing costs for research and development programs involving pedigreed populations.

Summary:

There has been a dramatic increase in genotyping of pedigreed populations for known genes and genetic markers. However, costs are too high for many potential applications. This project aims to develop strategies based on complex segregation analysis to considerably reduce the number of DNA tests that need to be carried out for a given utility of information. A theory paper has been published in Genetics, and a simple example application is in press. This project will extend these methods to optimise them for prevailing genotyping tasks, and give a basis for practical application in industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002179

Dr WB Sherwin Mr K Morris Mr PB Copley Dr RA Rissman Dr TP Fletcher Prof RV Baudinette

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Validating Genetic Management of Stick-Nest Rats

Summary:

As more and more species face extinction through human-induced causes, conservation programs are using captive management to provide stock for reintroduction into restored habitat. We will conduct a rarely-performed check of the concepts and methods underpinning genetic management of such programs, focusing on captive breeding and reintroduction of the natianally threatened stick-nest rat. The opportunity to carry out this study relies on the foresight of the industry partners, who stored small tissue samples throughout the program, and still maintain the captive colony, allowing us to examine genetic changes and their effect on development, survival and reproduction.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002319

Dr AN Wilton Dr F Lingaas

2000: $31,080.00

2001: $31,080.00

2002: $31,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Disease gene identification border collie dogs

Summary:

Aim is to identify disease genes that cause common disorders in border collies. Collie eye anomaly (CEA) is a common congenital defect that can result in blindness. Ceroid lipfuscinosis (CL) is a nerve degenerative disease with onset about 18 months. Both diseases are a problem for pedigree border collie breeders but the late age of onset of CL means that a number people are affected by the loss. Identification of the disease genes will lead to DNA test for carriers of the disease genes. Selective breeding will then allow elimination of these disorders from the breed.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10010010

Prof RL Raison Dr BA Baldo Dr GR Donovan

2000: $60,908.00

2001: $62,066.00

2002:

Administering Institution: University of Technology, Sydney

Title: A genetically engineered immunotoxin incorporating a cytolytic peptide from ant venom

Summary:

A targeted cytotoxic agent (immunotoxin) using a cytolytic peptide (pilosulin) from ant venom will be developed. In previous studies we produced a unique, recombinant immunotoxin incorporating the bee venom toxin, melittin. While this immunotoxin yielded promising results, there is a clear need to improve the design in order to increase the specific activity to a level where it may be used as a therapeutic agent. As pilosulin is intrinsically more toxic than melittin and has patent protection, we propose that a pilosulin-based immunotoxin will result in a more effective, and commercially viable, reagent for the treatment of selected cancers.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001913

Prof RJ Whelan A/Prof DJ Ayre Dr P England

2000: $42,160.00

2001: $42,160.00

2002: $42,160.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Ecology of fire-sensitive Persoonia species: threatened species recovery and management

Summary:

Many threatened plant species may face similar threats and share characteristics such as life history and response to disturbances (e.g. fire and population fragmentation). A multi-species approach to species recovery would be efficient and effective, but has rarely been attempted. These two projects will compare the demography (fire responses, reproductive success, seed dispersal and seed predation) and population genetics (mating systems, gene flow, selection) of a set of rare and threatened Persoonia species with co-occurring common species. Results will be directly applicable to recovery planning by predicting site persistence of the threatened species and assessing management options.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00002460

Dr S Baindur-Hudson Dr R VanOorschot

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Victoria University of Technology

Title: Use of Polymorphisms in Genes to Predict Physical Characteristics of Individuals from DNA Samples

Summary:

Currently used forensic tests can compare DNA profiles from samples left at the scene of a crime with those derived from identified suspects. However, many crimes involve unknown or unsighted suspects. The currently used genetic markers do not provide information regarding distinguishable physical features of individuals, rather they use non-coding short tandem repeat (STR) regions. This project aims to investigate the use of genetic polymorphisms in coding regions to predict the physical characteristics of an unknown suspect such as eye colour, attached/unattached earlobes, left/right-handedness, hair colour, etc. The resulting information would be linked with the International Human Genome Project and be of direct benefit to forensic crime analysis.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2703 MICROBIOLOGY

C00002207

A/Prof B Dell Dr N Malajczuk

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Murdoch University

Title: Effect of host institution on development of the black truffle in Western Australia

Summary:

The farming of the Black Truffle in Australia is at an early stage but the industry has the potential to contribute to Australia's export of fine foods. The project will investigate how managing the fertilzer regime to the host hazel tree can enhance carbohydrate flow to the roots thus encouraging the development of the truffle fungus in the soil root system. Soil fertility is one of the major management tools available to the industry and this project will result in recommendations for the industry which are based on science.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002098

A/Prof MA Deighton Prof P Coloe

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Title: Identification of bovine streptococci on the basis of polymorphisms in Heat Shock protein 60 (HSP60) gene sequences

Summary:

Mastitis costs the Australian dairy industry approximately $120 million annually. Bovine streptococci are the second most important bovine pathogens, contributing significantly to high somatic cell counts in milk (poor quality milk). Current methods for the identification of bovine streptococci are inaccurate and slow (at least 48 hours). The aim of this project is to develop a multiplex PCR assay that would provide a rapid a specific identification of bovine streptococci. This would allow appropriate corrective action to be taken, e.g. early treatment of infected animals to prevent cow to cow transmission or removal of an environmental source of infection.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002139

A/Prof NJ Ashbolt Dr JE Ongerth Dr P Nadebaum Dr PF Teunis

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Dispersion, transport nad persistence of viable Cryptosporidium oocysts in catchment soils and raw water reservoirs.

Summary:

Most risks from microbial pathogens in drinking waters are considered to be associated with events, with high numbers in catchment waters and treatment failure being the most important. Treatment in many Australian drinking water systems, however, is simply by reservoir storage and chlorination. Hence, for the chlorine resistant pathogen, Cryptosporidium, this project aims at assessing the fate of their oocysts in catchment animals' faecal deposits and sewage, their dispersion when washed into rivers, and their sedimentation (free or associated with particulates) and "viability" during containment in raw water reservoirs. A major outcome will include model parameters that integrate with the industry members microbial risk assessment of whole water systems.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10027202

Dr ML Smythe Prof MJ Waters

2000: $110,000.00

2001: $115,000.00

2002: $115,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: The development of small molecule growth hormone agonists

Summary:

This project describes a collaboration between The University of Queensland and Novo Nordisk for the rational design of small molecule agonists of human growth hormone. Novo Nordisk is one of the largest producers of recombinant Growth Hormone for use in the clinic. This project addresses a significant problem in the pharmaceutical industry: how to discover small molecule agonists of large macromolecular cytokines or growth factors that function by receptor oligomerisation. This project develops and explores the combination of structure based de novo design, combinatorial chemistry and high throughput screening to achieve these objectives. The outcomes of this project will ideally be a small molecule Growth Hormone agonist that will have the potential to treat many Growth Hormone disorders, and a better understanding of what is required for the development of small molecule agonists of cytokines. In addition, the close links between Australian research and international companies and the strengthening of an intellectual property base will contribute to further development of an Australian based pharmaceutical R&D industry.

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2704 BOTANY

C00002253

Prof AR Hardham Dr JS Marshall

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The Australian National University

Title: Identification and characterisation of Phytophthora sporulation genes: targets for the development of novel control strategies

Summary:

The aim of this project is to identify and characterise Phytophthora genes which function in the production of infective spores. Species of Phytophthora cause widespread, destructive diseases in many important agricultural crops and forest plants. Currently control methods are limited, and new and sustainable methods of control are urgently needed. Phytophthora genes that are specifically required for sporulation are targets for the development of novel methods of controlling Phytophthora diseases. Once identified, the activity of these targeted proteins could be inhibited either by chemical fungicides or by the products of transgenes introduced into crop plants.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002522

Dr JW Randles Dr RC Magarey Dr GR Smith

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Adelaide

Title: Determining the causal agent of chlorotic streak disease of sugarcane.

Summary:

The sugar industry earns $2 billion annually for the Australian economy and sugar is the second largest agricultural export commodity. Chlorotic streak is a biotic disease widespread in Australia, causing significant yield losses in 50,000 ha annually. It has been recognised since 1929. The causal agent is unknown, but evidence suggests that the disease has a virus etiology. Molecular techniques will be used to identify the causal agent and develop assays for providing pathogen tested plants for new crops and for improving management practices to control the disease.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002632

A/Prof JW Patrick Dr DW McCurdy

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Newcastle

Title: Genetic engineering of enhanced sweetness and flavour in tomato fruit

Summary:

This project addresses a major international agronomic imperative to enhance flavour of tomato fruit by increasing sugar levels. Our studies demonstrate that sugar transporters, located in fruit storage cells, regulate sugar accumulation, and we have cloned their encoding genes. Thus, all the elements are available to undertake an innovative molecular genetics approach to increase fruit sugar levels. Collaboration with Yates Vegetable Seeds Pty. Ltd. provides access to transformation technologies and ultimately breeding programs for commercialization of successful outcomes. The proposed research offers an exciting PhD project in an area of contemporary plant science and technology that has potential to contribute improvements in crop productivity that will be of international significance.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002478

A/Prof K Sivasithamparam A/Prof J Kuo Dr K Dixon

2000: $57,000.00

2001: $57,000.00

2002: $57,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Western Australia

Title: The role of mycorrhizal interactions in the urban ecology, management and restoration of terrestrial orchids

Summary:

A diverse terrestrial orchid flora occurs in southwestern Australia. Orchid populations are often the first herbaceous elements to vanish following urbanisation, and therefore their persistence can be used to define the fitness and integrity of urban ecosystems. Becuase terrestrial orchids require an endophytic fungal partner for germination, growth and development, this projects aims to identify factors which affect the distribution and persistence of the endophyte in the soil, and in turn, the survival of the plant. A key outcome will be the ability to restore self-perpetuating orchid populations into rehabilitated urban bushland and use orchids as bio-indicators of bushland conditions.

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C00001999

A/Prof JP Conroy Dr KD Montagu A/Prof V Sarafis Dr RL Dickson Ms S Ash

2000: $60,000.00

2001: $60,000.00

2002: $60,000.00

Administering Institution: University of Western Sydney

Title: Developmental processes controlling wood density under different environments

Summary:

Denser wood stores more carbon, is stronger when used for construction and makes higher quality paper - this translates into greater economic benefits for plantation and farm forestry. But what are the individual environmental factors which influence wood density of Australia's pines and eucalypts? These questions will be addressed by using innovative techniques to investigate effects of temperature, atmospheric CO2, and water and nutrient supplies on wood development. Emphasis on developmental processes will illuminate how trees adapt to the environment and will provide valuable information for forest management and for genetic modification of trees to suit particular environments.

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2705 ZOOLOGY

C00002572

Dr B Knott

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Western Australia

Title: Reproduction biology and culture of sea cucumber (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) in Northern Australia

Summary:

The aim is to acquire knowledge of sea cucumber reproductive biology from which a new mariculture industry in Northern Australia can be established. The industry will reduce significantly the pressures on the wild capture industry and will provide economic benefits to Australian indigenous and non-indigenous populations. The biological information gained from the study will provide the frame work for commercialistion of a sea cucumber mariculture industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2706 PHYSIOLOGY

C00001980

Prof DW Cooper Mr S Smith-White Dr TE Trigg Dr TP Fletcher Mr DH Lunney A/Prof JM Joss Mr JI Minor

2000: $50,000.00

2001: $45,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Macquarie University

Title: Contraception for population management of koalas, kangaroos and deer

Summary:

Fertility control is the only socially and politically acceptable method of regulating wildlife populations in many instances. An effective long acting contraceptive for companion animals is being developed by an Australian company, Peptech Animal Health Pty Ltd. This project will investigate the effectiveness of this agent (Deslorelin) on koalas, kangaroos and deer. The outcome is expected to be a more humane method of population management and an increase in the range of species for which Peptech can market Deslorelin.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002422

Dr JK O'Brien Dr G Evans Dr JR Giles Dr WM Maxwell

2000: $57,000.00

2001: $57,000.00

2002: $59,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Development of sperm sexing and assisted reproductive technology for the production of pre-sexed offspring in the gorilla and chimpanzee

Summary:

Male gorillas are expelled from their family groups at sexual maturity, necessitating expensive and unethical individual housing in zoos. The production of pre-sexed farm animals has recently been demonstrated using sperm sorting techniques and artificial insemination. This technology will be developed for the gorilla and chimpanzee, and novel methods for storage and in vitro manipulation of sorted sperm will be designed. This research will benefit captive breeding programs through structuring the sex ratio of groups to resemble those in the wild. Selectively producing females of these and other endangered species will more quickly propagate dwindling populations.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

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2707 ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION

C00002329

Dr N Saintilan Mr R Williams

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Australian Catholic University

Title: The conribution of saltmarshes to temperate estuarine fisheries

Summary:

Saltmarshes on the east coast of Australia are a diminishing resource, with significant losses occuring to development and mangrove incursion in recent decades. The question posed by this research program concerns the contribution made by saltmarshes to estuarine fisheries. Tidal outwelling from saltmarshes during spring tides may contribute foraminifera,microinvertebrates, larvae, algae and detrital material not contributed by mangroves during lesser tides, which could play an important role in the recruitment of fish and prawns into tidal creeks and the diet of resident and itinerant fish and prawn species. The contribution of saltmarshes in this process has never been quantified, and resrarch is needed as a matter of priority to assess the conservation significance of saltmarsh.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002581

Dr MM Gagnon Dr ME Platell

2000: $30,000.00

2001: $22,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Curtin University of Technology

Title: Health assessment of the Swan-Canning River system as measured via biochemical markers of exposure in fish

Summary:

This research will combine biomarkers of exposure in fish with comprehensive chemical assessments in order to develop an innovative and cost-effective approach to water management and environmental protection in Western Australia. This research will identify appropriate biochemical tools and fish species for environmental monitoring, management and protection f an important fish nursery area on which depends several commercial fisheries and recreation industries. It will provide new knowledge on the varying bioavailability of contaminant with changing water conditions of the Swan-Canning River. This research will link, for the first time, comprehensive chemical data with biological responses as measured under field conditions.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00002276

Dr BJ Robson Dr TD Fletcher

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Title: How Does Streamside Vegetation Management Affect Ecosystem Health in Rivers?

Summary:

Australia's rivers have suffered greatly from land clearance, and increasingly the community is seeking to repair this damage and rehabilitate streams and their adjacent vegetation, but without guidelines to optimize replanting strategies for maximum effects on river health. This project will determine the effectiveness of revegetation strategies and estimate the time required for significant improvements, by determining how vegetation distribution affects invertebrates and ecosystems within rivers. It will identify the impact on rivers at a landscape-scale, enabling rehabilitation to be targeted more efficiently, maximizing improvements in river health and contributing to ecologically sustainable development.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002084

Dr D Blair Prof H Marsh

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: James Cook University

Title: Genetic structure of Australian dugong populations: a tool for management planning

Summary:

Dugongs are endangered throughout most of their range. The largest remaining populations are along the coasts of northern Australia where, in at least some areas, numbers are declining. There is dispute at present concerning the best way to manage these populations, and uncertainty on the extent of connectivity among them. A population-genetic approach is the best way to obtain data of this type. We will build on an earlier preliminary study and use both mitochondrial and nuclear genetic markers to infer patterns of gene flow in this species. This will provide vital information for management planning.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002085

Dr AC Taylor Dr NA Robinson Dr IM Mansergh Prof PD Temple-Smith Dr C Marks

2000: $62,261.00

2001: $26,076.00

2002: $26,076.00

Administering Institution: Monash University

Title: Monitoring the abundance of cryptic threatened species by microsatellite DNA analysis of faecal pellets

Summary:

One of the greatest challenges in endangered animal species management is estimating abundance. We will develop methods for DNA profiling from faecal pellets as a means of identifying the number of individuals represented in a faecal pellet sample collected in the field. This will be done first in a common species for which samples are easily collected, and abundance can be independently estimated. We will then investigate the utility of our methods in estimating abundance of endangered animals, as well as feral pets which contribute to their endangerment. These tools will significantly enhance endangered species management.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002256

Dr DJ O'Dowd Prof PS Lake

2000: $120,000.00

2001: $90,000.00

2002: $90,000.00

Administering Institution: Monash University

Title: Ecosystem disruption by a single alien species: research to underpin invasive species management on Christmas Island, I ndian Ocean

Summary:

The invasion of rainforest on Christmas Island by the alien ant Anoplolepis gracilipes threatens its ecosystem integrity. This research determines the population stability and rate of spread of Anoplolepis, and quantifies its impacts on ecosystem structure and process, and native species of special conservation value. Our studies address key issues in invasion biology, including the effects of deletion of a "keystone" species by an invader on rain- forest structure and function, and the role of mutualism in the propagation of invasions. Results will provide a sound basis for the management of Anoplolepis on Christmas Island and a model for scientific management of incipient invasions elsewhere.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002121

Dr JS Keogh

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The Australian National University

Title: Conservation genetics and ecology of the vulnerable Rosenberg's goanna in NSW and the ACT

Summary:

The isolated NSW populations of Rosenberg's goanna (Varanus rosenbergi) are listed as Vulnerable on the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act of 1995. In this multi-disciplinary PhD project, cutting-edge molecular genetic research will reveal if or by how much NSW and ACT populations differ from other populations and identify appropriate conservation management units. Extensive radio-telemetry based fieldwork will reveal habitat requirements, home range, diet, and nest-site selection. A synthesis of these independent studies will be used to devise an informed Recovery Plan. This detailed research will serve as a model for other such studies of rare and endangered wildlife.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002449

Dr PJ Clarke Dr DA Keith

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New England

Title: Plant population dynamics in eucalypt forest understories exposed to varying disturbance regimes.

Summary:

Eucalypt forests of northern NSW are thought to be threatened by loss of biological diversity because of historical management practices of burning and cattle grazing. These practices may cause a loss of diversity in forest understories, which provide essential habitats for animals. There is, however, a dearth of scientific literature on the causal links between disturbance regimes and loss of diversity in warm temperate eucalypt forests. This project aims to provide knowledge on plant population dynamics of forest understorey species. This will provide a basis for development of management guidelines for biodiversity conservation, forest rehabilitation and ecologically sustainable production.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001948

Dr DB Croft

2000: $30,000.00

2001: $24,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Strategic management of artificial watering points for biodiversity and nature-based tourism in the arid rangelands

Summary:

This project addresses the key issue for ecologically sustainable managment of the arid rangelands; namely that the proliferation of artificial watering points for pastoralism sustain overabundant kangaroo and gramnivorous bird populations, and canid pests. Thus they inhibit recovery from past high grazing intensity by stock and reduce natural biodiversity. The project assesses such impacts in Sturt National Park through closure of some artificial earthen dams and the monitoring of change against reference dams that will be maintained. We will devise a strategy of water management that balances natural heritage values with wildlife-based tourism in protected areas, and sustainable agriculture elsewhere.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00002616

Dr DF Hochuli Dr G Cassis Dr L Wilkie

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Biodiversity in Australia's biggest backyard: Urban bushland remnants in Sydney Basin

Summary:

Remnants of bushland in the Sydney Basin have become increasingly fragmented through human land use since 1978, resulting in massive changes to the ecological integrity of these habitats. The aim of this project is to indentify key factors influencing the distribution and abundance of terrestrial arthropods, key indicators of land use and degradation, in bushland remnants around Sydney. This project will assess the patterns of species diversity in fragments and identify key species and functional groups in these habitats and their responses to urbanisation. An ivertebrate database for remnants will be developed to assist those restoring habitats select indicator taxa.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002411

Prof JT Lambers Dr J Eastham Dr DA Jasper Dr EJ Veneklaas

2000: $55,000.00

2001: $40,000.00

2002: $43,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Western Australia

Title: The ecophysiology of restoration of arid-zone mine sites: a case study in the Great Sandy Desert

Summary:

We aim to investigate key ecophysiological aspects of the functioning of an arid-zone ecosystem, close to a mine site in the Great Sandy desert. Knowledge on the functioning of this fragile ecosystem is pivotal to rehabilitate the Nifty Copper mine site and similar sites in this part of Australia. We will focus on leaf gas exchange and plant water relations and establish sources of water for plants growing on dunes and swales of the parallel dune system as well as strategies to cope with the water-limited environment.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002550

Dr DP Hamilton Dr CB Pattiaratchi Mr MS Robb

2000: $70,000.00

2001: $50,000.00

2002: $45,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Western Australia

Title: Salt wedge propagation and biochemical composition in two West Australian estuaries and implications for water quality management using oxygenation

Summary:

Salt wedges are formed in estuaries when water of marine origin propagates beneath buoyant overflows of fresh/brackish water. The resultant vertical density stratification generally results in poor water quality, including depletion of dissolved oxygen at depth and nutrient regeneration from sediments. Turbidity fronts and algal blooms are also common. The aim of this study is to understand salt wedge dynamics in two West Australian estuaries by intensive monitoring of variations in wedge position, nutrients, dissolved oxygen, turbidity and phytoplankton biomass. This information will be used to implement an oxygenation management strategy to ameliorate poor water quality in one of the estuaries.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00002638

Dr P Poot Dr KW Dixon

2000: $49,377.00

2001: $51,192.00

2002: $53,003.00

Administering Institution: The University of Western Australia

Title: Rehabilitation of the criticaly endangered ironstone communities: physiological constraints of being adapted to a highly restricted environment

Summary:

Since the arrival of Europeans 92.5% of the critically endangered ironstone communities on the Southern Swan Coastal Plain have been cleared. Only a small part of the saved areas are still virgin. This project aims at understanding the ecophysiological adaptations that rare and common plants, restricted to this unusual environment, need for successful regeneration; especially in relation to water logging, Fe toxicity, P limitation, and drought. This information is essential for being able to rehabilitate degraded areas and restore areas that are lost to low-productive agriculture, thereby preserving a unique community for future generations.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00001874

Dr WA Buttemer Dr DM Priddel

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Predicting breeding outcomes of the threatened Gould's Petrel from morphological and physiological evaluation of adults.

Summary:

Intensive conservation efforts have reversed the population decline of Gould's Petrels, a seabird that breeds only at Cabbage Tree island, near Port Stephens. Despite this effort, little is known about the energy cost of breeding and, consequently, how variation in food supply affects breeding and health of the population. We will measure energy expenditure, body condition, and immune function of adults throughout the breeding season and examine these in relation to physical qualities of their offspring. This will provide a means to monitor the breeding potential and health of the population, thus permitting more effective conservation management of this species.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2708 BIOTECHNOLOGY

C00002342

Dr JC Wallace Mr GL Francis

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Adelaide

Title: Improved Production of Biopharmaceuticals by Site-Specific Cleavage of Recombinant Fusion Proteins expressed in Escherichia coli

Summary:

For past decade GroPep Pty Ltd has utilised a highly productive, patented expression system in Escherichia coli for producing insulin-like growth factors [IGFs] which have been sold internationally to biomedical researchers and biotechnology companies.To enable GroPep to use this technology for producing novel IGFs required by bone and connective tissue researchers, this project will investigate and develop improved strategies for the site-specific cleavage of the new recombinant fusion proteins for which current procedures are inadequate.We expect this project will achieve successful combinations of mutant alpha-Lytic proteases with appropriate fusion-partner linker peptides for producing these products.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002392

Prof DT Armstrong Dr MB Nottle

2000: $65,000.00

2001: $65,000.00

2002: $65,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Adelaide

Title: Development of cloning technology for the production of transgenic pigs

Summary:

Transgenic livestock are currently produced by injecting multiple copies of a transgene into a recently fertilised egg. This method suffers from a number of inherent limitations, the majority of which stem from an inability to control the site at which the transgene becomes inserted. The proposal described in this application represents a major contribution to the development of cloning technology in the pig. This approach should allow genes specifying desirable characteristics to be inserted at specific sites in the genome as well as the capacity to disrupt the function of existing genes which produce undersirable effects.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00001809

Prof PP Gray Dr NS Sunstrom Dr AJ Mason

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: A large-scale transient expression system for rapid protein production in CHO cells

Summary:

Due to the advent of the Human Genome Project, there is an immediate need to quickly identify the products of newly discovered genes. Transient expression systems are used to obtain small amounts of protein to test the function and determine structural information of the gene products. The aim is to improve the yield of transient expression systems in CHO cells by introducing a replicating plasmid in specially engineered CHO cells. Procedures will be developed for large-scale transfections to be performed in large culture vessels. A technology of value to the Australian pharmaceutical industry will result in the development of such an expression system that can be licensed globally.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001869

Dr RE Nordon Dr PJ Simmons Dr TJ Lockett Dr DA Jans Dr AM Rice Dr RA Ffrench Dr FC Foong Mr IK Smith Prof JB Zeigler

2000: $70,000.00

2001: $55,000.00

2002: $55,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Development of chimeric proteins for targeted gene delivery

Summary:

The aim of this research program will be to genetically engineer chimeric proteins for the targeted delivery of DNA into human haematopoietic and immune cells. The synthetic gene delivery complex will be composed of novel lipid compounds and protein domains that chaperone DNA into the cell nucleus. The expected outcome of this project will be the development of a generic gene delivery system, which is safer and more versatile than recombinant viral vectors. The potential disease targets for this technology include genetic and acquired blood disorders that do not have satisfactory conventional treatments.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00002578

Dr SM Mahler Dr CP Marquis Dr FY Yuan Dr AF Geczy

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Development of recombinant human monoclonal antibodies suitable for blood grouping using antibody engineering techniques

Summary:

There are a number of blood group systems, and for a number of them there are monoclonal or polyclonal antibody reagents available for phenotyping. For some blood group systems such as Duffy and Kell, these reagents are prohibitively expensive. For the Kidd antigens, there are not antibodies available. Mixing of incompatible blood through transfusion or pregnancy can lead to severe haemolysis. The aim of the project is to use antibody engineering techniques to produce human monoclonal antibodies for red cell phenotyping, specifically anti-e, and -c, anti-K, anti-Jka, anti-JKb, anti-Fya, anti-Fyb and anti-S antibodies. These antibodies would have widespread use in phenotyping for these antigens.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10027034

Dr RG Birch Prof RD Teasdale Dr IG Polkinghorne

2000: $80,000.00

2001: $87,000.00

2002: $91,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Novel chloroplast transformation method for efficient introduction and expression of foreign genes in commercial agricultural plants.

Summary:

The ability to express introduced genes in plastids (the powerhouses of plant cells) has enormous biotechnological potential, but has never been extended beyond tobacco. We explain this limitation and show how it can be overcome to provide a novel and efficient plastid transformation system for commercial agricultural plants. The project will develop strong collaboration between commercial, government and university partners resulting in: i] Australian ownership of key intellectual property for plant biotechnology ii] Improved control of one of the world's major diseases of sugarcane crops iii] More cost-effective development of sustainable hardwood forestry plantations using biodegradable herbicide resistance in eucalypts

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C10027035

Dr AG McEwan Dr LI Sly Dr DW Dew

2000: $60,000.00

2001: $45,000.00

2002: $46,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Microbiology and biochemistry of bioleaching of mineral sulfides at high temperatures

Summary:

This project aims to define the microbiology and biochemistry of the bioleaching of nickel-bearing mineral sulfides at high temperatures (>70degrees C). This information will help QNI Limited to develop and operate an innovative commercially-competitive process technology for the bioleaching of base metal mineral sulfides using thermophilic microorganisms. The research will develop molecular methods for monitoring performance of the process and the stability of the microbial community structure. The project will define the enzymology of sulfur and iron oxidation in Sulfolobus-type archaea and investigate their interaction with the mineral surface in order to understand the ecological relationship between enzyme action and mineral dissolution.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10027038

Dr PR Ebert Dr PB Reilly Dr PJ Collins Mr BW Bridgeman

2000: $50,000.00

2001: $50,000.00

2002: $50,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Genetic and biochemical markers for strategic management of phosphine resistance in stored grain pests

Summary:

Eighty per cent of Australia's grain crop is protected by phosphine fumigant, the most cost-effective, reside-free stored grain treatment. Unfortunately, the continued use of phosphine is threatened by the development of resistance in the most serious pest of stored grain (the Lesser Grain Borer). We propose to develop a rapid assay for resistance and to identify DNA and biochemical markers for each resistance gene. These markers will then be used to determine how resistance evolves and how pest management strategies can be altered to extend the useful life of this valuable fumigant.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00002430

Dr RP Learmonth Dr A Lentini Dr PJ Rogers

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Southern Queensland

Title: Optimising brewing yeast membrane adaptation for improved fermentation performance

Summary:

This project investigates the physiological adaptation of brewer's yeasts to sequential environmental changes during brewing fermentation. The objective is to assist an Australian company in improving strategic basic understanding of its yeast strains and processing technology, to enhance its position in the highly competitive international brewing market. The study will also assess a potential cause of intermittent stuck fermentations that annually cause significant economic losses. Through investigation of membrane adaptation we aim to optimise conditions for improved yeast fermentation performance during brewing.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2801 INFORMATION SYSTEMS

C00002286

A/Prof C Zhang Dr Y Yang Dr EY Tsui

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Title: Gathering of Unstructured Information on the Internet by Intelligent Agents for Financial Services Applications

Summary:

The Internet contains a wealth of information of extraordinary proportions. This information is not maintained in any regulated/structured formats hence making it extremely difficult to access and utilise. This project will support a PhD student to investigate technologies on intelligent information gathering from the Internet. Agent-based technologies will be extended to support location, filtering, analysis and integration of information from diversified and unstructured information sources. To enforce a strong application focus for this research, the student will apply the developed techniques on the acquisition of job vacancy data, an application that yields direct benefits for recruitment agencies and government services.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002344

Dr WM Smith Dr MT Wild Mr PJ Tasker

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Edith Cowan University

Title: Cognitive requirements for Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Summary:

The full potential of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is frequently not realised because of persistent usability problems. This project will solve these usability problems by assisting system designers to better identify the perceptual and cognitive requirements for GIS applications. A design framework will be developed which systematically relates a taxonomy of available GIS mapping functions to a taxonomy of spatial decisions for real-world problems. The design framework will be developed and evaluated through the investigation of two domains of considerable importance to the Australian (rural) economy-bushfire emergency management and agribusiness planning.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002347

Prof JM Burn Dr WE Hutchinson Dr MJ Warren

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Edith Cowan University

Title: An information defence model

Summary:

As all sectors of Australian Government and industry become increasingly dependent on trusted and secure electronic transactions, they also become much more vulnerable to information attacks by criminals, malicious individuals, terrorists, and in some cases, other states. The aim of this project is to provide a generic model for both industry and government organisations, which will determine their exposure to 'information warfare' attacks and strategies to counteract them. This will be followed up with a computerised model for use by organisations for the development of cost-effective strategies and procedures to protect themselves against such attacks.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002315

Mr BA Lewis Dr KJ Harvey Prof E Coiera Dr A Stranieri Prof MR Kidd A/Prof S Liaw Ms M Hemming Ms CA Norquay Mr JG Dartnell

2000: $99,000.00

2001: $93,352.00

2002: $95,163.00

Administering Institution: La Trobe University

Title: Towards computerised clinical decision support systems: optimising the production of collaborative electronic guidelines

Summary:

Therapuetic Guidelines Limited is a not-for-profit organisation that distils clinical management guidelines from the world literature tempered by Australian expertise. This organisation, like other health information providers, is grappling with the move from print to electronic formats. The goal is to optimise clinical practice by taking guidelines off the library shelf and putting them on doctors' computers, providing decision support during a patient consultation. This project will partner Therapeutic Guidelines Limited with academic information management research expertise. The aim is to assist their collaboration with other industry partners, optimise production processes and produce electronic products that best meet end-user needs.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00001986

Dr R Dale Ms HT McKay

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Macquarie University

Title: New techniques in phrase-based machine translation for English--Malay

Summary:

This project aims to explore key challenges in machine translation (MT) for English--Malay, with the intent of developing general techniques that can be used with other languages. Specifically, we focus on translating complex English phrases into specific Malay verbs. MT for Asian languages will be of considerable economic and social importance in the Asia Pacific in the next decade. Languages like Malay are relatively unexplored, and require new MT techniques; these should also have implications for the processing of idiomatic expressions in many languages. The project will produce techniques for phrase-based translation embedded in ToggleText's state-of-the-art MT system.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002091

Dr F Burstein Dr CM Williamson Mr LJ Stillman Prof DR Arnott Prof DE Schauder Dr WL Bowles Mr SB Maynard

2000: $70,063.00

2001:

2002:

Administering Institution: Monash University

Title: Evaluation of the usability of electronic library resources

Summary:

The major question which this project will address is: What are the features which contribute to an attractive and usable electronic information resource? To answer this question, the project will develop a comprehensive procedure for evaluation of a variety of electronic resources, available to users in the Victorian public library service. The procedure will take a triangulation approach. It will include a range of methods which will allow all stakeholders to contribute to the assessment. The project is innovative in that it employs qualitative research methods to contribute to a quantitative tool which will enable comparison between electronic resources.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002119

Dr RB Johnston Mr AJ Kitchener

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Monash University

Title: A new approach to computer mediated distributed manufacturing

Summary:

The proposal is to study a new computer mediated distributed manufacturing strategy being developed by the Industry partner. The company proposes to franchise its manufacturing system to low level geographically remote distributers, by-passing several levels of the traditional distribution network. It will provide electronically the know-how, decision tools and other value, for clients to manage a buisness under local conditions of materila and capital availability, and market competition. This research aims to provide a framework for this innovation from which specifications for remote managment systems can be derived. The approach could be adopted by other manufacturers as a competitive strategy.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002184

Dr F Recknagel Prof R Costanza

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Adelaide

Title: Landscape Model AQUALINK as Decision Tool for Restoration of Lower Murray Floodplain Wetlands

Summary:

Lower Murray wetlands suffer heavy degradation of biodiversity and water quality. Rather than to act as buffer between catchments and the river, these wetlands now reinforce stress to the river. Wetland restoration efforts have achieved local success. However, there is no way of estimating the effects of future restoration efforts on surrounding wetlands or the river. It is proposed that a landscape model be developed integrating ecological and hydrologic data from the Lower Murray wetlands. This model will permit effective strategic planning of wetland restoration through cumulative assessments of degradation and restoration effects. The landscape modelling paradigm is a proven management tool in similar international scenarios.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001812

Dr AH Ngu A/Prof A Ramer Dr AH Ter Hofstede Mr MB O'Dell

2000: $84,530.00

2001: $87,524.00

2002: $90,506.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Managing changes in dynamic workflow environments

Summary:

Competitiveness of modern enterprises mandates ability for rapid evolution of business practices in response to changing markets, increasing demands and new regulations. The advent of workflow technology has allowed for automation and streamlining of a significant portion of complex data management. Current workflow technology does not provide the flexibility needed for adequately dealing with fast and frequent changes. This project will develop techniques which allow for evolution of workflows. This is achieved through localization of structural changes and optimization of their impact. The project will be validated through the development of prototype, which uses commercial workflow applications as test cases.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00001976

Prof PW Yetton Mr JB Pascoe

2000: $102,000.00

2001: $106,000.00

2002: $108,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Integrating Benefits Management into Information Systems Projects Management

Summary:

UNSW researchers will work closely with a major bank to jointly develop and trial an extended information systems (IS) project management methodology which integrates realisation of end-user benefits into the project lifecycle. A key aim is to understand, model and prototype how multi-functional teams can both reduce project cycle times and capture business benefits. The research team combines a qualitative, action research methodology with leading edge knowledge of IS innovation in banking, and aims to jointly develop theory and practice concerning how organisations can realise the planned benefits from major IS projects.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002285

Dr JA Shepherd Dr X Lin

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Incremental Data Mining Techniques for Dynamic Databases

Summary:

Existing data mining techniques deal adequately with generalised search for association rules in static databases. However, when it comes to highly dynamic data, such as the changing call patterns in the log of calls made by customers in a telecommunications company, conventional methods are no longer applicable. This project aims to use incremental programming techniques to develop data mining algorithms that are suitable for discovering changing association rules in dynamic data sets such as those found in telecommunications, banking and sales applications.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002621

Dr IR Johnson Prof J Patrick A/Prof RJ Fletcher Prof RC McPhedran

2000: $160,000.00

2001: $125,000.00

2002: $105,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: TIMEMAP: an analytic, information system for generating interactive visualisations to dynamically represent cultural change in space and time.

Summary:

TimeMap is generic, information system for the dynamic presentation of historical information. Context is created by engaging the observer simultaneously with inter-connected changes in space and time. The University team's expertise in information systems, visualisation and spatial analysis will be combined with the specialist historical expertise of the Musuem of Sydney staff and their skills in presentation, to implement TimeMap and apply it to creating an innovative and attractive exhibtion visualising the history of Sydney. The information system is economical, analytic and engaging and will be widely applicable to research and education in historical studies.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002676

Prof JD Patrick Ms T Winikoff Dr AJ Pefanis

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: A Workflow Methodology for Automated Regeneration of Multi-Media Information Systems

Summary:

The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) has a novel information system requirement that has to deal with a variety of mullti-media, that is text, image, video and sound. The system has severe constraints in that it hast to provide for both print and electronic publishing (Web & Dc Rom), of source material, and be continually updated and regeneratable for a planned minimum period of 10 years. This project aims to build on a prototype Workflow Management Methodology to provide a solution to NAVA's problem and so expand the theory of the field of study.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002001

Prof VA Brown Prof D Cecez-Kecmanovic Mr CW Derry Ms JJ Wen Dr GL Brooke-Cowden Ms S Fingland Mr R Dennis Ms DA Jamieson

2000: $48,000.00

2001: $49,000.00

2002: $49,000.00

Administering Institution: University of Western Sydney

Title: An interactive information management system for the Local Government sector

Summary:

Local Government is increasingly required to accept much of the responsibility for managing policy initiatives such as sustainable development, without appropriate means for linking information across tradidtional sectors and levels of jurisdiction; or the ability to translate sectoral information into reliable performance indicators. Social, economic and environmental data must be integrated and efficiently managed to ensure effective monitoring, decision-making and reporting. A research alliance from University of Western Sydney and Baulkham Hills Shire Council will apply new cognitive and technical skills to design and test a prototype integrated information management system for wider application in the Local Government sector.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00001904

Dr RA Lindley A/Prof R Jayasuryia Prof JA Cooper Mr A Dalley Ms KJ Smalley

2000: $54,827.00

2001: $93,697.00

2002: $56,497.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Design and implementation of a GP-centric smart card system with distributed patient information folders (PIFs) and unique identifers.

Summary:

Increasingly, GPs are seen as "gatekeepers" in the continuum of care of patients from the home, to the hospital or specialist. Yet, the realisation of a secure distributed patient information folder (PIF) based on an open systems, non-proprietary scalable architecture, will require unique patient identifiers. Using a surivivable network analysis (SNA) approach, we aim to implement a GP-centric smart card system incoporating distributed PIFs and unique identifiers. The resulting systems will make it possible to introduce a new patient information management paradigm which empowers the patient, their GP and providing additional opportunities for cost savings and improvements in quality of care.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2802 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND SIGNAL AND IMAGE PROCESSING

C00002599

Dr AR Pearce Dr S Goss

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Curtin University of Technology

Title: Enabling intelligent agent behaviour in command support simulations

Summary:

Simulation is a valuable tool for complex decision-making including military and civilian operations in the land, air or sea. Frequently, a commander rehearses missions in a virtual environment that includes other agents who have their own goals, which may either be consistent or cnoflict with the commander's goals. Therefore, to be an effective decision making aid, the simulator must generate realistic behaviours of other agents. The investigators in this project have demonstrated that computer systems can recognise and generate agent responses. The aim of this project is to apply these methods for constructing multiple autonomous agents for realistic desktop simulations.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002606

Prof S Venkatesh A/Prof G West

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Curtin University of Technology

Title: Human centred tools and techniques for interactive data mining in financial systems

Summary:

This project aims to investigate highly interactive decision support systems for financial trading. In particular the aim is to support traders in performing effectively. This will involve the extraction of information from the vast amount of data that is available and making it available to the trader in a concise meaningful way. The significance will be the development of a workbench that a trader can use to play what-if scenarios. Importantly this will be performed in a way that i customised to each particular trader reflecting the individuality of the traders and how they function.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002366

Prof GJ Hill Dr SR Phinn Dr W Ahmad Dr JJ van Zyl Dr CS Bach Ms EJ Hosking

2000: $84,000.00

2001: $65,000.00

2002: $54,000.00

Administering Institution: Northern Territory University

Title: Integration of optical and synthetic aperture radar data at mulitple scales for monitoring environmental indicators

Summary:

ARC RIEF grants of A$200,000 and A$268,000 in 1996 and 1999 respectively have provided the infrastructure to acquire and process digital aerial data necessary to develop and test an operational procedure for integrating high spatial resolution image data with moderate to coarse spatial resolution optical and synthetic aperture radar data. This project will result in a robust, quantitative and accurate method for monitoring changes in the key environmental variables necessary for better understanding of ecological processes. Collaboration with industry partners will provide support and expertise in fieldwork and radar processing.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00001957

Dr MH Premaratne Prof IM Mareels Prof RS Tucker

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Automated computer aided design methodologies for optical amplifiers

Summary:

Photonic networks increase transmission capacity and reliability by replacing electronic switching with electronically-controlled photonics switches. The key to being able to maintain signals in their photonic form is the availability of very wide bandwidth optical amplifiers. However, these amplifiers can introduce cross-talk, fast power transients, and potentially chaos, particularly during reconfiguration of the network or during fault conditions. In collaboration with Virtual Photonics Incorporated (world leader in optical system/device analysis/design software), this project will develop numerical and analytical techniques for computer aided designing stable, or well-controlled, optical amplifiers. Comparison with experimental work will validate our design techniques, leading to design techniques for more reliable (optical amplifier based) networks.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001944

Dr AP Bradley Prof BG Celler

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Computer assisted pap smear screening with a patented new instrument, the VEDA-SCOPE

Summary:

This project will investigate a number of potential applications enabled by attaching a video camera and personal computer to a VEDA-SCOPE(TM) vaginal speculum. The project will develop image analysis algorithms to segment the images captured using the VEDA-SCOPE(TM). A number of diagnostically meaningful features will be extracted from the cervical images, such as colour, texture, and shape. These features will then be used to highlight any abnormal areas on the cervix to aid the physician in sampling the cervical cells for histological analysis. In this way, it is envisaged that the whole Pap smear screening process can be significantly improved resulting in a potential drop in mortality from cervical cancer.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002575

A/Prof RH Middleton Mr BF Finlay Dr L Wang Mr DJ Tusek Mr F Fetherston

2000: $70,000.00

2001: $64,000.00

2002: $66,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Newcastle

Title: Signal Processing for Off-line and On-line Condition Monitoring of Electrical Power Equipment

Summary:

Australian Electrical Power equipment is expensive, ageing and is critical to the reliable supply of power. Cyclic testing and maintenance of such equipment is expensive and may require the equipment to be taken out of service. These factors dictate a condition monitoring approach to equipment maintenance, using a combination of chemical analysis, acoustic measurements and electrical measurements on power equipment. Here we propose to use advanced signal processing techniques aimed at allowing on-line or off-line electrical measurements, and also bringing together diverse measurements into a coherent assessment of the overall equipment condition.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002186

Prof H Yan

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Advanced Techniques for Extraction of Text Information from Digital Images

Summary:

This project aims to develop advanced techniques for extraction of text information from digital images which may have uneven or textured background or which may be embedded in complicated pictures and diagrams. These techniques will be useful for processing of images scanned from poor quality paper documents and natural images and video sequences containing short text, such as street names and shop signs. The research results will find a wide range of applications in office automation, product inspection, security control, multimedia and Internet computing systems

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002189

Prof H Yan Dr TD Pham

2000: $72,000.00

2001: $74,000.00

2002: $76,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Intelligent Document Image Analysis and Recognition Systems

Summary:

This project aims to develop intelligent document image analysis and recognition techniques.The system will be able to process documents with different layout and styles, to compress the images efficiently and to recognise printed and handwritten characters with high accuracy. It will help the industrial partner reduce production cost, increase sales and market advanced imaging technology worldwide. The system will have many applications in government and corporate offices, schools, publishing houses and libraries, where automated paper document image processing, storage, transmission and access through the Internet are needed.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00002232

Prof MJ Miller Dr AJ Grant Dr PD Alexander Dr IJ Oppermann Dr J Choi

2000: $42,160.00

2001: $42,160.00

2002: $42,160.00

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: Advanced Receivers for Wideband CDMA Communications Systems

Summary:

Aims:To advance both theoretical understanding and application of novel receiver algorithms for third-generation wide-band code-division multiple-access mobile communications systems.Significance:Improved receiver algorithms will more efficiently use the limited radio resource available for wireless communications, leading to increased capacity, wider service options and better quality of service.Outcomes:1. Receiver algorithms suitable for imminent commercial implementation.2. Design validation, through analysis and simulation.3. Education of experts in future wireless communications systems.4. Intellectual property protecting commercial advantages to be gained through the use of novel receiver algorithms.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C10010024

Dr M Braun Dr BF Hutton

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Technology, Sydney

Title: Non-rigid local registration of three-dimensional medical images

Summary:

In image registration, one image is deformed to match another. Current techniques cannot account for local deformations in organ shape due to factors such as patient positioning, pathology, and individual anatomical differences between subjects. We propose to develop a registration method that allows for non-rigid local deformations, based on local optimization of information-theoretic measures and incorporating knowledge of the anatomy to constrain the registration process. A implementation of the method will be subject to a preliminary investigation of clinical utility. The method will help improve the accuracy of image analysis in many areas of clinical diagnosis, treatment and medical research.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001890

Prof A Tsoi Dr J Xi Dr J Song Dr A Back

2000: $42,160.00

2001: $42,160.00

2002: $42,160.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Speech recognition noisy conditions, using independent component analysis.

Summary:

This project considers the problem of speech recognition under noisy conditions using independent component analysis. We assume that there is more than one microphone available to record the speech and the background signals. Two APAI IT Scholarships are requested to pariticpate in two complementary aspects of the project, viz, less number of microphones than the number of sources, and a nonstationary mixer. The resolution of these two problems which are the expected outcomes of the project will allow us to tackle the problem of speech recognition under noisy situations.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00002684

Dr IS Burnett Prof JF Chicharo Dr MM Thomson Dr J Xi

2000: $56,000.00

2001: $49,000.00

2002: $53,000.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Emulating Human Auditory Processing Mechanisms to Model, Enhance and Separate Audio and Speech Signals

Summary:

A crowded, noisy room ... your mobile rings, you attempt a conversation, but your caller can really only hear the hubbub while others in the room can hear you perfectly. This is an example of the advanced and amazing nature of human hearing and its ability to tune-in to sounds, especially speech. Our research aims to incorporate sophisticated models of hearing into mobile telephones and computers. The research outcomes will enhance speech quality for mobile communications and improve voice based interaction with computers. The work will also provide a fundamental foundation for computer recognition and understanding of audio information.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002687

A/Prof R Safavi-Naini Dr PO Ogunbona

2000: $76,000.00

2001: $75,000.00

2002: $77,000.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Data hiding for secure collaborative environments

Summary:

A multimedia object, such as an encyclopedia, can be easliy modified or copied and so ensuring authenticity and enforcing copyright for multimedia goods and servicesis an urgent need of today's electronic commerce. Data hiding techniques are used to embed an imperceptible signal in a multimedia object to allow verification of authenticity, and/or restriction of unauthorised usage of the object. The aim of the project is to develop knowledge, theories and techniques for data hiding when the object is generated or owned by a griuo of users. The outcomes of this project will contribute to securing collaborative work environments and will strengthen Motorola's leadership in information technology industries.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2803 COMPUTER SOFTWARE

C00002553

Dr R Mall Dr MJ Kumar

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Curtin University of Technology

Title: A proxy-based approach to real-time QoS provisioning in wireless multimedia systems

Summary:

It is becoming necessary for one to connect to the rest of the world via internet, access his/her organization's intranet, send and receive E-mail, consult databases, confer with colleagues/clients, anytime, anywhere in the world. Immediate access to high quality real-time multimedia information is vital in many applicaitons. In this proposed project we envisage to design and develop a proxy-based system to facilitate delivery of multimedia files on wireless networks. The novelty of this work is the creation of a logical hierarchical network of software agents. Besides research contributions, the outcome of this work would include the development of a software product that will allow real-time QoS provisioning in wireless environments.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001991

Dr K Zhang Mr Y Zhong Dr J Han

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Macquarie University

Title: Software development and maintenance through rpogram visualisation and analysis

Summary:

This project aims at developing a software prototype that supports effective program development and maintenance through knowledge-based program analysis and visualisation. It will address the challenging issues of fast development cycle, increased software complexity, and lack of documentation. The research will emphasise the useability of multi-view visualisation methodology and automation of intelligent program analysis. The leading object technology software house, Hypersoft, will provide direct feedback of the requirements and market needs, and will subsequently develop the research prototype to be a software product. The project will foster further technology transfer of research in software engineering in general and software visualisation in particular.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002037

Dr RP Gore Mr D Tolle Dr P Paradinas

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The Australian National University

Title: Security Aspects of Java Smart Cards and Jini

Summary:

Smart cards (small plastic cards containing tiny computers) will soon revolutionise commerce, replacing multiple cards (telephone, library, credit, drivers licence) while acting as electronic purses and storing medical records. Java cards are smart cards running the platform independent programming language Java. A Java card owner will download further Java applications off the Internet onto the Java card, on demand, via automated teller machines. The various functions must share data, but must guarantee that data is accessible to only trusted programs. We will investigate various avenues for guaranteeing such security on Java cards using Formal Methods and Automated Reasoning techniques.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002368

A/Prof G Heiser

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Fair-share resource management in distributed systems

Summary:

This project investigates and develops approaches to resource management in distributed systems. A server consisting of several individual computers connected by a fast network is an economical way to deliver high computing power. However, it must be avoided that some users can dominate the use of server resources, such as processor time, memory or disk, at the expense of others. The project will generalise the idea of a "fair share" scheduler for managing processor time in a single computer to a wider class of resources in a distributed system. This generalisation will be based on economic models, which use "currencies" to charge clients for resource usage.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10027025

Dr PA Strooper Dr A Griffiths

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Lightweight Formal Methods for Embedded Software

Summary:

Embedded software is platform -specific software that interfaces directly with hardware devices. It is used to control processes in many critical areas, including railway control systems and power distribution systems. Due to the safety-critical nature of these applications, traditional methods for verifying such software systems are no longer sufficient. Instead, formal, mathematically-based methods are required to provide the necessary assurance. This project will develop specification notations and techniques for embedded software in such a way that they can be integrated with existing processes and products used for in the development of embedded software.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002554

Dr DB Hoang

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Quality of Service Control Mechanisms for Wireless Internet

Summary:

The research is significant in that new knowledge will be gained in understanding quality of service (QoS) parameters and in quality of service control. The new knowledge can be translated to solutions that certainly enable networks to support network services with proper QoS from end-application to end-application. Several important benefits can be derived from the expected outcomes for both network operator and network users. The benefits would include a reduction in the cost of establishing and running a network, an increase in the quality of network services such as interactive World Wide Web.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2804 COMPUTATION THEORY AND MATHEMATICS

C00001864

Dr P Maheshwari Mr S Jain

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Formal methods for the specification of distributed financial systems

Summary:

The principal value of using formal specification techniques in the software development process is that it forces an analysis of the system requirements at an early stage. Correcting errors at this stage is much cheaper than modifying a delivered system. Formal specification techniques are not widely used in industrial software development. There is great reluctance in the software industry to accept mathematically based methods of software development. For system applications where safety, reliability or security is paramount, formal specification is an effective way of increasing confidence that the system meets its requirements. In this project, we will analyse the use of various formal method techniques (e.g., VDM, Z or B method) for specifying distributed financial systems. We will propose a practical, cost-effective formal specification technique and CASE tool to support software development for such class of software systems.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2805 DATA FORMAT

C10024103

A/Prof EP Dawson Dr CA Boyd Dr PS Montague Mr GP Carter

2000: $63,000.00

2001: $64,000.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Elliptic Curve Cryptography for Lightweight Applications

Summary:

The next phase of the computer revolution will see ubiquitous use of portable computing devices. These are characterised by limited storage and computational power yet will be used in applications requiring high levels of security. Elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) is becoming a standard for such an environment, but many fundamental questions remain with respect to efficient and secure methods to implement ECC. An ECC infrastructure will be developed together with cryptographic protocols for cutting edge applications in mobile computers and smart cards. This research will support many new product opportunities aligned with Motorola's business markets in telecommunications and electronic commerce.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001816

Dr DS Taubman

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Compression of Compound Documents

Summary:

Compound documents are images containing natural imagery, text and graphics in unspecified proportions and locations. They arise natually in printing, scanning and copying applications and are increasingly important source of traffic over the internet. Compound document compression is the most challenging of image compression tasks, since no one scheme is well suited to each of the different types of imagery encountered; however, it is a remarkably immature field of research. The project will explore approaches based upon emerging framworks for layered compression, as well as implicitly adaptive algorithms which need not explicitly identify the locations of each type of imagery.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2899 OTHER INFORMATION, COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES

C00002296

Prof J McMillen A/Prof JB O'Hara Prof PN Junankar Mr SJ Toneguzzo

2000: $57,000.00

2001: $57,000.00

2002: $45,000.00

Administering Institution: University of Western Sydney

Title: Study of the Development and impacts of legalised sportsbetting and internet/interactive gambling

Summary:

This study will investigate the growth of legalised sportsbetting and internet/interactive gambling and their impacts over three years (2000-2002) in NSW and Queensland. It will examine and document the histofy of sportsbetting from illegality to legalisation and Australia's leading role in legalising Internet and interactive gambling. Monitoring and analysis of the application of interactive technology to gambling will identify the socio-economic and regulatory issues, trends and impacts of cross-border/home gambling, comparing commercial and policy responses in NSW and Queensland with other jurisdictions. The study will facilitate formulation of informed, socially responsible policies and commercial responses which will benefit the nation.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00002546

Prof D Cecez-Kecmanovic

2000: $66,000.00

2001: $64,000.00

2002: $66,000.00

Administering Institution: University of Western Sydney

Title: Knowledge management enabling environment: A new concept, technology and methodology

Summary:

The aim of this collaborative research project is to investigate the complex technological and social phenomena of Knowledge Management so as to create innovative solutions for the use of IT to support, facilitate and mediate knowledge creation and sharing in organisations. Locating the empirical research in the 'business laboratory' of the industry partner will integrate the IT research and development expertise of both partners to generate a new concept of support technology, Knowledge Management Enabling Environment (KMEE) as an emerging system. The KMEE prototype and its methodology for integration into business processes will be tested in our 'business laboratory'.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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2901 INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND FOOD SCIENCES

C00002185

Dr J ZHAO Dr C BLANCHARD Mr P WILLIAMS

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Charles Sturt University

Title: Effects of endosperm proteins on the cooking and sensory quality of milled rice (Oryza sativa L)

Summary:

This project seeks to elucidate the relationship between rice endosperm protein and the processing and sensory properties of Australian rice varieties. Protein is a major component of rice, but the effect of protein and, especially, that of its various components on the processing and eating quality of rice have not been established. Among the expected outcomes is an improved understanding of rice proteins and rice quality, which would enable the industry to selectively breed and grow rice varieties that will best meet the needs of more discerning markets both within Australia and overseas.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002140

Dr S Johnson Mr DS Petterson Prof M Ball

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Title: Does lupin consumption provide beneficial physiological effects in humans and have potential in the dietary control of obesity?

Summary:

A novel approach using palatability and satiety effects will be employed to predict the value of lupin, Australia's major legume crop, in obesity conrol diets. We will perform one of the first human dietary intervention studies using this under-utilised legume to provide understanding of its effects on blood lipids, sex hormones and bowel function in healthy human subjects. This will identify potential protective affects against some important diseases. This project combines Agrigulture WA's unique industry knowledge gained through its pivotal role in the Australian lupin industry and Deakin's current lupin research program and excellent nutrition research and supervision track record.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002016

Dr KF Tonissen A/Prof FM Clarke Dr PJ Rogers

2000: $80,000.00

2001: $55,000.00

2002: $55,000.00

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: The development and application of natural yeast reductants to the stabilisation of beer.

Summary:

The aim of this project is to study and utilise a natural yeast protein, thioredoxin, as an antioxidant that can extend the shelf life of packaged beer by inhibiting the development of unfavourable flavours during aging and by light. The use of a powerful natural yeast antioxidant would avoid the need to add other chemicals, use dark bottles or the use of expensive modified hop components. It is expected that yeast will be able to overproduce and secrete yeast thioredoxin that can be either purified and dosed into beer or introduced into beer by immobilised yeast after the primary fermentation.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00002523

A/Prof F Roddick Dr A Lentini Dr P Rogers

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Title: The development of novel in-line, immobilised yeast systems to lager and stabilise beer

Summary:

Immobilised yeast reactors offer shorter lagering times and greater efficiency and flexibility for brewers. This project will develop immobilised cell technology for both the lagering (removal of unfavourable flavours) and for the delivery of proteins that provide potent protection against light-struck flavour development and against the aging of beer. The project connects to a series of complementary research initiatives designed to investigate the use of natural reductants to inhibit the staling mechanism in packaged beer beverages. The ability to inhibit aging and light susceptibility of beer will have profound effects on beer shelf life, packaging and value to customers.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002293

Dr JM Cox Dr PA Myers

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Development and application of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the detection of Bacillus cereus emetic toxin

Summary:

Bacillus cereus, a significant foodborne pathogen, causes both diarrhoeal and emetic diseases. While the diarrhoeal enterotoxin is easily detected, the peptide emetic toxin (cereulide) is not. The project aims involve development of a simple purification protocol and a method for production of antibodies to cereulide and use of anti-cereulide antibodies in an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)-based test. The cereulide ELISA will be used to examine cereulide produaction in model systems and foodstuffs, and prevalence in food samples. A simple assay will be commercially significant, and provide a useful tool for further research into Bacillus cereus food poisoning.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002002

Dr K Kailasapathy Mr M Nguyen Mr ML Rooney Dr P Peiris Mr R Arumugaswamy

2000: $65,000.00

2001: $45,000.00

2002: $45,000.00

Administering Institution: University of Western Sydney

Title: Development of packaging materials and techniques to enhance the viability and survival of probiotic bacteria in dairy foods

Summary:

Probiotic bacteria are linked to positive health benefits by enhancing the population of beneficial bacteria in foods and suppress harmful microorganisms. Oxygen toxicity is a major critical problem in the survival of probiotic bacteria. This project aims to develop new packaging techniques and materials with long life oxygen barriers to maintain low oxygen atmospheres in dairy products so as to significantly enhance the viability and survival of probiotic bacteria, to deliver them in large numbers and confer increased health benefits to consumers and therefore create significant market potential and increased competitiveness in overseas markets for the Australian dairy industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00002314

A/Prof NP Shah Dr W Lankaputhra Dr M Bhave

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Victoria University of Technology

Title: Effects of Bifidobacteria and Oligosaccharides on Intestinal Microflora

Summary:

Several health benefits have been claimed in favour of probiotic bacteria such as Bifidobacterium spp. The proposal that ingestion of probiotic bacteria may provide health benefits has incited numerous investigations into this area. However, much of the prophylactic and therapeutic properties of probiotic foods are a matter of speculation. This study aims to study the effects of bifidobacteria and oligosaccharides on intestinal microflora in order to obtain definitive effects in terms of their effects in suppressing putrefactive intestinal flora and potentially harmful enzymes such as B-glucuronidase and B-glucosidase that are involved in production of mutagenic and genotoxic metabolites. This study will lead to development of a probiotic product, which can be used for improving microbial balanace.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002320

A/Prof NP Shah Dr G Wilcox Dr G Gambrill A/Prof L Stojanovska Prof A McGill

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Victoria University of Technology

Title: Composite Effects of Phytoestrogen and Probiotic Bacteria on Lipid Profile, Bone Turnover Markers and Sex Steroid Hormones

Summary:

Epidemiological studies have shown that dietary phytoestrogens play an important role in prevention of cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, and breast and prostate cancer. This project aims to investigate the composite effects of phytoestrogens from soy milk and probiotic bacteria on lipid profiles, bone turnover markers and sex steriod hormones. Enhanced effects of phytoestrogens due to metabolism by bifidobacteria will create market potential for a range of new health based functional foods. This would be of great economic significance to the food industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002326

A/Prof NP Shah

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Victoria University of Technology

Title: Improving Viability and Survival of Probiotic Bacteria by Controlling Post-acidification using Bactericin Producing Adjunct Starter Culture

Summary:

Several health benefits have been claimed for fermented foods containing probiotic bacteria such as L. Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium spp. However, studies have shown poor viability of these bacteria in yogurt during storage mainly due to post-acidification by yogurt bacteria in particular L. delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus. This study aims to use a highly proteolytic strain of L. delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus to produce peptides and amino acids as growth factors for probiotic bacteria followed by lysis of L. delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus cells using bacteriocin producing strain of L. acidophilus for (i) reduction in fermentation time, (ii) control of post-acidification, and (iii) improved viability and survival of probiotic bacteria

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002667

Dr MB Millikan Prof AE McGill

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Victoria University of Technology

Title: Investigation of the Chemical/Biochemical Properties of Tahini for the Development of a High Protein Low Fat Tahini Margarine-type Spread

Summary:

Following the analysis of the physical/biochemical properties of tahini, which is high in protein and minerals the feasibility of producing a margarine-like product will be assessed. Sesame which is the base ingredient of tahini contains some unique antioxidants and the project will investigate their stabilizing effect on the emulsions to be used in product manufacture. Methodologies involving oil emulsions to be used in product manufacture. Methodologies involving oil emulsion chemistry will be used to achieve the desirable characteristics of a tahinin based spread but balanced with respect to flavour and nutritional content, in a manner that is acceptable to consumers.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2902 AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

C00002587

A/Prof M Scott Prof L Wood Dr P Foote Dr A Sheppard Mr M Fairbairn

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Title: Multidisciplinary design optimisation for aerospace composite structures incorporating advanced sensors and active systems

Summary:

The principal aim of this research is to develop completely new approaches to the design, manufacture, certification and operation of aircraft components that will make it possible to realise the full potential of advanced composite materials by making them significantly lighter, cheaper and easier to maintain. New smart structures concepts will make it possible to optimise the performance of advanced fibre composite structures to unprecedented levels.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001814

Dr NA Ahmed Prof RD Archer

2000: $76,080.00

2001: $71,080.00

2002: $71,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Novel Aerodynamic Techniques for a cost-effective and efficient Roof Top Ventilator

Summary:

The design of roof top ventilators using vertical axis rotors has evolved from simple quasi-static method of flow analysis. With environmental concerns growing in both the affluent and developing countries, this natural form of ventilator is experiencing dramatic growth. The present project has been formulated to take account of this opportunity and develop novel advanced aerodynamic techniques for the design of more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly means of extracting warm and stable air through roof top ventilators. The success of this project will ensure that Australia remains a leading provider of air quality and comfort in the world.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002406

Dr L Ye Prof Y Mai Mr GC Lawrence Dr X Liu

2000: $65,000.00

2001: $65,000.00

2002: $65,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Development of Models to Simulate Pultrusion Process for Large Scale Aerospace Sections

Summary:

The project aims to develop and validate models that will describe the pultrusion of carbon fibre composite sections suitable for aerospace components, based on current research work conducted at the University of Sydney. These models will focus on the critical aspects such as the pulling force and curing/crystallisation kinetics of themoset/thermoplastic pultruded composites. These simulations will assist in the assessment of critical resin curing/ crystallisation characteristics, provision of die design data, and product optimisation and quality control in practical productions. The outcome of this project will be of great value to our Australian aerospace industry in order to remain technologically competitive with our international competitors.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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2903 MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

C00002424

A/Prof S Nahavandi Dr P Mandal Mr RJ Bodo A/Prof W Zhou

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Title: Intelligent Information Management System

Summary:

Intelligent sharing and processing of information is essential in improving manufacturing productivity and making Australian manufacturing more competitive. To achieve this objective, this research project aims to design new methods, and implement a demonstration-of-principle system, for organising and handling data pertaining to factory operation in integrated flexible manufacturing system environment. The expected project outcomes are:· construction of an object oriented database for handling real-time information; · design of interfaces between production management, process control systems and human operators; and · design of interchange protocols to deliver information to integrated flexible manufacturing system in a bolt manufacturing company.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002471

A/Prof X Wang Dr L Kong

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Title: Effect of Fibre and Machine Interactions on Fibre Properties and Product Quality in Value Adding Processing of Australian Rare Natural Fibres

Summary:

Cashmere is a prestigious fibre and cashmere garments command the highest prices in the world of textiles. However, Australia's unique cashmere has been exported overseas for further processing, and the local goat farmers receive only 2 to 5% of the final garment retail price. There is an urgent need for cashmere processing research and value adding in Australia. This project aims to address this need by studying the fundamental fibre-machine interactions during cashmere processing and examining the effect of such interactions on fibre properties and product quality. This will lead to more efficient fibre processing and better product quality

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002619

A/Prof B Shirinzadeh A/Prof IH Marshal A/Prof MH Ang

2000: $55,806.00

2001: $59,414.00

2002: $58,740.00

Administering Institution: Monash University

Title: Optimised and sensory-based robotic fibre placement of carbon fibre composites for fabrication of aerospace components

Summary:

The project aims to gain knowledge of the effect of process parameters for automated processing of composites on complex-contoured open and closed surfaces. The research also aims to establish methodologies for optimised and sensory-based robotic fibre placement process. The knowledge and results are significant to Australian aerospace industry for development of more advanced and cost-effective techniques in composite manufacture, thus counteracting the increased competition by South East Asian countries with low labour costs. The outcomes include establishment of knowledge and advanced methodology for robotic fibre placement thus paving the way towards a more efficient and advanced composite manufacture.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00002049

Dr SK Halgamuge Dr S Fernando

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Smart tension monitoring system for embedded application in fastening components

Summary:

There is no commercially viable and reliable product available for measuring and monitoring tension in fastening components used in high risk applications such as in mines, defense and aerospace equipment. The main aim of this collaborative project with Ajax fasteners is to develop, design and test such a system in compact electronic hardware in association with a specially constructed bolt. Significance of the proposed project is justified with considerable improvements in safety and security in equipment in the applications mentioned. Outcomes include the direct tension measurement system, interfaces for intelligent monitoring of multiple fastening components and a fuzzy system to regulate the tightening tool mounted on a manufacturing robot, and industry focused research training for students.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001815

Dr J Katupitiya A/Prof P Mathew Mr J Clapham

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: On-line tool path generation for a numerically controlled metal spinning machine

Summary:

The project aims to develop a control system which can fully automate the tool path generation for metal spinning operations on CNC machines. Research includes development of force/velocity control methodology and analysis of metal spinning process. The significance of the research is that the metal spinning process can be transformed into a fully automated process manufacturing high precision components at high production rates. The expected outcome is a control system, which can be retrofitted to a CNC machine to convert it to a fully automated system. In the long run this will lead to the development of a fully automated marketable machine.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002518

Dr BM Ninness Prof GC Goodwin Dr SA Domanti Dr NP Rubin

2000: $60,000.00

2001: $70,000.00

2002: $56,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Newcastle

Title: Applications of Advanced Control to Materials Rolling

Summary:

In the context of the Australian Economy, one of the most significant areas of value-adding to export products involves the rolling of materials; steel, aluminium, wire, and others. Central to the competitiveness of the resultant products is the quality they derive via computer control of the machinery involved in the rolling process. This project concentrates on applying recent sophisticated control-theoretical developments (arising principally in academic arenas) to practical problems of rolling. Although, via the industrial partner, the focus will be on steel rolling, applications to the rolling of other materials are envisaged. The results will allow for more efficient production of higher quality rolled products.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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2904 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

C00002248

Dr J Saunders Mr LR Mole Mr CP Humphris Prof WH Melbourne

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Monash University

Title: A new thermistor-based velocity measurement system to understand the low-velocity phenomena affecting efficient performance of car radiators.

Summary:

Ford Falcon is an Australian designed and manufactured car that is exported to several countries. Ford Australia is one of the most cost-efficient automobile designers and developers worldwide. The Monash facilities are used in the continuous improvement process to maintain these cars at world class. Radiator weight reduction is an important need in very cramped engine compartments. Radiator cooling optimisation needs accurate knowledge of the radiator face velocity distribution. The techniques developed in USA are quite antiquated. Lasers are expensive. Monash has developed new prototype thermistor techniques that can be developed into cost-effective and practical systems to measure the phenomena.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2905 MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

C00002455

Dr EJ Hu

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Title: Utilise Solar Energy to Reduce Green House Gass Emissions from Conventional Power Station

Summary:

The project is a detailed technical and economic assessment of a new concept of a solar aided power generation cycle in associated with the steam cycle of Loy Yang power station. Through the proposed research, an energy (flow) model for the brown coal based power stations will be extended to include solar energy input. It is expected the economic viability of this concept will be established under various conditions. The project has the potential to help whole power industry to increase its generation efficiency and reduce green house gas emissions.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001811

A/Prof JC Lai A/Prof JP Baird Dr J Zhao

2000: $73,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Vibro-acoustic studies of brake squeal noise

Summary:

In recent years, brake squeal noise has become an increasing source of customer dissatisfaction and of warranty cost. Despite numerous studies, the generation mechanism of brake squeal noise is not yet fully understood. The aim of this proposal is to combine the expertise and facilities of the University in laser optics and vibro-acoustics with the design and testing experience of PBR to tackle the problem of brake squeal noise generated by the in-plane rotor vibration. The outcome of this project will be an improved design of brake rotor systems that minimise brake squeal noise, with significant economic, environmental and social benefit to Australia.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001856

A/Prof RB Randall A/Prof RA Ford

2000: $36,080.00

2001: $36,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Updating dynamic properties of rail vehicle structures based on response measurements

Summary:

By providing better vibration analysis models for rail vehicle designers, this project will reduce the cost of prototypes and redesign during vehicle development. With these techniques, designers will be able to update their vibration models (determined from finite element analysis or previous laboratory tests) by using in-service response measurements alone. They would no longer need additional (and expensive) traditional modal tests, which in any case reflect laboratory, not actual, conditions. Analytical techniques will include "cepstral analysis" (to separate the unmeasured forcing function from the response transfer function) and "principal components analysis" (to extract the response to the largest excitation).

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001935

Prof GL Morrison Prof M Behnia Dr R Islam

2000: $66,080.00

2001: $66,080.00

2002: $66,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Advanced heat pump water heaters

Summary:

This project aims to develop high efficiency heat pump water heaters. Simulation models will be developed to design systems with high efficiency for solar boosting, air source and condensation modes of operation. Detailed computer simulation models will be used to develop softward design tools for manufacturers to optimise product configurations and to evaluate alternative compressor and refrigerant working fluid combinations for minimisation of refrigerant impact on ozone depletion and greenhouse warming potential. Development of efficient and cost-effective heat pump water heaters in this project will contribute to the abatement of greenhouse gas release in Australia.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002441

Dr SS Leong A/Prof E Leonardi

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Development of a new conditioned air system for ships

Summary:

Passenger vessels often operate in different climates which place severe demands on the vessel air-conditioning system. Further, in vessels the space for ducts to distribute conditioned air is limited. The aim of the project is to investigate, numerically and experimentally, the possibility of compressing conditioned air and distributing it through the vessel using a compact ducting system. The significance is that it could provide a means of overcoming a major problem. The outcome of the project will be information relating to temperature, pressure, humidity, velocity and noise which will allow the design of effective vessel air-conditioning systems.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10010002

Dr J Madadnia Prof M Behnia Mr P Coombes

2000: $42,160.00

2001: $42,160.00

2002: $42,160.00

Administering Institution: University of Technology, Sydney

Title: Development of Performance-Improving Structures for Power Station Cooling Towers

Summary:

Delta Electricity experiences severe wind-induced cooling tower performance losses. Research to alleviate the wind losses has been inconclusive due to both complexity of the problem and "commercial confidentiality". Delta wishes to initiate a combined wind tunnel, CFD and field study, jointly with UNSW and UTS, to develop design tools for performance-improving structures. It is expected that application of such structures in NSW cooling towers will reduce both operating costs by one million dollars and emission of tradeable greenhouse gases by over ten thousand tonnes annually, for every one degree reduction in the cooling water temperature.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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2906 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

C00002114

Dr PA Webley

2000: $58,000.00

2001: $56,000.00

2002: $58,000.00

Administering Institution: Monash University

Title: Development of rapid swing cyclic adsorption processes and their application to air separation systems

Summary:

The aim of the project is to develop a rapid pressure swing adsorption (RPSA) process suitable for the production of large quantities of oxygen enriched air. Cyclic adsorption systems are very energy efficient means of separating gas mixtures. Unfortunately, the low capacity of adsorpbents restricts this technology to small-scale separations. Rapid swing adsorption is a novel technology for expanding the scale of traditional pressure swing adsorption processes. The expected outcomes of this work are the experimental and theoretical development of an RPSA system suitable for producing oxygen-enriched air and suitable for scale up to very large capacity. Significant fundamental information will be obtained on the theorectical and practical limitations of RPSA. The significance of this work lies in the ability to dramatically expand the range of applicability of adsorption systems so very large scale separations can be considered such as production of oxygen-enriched air, CO2, removal from flue gas and natural gas separation.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C10024109

Dr RL Frost Dr JT Kloprogge Prof MG Lu Mr J Bidois

2000: $75,000.00

2001: $90,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Development of Heterogeneous Catalysts Based on Porous Clays

Summary:

Montmorillonite is a very suitable clay for the preparation of heterogeneous catalysts based on pillaring by inorganic polymers, creating increased surface area, porosity and catalytic activity. Australia and especially South Queensland has large volumes of bentonic clays (montmorillonite) which have the potential to be used for the preparation of these catalysts. The aims and outcomes are to use clays from Queensland for the preparation of pillared clay catalysts and test these clays for their catalytic activity and selectivity for selected reactions. Successful preparation of these catalysts will result in a large increase of the value of the clay deposits.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00001831

Dr R Amal Dr G Bickert Prof MS Wainwright Dr J Warner

2000: $60,000.00

2001: $55,000.00

2002: $55,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Improvement of hyperbaric filtration by floc properties optimisation

Summary:

The Australian coal industry is facing marketing pressure to reduce product moisture to levels competitive with those of overseas producers. The higher recovery of fine particles from more efficient flotation technology has made the inefficiencies of current dewatering technologies more obvious, and increased the need to improve the present dewatering practice. The overall aim of the proposed project is to investigate the filtration behaviour under hyperbaric conditions of flocculated mineral slurries. The fundamental understanding of the relationship of floc properties and floc dewatering by hyperbaric filtration will be established to enable more economic use of flocculants and improved dewatering performance.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001938

Dr R Sheikholeslami Dr W Doherty

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: The study of the mechanisms of composite fouling of amorphous silica and calcium oxalate on Australian Raw Sugar Mill evaporators

Summary:

Fouling of raw sugar evaporators is a serious problem in Australian sugar industry. The overall projects aim is to study the mechanisms of composite fouling of amorphous silica and calcium oxalate which are the major constituents of the evaporators' scale using model simulated juice solutions to determine the effect of key operating parameters on the onset and rate of scaling. The project outcomes will be used to develop pre-treatment processes, a mathematical model for predicting fouling propensities, and to recommend operational strategies and evaporator design. The benefits to Australia include increased throughput and reduced costs associated to industry and consumers.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001939

Dr R Sheikholeslami Mr MG Smith Prof AP Watkinson

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: The study of mechanisms of fouling in Australian crude oil refining

Summary:

It is recognised worldwide that fouling is a major problem in oil refinery heat exchangers, affecting the economics of both design and operation. This Project's aim is to study the mechanisms of chemical reaction fouling in crude oils used by Australian refineries by first characterising the feed and then running systematic field and laboratory experiments determining the effect of feed composition, temperature, velocity, and pressure on fouling. This research establishes the underlying physico-chemical factors affecting the onset and extent of crude fouling, knowledge of which leads to improvement in equipment design, and operational and process control strategies to mitigate fouling.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002197

Prof AG Fane Dr DE Wiley Dr MR Hoogland

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Improving performance in reverse osmosis by increasing critical flux and product recovery

Summary:

Reverse osmosis (RO) is used to desalinate salty water. The average recovery (product/feed) is limited by onset of fouling ('critical recovery'). This project aims to predict 'critical recovery' in large plant from measured local 'critical flux' (onset of deposition) phenomena. The APA(I) will evaluate and compare conventional RO with novel technology developed by the Industry Partner. Project significance comes from linking large plant performance to fundamental measurements of local phenomena, thereby avoiding fouling. The outcome will be a (local) flux/recovery model to optimise operation of conventional RO and the novel device of the Industry Partner.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002373

Prof TD Waite Prof AG Fane Ms AI Schaefer A/Prof NJ Ashbolt A/Prof JE Ongerth

2000: $95,000.00

2001: $88,000.00

2002: $84,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Optimised use of hybrid membrane systems for water recycling

Summary:

This project will provide essential knowledge underpinning application of membranes in treatment and reuse of wastewaters through examination of the ability of RO or small pore size NF membranes to remove contaminants including viruses, trace organic compounds (particularly hormone disruptor chemicals) and "environmental" estrogens and trace metals. The effectiveness of both traditional pretreatment trains and MF or UF prior to RO/NF use will be examined with particular attention given to the removal efficiency for the selected contaminants and the fouling characteristics. The cost of alternate hybrid processes will be compared as will the long term reliability of performance.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10027205

A/Prof JD Litster

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Scale up of mixer granulators for pharmaceutical manufacture

Summary:

Granulation is the process of agglomerating fine powders using liquid binders to give larger granules. In the pharmaceutical industry it is an important process in preparing drug formulations for tabletting. This project will develop new scale up and design rules for pharmaceutical mixer granulators that will reduce the project development and scale up time (and therefore cost). The work will be undertaken by an APA(I) stduent who will have the opportunity to work at the University of Queensland, MSD Australia Plant at Granville and Merck R&D Laboratories at West Point, Pennsylvania.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002023

Dr TA Langrish Mr TR Lang Dr TK Kockel

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Improving the processing of waste streams from wine and fruit production to give high-value products.

Summary:

The aim of this project is to optimise the processes of extraction and spray drying as applied to the treatment of wine and fruit waste effluent streams. The industrial partner has developed technology to obtain potentially high-value liquid extracts from wine and fruit wastes for health products and food colourings. Previous collaborative work with the academic partner has shown that spray drying can produce compact powder products. The expected outcomes are the required fundamental understanding of how processing conditions affect final product properties, and of the way in which the extraction and spray drying technologies should be integrated.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2907 RESOURCES ENGINEERING

C00002480

Prof E Villaescusa Mr A Herath Dr MD Kuruppu

2000: $75,000.00

2001: $75,000.00

2002: $60,000.00

Administering Institution: Curtin University of Technology

Title: Stope behaviour in ultramafic rock masses

Summary:

The dominant form of failure associated with underground mine excavations adjacent to ultramafic rock formations is the time-dependent deformations caused by the viscoplastic behaviour of rock subjected to stress. The scientific aim of the project is to develop a damage model to characterise this behaviour. Many gold and nickel mines in the Eastern Goldfields in Western Australia including those of the industry partner are affected by this form of damage and failure of mine stopes. The model when incorporated into a numerical code can be used for excavation design and to determine the type and the extent of rock reinforcement likely to match the rock mass deformation behaviour. Furthermore, the industrial implementation of the constitutive and numerical model will provide the most cost effective strategy to achieve long term ground control and to improve the safety of miners.

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C00002029

Prof JS van Deventer

2000: $57,000.00

2001: $60,000.00

2002: $60,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: The effect of mineralogy on the thiosulphate leaching of gold ores

Summary:

There is increasing resistance to the use of cyanide as a leaching agent for gold in environmentally sensitive areas. Substantial research has been conducted on thiosulphate as an alternative lixiviant, especially in the presence of cupric ion and ammonia. Recent tests by Newcrest Mining have indicated that the effectiveness of thiosulphate is highly dependent on the ore mineralogy, but this effect has been neglected in the literature. The aim of this project is to explain why certain gold ores yield high gold extraction with thiosulphate, while others totally passivate, even if the gold is well liberated. Diagnostic leaching procedures will be developed for thiosulphate conditions and will be related to different pulp potentials and solution speciation. A pilot plant will also be operated on different ores at the Telfer mine to verify laboratory observations. The active involvement of Newcrest staff in the extensive pilot plant trials will ensure that effective technology transfer takes place.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001818

Prof BK Hebblewhite Prof JM Galvin

2000: $80,000.00

2001: $75,000.00

2002: $70,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Investigation of Geomechanical criteria for safe and efficient extraction of sill pillars beneath stabilised rockfill

Summary:

The project aims to develop a safe and efficient design criteria for the maximum percentage extraction of remnant sill pillars beneath stabilised rockfill in underground metaliferous mines throughout Australia. The expected outcomes of the project are a significant improvement in the understanding of the geotechnical risks influencing the extraction of remnant sill pillars. The research outcomes will not only provide valuable tools for designing an extraction strategy beneath stabilised rockfill, but also an improved level of mining safety and economical benefits that will be invaluable to the Australian mining industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C10027008

Dr A Atrens

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Stress Corrosion Cracking Fracture of Rock Bolts

Summary:

This project will apply techniques of stress corrosion cracking (SCC) testing to understand a new manifestation of SCC which is occuring in the rock bolts used in the mining industry. Rock bolt failures have caused the catastrophic collapse of mine roofs and have contributed significantly to mining costs. Project novelty is in the understanding of the causes of SCC in rock bolts including the influence of (1) rock bolt metallurgy and manufacture, and (2) mine conditions including mine water chemistry. Benefits will include improved mine safety and more effective rock bolting leading to economic savings in mine operation.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001881

Dr bN Indraratna Dr WJ Gale Mr RP Doyle Dr NI Aziz

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Coupled Water-Gas (two-phase) Flows through Rock Joints for Predicting Groundwater Inundation and Outbursts in Underground Excavations

Summary:

Rapid flow of gas into underground excavations can be hazardous (eg methane explosions), while unexpected groundwater inflows can cause delays, damage to equipment and caving of soft rock. Water and gas often travel together (two-phase) through rock joints. The primary goal of this study is to understand the complex mechanics of two-phase flows, and to develop a comprehensive mathematical model representing the actual field conditions. This fully integrated model is expected to handle both steady and unsteady flow conditions, while simulating the correct rock mass behaviour. The outcome will facilitate sound risk management strategies and better design practices in underground works threatened by groundwater inundation and gas outbursts.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2908 CIVIL ENGINEERING

C00001985

Prof L Brown Dr AY Chan

2000: $56,080.00

2001: $56,080.00

2002: $56,080.00

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Developing and testing a model to evaluate environmental performance in the planning of multi-modal transport systems

Summary:

Efficient transport systems are essential for economic development. There has been a fundamental change in the planning of transport, away from sole emphasis on the private vehicle towards multi-modal schemes (bus, rail, etc). Successful transport planning requires environmental issues and community consultation be integral components in the technical planning process, but we lack models that can comprehensively evaluate multi-modal environmental performance and convey these results to planner and public. This project will develop and test both method and model to estimate and compare the environmental effects of multi-modal transport schemes for efficiently testing different scenarios within the transport planning process.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002134

Dr CQ Li

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Monash University

Title: Corrosion induced bond loss under operating loads and its effects on safe service life of reinforced concrete

Summary:

More than 70% of Australia's reinforced concrete structures are close enough to the sea to suffer aggregated corrosion due to chloride attack, destroying bond and structural integrity. This project aims toprovide vital data on physical process of corrosion induced bond loss under operating loads and to develop a method for prediction of remaining safe life of aging concrete structures. The outcomes will be improved design criteria for new structures and a rational basis for rehabilitation and replacement of existing structures. Extending the service life of existing structures has the potential to save up to $200 million through deferring expenditure.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10024200

Prof W Scott Mr JL Powell Dr A Donovan

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Optimisation of Wheel/Rail Lubrication

Summary:

Wear of railroad wheels and rails costs millions of dollars each year. Noise emanating from the wheel/rail interface can be so intense that sections of track have to be closed. It is known that both of these problems can be overcome by effective lubrication and there is a diverse range of lubricants and lubricators on the market for this purpose. The aims of this project are to develop an understanding of the mechanism of wheel/rail interaction and thereby determine the optimum lubricant for wheel/rail lubrication and to develop an improved method of lubricant application. Benefits are noise abatement and savings in energy and maintainence costs.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002250

Dr MC Griffith

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Adelaide

Title: Design of Unreinforced Masonry Walls for Lateral Loading

Summary:

The new Australian Masonry Code has adopted the virtual work method for the analysis and design of walls subjected to lateral loading. This method uses energy principles but is semi-empirical, is currently only applicable to walls with a limited range of openings, and ignores the beneficial effects of compressive stress, particularly in relation to the evaluation of the energy absorbed in the joints. The proposed experimental and theoretical investigation will address these shortcomings and result in a safe, more rational and economical design method for masonry structures.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001838

Prof R Fell Mr M Foster

2000: $71,080.00

2001: $81,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Estimation of the probability of failure of embankment dams by internal erosion and piping

Summary:

Internal erosion and piping is the cause of about 50% of failures of embankment dams. These are often rapid, and result in loss of life, and property damage.This project will develop techniques for estimating the probability of failure of dams by internal erosion and piping. This will be done by studying each of the stages of the process: formation of a concentrated leak; initiation of erosion; progression to form a pipe; and development of a breach.The techniques are needed for use in Quantitative Risk Assessment of existing dams, many of which present a significant hazard to society.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002442

Dr PJ Binning Prof SW Sloan

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Newcastle

Title: Sorption-reaction trench technology for the remediation of groundwater pollution originating from aluminium smelter wastes.

Summary:

Interception trenches are a new technique for in-situ decontamination of groundwater that works by chemically removing the contaminant as it flows through a reactive wall. The project will research the world's first interception-sorption-reaction wall for remediating fluoride and cyanide that is found in leachate flowing from aluminium smelter waste. The research will identify suitable materials for the wall and characterise the geochemical processes between the wall material and the contaminants. A quantitative methodology, design guideline and economic strategem for the implementation of the technology will be developed. The project will enable engineers to work with aluminium smelters to safely contain smelter wastes in subsurface landfills.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002486

Dr PJ Binning Prof JD Kalma Dr BL Berghout Mr HG De Silva

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Newcastle

Title: Regional scaling of groundwater recharge

Summary:

This project will, in collaboration with the water industry (HWC) and the government regulator (DLWC), investigate sustainable groundwater exploitation by describing the major limiting factor on groundwater availability, recharge. Methods to describe the temporal and spatial variability of groundwater recharge will be developed together with methods for transferring small scale measurements to larger scales. Practical project outcomes include methods for prediction of groundwater recharge and a simplified model of groundwater usage suitable for use in conjunctive surface and groundwater management. In regions with significant surface and groundwater resources, these outcomes will contribute to efficient management of both resources in meeting the growing urban water demand.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10027047

Prof S Kitipornchai Mr GM Winter Dr FG Albermani

2000: $65,000.00

2001: $65,000.00

2002: $60,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Developing Australian Industry - Cladding Buildings for the Future: The Design of Granite Panels as a Thin Structural Veneer.

Summary:

The stone industry is an expanding multi-billion dollar global industry. In 1997, Italy alone imported US537 millions worth of natural stone, most of which was re-exported as part of their $2.26 billions a year dimension stone export trade. Australia is particularly well endowed with deposits of granite of the appropriate quality and in sought after colour and textures. Despite this, Australian industry is insignificant by world standards and the major proportion of the dimension stones used in Australia is imported as fully processed slabs. This is partly due to the almost lack of confidence by industry because of the almost complete absence of statutory control in respect to supply and installation standards.The aim of the proposed research program is to make practical advances in the testing and design and use of natural stone veneers for cladding, particularly for Australian stone types, for all climatic conditions.

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C00001988

Prof SL Hamnett Prof MA Taylor Mr DR Ellis Dr PM Tisato

2000: $56,080.00

2001: $56,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: Land use, travel behaviour and the viability of different forms of transport: an analysis with reference to metropolitan transport corridors

Summary:

The proposed research project will improve our understanding of how planning policies which seek to influence patterns of land use and activities can promote changes in travel behaviour towards more "sustainable transport". The project's methodological contribution is in the development and trialling of a suite of models to explain the existing transport model choice, estimate potential for increased usage of public transport, walking and cycling under different land use scenarious and synthesise the future travel demands in Adelaide's NW corridor. The project is significant because of its relevance to current issues in public policy and because of its innovative modelling approach.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002605

Prof MA Taylor Mr M Dunlop

2000: $50,000.00

2001: $42,000.00

2002: $42,000.00

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: The Use of New Technologies for Providing Better Public Transport

Summary:

The project aims to research the use of new technologies that could be used to provide a more efficient and reliable public transport system. The core technologies that will be used include the Global Positioning System that can be used to collect position and timing data of public transport vehicles. Together with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) that can be used to display and analyse GPS data and turn it into useful information for users of public transport and the operators of public transport systems. The outcome of the project is to develop a more reliable and informative public transport system that will encourage more people to use it.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C10010001

Prof S Vigneswaran Mr SN Dyer Dr HH Ngo

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Technology, Sydney

Title: Crossflow microfiltration in water treatment: new pretreatment and innovative operating conditions

Summary:

Crossflow microfiltration, a membrane process, is becoming popular in water and wastewater treatment for reuse. Its main problem is clogging of membrane pores. This will be minimised (i) by introducing a new design of unsaturated flow static flocculator to reduce the solid load to the membranes and to modify the deposit characteristics; and (ii) by operating the membrane filtration below critical flux. This study will be carried out at a treatment plant site and will aid in the successful design and operation of membrane filtration plants, as well as providing the practical research training of two masters students.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001882

Dr BN Indraratna Mr HD Christie Mr D Margaretic

2000: $37,080.00

2001: $31,080.00

2002: $23,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Effectiveness of Recycled Ballast in Rail Track Construction

Summary:

Rapid degradation of railway ballast under repeated (cyclic) loading directly contributes to track settlements. With the increasing demand for rail transportation offering faster trains carrying heavier loads, maintenance costs attributed to ballast replacement need to be curtailed. Environment preservation concepts which discourage further quarrying plus the regular accumulation of discarded ballast in large stockpiles have compelled Rail Services Australia to seek other options. Recycling of discarded aggregatesis an attractive alternative, if the performance of tracks containing these materials can be improved using geosynthetics. Extensive laboratory testing and computer-aided analysis supported by field data will result in innovative design concepts, efficient track management and reduced maintenance costs.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001956

Dr JK Kodikara Mr RW McKenzie

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Victoria University of Technology

Title: Application of Stabilising Additives in the In-situ Rehabilitation of Road Pavements

Summary:

In-situ recycling and chemical stabilisation is a highly cost-effective and environmentally friendly technology applicable to rehabilitation of degraded road pavements. Nevertheless, the current technology is based primarily on empirical information and/or costly site-specific testing programs. There are significant economic and social benefits to be gained by improving this technology so that it is reliable and is frequently used. The current project proposes to undertake a scientific examination of major parameters that underpin the stabilisation process. The eventual aim will be to develop a more rational and general methodology for the design of stabilising mixtures.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001958

Dr JK Kodikara Dr S Khan

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Victoria University of Technology

Title: Engineered Moisture and Oxygen Barriers for Coal Ash and Overburden Waste Fills at Loy Yang Power Station Complexes

Summary:

The project deals with the development of engineered covers for landfills at Loy Yang Power Station Complexes, comprising leached coal ash and overburden wastes. The covers are needed to restrict moisture and oxygen ingress into these fills in order to prevent the potential leaching of contaminants and acid generation from the wastes. The project aims to make beneficial use of the local climatic conditions and various available on-site materials, including the wastes themselves, to engineer effective and innovative cover systems. This aim will be achieved by laboratory experiments, and development and application of theoretical models to predict the performance of cover systems.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2909 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

C10024001

Dr K Hoffman Prof G Ledwich Mr PF Brennan

2000: $60,000.00

2001: $58,000.00

2002: $42,500.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Active Rural Supply Transient Suppression

Summary:

The objective of this research is to develop a new type of parallel connected single-phase UPS that will be installed at a customers premises to provide continuity of supply. The major advantage of this unit is a reduced component count leading to less complex electronics and a potentially lower cost.The project will research the integration of fuzzy control with overall mode management to seamlessly integrate the different actions of the UPS. A new technique of implementing UPS switch state control within the fuzzy logic rule set will be developed. The new theory associated with integrating fuzzy control and switch state control with the management system control will be on the forefront of cutting edge research.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10024105

Prof G Ledwich Dr PJ O'Shea Mr EW Palmer Mr A Jenner Dr DK Geddey

2000: $78,471.00

2001: $48,471.00

2002: $36,147.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Power System Modal Damping Identification

Summary:

Interstate energy trading is a key factor for national competition policy on electricity. Energy transfer depends on generators always having the same frequency. The oscillation of power due to small speed changes can limit reliable power transfer. This project proposes a system of determination of the damping of these oscillations in the interconnected Australian system. The research partners will install measurement units across the interconnected Australian system to continually monitor these oscillations. Fundamental knowledge will need to be extended to extract the maximum information from these measurements of the small oscillations excited by customer load changes. The new algorithms promise enhanced accuracy of identification of the system modes. This can yield better reliability of transfer and potentially increased limits of economic transfer.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002571

Dr RE Betz Mr CE Coates Mr M Vechi Dr BJ Cook

2000: $30,068.00

2001: $30,735.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Newcastle

Title: Improved Soft Starter for Induction Machines

Summary:

A soft starter is a power electronic device that minimises torque and current pulsations in induction machines during starting. This is important in many industrial applications, particularly with conveyors, pumps, and applications with a 'weak' supply. Despite the mature nature of soft starter technology, torque and speed stability problems occur in some important applications. The aim of this project is to develop, using advanced control and simulation techniques, new control algorithms for soft starters that solve the stability problems with current systems. The expected outcome is an advanced commercial soft starter to be marketed by the industry partner.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C10027050

Em/Prof M Darveniza Dr TK Saha Mr P Wright Dr M Leijon Dr B Berggren

2000: $58,160.00

2001: $54,860.00

2002: $21,380.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Investigations into the Impact of Electricity System Requirements on the Design of Powerformers

Summary:

A collaborative project with Australian and Swedish industry partners will investigate the significant local benefits which arise from the new Powerformer technology for the generation of electricity at high voltage. Its main aims are - 1) technical system studies of the interaction between Powerformers and electricity systems, 2) investigations into how to make optimal selection of the desirable design characteristics of Powerformers for the benefit of the Queensland electricity system, and 3) reliability and cost/benefit analyses of Powerformers in the national electricity system. The project's expected outcomes are the identification of the factors that are of most importance in the interaction between the Powerformers and the system to which they are connected, and the optimal selection of the design characteristics of Powerformers to ensure that they deliver maximum benefit to the electricity system. In addition, the project will provide industry - related research training for two PhD candidates. These outcomes will be of considerable significance to electricity industry in Australia.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00002658

Dr J Singh Dr S Cui

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Victoria University of Technology

Title: Methodologies for Combined Analog and Digital Integrated Circuit Design for Appliance Control Circuits

Summary:

Integrated circuits that combine analog and digital cells (sub-circuits) on the same substrate can eliminate one level of external interfacing when used in control applications. This reduces costs and improves system reliability. Switching noise and thermal gradients cause compatibility issues between different cell types that are layout dependent and difficult to simulate. The aim of the research is to characterise, model and predict these effects and devlop a design methodology for analog cells using a standard silicon CMOS process. The method will be demonstrated by developing a high power amplifier cell for direct interfacing to electro-mechanical, electro-acoustic or electro-optic devices.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2910 GEOMATIC ENGINEERING

C00002421

Dr MP Stewart

2000: $42,000.00

2001: $44,000.00

2002: $46,000.00

Administering Institution: Curtin University of Technology

Title: Episodic structural monitoring using satellite based positioning systems

Summary:

Episodic monitoring small motions in man-made structures such as dams and bridges is important for their design, maintenance and safety. The intensive nature of conventional survey procedures, in terms of both time and manpower, limits the number of structures monitored and the number of points that can be measured on each structure. This project will develop a cheap, portable and accurate monitoring system using satellite technology which could eventually replace conventional terrestrial surveying techniques. The project's successful completion would revolutionise structural monitoring, allowing detailed surveys to be undertaken quickly at a fraction of the cost of traditional monitoring regimes.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00001841

Prof JC Trinder A/Prof PJ Morgan A/Prof R Coleman Mr N Young

2000: $55,000.00

2001: $55,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Development of operational methods of elevation determination from interferometric SAR data over Australia and Antarctica

Summary:

Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite data, such as European Space Agency and Canadian Radarsat satellites, provide a new and valuable data source over Australia and Antarctica for deriving the digital elevation data. The project will develop operational procedures in AUSLIG for upgrading the digital elevation data in Australia based on interferometry, and test the quality of the derived data. It will lead to significantly improved elevation data for environmental monitoring and assessment. The data will also be applied for determining elevation in Antarctica leading to contributions to knowledge of glacial processes and environmental change.

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2911 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

C00002301

Dr F Stagnitti Mr RJ Hill Dr L Li Prof H Ii Prof J Parlange

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Title: Modelling and Monitoring Groundwater Flow, Hydrodynamics and Geo-chemical Interactions in a Coastal Aquifer Underlying Portland's Alcoa Smelter

Summary:

Portland Aluminium discharges 0.5 ML/day of fluoridated wastewater into the ocean. Reuse for irrigation of native tree plantations is the desired alternative. Wastewater not absorbed by the trees is expected to infiltrate and migrate to the sea. However, little is known concerning the interactions between shallow groundwater, deep groundwater and the ocean. Portland relies on deep groundwater for its domestic supply and contamination is a real concern. This project aims to model groundwater flows and geochemical interactions in the shallow aquifer underlying the Smelter. A management support tool will be developed to predict locations for the safe disposal of wastewater.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001860

Prof JA Scott

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Innovative designs for integrated small waste water treatment systems.

Summary:

Septic tanks are now recognised as not providing the best environmental protection for catchments against microbial pathogens and other contaminants that pose serious public health threats to potable water supplies. The project aim is significantly improved and sustainable water quality discharge by researching small aerated wastewater treatment systems (AWTSs) for use by individual houses and small communities not connected to main sewerage. The expected outcome is environmental protection from innovative and technically superior industry leading AWTSs that will be reliable, require low maintenance and also provide an effluent that meets current and foreseeable requirements for non-potable water reuse.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002352

Dr IE Agranovski Dr RD Braddock Mr D Gray

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Investigation of air pollution control technology for steel galvanizing plants.

Summary:

Galvanising plants produce significant multi-species aerosols (solid and liquid) which need to be filtered from the exhaust stream. The wettable-fibre method shows significant improvements in filter efficiency over traditional Venturi scrubber techniques. The project aims to: analyse the multi-species aerosols from the galvanizing plant; laboratory test the wettable-fibre technology on multi-species aerosols; use specially constructed test rigs to experiment with wet-fibre filtering of the industrial waste stream; model the flow fields and particle capture by the wettable fibres; design simulations for full-scale filtration models. This project will achieve a new filtration technology and train a research engineer.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002306

Prof IC Goulter Mr KJ McManus Dr DA Deere Mrs RA Prince

2000: $51,080.00

2001: $41,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Swinburne University of Technology

Title: Characteristics of Particles Contributing to Turbidity in Potable Water Distribution Networks

Summary:

Turbidity in potable water supplies can be associated with contamination. Water companies use dirty water complaints as one of the key performance indicators of the level of service. The aim of this project is to develop a better understanding of the behaviour of the particles to reduce the level of turbidity in a system by prevention rather than by reactive cleaning of the mains. The outcome of the project is a model of particle behaviour that supports the forecasting of the transport, deposition and erosion of particles in a pipeline system with an unfiltered water supply as the source.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002312

Dr AW Blakers

2000: $141,080.00

2001: $141,080.00

2002: $141,080.00

Administering Institution: The Australian National University

Title: Combined Heat and Power Solar Concentrator System

Summary:

Aims: To develop a Combined Heat and Power Solar (CHPS) system for the production of hot water, that also produces electricity as a by-product by means of photovoltaic conversion. The CHPS system will deliver hot water at a cost of around 4 to 7 c/kWh and DC electricity for around 7 c/kWh.Significance: A perfect synergy exists between the project partners: Solahart is a major solar water heater manufacturer, the ANU is a strong solar research group, and ACTEW is a major player in the Australian retail energy market.Outcomes: The system will be mounted on roof tops of houses and commercial buildings. The remarkably low electricity cost is because the electrical output of such an electric/thermal system comes at a cost of only a few solar cells - the thermal output pays for all of the other components of the system.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001975

A/Prof MD Melville Prof TD Waite Prof I White Mr RT Bush Dr C Lin

2000: $36,080.00

2001: $36,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Acidity barriers for improving downstream water quality of estuaries in acid sulfate soils

Summary:

Acidic drainage from acid sulfate soils (ASS) of estuarine floodplains is increasingly recognised as a major global environmental problem. Management practices recommended for agricultural landuses have focussed on avoiding new acidification from oxidation of sulfidic sediments (potential ASS). The major problem, however, is how to eliminate acidic discharges from the large stores of existing acidity in ASS landscapes. This project will adapt for agricultural landuses, a range of techniques used and being developed in the mining inudstry to overcome their acid mine drainage problem. These techniques are needed to improve downstream water quality of estuaries.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001813

A/Prof PG Howlett Dr JW Boland A/Prof JM McKay A/Prof DE Mulcahy A/Prof JR Argue

2000: $82,160.00

2001: $77,160.00

2002: $72,160.00

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: A Water Cycle Management System For a Major Urban Development at Mawson Lakes

Summary:

We will define a comprehensive framework for a socially acceptable, economically sustainable, and environmentally sensitive water cycle management system in a major urban development. Particular attention will be paid to:· Construction of a global model for the control, treatment, storage and reuse of stormwater and wastewater;· design of a PC-based computer modelling tool to provide planning advice and cost-effective real time control; and· discussion of the legal, social and economic implications of the system.The knowledge gained from this project will impact directly and significantly on future water management policies and practices in Australia and world-wide.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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2912 MARITIME ENGINEERING

C00001861

A/Prof LJ Doctors

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Application of hydrofoils to improve the performance of high-speed catamarans

Summary:

The research is aimed at developing techniques to analyse the steady-state hydrodynamic performance of a partially-foil-supported catamaran. The techniques will in the main be based on potential-flow boundary-element methods. This will allow the complete analysis of the demihulls of the vessel and the foils, together with the main interferences between these components. The computer programs will be verified by model tests. This research will allow the prediction of the behaviour of the prototype vessel and to develop optimal designs of more efficient ferries.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002264

Prof MR Davis Dr GJ Walker Dr CG Foster Mr DS Holloway Mr TJ Roberts Mr NS Wells

2000: $115,457.00

2001: $117,272.00

2002: $109,083.00

Administering Institution: University of Tasmania

Title: Dynamic Loads on Ultra High Speed Ferries

Summary:

A critical aspect of the building of ultra high-speed multi-hull ferries is the design of efficient structures to withstand unsteady loads caused by wave encounter. The project will develop new methods for predicting both regular wage and slamming impact loads by time domain computational methods with experimental validation. This will provide a basis for the determination of structural fatigue exposure of future vessels in the 70-100 kt speed range for passenger, freight and military application. The project partner is a leading high-speed ship builder, INCAT Australia, and the project will contribute to maintaining international leadership in advanced shipbuilding.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2913 METALLURGY

C00002447

Prof PD Hodgson Dr MR Barnett Dr L Kong

2000: $94,466.00

2001: $96,135.00

2002: $98,817.00

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Title: Streamlining the Manufacture of Fasteners by Microstructure Control

Summary:

Fastener manufacture is carried out in a batch process with up to 12 separate steps. This work aims to reduce the number of required processing steps by exploiting various innovative approaches to microstructure control. Considerable cost savings will be realised through the implementation of the outcomes of this research. A novel approach to simulating fastener manufacture will be developed using a torsion machine. This will be used in conjunction with FEM modelling to deliver to Ajax an assessment of the options available for streamlining their process. Existing steel grades and radically new materials will be examined, along with various new manufacturing approaches

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00001946

A/Prof A Yu Dr P Zulli

2000: $54,000.00

2001: $46,000.00

2002: $47,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Physical and mathematical modelling of the multi-phase flow and heat transfer in ironmaking blast furnace

Summary:

The proposed project will investigate the fundamentals governing the complex gas-liquid-powder-solid four-fluid flow and heat transfer under ironmaking blast furnace conditions. Its aim is to develop and validate a mathematical model that can describe reliably the transport phenomena within and below the cohesive zone with layered structure. The model, supported by a series of parallel physical model experiments, will be very useful to quantify the interrelationships between fluid flow, heat transfer and cohesive zone phenomena, and provides a basis for upgrading the existing BHP shaft model and developing better control strategies.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00001897

Prof RJ Dippenaar Dr L Strezov Dr DJ Willis

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Nucleation and Growth of 55% Al-Zn Alloy on Steel Substrates

Summary:

The proposed project is aimed at gaining a fundamental understanding of the mechanism of nucleation and growth of thin metallic films on steel strip. Through strong collaboration between the University of Wollongong and BHP the project will enhance the already existing collaboration and forge closer links between the partners. It will link into a larger network of BHP activities and contribute new information through the use of novel experimental techniques. This new knowledge should contribute to BHP's endeavours to avoid spangle related appearance defects, especially in ZINCALUME(R), so as to protect its market share of metallic coated products.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2914 MATERIALS ENGINEERING

C00001931

Dr S Perera Dr D Hill

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Developments in the Application of Reclaimed Rubber Crumb using Reactive Compatibilisation

Summary:

The development of suitable technology to clean up stockpiles of used tyre waste is an important issue faced by the present day authorities. One of the approaches to recycle the used rubber is to grind into crumb or powder and to blend with other materials. The RTI has developed methods to grind used tyres to particle sizes on the order of ten microns. This proposal aims at surface modifying the rubber crumb so that stable blends can be prepared using reactive compatibilizing methods. The results from this work will provide more applications for reclaimed rubber crumb.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002129

Dr M Forsyth Prof GB Deacon Mr B Tornatore

2000: $56,225.00

2001: $58,218.00

2002: $60,208.00

Administering Institution: Monash University

Title: Green corrosion inhibitors for water treatment systems

Summary:

The synthesis, characterisation and evaluation of a novel group of corrosion inhibitors will be undertaken in order to develop new, environmentally safe ("Green") inhibitors for the water treatment industry. Compunds incorporating both a Rare metal Earth (REM) and an organic inhibitor would be expected to provide a significant step forward in corrosion inhibitor technology due to synergy of the two components. Model experiments will be undertaken to acquire a better understanding of the corrosion protection process and hence assist in the development of new compounds. REM corrosion inhibitors would assist in the development of Australia's extensive REM resources which are currently underutilised.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00002633

Dr D Sood Dr K Foger

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Title: Low temperature solid oxide fuel cells - materials and concepts

Summary:

It is highly desirable to reduce the operating temperature of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) to about 500-600C in order to achieve higher power density and reliability at lower costs. This PhD project aims to conduct a systematic fundamental study of a range of electrolyte materials to determine their suitability for use in such SOFC. Some novel thin film cells with new electrode-electrolyte structures will be fabricated to demonstrate some new concepts. This research may produce some valuable outcomes for CFCL to help it meet its long term goal for a future generation SOFC.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002239

Dr SH Masood Dr P Iovenitti

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Swinburne University of Technology

Title: Development of High Quality Recycled Polyethylene for Replacement of Virgin Resins

Summary:

The aim of this research project is to increase the market of recycled polyethylene plastics by developing methods and techniques to increase the quality of the recycled high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastics. The high quality plastics thus developed will be applicable in the manufacture of a range of goods using the injection moulding and rotational moulding processes. The research will involve a comprehensive study of the processing during the recycling stage, study of the properties of the recycled resins, and modification of HDPE resins into compounded resins. It is expected that the research will lead to an increased market for recycled plastics and potential for application to new manufactured products.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002343

Dr PG Iovenitti Dr SH Masood

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Swinburne University of Technology

Title: Polymeric Building Blocks from Recycled PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) Plastic

Summary:

Recycled Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) makes up a significant proportion of the recycled plastics in Australia, and the end uses of recycled PET are theoretically many, but practically limited. This is because little research has been done, both in Australia and overseas, to reduce the cost and increase the quality of PET compared to the virgin material. The aim of this project is to increase the end uses of recycled PET by research into the processes for breaking down the PET recyclate into the chemical building blocks and the development of new blends for the textile and plastics industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001950

Dr K Xia Dr G Tausig

2000: $67,000.00

2001: $66,000.00

2002: $68,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Thixoforming aluminium alloys for automotive structural applications

Summary:

Based on a novel method for producing feeding materials for thixoforming developed in an earlier program, this project studies the relationships between processing parameters, microstructure and deformation behaviour during thixoforming in order to define the optimum processing conditions. Two automotive structural components will be thixoformed using aluminium alloys with a view to reducing weight and cost of production. It is expected that National Forge will make full use of the results to develop new, more competitive products. The results will be of great value to other Australian manufacturers in taking up this new technology.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00001840

Prof DJ Young Mr MJ Roe Dr PL Mayfield

2000: $70,000.00

2001: $49,000.00

2002: $48,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Metal dusting under direct reduced iron production conditions

Summary:

Reducing carbonaceous gases which become supersaturated with carbon can cause metal dusting, an extremely rapid form of corrosion. This form of attack represents a threat to equipment used in producing direct reduced iron, an industry now being established in Australia, using a new technology. This project seeks to assess the relative resistance to metal dusting of a range of candidate materials, and to explore a new approach to alloy design against dusting. It is expected to provide new insights into the dusting mechanism as well as providing materials performance information of use in equipment design.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002625

A/Prof AG Crosky Prof WJ Evans

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Ecologically sustainable composite materials for automotive applications

Summary:

This project seeks to develop high performance fibre reinforced plastic composites made from renewable and recyclable materials to be used to construct a battery powered low energy city vehicle. The composite materials will use natural vegetable fibres as the reinforcement and either recyclable or naturally occuring plastics as the matrix material. Natural vegetable fibre composites are currently being evaluated as low cost building materials for developing countries. However little attention has been directed towards their use in weight sensitive structural applications, such as in automobiles, for which the mechanical performance of the material must be optimised against weight. This is the major thrust of this study.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002576

Dr NK Dutta Dr DR Williams Prof WJ van Ooij Prof JE Mark

2000: $64,000.00

2001: $69,000.00

2002: $65,000.00

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: Molecular Tailoring of Elastomer Surface By Controlled Plasma Engineering

Summary:

The project aims to develop new low friction, high abrasion resistant polymer film on the elastomer surface using single step modulated plasma technique. Rubbers are used as seals against moving parts. In such dynamic applications, the rubber surface must be tough and lubricated to reduce wear/friction. Bridgestone TG Australia currently imports and uses solvent-based two pack polyurethane coating as the key component to control friction/wear behavior of the seals. However, the new plasma polymerized fluorocarbon film will not only offer significant process/material cost savings to the company but also reduce environmental pollution and secure strong export market of the product.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C10010023

A/Prof AT Baker Dr Z Fang Dr DJ Brown Dr DJ Tyler Dr MG Stevens Ms S Carroll

2000: $50,000.00

2001: $60,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: University of Technology, Sydney

Title: Enhanced quality of life -- New metal coated polymer technology

Summary:

Current implantable electrodes for enabling quadriplegics to move their limbs, have severe limitations in both their design and performance. Metal-coated polymers can revolutionise these electrodes by overcoming these limitations. This project will focus on using wet chemical modification of polyaramid fibres to enable the metal to adhere to the substrate and withstand the rigours of these applications. Also, new stimulation leads which incorporate this exciting new technology in their design will be tested. Success will directly lead to improved devices, enhancing the quality of life for many paralysed Australians, and provide a technology platform for a new Australian manufacturing industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00001879

Prof HK Liu Prof DH Bradhurst Dr S Zhong

2000: $71,000.00

2001: $68,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: High Energy Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Summary:

The aims of the research will be to study a range of advanced battery electrodes, leading to the development of a high energy battery suitable for powering an electric test vehicle to be provided as an in-kind contribution by our Australian industrial partner.The significance of this research is that it will encourage advanced battery utilisation and manufacture in Australia.The expected outcomes will be the use of advanced batteries by our industrial partner in their Australian-built vehicles and an increased awareness of the advantages of these batteries in competition with lead/acid types currently used.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001894

Prof HR Brown Dr DA Lewis

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Surface Toughening of Polymers

Summary:

Opthalmic lenses are normally made of a clear polymer covered with a set of anti relfection and anti abrasion coatings. This project will explore technieques to surface treat the plastic to counteract the decrease in impact toughness caused by these coatings.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001911

Dr M Samandi Mr R Lucchini Mr KT Short

2000: $77,207.00

2001: $79,022.00

2002: $80,833.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Surface Engineering of Shark Tooth Orthopaedic Bone Cutting Blades

Summary:

The major thrust of this project is to apply appropriate plasma surface modification technologies to enhance the friction and wear properties of the novel "shark tooth" orthopaedic blades designed and manufactured by ASDM. The main challenges are: (i) to identify the most suitable plasma process, (ii) to optimise the most pertinent plasma parameters for hardening and reduction of friction without sacrificing corrosion resistance, sharpness or stiffness of the bone cutting blades and (iii) to elucidate the exact mechanism(s) responsible for hardening of nitrided, carburised and implanted martensitic stainless steel. It is envisaged that the successful outcome of the project would enable ASDM to manufacture a surgically superior blade, thus expanding its national and international markets.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2915 BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

C00002283

Dr KJ Reynolds Prof AR Downing Mr JB Robson Mr GG Smith Ms SF Macdonald A/Prof PB Marshall

2000: $26,080.00

2001: $43,160.00

2002: $22,080.00

Administering Institution: The Flinders University of South Australia

Title: Development of a non-invasive bilirubin monitor

Summary:

Jaundice is a common medical condition that affects most newborn babies and is caused by an abnormally high level of a chemical called bilirubin in the blood. This research is to develop the technology to accurately and non-invasively measure bilirubin concentrations by using optical techniques, electronic circuitry and digital signal processing. The outcome will be an internationally competitive device which can be marketed to replace painful blood tests. The development and manufacture of this device will help to establish a biomedical engineering manufacturing industry in South Australia.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002317

Prof AR Downing Mr RE Garrett Dr BR Seeger

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The Flinders University of South Australia

Title: Accessible Mobile Communication for People with Disabilities

Summary:

Persons with severe disabilities may require augmentative communication devices, with expensive customised hardware and software interfaces, to support their educational, vocational, social and recreational activities. The comprehensive communication capability of a mobile phone provides the means by which users anywhere could independently access a wide range of computers, electronic equipment or information systems. Using the interface systems developed in this project, the buttons, display, and the voice and data signals of the phone will become accessible. Through their involvement, the industry partners will develop communication products which better serve the needs of people with specific needs, and the wider community.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002652

Prof MV Swain

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Development of Glass-Ionomer Cements for the Bonding of Surgical Implants to Bone.

Summary:

Glass-Ionomer cements have been extensively used as dental restorative materials where they have combined both excellent adhesion as well as a prophylactic effect to the surrounding mineralised tissue. This research will focus on the development of stronger and tougher GICs than are currently available for use as a bone cement in surgery. This will entail a detailed understanding of the factors that control the mechanical properties and the optimisation of them to improve properties without jeopardising the excellent adhesion and prophylactic properties. The expected outcome of this research is in the development of a suitable GIC for orthopaedic applications.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002661

Prof MV Swain Prof DR McKenzie Dr NL James

2000: $91,080.00

2001: $91,080.00

2002: $91,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Biocompatible Coatings and Surface Treatments for an Implantable Artifical Heart

Summary:

Rotary blood pumps are at the leading edge of heart assist technology. VentrAssit has developed an innovative rotary blood pump with a hydrodynamically suspended impeller. The impeller and housing of the pump are titanium, which is biocompatible, but unsuitable as material interface for intermittent sliding contact. In this project surface coatings/treatments of nitride and glassy carbon will be applied to coat exposed surfaces of the pump, to maximise blood compatibility and resistance to wear particle formation. Screening using sophisticated nano-indentation, adhesion and wear testing will rank the coating/surface treatments prior to assessment of coating performance within the VentrAssist pump system.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002668

Dr RM Smith Dr H Lakany Prof DJ Hill A/Prof GM Davis Dr JW Middleton Mr AB Barriskill Mr M Duncan Mr SG Parker Dr E Ronco Dr WE Fisher Dr R Davis Dr WR Sears

2000: $186,457.00

2001: $188,272.00

2002: $147,083.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Walking for the Spinal Cord-Injured

Summary:

This project aims to make standing and walking a reality for spinal cord-injured individuals. The University of Sydney, the Northern Sydney Area Health Service and Neopraxis Pty. Ltd. Will jointly undertake the research necessary to develop a hybrid FES-orthosis incorporating feedback control systems, implant technology and unobtrusive mechanical bracing to enable functional ambulation in spinal cord-injured individuals. Benefits to the spinal cord-injured will include mobility, improved health outcomes and psychological well-being. Additional savings in health care costs will result from reduced morbidity. Neopraxis Pty. Ltd. will gain an innovative product which will expand their world market.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2917 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES

C00002262

Dr D Novak Dr A Nirmalathas Dr S Poole

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Fibre Bragg Gratings for Future Lightwave Systems

Summary:

In the new optical telecommunications network infrastructure incorporating wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), fibre Bragg grating (FBG) filters will play a key role in many applications. WDM is also being considered for optical fibre link applications which incorporate subcarrier multiplexing (SCM) of RF frequencies, such as optically-fed wireless communication systems and CATV networks. In collaboration with Uniphase Fibre Components Pty Ltd, a world leader in FBG fabrication, this project will investigate the application of FBGs in WDM/SCM photonic networks and develop novel fibre Bragg grating filters and new optical system architecture designs. The project outcomes will directly benefit Australia's competitiveness in the global fibre-optic telecommunications market by creating valuable IP and providing suitably trained graduates for the local photonics industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001854

Dr SK Jha Prof AP Seneviratne Mr SP Singhai

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Architecture for Billing and Charging in Programmable Internet

Summary:

The Internet has operated on a simple model which charges only for access links to the network. Public funding for the Internet backbone is being reduced globally and it is likely that Internet will be run entirely by commercial carriers and all costs will be recovered through charges and pricing schemes. This project will design and implement architecture capable of efficient charging for real-time multimedia communications. It will develop necessary mechanisms to support the emerging pricing models. This architecture will enable introduction of new services in the Internet as well as guarantee the Quality of Service to the end users.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001905

Dr SK Jha Prof AP Seneviratne

2000: $53,822.00

2001: $46,124.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Architecture for next generation access systems

Summary:

Internet and remote access services are growing by leaps and bounds. Multitude of new access technologies provide new possibilities for improved quality of service to the end users. Therefore, to reap the full benefit of these technological innovations, there is a need to upgrade existing as well as build completely new access networks. This project will develop a feature rich, flexible and adaptable access network architecture. It will influence the emerging standards in the access network area. Industry Partner Fujitsu Australia Limited will be able to use this architecture to provide new advanced services in a competitive business environment.

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C00001966

Prof JF Arnold Dr MR Frater Dr MR Pickering Dr X Zhang Dr I Kharitonenko

2000: $94,887.00

2001: $91,978.00

2002: $93,072.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Effective Multi-sensor surveillance systems

Summary:

Surveillance systems incorporating imaging sensors have application in many areas, including building security systems, law enforcement and disaster monitoring. Analysis is often performed automatically by a computer system. Recent developments have included the ability to use multiple sensors of different types to improve the performance of the system. The outputs of these sensors are fused to provide a single 'picture', which is then analysed. This project will develop improved image and video processing algorithms for the analysis of surveillance video that make effective use of multiple imaging sensors and operate well even when images are degraded by lossy compression.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00002395

Prof PL Chu

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Practical realization of optical fibre hydrophone arrays

Summary:

This project aims to study the feasibility of employing optical fibre hydrophone in practical undersea environment and its competitiveness against the present ceramic streamer technology. The project also aims at developing the fibre hydrophone to a more advanced stage in employing polymer fibre and polymer fibre Bragg gratings. It has the potential of increasing the sensitivity by 70 times over that of the present glass fibre hydrophones.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002453

Prof AP Seneviratne Dr SK Jha

2000: $63,000.00

2001: $53,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Mobile aware server architectures

Summary:

The future telecommunication systems will provide ubiquitous access to information using a wide variety of networks. Users in turn will use a diverse range of equipment to access information. This project will develop technologies for hiding the heterogeneity of the access networks and end devices, thus enabling users to roam seamlessly among the different networks, and swap the devices they use. The know how developed in the project will enable Ericsson to develop products in Australia to be used with the next generation of Ericsson hardware. Also, the proposed international collaboration will result in a significant technology transfer to Australia.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00002402

Dr T Meier A/Prof KN Ngan Dr X Zhang Dr W Li Mr J Zhang Mr R Mathew

2000: $63,577.00

2001: $56,192.00

2002: $58,003.00

Administering Institution: The University of Western Australia

Title: Real-time Content-based Video coding for Multimedia Communications

Summary:

Multimedia communications, such as video on demand, videoconferencing, and remote learning through the Internet have experienced enormous growth over the last few years. This trend is expected to continue, particularly with the development of the new standard MPEG-4.The objective of this project is to investigate and develop new technologies in areas that are crucial for further developments in multimedia communications. These are automatic video segmentation (that is, extraction of people, cars, trees, etc. from video sequences), real-time software based implementation of MPEG-4, and efficient coding strategies for low bitrate channels as encountered in the Internet and mobile/wireless communication networks.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00002642

Dr ME Tobar Dr EN Ivanov Mr JH Searls Dr D Cros Mr PR Stockwell

2000: $49,390.00

2001: $49,300.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Western Australia

Title: Compact High-Q Microwave Bragg Resonators

Summary:

High-Q microwave resonators with low spurious mode density have important applications in telecommunications, radar, navigation and precision metrology. We will develop a high-Q TEoig resonator by constructing a dielectric Bragg resonator using sapphire and rutile loaded in a copper cavity. Pieces of rutile will act as a Bragg reflector to confine most of the electric field within the sapphire reducing the cavity copper losses. We aim to develop a very compact resonator with +-1 GHz spurious free spectrum, Q-factor of order 100,000, less than 1 ppm/K temperature coefficient of frequency and a designable resonant frequency. Based on this resonator a compact and economical state-of-the-art ultra low-noise microwave oscillator will be built for the telecommunications market.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00001936

Prof JF Chicharo Prof GJ Anido Dr L Wei Dr R Kennedy Dr Y Li

2000: $79,000.00

2001: $71,000.00

2002: $75,000.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Performance Improvement of xDSL and Cable Modems for Internet Service Delivery in the Presence of Noise.

Summary:

This project seeks to improve sdignificantly the performance of high speed internet access technolgies for Australian homes, Small Office Home Office (SOHO) environments. We will study and analyse the various deficiencies associated with Digital Subscriber Line (xDSL) as well as cable modem technologies are critical elements of the future on-line economy. Robust iterative decoding and synchronisation mechanisms will be developed to operate effectively in noisy environments. The underlying modems and noisy channels will be modelled for the purpose of evaluating and improving the performance of existing internet protocols. New protocols will be developed if deemed necessary.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00002082

Dr E Dutkiewicz Mr JT Judge Dr TA Wysocki Dr HW Beadle Dr R Kermode

2000: $42,160.00

2001: $42,160.00

2002: $42,160.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Scalable Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks with Multicast support.

Summary:

Mobile ad hoc networks are a promising solution which offers data services to wireless terminals that may be fixed in homes or offices or mobile in cars, hand held or even worn. The outstanding feature of such networks is that they can be composed entirely of the end user terminals with packets "hopping" from one terminal to the other until the desited destination is reached.This project investigates how mobile ad hoc networks can offer a packet data networking solution to support Internet type appliations. Its aim is to develop efficient netwok mechanisms for quality of service guarantee and multi cast support.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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2918 INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING

C00002346

Dr GJ Nathan Dr BB Dally Dr TF Dixon Dr DS Nobes

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Adelaide

Title: Modelling the Near-Field of Precessing Jet Flow for Improved Bagasse Combustion

Summary:

The project aims to improve the efficiency of burning bagasse, a residue of sugarcane, in bagasse fired boilers, which typically operate at only 50% of their potential capability. The use of precessing jet flows has been proven to improve efficiency and reduce pollutant emission using related combustion systems and fuels and promises benefits here also. At the same time, CFD codes have been developed to enhance the performance of bagasse boilers using convential combustion systems. The project will develop models of the near field of precessing jet flows with a view to enhancing existing predictive capability and developing improved bagasse combustion systems.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002120

Prof J Raper Dr WO Doherty Dr AW Cheung

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Structural properties of calcium phosphate flocs in sugar cane juice

Summary:

The project's aim is to obtain a fundamental understanding of factors controlling the structure of flocs produced in cane juice clarification. The complex floc structure will be analysed using a novel technique based on light scattering to measure fractal dimension. The mechanism of the flocculation is not well understood resulting in poor control of the operation. If successful, the results will be used to optimise the clarification process. The project addresses a strategic need of the sugar industry, which will result in greater competitiveness of the Australian sugar industry. The project uses a novel approach, which is both fundamentally interesting and academically challenging

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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2999 OTHER ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

C10010004

Prof J Unsworth Mr B Ristivojevic Dr GL Heness

2000: $67,080.00

2001: $67,080.00

2002: $69,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Technology, Sydney

Title: A system for location of insulation faults in high voltage transformers

Summary:

Insulation faults in high voltage transformers, which may have catastrophic consequences, can now be reliably detected. However, the location of the fault is very difficult to determine. Considerable time is thus required to shut down the transformer, and locate and remedy the fault. This project aims to develop an on-line, remote fault location system, resulting in a reduction in costs (through quick repair, reduced maintenance and short outage), and increased lifespan of expensive (~$3 million) transformers. The team proposed to undertake this project has considerable experience in developing the partial discharge monitor insulation fault detection system.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3001 SOIL AND WATER SCIENCES

C00002112

Dr I Singleton Dr MH Ryder Dr M McLaughlin

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Adelaide

Title: Improved utilization of soil phosphate and yield of wheat, using a novel fungal inoculant.

Summary:

A novel plant-beneficial phosphate-solubilizing fungus, Penicillium radicum, was recently isolated at Charles Sturt University. This is a new fungal species that has improved wheat yield by 14% in a field trial on a red-brown earth soil. Seed Grain & Biotechnology Pty Ltd/IAMA, NSW, are planning to commercialize the fungus and have patented it. Reasons for the success of P.radicum in raising wheat yield are not fully understood. The aim of this research is to find out the mechanism by which P. radicum improves plant growth. This research should allow the fungal inoculant to be used more effectively by helping make reccomendations for farmers about it's capabilities and limitations. The research has good potential for commercial impact and is to be carried out in close association with industry (SGB Pty Ltd).

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002137

Dr P Attiwill Mr RJ Hill Mr FB Gower Dr D Doley Dr NC Uren

2000: $58,000.00

2001: $58,000.00

2002: $58,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Natural and industrial sources of acidification in natural ecosystems surrounding a coal-fired power station

Summary:

Alcoa's coal-fired power station is a point source of sulphur emissions and a potential source of acidic deposits and acidic rain to Anglesea and the surrounding Heritage-listed woodland and heathland ecosystems. A plumeddispersal model will identify areas of highest acidic impact. Natural and industrial sources of acidification in heathlands and woodlands will be measured. The long-term impact of acidic deposition will be investigated by determining changes in cation ratios (Ca2+/Al3+; Mg2+/Al3+), SO42- adsorption and acidity. This project will determine the sustainability of acidic loading in these ecosystems and develop a world's best practice protocol for monitoring ongoing acidification

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C10027101

Dr NW Menzies Dr DG Edwards Dr DR Mulligan Dr PW Glazebrook Mr NA Currey

2000: $85,000.00

2001: $75,000.00

2002: $75,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Bioavailability of heavy metals in mine spoils and contaminated soils

Summary:

Heavy metals occur in soils and mine wastes in a number of forms, of which only the metal in soil solution is directly available for plant uptake. However, total or chelate extractable metal concentrations, despite having little correlation with plant uptake or plant growth, are frequently the basis for regulations and management decisions. This project aims to identify or develop a test that accurately assesses the bioavailability of heavy metals to plants. Once available, such a method could be used with confidence in the characterisation of mine wastes and in the assessment of the amelioration techniques.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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3002 CROP AND PASTURE PRODUCTION

C00002334

Dr M KELLER Dr SY ROGIERS Ms GM HOFFMANN

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Charles Sturt University

Title: Characterisation and physiological cause of weight loss in ripening Shiraz Grapes

Summary:

Shiraz, the most significant premium red wine grape variety in Australia, is prone to berry weight loss and decreased quality in the later stages of ripening. The proposed project aims to characterise this phenomenon and to uncover its physiological cause. Grapevine and fruit water relations, carbohydrate partitioning and senescence will be examined. Specific vineyard management practices will be tested and subsequently industry strategies will be proposed to minimise the occurrence of this condition. This will ultimately lead to increased yield and quality of Shiraz grapes and will benefit the Australian wine industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002152

Dr ES Scott Mr MD Ramsey Dr A Dube

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Adelaide

Title: Investigating resistance and management of blackleg in canola

Summary:

Blackleg, caused by the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans, is the most serious disease of canola, the major oilseed crop in Australia. New approaches to disease management are required as rapid expansion of the crop and variability in the pathogen threaten the industry. Resistant plants restrict the spread of the fungus from the leaves to the stem, but the mechanisms involved are poorly understood. This project will determine mechanisms of resistance operating in the petiole and stem of canola, model the effects of environment and variety on development of blackleg and apply DNA probes to study survival of the fungus in soil.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002009

Dr PW Taylor Dr HA Eagles Dr FC Ogbonnaya

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Transfer of pre-harvest sprouting resistance in Triticum tauschii into bread wheat

Summary:

The average annual loss to pre-harvest sprouting of wheat crops in Australia is estimated at A$18 million. The best sources of pre-harvest sprouting resistance currently available are inadequate to give highly effective protection. Recently however, higher levels of genetic resistance to pre-harvest sprouting were identified in T. tauschii. The present project aims to transfer preharvest sprouting resistance to hexaploid wheat, to study its expression and/or inheritance and to develop molecular marker(s) for genes conferring this trait to accelerate the incorporation into Australian wheat breeding programs. Sprouting resistant wheat lines will provide the Australian Wheat Board (Industry Partner) with a marketing edge over its competitors.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002255

Prof D Connor Dr RD Armstrong Dr JB Brouwer Dr H Meinke Dr ME Nicolas

2000: $42,160.00

2001: $42,160.00

2002: $42,160.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Improving the adaptation, profitability, and reliability of pulses growing on hostile alkaline subsoils

Summary:

The pulse industry in large areas of south-east Australia, presently valued at >$120 million p.a., is jeopardised by low yields and frequent crop failures on highly alkaline soils which have high subsoil concentrations of boron and salinity. The project aims to address this issue using two APAI students and the combined resources of the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment to: (1) identify critical tolerances and mechanisms of tolerance to sub-soil limitations (2) use computer simulation to identify novel agonomic management systems and (3) provide improved selection criteria for genetic improvement of pulse crops. Active involvement of the Birchip Cropping Group will ensure that project findings are rapidly adopted by industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00002439

A/Prof NC Reid Dr C Nadolny

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New England

Title: Management determinants of the distribution and abundance of native herbs in grassy vegetation of the Northern Tablelands, NSW

Summary:

The requirement of the Native Vegetation Conservation Act 1997 to protect native vegetation throughout NSW has focused attention on the impact of grazing and associated management on the biodiversity values of native grasslands used by the grazing industries. This project will determine the management requirements of native herbs on the Northern Tablelands, a region dominated by commercial grazing enterprises, to help formulate vegetation management guidelines. It is anticipated that most or all native herb species can be conserved on commercial grazing properties by adopting management practices that benefit enterprise sustainability, including profitability and conservation of the resource base.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002475

A/Prof K Sivasithamparam Dr RS Gallagher Dr NW Galwey Dr BP Degens

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Western Australia

Title: Implications of Soil Microbial Communities on Seed Bank Dynamics

Summary:

Management of weed seed bank populations is an important component of integrated strategies to reduce the impact of weeds. Although much descriptive research on seed banks has been done, research elucidating the mechanisms driving seed bank dynamics is limited. The proposed research will investigate the relationship between soil microbial ecology and seed bank dynamics. We hypothesize that more rapid seed bank decay is associated with soils with high levels of mirobial activity and microbial communities that metabolize secondary metabolites associated with seed coats. In addition, we hypothesize green manures will be an effective vehicle to promote microbial-induced weed seed decay.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002521

A/Prof WA Cowling Dr JM Wroth Dr JC Nelson Dr SJ Barker Dr G Yan Mr WA Burton

2000: $109,000.00

2001: $96,000.00

2002: $83,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Western Australia

Title: DNA marker-assisted breeding in interspecific crosses to improve canola (Brassica napus L.)

Summary:

Canola (Brassica napus L.) is a valuable addition to sustainble crop rotations in Australia. However, its position is threatened by sensitivity to soil acidity, drought and disease susceptibility. Interspecific crossing offers the potential to transfer useful genes from related species such as B.juncea and B. carinata that show better adaptation to drought and are resistant to blackleg disease. However, plant breeders are reluctant to engage in interspecific crossing due to historically poor success rates. We aim to improve the usefulness of interspecific crossing through DNA marker-assisted breeding.We will select interspecific progeny in the target low rainfall environment, apply molecular marker technology to selfed and back-crossed progeny, and use a canola-quality donor parent, B juncea, recently developed in Australia. We will extend our model for interspecific crossing to the bi-directional transfer of useful genes between canola-quality B. juncea dn B. napus. Molecular cytogenetics will be used to track host and donor DNA in hybrid genomes, and to seek new stable polyploids that are better adapted to Australian environments.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00002497

Mr RI Greig Dr PG Aldred Mr JF Fennell

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: University of Ballarat

Title: Accelerated evaluation and determination of genotype - environment interactions within imported cereal germplasm for animal feed, milling and malting.

Summary:

The project will investigate the market requirements in Australia for overseas-bred cereals, and protocols will be developed for efficient post-quarantine evaluation of limited seed quantities.An in-depth study will be done of current and future requirements of animal feed industries, millers and maltsters, matched to the genetics obtainable from major overseas breeders, to which Wrightson Research has sole access.Effective evaluation protocols will be developed to estimate quantitative and various qualitative traits and the impacts of genotype-environment interactions on these traits using small seed quantities.The research will lead to rapid and confident introduction of new germplasm to the Australian cereal industries.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3003 HORTICULTURE

C00002328

Dr M KELLER Dr BP HOLZAPFEL Ms KA DEGARIS

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Charles Sturt University

Title: Investigation of the relationship between restricted spring growth of grapevines and stored carbohydrate reserves

Summary:

This project aims to establish a relationship between carbohydrate reserves in the permanent structure of grapevines and the occurrence of Restricted Spring Growth (RSG). RSG is a recent phenomenon in Australian vineyards, involving uneven budburst, retarded shoot growth, reduced fruit set and, in extreme cases, vine death. Its causes are unknown but may be related to stress (vigorous growth, overcropping, low water or nutrient availability, heat) reducing assimilate partitioning to reserves available for remobilisation in the following season or during subsequent stress periods. This research would enable the wine industry to develop management practices to overcome RSG.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002399

Prof JA Scott Dr M Greenway Dr JD Nairn Dr J Stanton

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Fly ash as a beneficial soil amendment and antagonist to plant parasitic nematodes in horticulture.

Summary:

Nematode damage to crop roots and subsequent economic loss is significant. This project will study environmental and ecosystem impacts of power station fly ash addition to soils, as there are indications that fly ash suppresses nematode activity, thereby increasing plant growth and crop quality. Positive research outcomes will have environmental and economic implications for power generation and farming industries. The former will gain from beneficial use of an otherwise waste product and the latter from better crop yields, as well as from reduced use of expensive and highly toxic chemical nematicides.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002208

A/Prof JA McComb Dr KA Seaton Dr DJ Coates

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Murdoch University

Title: Propagation of blue flowered Conospermum through somatic embryogenesis

Summary:

Utilization of Australia's unique source of wildflowers has resulted in the growth of a valuble export cut flower industry. Introduction of new native species into cultivation is essential for the continued growth of this industry. Of particular interest are the uniquely blue Conospermum species many of which are threatened with extinction. Being unable to propogate these species is a major limitation to their commercialization. Collaboration between Murdoch, agriculture WA and CALM will provide resources for a PhD student to develop protocols for commercial propagation of blue flowered Conospermum species. Research will concentrate on somatic embryogenesis and reproductive biology and will allow these highly desirable species to be introduced into plantation culture.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001810

Prof M SEDGLEY Dr G COLLINS

2000: $115,000.00

2001: $115,000.00

2002: $115,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Adelaide

Title: DEVELOPMENT OF MOLECULAR TOOLS FOR ALMOND BREEDING

Summary:

Australian almond growers produce over 5,500 tonnes of kernel annually. Domestic demand is not satisfied, and the long term aim of the industry is to fully supply local demand and to establish export markets. This project aims to produce new varieties of almond to assist industry growth, via marker-assisted selection for increased fertility, soft shell and sweet kernel, and refinement of transformation and regeneration protocols. The project will develop the first genetic linkage map for almond based on both molecular and molecular and morphological characters, and achieve integration of the Australian almond linkage map into the international Prunus mapping program.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00002204

Dr A Klieber Mr RB Barrett Prof M Sedgley

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Adelaide

Title: Physiology of winter chilling of bananas.

Summary:

Banana fruit are chilling sensitive and ripen with a dull colour after exposure to in-field temperatures below 13c in winter. This causes an annual loss of A$1 million to the Australian industry as consumer acceptance of these fruit is reduced. We will investigate what developmental stage is most sensitive to in-field chilling, develop a forecasting tool for chilling injury based on climatic events and developmental stages of fruit, develop a better understanding of the microstructural and enzymic processes leading to dull coloured fruit, and use this information to target in-field methods to prevent dull colouration of winter bananas.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002405

Dr ES Scott Dr TJ Wicks Dr DL Melanson (Whisson) Dr DM Gadoury Dr P Bailey

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Adelaide

Title: Biological control of grapevine powdery mildew in cool climate viticulture

Summary:

The viability of the organic viticulture industry in Australia is threatened by the impending removal of sulphur from accepted inputs for the control of powdery mildew disease. This project will investigate the potential of indigenous microorganisms and arthropods for the biological control of powdery mildew in cool climate Australian viticulture. With the participation of organic viticulturists, grapevines will be surveyed for antagonists of powdery mildew. Mechanisms of antagonism will be determined and promising antagonists will be evaluated in laboratory, glasshouse and field experiments. This collaborative project will increase the skills base available to organic viticulture and horticulture.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002193

Dr PH Brown Dr JJ Dennis Mr MR Blake

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Tasmania

Title: Involvement of Fructans in Onion Skin Formation and Retention Processes

Summary:

Loss of the dried outer scales or skins from onion bulbs results in reduced marketability of the bulbs. However, despite their importance, little is know about the skin formation and retention processes. This project will elucidate the role of fructosylsucrose oligosaccharides (fructans) in regulating tissue structural properties during skin formation and retention, and to develop strategies to improve skin quality in onion crops based on an understanding of skin formation and retention processes. The project will document the development of skins over the duration of crop growth, and examine carbohydrate metabolism and partitioning during skin formation and bulb storage.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10010033

A/Prof AA Piper Dr JG Mason Dr M Karan Dr KA Johnson

2000: $50,000.00

2001: $50,000.00

2002: $50,000.00

Administering Institution: University of Technology, Sydney

Title: Production of novel plant cultivars via gene cosuppression

Summary:

The huge global flower and plant industry is accompanied by a continuous demand for new varieties. Creation of new varieties by traditional breeding methods is limited by the species' gene pool, however transgenic technology enables introduction of new genes into plants to add new, or suppress existing functions. In this project Florigene and UTS are collaborating in an investigation on manipulation of flower colour using transgenic cosuppression technology. The knowledge gained will be of enormous value to the horticultural and agricultural industry generally, since it will enable improved efficiency of production of desirable transgenic cultivars and hence lower production costs.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3004 ANIMAL PRODUCTION

C00002562

Prof MJ D'Occhio Dr TE Trigg Dr P Schober Mr J Walsh Dr G Fordyce Dr MJ Bolam Dr WJ Aspden

2000: $51,192.00

2001: $53,003.00

2002: $53,003.00

Administering Institution: Central Queensland University

Title: A new GnRH agonist bioimplant for reproductive management in female cattle

Summary:

Reproductive wastage causes major production losses in the northern Australia beef industry. Technology is required to control when breeding females conceive, and prevent pregnancy in non-breeding famales. Prototype GnRH agaonist bioimplants suppressed fertility for up to 12 months in female cattle. However, the effects of longer-term treatment with GnRH agaonist on subsequent reproductive function are not understood. We will conduct basic studies to establish relationships between dose of GnRH agonist, duration of treatment, and brain-ovarian function and fertility after treatment. The outcome will be world-first commercialisation of a GnRH agonist bioimplant for reproductive management in breeding and non-breeding female cattle.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00002295

Dr RJ Rodgers Dr RC Fry

2000: $66,128.00

2001: $67,300.00

2002: $68,473.00

Administering Institution: The Flinders University of South Australia

Title: Improving the commercial viability of in vitro maturation of bovine oocytes

Summary:

Aims: To increase by three fold, in the first instance, the efficiency of the newly commercialized reproductive technology of in vitro maturation (IVM) of eggs harvested from young calves. Significance: This technology was developed in Australia. Only the Animal Reproduction Company can provide this technology. The technology will significantly benefit Australian beef and dairy industries, as this technology is available here first. The Animal Reproduction Company will develop into a significant exporter of this technology. This technology will be extremely valuable to Companies with significant investments in developing transgenic animals for agriculture and pharmaceuticals. Outcomes: This project will help increase the competitiveness and reliability of this technology, and ensure the viability of a fledgling Australian industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001924

Prof ME Goddard Dr AE McClintock Dr NA Robinson Dr PJ Bowman Dr MJ Carrick Mr PE Thurn

2000: $48,000.00

2001: $48,000.00

2002: $48,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: The use of genetic markers in a dairy cattle breeding program

Summary:

Genes affecting quantitative traits such as milk yield have been mapped to broad chromosomal regions defined by genetic markers but marker assisted selection, based on the current technology, generates little or no increase in the rate of genetic improvement of dairy cattle. Genetics Australia, University of Melbourne and the Victorian Institute of Animal Science will collaborate to substantially increase the power of marker assisted selection and our knowledge of the genetics of quantitative traits. The new method of marker assisted selection will be tested on the yearling bull of Genetics Australia in 2002.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00002073

A/Prof PE Hughes Dr BG Luxford Mr RJ Smits Prof PH Hemsworth Dr R King Dr AJ Tilbrook

2000: $68,000.00

2001: $67,000.00

2002: $68,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Causes and management of reduced fertility and fecundity in weaned sows exhibiting follicular phase extension

Summary:

While sows normally return to oestrus 4-6 days after weaning, a significant proportion exhibit an extension of this period. Survey data indicate that subsequent fertility and fecundity is low in those sows with extended weaning-to-oestrus periods. This problem is of major concern to Bunge Meat Industries and is estimated to cost them $15.1m per annum. The project will initially use large retrospective and prospective studies to identify those factors which cause extension of the weaning-to-oestrus period. Intensive studies will then (1) identify the endocrine mechanism(s) underlying the delay in return to oestrus, and (2) identify why sows exhibiting extended weaning-to-oestrus intervals have reduced fertility and fecundity. Finally, strategies will be tested that overcome or amerliorate the problem.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002149

Prof ME Goddard Mr GC Boyd-Clark Dr LP Jones Dr PJ Bowman Dr MJ Carrick

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Genetic evaluation for calving ease in Holstein-Friesian cattle

Summary:

The Holstein-Friesian Association of Australia (HFAA) and the University of Melbourne will collaborate to develop a genetic evaluation system for calving ease. Research will estimate genetic parameters for gestation length, calf birth size and calving ease scores, and use novel statistical methods to deal with incomplete recording of independent variables and to describe the genetic variation in a parsimonious manner. The outcome will be a genetic evaluation system for calving ease, used nationally by all dairy farmers especially HFAA members resulting in reduced economic losses, better animal welfare and increased export sales of pregnant heifers.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002559

Dr KW Beagley Dr CG Tsonis Mr P MacLeman

2000: $71,000.00

2001: $67,000.00

2002: $67,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Newcastle

Title: Development of innovative immunisation protocols to target chlamydia-induced reproductive wastage in livestock.

Summary:

The aim is to develop a revolutionary needle-free, pour on immunisation system to initially target chlamydial reproductive wastage in livestock. This collaboration combines the expertise in mucosal immunology of the chief investigator and the strengths in veterinary vaccine development and commercialisation of biotechnology of the industry partner Opsoma. This synergy will allow us to realise the full potential of this technology so that it can be applied to a wide range of veterinary vaccines in multiple species. This will allow Opsoma to become a major player in the veterinary vaccine market (worth US$2.3 billion per year) and facilitate ongoing collaborative research between Opsoma and the University.

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C00002639

A/Prof W MAXWELL Dr G EVANS Dr DL GARNER Mr NS SHER Dr BJ WALSH Dr H RAADSMA

2000: $115,000.00

2001: $118,000.00

2002: $125,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Development of sexed sperm technologies for Australian livestock industries.

Summary:

Deciding the sex of offspring in advance will bring great versatility and economic benefits to the Australian livestock industries. The aim of this project is to deliver sperm sexing technology to these end-users. Sperm sexing by flow cytometric sorting has been validated but its application in practice is limited by the low yield of sperm and the lack of methods for sperm storage. Using sheep and pigs as models, we will attempt to develop protocols for cyropreservation of sorted sperm and to improve the yield of sex-sorted sperm by the production of antibodies against sperm of either sex.

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3005 VETERINARY SCIENCES

C00002468

Prof RA Swan Dr JA Friend Ms JA Butcher

2000: $52,000.00

2001: $49,000.00

2002: $50,000.00

Administering Institution: Murdoch University

Title: Investigation of diseases affecting Greater Bilbies (Macrotis lagotis) - A model for health managment for Australian endangered species recovery programmes

Summary:

The Greater Bilby (Macrotis lagotis) is a threatened Australian marsupial. Recovery programmes aim to breed Bilbies in captivity for release into the wild. Earlier reintroduction attempts have had limited success, due to low survival rates and predation. The identity of diseases affecting Bilbies, their pathagenicity and their role in predisposing animals to predation, is unknown.This project provides the unique opportunity to identify and compare the diseases present in captive, released and wild populations. The results will be important to the survival of Bilbies in the wild and will serve as a model for recovery programmes for other endangered species.

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C10027016

Dr R Lee Dr RB Atwell Dr EA Evans Dr MK Jones

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Quantifying the Pathophysiological Effects of Toxins from the Paralysis Tick, Ixodes Holocyclus.

Summary:

Toxins in the saliva of the tick, Ixodes holocyclus, causes paralysis in pet animals , farm livestock, wildlife and humans. Present treatment methods involve the use of serum from hyperimmune dogs (TAS) and supportive therapy. TAS, sold commercially, has a wide range of potency and protective efficacy. Treatment of paralysed animals with TAS is therefore difficult with such batch-to-batch variation. It remains unclear how the toxin affects the nervous system and how transmission of the nerve impulse to the muscle fibre is blocked. This research aims to develop an assay to measure toxin levels in serum of affected hosts and to identify the site of binding of the toxin levels in serum of affected hosts and to identify the site of binding of the toxin on the nerve cell. An assay that can measure the level of toxin in serum of paralysed animals will allow clinicians to administer more appropriate quantities of TAS, thereby improving the efficacy of treatment. Knowledge of mode and site of action of the toxin/s will provide the information from which pharmacological agents can be used to block effects of the toxin/s in the host.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002565

A/Prof EM Deane Dr TP Fletcher

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Western Sydney

Title: Determining stress levels in captive and managed populations of marsupials: the development of a reliable, reproducible, informative and non-invasive assay method

Summary:

This project aims to develop a reliable, reproducible, informative and non-invasive method for determining stress levels in captive and managed populations of marsupials. Stress in captive and wild populations of native animals is known to have significant detrimental effects on reproductive success and resistance to disease. In collaboration with the research section of the Perth Zoo, this project will have two key outcomes: 1) A diagnostic protocol/kit for measuring faecal corticosteroids and their metabolites, and 2) a reference database detailing the normal range of corticosteroids and its metabolites in faeces and correlation with parameters indicative of immune status.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3006 FORESTRY SCIENCES

C00002212

Dr GE Hardy Dr I Tommerup Dr IJ Colquhoun Dr NL Bougher Dr PA O'Brien

2000: $90,000.00

2001: $55,000.00

2002: $55,000.00

Administering Institution: Murdoch University

Title: A Comparison of ectomycorrhizal biodiversity in rehabilitated mines and adjacent indigenous forest sites.

Summary:

Ectomycorrhizal fungi form symbiotic relationships with trees and shrubs in Eucalyptus marginata forests. Their role in nutrient cycling processes is crucial to ecosystem sustainability. little is known about the diversity and abundance of these organisms in rehabilitated minepits. This project will (1) use DNA tools to identify fungi on roots from forest and minepit vegetation, (11) measure re-establishment of ectomycorrhizal fungi with time and soil treatment, (111) develop a monitoring system to aid assessment of the success of the rehabilitation process. Outcomes will either confirm the success of current rehabilitation techniques or identify opportunities to further improve these techniques.

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C00002214

A/Prof B Dell Dr GE Hardy Mr PC Young

2000: $60,000.00

2001: $55,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Murdoch University

Title: MYCOSPHAERELLA LEAF BLIGHTS AND OTHER PATHOGENS IN EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS PLANTATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH TREE NUTRIENT STATUS.

Summary:

Plantations of Eucalyptus globulus are a new industry in southern Australia, with over 100,000 ha established to date. However, tree growth is severely reduced on many soils due to interactions between widespread nutrient deficiencies and fungal leaf spots. This project will identify the main nutrient disorders and diseases, and determine what tissue levels of limiting nutrients promote disease in a range of provenances. It will also determine which are the main fungi involved, their pathogenicity and phenotypic and genotypic variation between isolates. Information on host, disease and nutrient levels will be used to develop plantation health management protocols.

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C00002224

Dr GE Hardy Dr I Tommerup Dr IJ Colquhoun Dr B Shearer Dr PA O'Brien

2000: $100,000.00

2001: $100,000.00

2002: $100,000.00

Administering Institution: Murdoch University

Title: Will Phytophthora cinnamomi become resistant to the fungicide phosphite? Its implications.

Summary:

The fungicide phosphite is widely used in horticulture and native plant communities to control the devastating soilborne plant pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi. Industry is concern that continuous use of the chemical will select for high phosphite resistant isolates because they have been found in untreated plant communities. This study will determine whether (i) phosphite resistance occurs in all Australian P. cinnamomi clonal lineages, (ii) long-term phosphite application increases pathogen resistance and (iii) phosphite resistance and aggressiveness are associated characters. We will develop DNA markers to track these characters changes in asexual pathogen populations and analyse their implications for disease control.

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C00002060

Prof P Vinden Dr G Torgovnikov

2000: $103,441.00

2001: $105,740.00

2002: $108,035.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Microwave Manipulation of Wood Properties

Summary:

Very intensive microwave energy is used to systematically breakdown the ultra-structure of wood, for example pit membranes between fibres, the radial tissue and tyloses in vessels. More intensive microwave energy can achieve severing bonds in the wood fibre wall with the formation of micro-checks.Selective wood modification can achieve improvements in wood permeability and stress relaxation with the potential of providing a new generation of wood processing technology.Misal technologies is working in partnership with the University to further research the commercial application of this innovation to substantially improve the competition position of the Australian forest products industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00002305

Dr G Bossinger Dr PK Ades Dr SM Read Dr J Aitken-Christie Dr HP Porada

2000: $157,674.00

2001: $161,966.00

2002: $166,251.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Molecular improvement of wood-quality in Pinus radiata

Summary:

Wood quality is of vital concern to both producers and consumers of Pinus radiata. The challenge is to elucidate the molecular basis of developmental processes affecting wood formation and control the determination of quality traits. In collaboration with SF-NSW and CHH-Forests, two of the principal producers in Australia and New Zealand, we will analyse the roles during wood formation of previously identified and novel genes, employing in vivo and in vitro expression and testing systems. We will also search in gene resource populations for natural molecular variants of these genes to identify useful alleles associated with desirable wood characteristics.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00002376

Dr CD Grant Dr JA Duggin Mr R Browning

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New England

Title: Investigation of rehabilitation strategies, successional pathways and end point criteria following manganese mining on Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory

Summary:

Groote Eylandt Mining Company has been rehabilitating manganese mines in the Gulf of Carpentaria for 27 years. The aim of this project is to assess various rehabilitation techniques and determine the best management strategies to employ to acheive identified successional pathways and end point criteria. The project is significant because no previous study has documented the successional development of these rehabilitated areas or has involved the aboriginal land-owners in the development of end point criteria for the relinquishment of mining leases. The expected outcomes include the development of successional models, management prescriptions for long term sustainability and end point criteria.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002434

A/Prof NC Reid Mr JC Prior Dr BA Jenkins Mr D Carr

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of New England

Title: Landholder-led vegetation management and revegetation solutions to native tree decline on the North-West Plains of NSW

Summary:

Native tree decline on the North-West Plains of NSW has worsened in the past 10 years and is among the top three environmental problems identified by rural communities. This project will work with landholders to develop vegetation management and revegetation solutions to eucalypt dieback, that suit farmers' particular commercial enterprises, properties and management goals. The range of experimental solutions is likely to include fire and grazing treatments to increase the health of native vegetation remnants, understorey restoration, profitable agroforestry enterprises, and the planting of chemical spray-resistant buffer strips of trees to shield valuable remnants from intensive agriculture.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002591

Prof BL Hesketh Dr AF Neal Dr K Ivancic Mr GR Dewsnap Mr T Kirkpatrick Prof LR Brooks

2000: $36,500.00

2001: $37,356.00

2002: $38,328.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Learning, transfer and adaptable expertise in fire control

Summary:

This project aims to address controversial issues relating to the best way of optimising the use of principles, examples and errors in training for transfer and adaptive expertise in complex high risk domains such as fire fighting. Theoretically the research will address difficult issues not readily resolved in laboratory studies, while also improving the effectiveness of training in fire services. Simulations and experimentally designed training stimuli will be available for staff development purposes within fire services after the research, while the innovative theoretical ideas will be disseminated widely for use in other high risk environments.

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C00002181

Dr RE Vaillancourt Dr BM Potts Mr GE Dutkowski

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Tasmania

Title: Genetic Relationships in the Breeding Population of Eucalyptus globulus

Summary:

Tree breeding is a major means of increasing the competitiveness of Australian plantations. Because these breeding programs are just in their infancy, they do not benefit from knowledge of genetic relationship (pedigree information) among tested trees. We propose using molecular markers (microsatellites) to provide this basic information for Eucalyptus globulus. We will determine the genetic composition of open-pollinated progenies (the basis of the breeding program) and the genetic relatedness among individuals in the base population. The outcome of this project will be improvement of breeding value (genetic worth of individuals and families) estimation leading to a more effective breeding program.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002403

Dr M Hurley Dr PB McQuillan Dr DW de Little Dr GR Allen

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Tasmania

Title: Assesing Damage to Newly Establidhed Eucalyptus nitens Plantations in Tasmania by Melolonthine Beetles (Scarabbaeidae:Coleoptera): Should Browsing Mammals Get All the Blame?

Summary:

In Tasmania, newly planted Eucalyptus nitens seedlings are highly vulnerable to extensive damage by herbivores. This damage is attributed to mammalian herbivores, resulting in widespread use of the controversial pesticide, sodium monofluoracetate ("Compound 1080"). We now know that extensive damage is also caused by Melolonthine beetles. Following planting, the adults burrow in around the roots of the seedlings to lay eggs, emerging to feed on the leaves, while larvae may also feed on the roots. To greatly improve the sustainability of Tasmania's' expanding eucalypt plantations we need to know many different species there are, exactly how much damage they do cause and to find out what influences their pest behaviour.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002454

Dr BM Potts Mr PD Kube Mr DR Williams

2000: $49,377.00

2001: $51,192.00

2002: $53,003.00

Administering Institution: University of Tasmania

Title: Optimisation of Eucalyptus nitens Seed and Seedling Quality for Nursery Production Systems

Summary:

Eucalyptus nitens is a major species used for plantations with over 10,000 hectares planted annually in Australia alone. In plantation establishment, seedling costs are incurred early and must be discounted over a 20 year rotation. This project aims to reduce seedling costs by optimising nursery production through identification of maternal genetic, environmental and silvicultural factors which impact on seed and seedling quality. Sowing is now mechanised and uniform seed and rapid, consistent seed germination and seedling growth is essential if the percentage of seedlings surviving to reach specification standards is to be optimised.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

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3007 FISHERIES SCIENCES

C00002375

A/Prof PJ Hanna Dr SA Shepherd Mr F Glasbrenner Mr HK Gorfine

2000: $42,160.00

2001: $42,160.00

2002: $42,160.00

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Title: Use of artificial reefs to culture commercially important marine invertebrates.

Summary:

Marine farming on artificial reefs is an important economic development, particularly as Australia is a net importer of seafood. Melbourne Abalone aims to develop strategic methods for the efficient culture of abalone and other commercially important shellfish on artificial reef. This is a new concept to Australia. The research team will modify reef habitat and develop techniques ensuring high animal recruitment and low mortality, thereby achieving cost-effective production. Several postgraduates will work on different aspects, including culture of abalone species and scallops, and environmental enhancement. The project will provide increased seafood production and flow-on benefits for management of wild stocks.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00002410

Dr JT Luong-Van Mr S Evans Mr PJ Pender Dr RC Willan Mrs SM Renaud Mr R Mohan

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Northern Territory University

Title: Research into the breeding and farming techniques of the edible tropical Blacklip Oyster Saccostrea echinata at Borroloola, Northern Territory

Summary:

The project aims to investigate the breeding season, setting behaviour, and growth of the locally occurring and edible Blacklip Oyster, Saccostrea echinata, information which is essential to developing a local aquaculture industry. Studies of the breeding season are necessary to determine the spat collection time. Information on setting behaviour and growth will determine the best culture method(s) for the oyster. This project aims to provide the Mabunji Resource Centre and traditional owners of the Sir Edward Pellew Islands (southern Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory) with a sustainable new aqauculture industry which can produce protein for local consumption and export, and provides needed local training and employment.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10027029

Ms KA Fritsches Dr JN Marshall Prof JD Pettigrew Dr GP Julian

2000: $65,040.00

2001: $65,000.00

2002: $65,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Vision in Billfish in Relation to Fishing

Summary:

This is a collaborative project between visual scientists and the game fishing industry. The aim of the proposal is the first complete description of the visual abilities of billfish. Areas of interest include colour vision, acuity and sensitivity of the billfish eye and behaviour of the fish in relation to prey characteristics. In addition sophisticated under water cameras and light measuring equipment will be used to monitor interactions between the game fish and prey/lure at the time of strike. Quite apart from raising understanding for these much admired creatures this study will enable refinement of lures used and the method of capture and stimulate interest in game fishing activities.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

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C10027051

Dr GM Renshaw A/Prof DR Fielder Dr AA Girjes

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: The effect of fluctuations in temperature and dissolved oxygen levels on the growth of juvenile salmon.

Summary:

SALTAS produces 3.4 million Atlantic salmon smolt/year. The temperature in outdoor tanks during summer approaches lethal levels, which appears to result in an impaired growth rate of post-smolt juveniles. The projects will identify the mechanisms underlying growth impairment by: i) determining dissolved oxygen levels required by fish at high temperature; ii) screening heat-exposed juveniles for evidence of brain damage or damage to other organs controlling growth; iii) measuring levels of heat shock protein, stress proteins and protein synthesis at high versus optimum temperatures. The outcome will enable a specific intervention program to be developed to target the source of the problem.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002479

Dr IH Williams Dr GB Maguire Dr BD Glencross

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Western Australia

Title: Development of diets for farmed pink snapper, from Western Australian sourced ingredients

Summary:

This project is for an APAI scholarship to develop feeds for carnivorous marine fin-fish that incorporate maximal levels of locally available terrestrial protein meals, so that the limited global marine resources of fishmeal are conserved. Substantial economic gains are also anticipated if locally derived alternatives to fishmeals can be identified and included in commercial gredients will be selected and combined to achieve greatest value and highest digestibility and efficiency of utilisation. The suitability of local protein meals will be compared with the current Australian snapper reference diet for fin-fish growth performance, nutrient retention and nutrient release in effluent. Nitrogen and phosphorus budgets will be determined for juvenile pink snapper growing on these diets. The functional roles of important aspects of the digestive physiology of these animals will also be examined as a means of developing a better understanding of the nutritional physiology of these fish as a base for fomulating high-efficiency diets.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002564

Dr B Knott Prof J Imberger Prof MJ McGregor Dr JL Delaney

2000: $42,160.00

2001: $42,160.00

2002: $42,160.00

Administering Institution: The University of Western Australia

Title: Research Programme in to Western Australian Salt Lake Biota

Summary:

. Facilitate and coordinate research and development of saline lake organisms. Identify the saline water resource of the Wheatbelt of Western Australia. Determine the biodiversity of its salt lakes. Identify salt lake biota with commercial potential. Develop solar pond technology. Develop an understanding for viable economic use of these resourcesConsequently, unproductive agricultural land in the Wheatbelt will be converted into a significant resource. The spatial biodiversity of salt lake biota will be established to facilitate identification of their market opportunities.The immediate outcome will be development of new food sources used in aquaculture.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00002538

Dr C Gardner Dr H Heijnis Mr AK Morison A/Prof M Haddon

2000: $41,425.00

2001:

2002:

Administering Institution: University of Tasmania

Title: Ageing Giant Crabs by two Novel Techniques - Radioisotope Ratios and Lipofuscin Fraction

Summary:

Giant crabs are the basis of a high value fishery across southern Australia ($6 million /annum dock-side). The fishery developed recently and current management of the resource is primarily in response to anecdotal information. This project aims to provide a more secure basis for management by providing a model of growth - the driving parameter of most fisheries modelling (eg for size limits). The inter-moult duration of large giant crabs appears to be exceptional among crustaceans (>12 years ? ) so traditional techniques, such as tagging, are of limited value. This project will attempt to apply two recently developed techniques, radiometric-ageing and lipofuscin-fraction to determine age. Neither technique has been applied in fisheries modelling; the apparently long life span of giant crabs makes them eminently suitable for this pioneering work.

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3008 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

C00001983

Dr RG Harcourt Dr PJ Corkeron

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Macquarie University

Title: Management of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Port Stephens, NSW: distribution, feeding ecology and impacts of ecotourism

Summary:

We will use an Adaptive Environment Assessment and Management process, in conjunction with measurements of feeding ecology, population status and tour-boat interactions, to develop a management strategy for the bottlenose dolphin population of Port Stephens, NSW. In collaboration with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, and the Dolphin Watch Association of Port Stephens the student will manipulate tour-boat movements and so experimentally test methods of ameliorating impacts on wild dolphins. Simultaneously, they will conduct an intensive study of their ecology. The ecological data allied with the experimental process will be used to develop a predictive model of human impacts on wildlife for general use in ecotourism management.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001940

A/Prof N Harvey

2000: $38,000.00

2001: $39,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Adelaide

Title: METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES FOR INTEGRATING COASTAL AND MARINE MANAGEMENT IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

Summary:

This project aims to develop practical and scientifically sound methods for integrating the management of South Australian coastal and marine resources. The project is particularly significant because of the international push for integration of coastal and marine management. The Australian Government has also stressed the importance of integrating its Coastal Policy (1995) with its recently released Oceans Policy (1998). South Australian coastal legislation (1972) is in urgent need of review at a time when pressure on marine resources, is at its greatest. The project will produce innovative methods for integration which will be useful for adoption by other states.

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C00002440

A/Prof A Taji A/Prof N Prakash Dr CL Gross Mr NI Rigby

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New England

Title: Why is Hakea pulvinifera at the brink of extinction? Strategies for conservation through in vitro and ex situ breeding techniques.

Summary:

Hakea pulvinifera is an endangered Australian plant known to exist in one small population at Keepit Dam, NSW. Plants produce flowers, but, through lack of pollen production or viability, or homomorphic incompatibility, does not set seeds, resulting in failure of sexual reproduction in this species. This project attempts to recover this plant from the brink of extinction through in vitro breeding techniques. The outcomes of this project are the identification of genetic variation and inbreeding in the population, increase genetic diversity by exploiting the concept of somaclonal variation and development of effective methods for propagation of this plant.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002510

Dr MJ Mahony Mr FL Lemckert

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Newcastle

Title: Effects of forest management practices on stream from communities

Summary:

This project will involve an ecological study of stream frog communities in forest habitats, and is jointly sponsored by the University of Newcastle and State Forests of New South Wales. The focus of the work will be to determine the ways in which stream amphibian communities use the forest habitat, and how existing forestry management practices (e.g., size of riparian buffer strips; placement of roads) can be modified in a cost-effective way that will minimise the impact of logging. The work is of direct scientific interest, conservation relevance, and commercial value.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002489

Dr RJ Jones A/Prof O Hoegh-Guldberg Mr D Haynes Mr KR Anthony Mr RW Berkelmans Dr J Oliver Mr JE Brodie Mrs AM Hesse Dr GE Batley

2000: $90,000.00

2001: $80,000.00

2002: $70,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: The development of Pulse Amplitude Modulated (PAM)chlorophyll fluorometry as a management tool for non-intrusive sublethal stress assessment in corals of the Great Barrier Reef

Summary:

Effective monitoring is essential to the management of marine ecosystems. This project will develop a new technology (Pulse Amplitude Modulated Fluorometry) for monitoring the health of reef-building corals and other symbiotic invertebrates. These organisms are central to the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Research done by the proponents has established that changes to water quality and elevated temperature can be detected by using this rapid and non-invasive field technique. The key output of this project will the groundwork (and protocol) for routine use of this technique in the subchronic monitoring of large tropical ecosystems like the Great barrier Reef.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

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C00002612

Dr G Birch Mr D Gie Mr E Long Dr G Batley Dr M Byrne

2000: $51,080.00

2001: $61,080.00

2002: $51,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Testing the basis underpinning the proposed ANZECC sediment quality guidelines for estuarine and marine environments for Australia.

Summary:

Although Australia has a low mean population density, it has some of the most contaminated coastal areas in the world. The ability of legislators and custodians to manage these sensitive and highly stressed environments is being severely hampered by the lack of knowledge on which to base sediment quality guidelines. It is thus intended to adopt guidelines from overseas without validation for Australian conditions. It is in the national interest to undertake scientifically and statistically defensible research to test the basis underpinning toxicity criteria in estuarine and marine sediments under Australian conditions to avoid costly commercial and legal misinterpretation.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10010008

Prof MO Diesendorf Mr S van Rood Dr P Brotherton Mr G Milne

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Technology, Sydney

Title: Development of energy and greenhouse response scenarios for Australia

Summary:

Under the Kyoto Protocol, Australia is currently the only heavy fossil-fuel user that is allowed to increase its greenhouse gas emissions to 2010. Future international protocols are likely to require Australia to reduce emissions substantially. Currently there is little research on emission reduction scenarios for Australia. Therefore, the aim of this project is to develop energy demand and supply scenarios over 2000-2030 that are technologically and economically feasible, while substantially reducing Australia's emissions. The project will identify impacts of various scenarios and social, political and economic instruments for achieving greenhouse reduction scenarios.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001909

Prof RJ Morrison Dr RJ West Mr G Clarke

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Management of macrophytes in an urbanised coastal lagoon - impacts on flora, fauna and nutrient dynamics.

Summary:

To provide information concerning nutrient and impacts of lake management activities aquatic flora and fauna of Lake Illawarra, a major NSW coastal lake. The lake is one of at least 27 intermittently open estuaries in the south coast NSW and suffers high nutrient loads from a largely urbanised and cleared catchment. Lake resources are significantly impacted by excessive algal blooms and local and State government agencies commit significant expenditure on management without adequate knowledge of processes. The expected outcome is a better scientific basis for lake management practices that can be applied to other lakes in the region.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3009 LAND, PARKS AND AGRICULTURE MANAGEMENT

C00001825

Mr PS Valentine Dr DS Gillieson Mr EA Holland

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: James Cook University

Title: Developing effective environmental and social indicators for Visitor Impact Management (VIM) at Jenolan Caves, NSW

Summary:

The managment of visitor impact is a major concern of national and international land management authorities and it is important that the toools used are appropriate for particular environments. This project will develop and test a set of potential social and environmental monitoring indicators to determine cost-effectiveness and sensitivity to environmental processes. The outcomes will establish a benchmark for Visitor Impact Management in tourist cave sites. When refined, the approach will serve as a model for the implementation of sustainable nature-based tourism in many other cave and karst areas of Australasia.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002498

A/Prof RJ Coventry

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: James Cook University

Title: Sustaining agricultural production in the humid tropics: improved fertiliser use efficiency and reduced environmental impacts

Summary:

This project aims to support an APA(I) scholar who will identify and quantify the interactive roles of silicate-based soil amendments and conventional fertilisers in growing sugarcane in the strongly weathered acidic soils of the humid tropics. The research results will lead to the development of farming systems that will improve fertiliser use efficiency and will decrease the potential for leaching of plant nutrients into sensitive riverine and marine environments. The major outcomes will be improved sugarcane growth, diminished use of high-cost imported fertilisers, reduced eutrophication of tropical wetlands, and growth in markets for a rural manufacturing industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10027014

Ms LN Horneman A/Prof RJ Beeton Ms CA Melzer Mr V Bushing Mr M Hockings

2000: $49,377.00

2001: $51,192.00

2002: $53,003.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: The Development of a Standardised Methodology for Improving the Management of Visitors to Natural Areas

Summary:

This project arose from the need identified by the two industry partners (Queensland National Parks Service and the Department of Natural Resources) to improve the way in which planning and management for recreation is carried out in natural areas. Although numerous small visitor management studies have been undertaken to better understand visitors to natural areas, an inherent weakness with such small scale projects is the methods used are ad hoc and therefore provide unreliable and inconsistent information for proper planning and management. The aims of this project are 1) to develop, test and validate a standardised methodology for collecting information about the different types of visitors to natural areas, and 2) to demonstrate how a wider understanding of visitor attributes can contribute to more sophisticated and effective planning and management. The expected outcomes are a properly tested, validated and standardised methodology for collecting and analysing information on the different types of people who visit natural areas, an operational manual, a local, regional, state data base, and a planning framework which will allow visitor experiences to be matched with visitor expectations without compromising the conservation objectives and values of natural areas.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

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3102 BUILDING

C10024202

A/Prof K Hampson Prof DH Walker Prof A Sidwell Dr R Sharpe Dr SN Tucker Mr WJ Murphy

2000: $55,000.00

2001: $55,000.00

2002: $55,000.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Skill Development For Innovative Procurement Environments In Construction

Summary:

Construction impacts on all Australians, but inefficiencies prevent it from achieving full potential. A process of reform is emerging to ensure construction contracts focus on project value-adding relationships rather than traditional adversarial and legalistic approaches. The Federal Government has now committed to experimenting with strategic alliance contracts in constructing the National Museum. This significant project will act as a test bed for this research. Alliancing offers potential benefits, but the industry needs new skills to complement the new relationship environment. This project will identify skills for more effective participation in sophisticated procurement environments and assist industry and government prepare the Australian workforce for the future.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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3202 IMMUNOLOGY

C00002057

Dr RA Gibson Prof KD Forsyth Dr JS Hawkes Prof AJ Sinclair

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The Flinders University of South Australia

Title: The effect of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and conjugated-linoleic acid (CLA) on markers of immunity in virus infected respiratory epithelial cells

Summary:

Can changing the dietary intake of vegetable oils help reduce infection? The aim of this study is to examine the effects that dietary vegetable oils may have on respiratory infections. By altering the ratios of certain fats we may be able to minimise the effects of some diseases including influenza and respiratory syncytial virus. This research will be valuable for the establishment of guidelines for new formulations of vegetable oils that will maximise the health benefits of essential fats in the Australian diet.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001955

Dr LE Brown Dr G Deliyannis Dr R Strugnell Mr MK McNamara Dr M Pearse

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Potential of intranasally-delivered ISCOMsTM to elicit CTL-mediated clearance of influenza virus

Summary:

This collaboration between CSL Ltd and the University of Melbourne aims to investigate the breadth and mechanistic basis of protection provided by intranasally-delivered ISCOMtm vaccines against influenza. Vaccines delivered by the mucosal route are thought to induce a more appropriate response and be better accepted. Induction by these vaccines of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) for clearance of virus-infected cells will be particularly investigated. The project will provide training in the area of both basic immunology and strategic vaccine research. These studies in mice will establish the feasability of developing intransal vaccines against influenza and other diseases for use in man.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002393

Dr TK Mukkur Mr R Watson Dr RA Barrow

2000: $30,000.00

2001: $30,000.00

2002: $32,000.00

Administering Institution: University of Southern Queensland

Title: Immune System Herbs: Isolation and Biological Characterisation of Immunostimulatory Components

Summary:

Some western, Chinese or Indian herbs are used for prevention of infectious diseases, due to their property of enhancement of the host's immune function. However standardisation of such herbal preparations has been problematic because components responsible for immunostimulation have neither been isolated in a pure form nor biologically characterised. Hence the goal of this project: to isolate and characterise immunostimulatory properties of purified herbal components, the ultimate aim being the development of quality assurance standards. This study will also identify bioactive molecules capable of stimulating cell-mediated immunity, the major defence mechanism against intracellular infectious diseases of humans and livestock

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00001885

Dr MR Wilson Dr J Chin Dr R Campbell Dr G Eamens

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Increasing animal health and disease resilience with the use of Probiotics as an alternative to in-feed growth promotants (antibiotics).

Summary:

It is the primary objective of this proposal to examine the feasibility of using natural, friendly gut bacteria (probiotics) in the diet to maintain animal health and to increase resilience against disease. Such a strategy if proven to be efficacious, will minimise and even eliminate the use of in-feed antibiotics as growth promotants. research will be directed towards (1) establishment of experimental criteria for characterising the probiotic activity of basteria for use in swine; (2) Assessment of immune responses elicited by probiotic bacteria in laboratory animals; (3) Evaluation of the capacity of probiotic bacteria to reduce enteric disease in laboratory animal models; (4) Optimisation of delivery schedules to pigs to reduce enteric disease after experimental challenge; (5) Efficacy assessment of selected probiotics in commercial piggeries.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3203 MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND CLINICAL CHEMISTRY

C00002688

Dr LB Astheimer Prof PR Howe Dr BM Meyer Dr W Price

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Smart Foods for an aging populations

Summary:

Our aim is to develop new foods containing certain combinations o fnutrients, viz.soy phytoestrogens and omega-3 fatty acids, which can convey specific health benefits to consumers. The proposed PhD project will extend preliminary research on ehich the popular combination of soy and linseed in foods is being evaluated with respect to its potential to improve cardiovascular health and inflammatory diseases. This project will compare the use of fish oil with linseed as the source of the omega-3 fatty acids, and will determine optimal levels of these oils and phytoestrogens to be incorporated in specific food products in orderr to achieve maximum bioavailability and improvement of selected dcardiovascular risk factors and inflammatory discomfort.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3204 MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY

C00002173

A/Prof SM Kirov Prof RM Robins-Browne Dr C Baleriola-Lucas

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Tasmania

Title: Bacterial Detection in Blood Components

Summary:

The risk of bacterial sepsis associated with blood transfusion whilst remote, is always present. Most septic events, however, could be prevented if blood components were routinely screened prior to issue, as is the case for potential transfusion-transmitted viruses. The current proposal seeks to develop a rapid method for detecting bacterial contamination of blood components based on the identification of bacterial cell wall components. In principle, contaminating organisms will be captured by antibiotic probes specific for either gram-positive or gram-negative bacteria. This reaction will ultimately be linked to an appropriate detection system such as micro-fluorimetry, biosensors or intelligent polymers. Such screening test will be simple, cost effective, reliable and adaptable, so that it could be used by Blood Banks to screen products prior to issue, by Hospital Blood Services prior to transfusion and will also be of use in a number of other areas where rapid detection of bacterial contamination is required.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3205 PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

C10027108

A/Prof BN Noller Mr JC Ng Dr PF Imray Mr NA Currey Dr JJ Zhou Mr ML Dreyer Ms JA Rossiter Prof LC Bell Prof MR Moore Dr PL Eaglen

2000: $90,000.00

2001: $50,000.00

2002: $45,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Development of a risk assessment tool to minimise the impact of arsenic and lead toxicity from mine tailings

Summary:

Research based on animal uptake from mine tailings is required to quantify comparative bioavailability of arsenic and lead to provide data for mine rehabilitation design during the planning stage. Such data also provides risk assessment in humans. The optimum balance is minimum environmental effects from the rehabilitated mine structure versus minimised cost through planning prior to project commencement. The significant cost of mining ore bodies, particularly by modern open cut methods, is removal of rock and soil.The research on animal toxicity testings will provide a tool to more accurately detail mine rehabilitation.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002487

Prof RL Nation Dr J Ryan Dr AM Evans

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: Use of physiochemical properties to predict the extent of intestinal absorption of potential new drugs in humans

Summary:

Drug discovery and development is a high risk, time-consuming and expensive process. The overall aim of this project is to develop a model that will use the relevant physiochemical properties (eg. lipid solubility, molecular size) of potential new drugs to predict the extent of intestinal absorption in humans. The project is significant because, if successful, the model will provide a way to determine early in the drug discovery process the best candidate drug to take forward into resource intensive drug development activities. This in turn will increase the competitiveness of the Australian pharmaceutical industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3206 MEDICAL PHYSIOLOGY

C00001835

A/Prof RB Frost Dr WR Walsh Dr B Ben Nissan Dr R Sekel

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: A theoretical and experimental investigation of stress distribution and remodelling of a femur implanted with a MARGRON hip prosthesis

Summary:

The MARGROM hip prosthesis, designed by two of the applicant partners (Portland Square Pty Ltd and Frost) is a departure from traditional prostheses. Its straight, circular-section stem permits rapid femur preparation by reaming and tapping and will afford a better fit and a more favourable residual stress in the femur. Clinical trials are very encouraging with excellent bony remodelling based on DEXA studies. This investigation will study the load transfer between prosthesis and host bone. It will also provide insight into the likely long term remodelling and residual stress state of the bone.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3209 OPTOMETRY

C10024004

Adj/Prof B Brown Mr SW Fisher Dr KL Schmid

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Space perception and progressive lenses

Summary:

Progressive addition spectacle lenses produce visual distortion in the lens periphery, because of their graded power change from the distance to the reading portion. The aim of this project is to examine perceptual thresholds and limits for various types of distortion; no data currently exists in this area. The project will lead to improved progressive lens design and the PhD candidate working on the project will gain skills that will be invaluable to Australia's ophthalmic lens industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10024123

A/Prof JM Wood Prof RJ Troutbeck Mr K Jones Mr MJ King

2000: $48,912.00

2001: $51,036.00

2002: $62,052.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Age, visibility and road safety under daytime and night-time conditions

Summary:

Older drivers have fatal crash rates comparable to, or higher than, young drivers, and are usually at fault in fatal crashes. A major contributor to their crash risk is deteriorating vision, which exacerbates age-related limitations on judgement, decision making and other cognitive skills. This project will use innovative driving measurement techniques to identify the visibility problems that older drivers have within the road system and develop modifications to the road environment which act to increase visibility and hence road safety for older drivers. These changes will be implemented into national road environment standards and other older driver safety programs nationally.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C00002390

Prof NA McBrien Dr JS Wolffsohn Mr MJ Kris Mr TR Fricke

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: The effect of long term wear of progressive multi-focal lenses on the ocular motor function of children

Summary:

Aim: An exciting new treatment option using progressive multi-focal lenses for the control of myopia development in children has recently entered wide scale clinical trials. SOLA is an Australian company that is one of only two companies worldwide to manufacture a progressive lens specifically for this purpose and has a leading market share. The aim of the present study is to determine if there is any deleterious effect of progressive lenses on ocular accommodation development in children wearing the lenses to control myopia. Significance and Outcomes: The market potential for this new use of progressive lenses is substantial. It is important that any potential adverse effect is analysed and if necessary addressed. This would help promote the safety and value of this new strategy for myopia control marketed by a leading Australian Company.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3211 NURSING

C00002107

A/Prof AF Street Prof S Duckett Ms HM Keleher Ms LM Seigloff Dr JC Blackford Ms K Riley

2000: $40,000.00

2001: $40,000.00

2002: $40,000.00

Administering Institution: La Trobe University

Title: Achieving better rural health outcomes through rural nursing.

Summary:

This project will be conducted between staff in nursing and public health from La Trobe University and four rural health services with the Rural Health Services Unit, Department of Human Services. This study analyses the current rural nursing practice models of the industry partners and works collaboratively with them to identify strategies to support recruitment, retention and sustainability of a nursing workforce able to meet community health needs. Quantative and qualitative strategies will be used to develop a set of comprehensive industry case studies and casemix measures used for a comparative cost analysis of rural nursing services for policy and planning.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001823

Prof JM Parker Dr LJ Johnston

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: The role of the nurse in the development of evidence-based clinical pathways: the impact of interdisciplinary collaboration on health care.

Summary:

The interprofessional development of evidence based clinical paths has the potential to improve the understanding of the roles of other disciplines, promote teamwork in patient care, and result in improved patient outcomes. The aim of this project is to investigate the role of the nurse in the development, implementation and evaluation of such clinical paths and the impact of interdisciplinary collaboration on health care. The results of this study will directly impact on the future recognition of clinical nurse's contribution to the development of the evidential base of clinical paths and the quality and efficiency of health care.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002003

Dr BM Happell Prof D Simmons

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: The role of the psychiatric nurse in enhancing consumer and carer satisfaction with mental health services.

Summary:

This study will examine the barriers that exist to the involvement of consumer and carers in the delivery of mental health care within the Goulburn Valley Area Mental Health Service. The primary focus will be on the manner in which psychiatric nurses can facilitate effective consumer and carer participation. The findings will be of paramount importance for the implementation of Commonwealth and State Government Mental Health Policy. This collaborative research project will enable the identification of existing barriers and provide the basis for the development of a training package with the aim of promoting consumer and carer participation in the delivery of mental health services.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002482

Prof J Cheek Ms A Ballantyne Ms MP Klecko

2000: $30,000.00

2001: $28,741.00

2002:

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: Ensuring Excellence: An investigation of the issues that impact on the registered nurse providing residential care for older Australians

Summary:

The role of the registered nurse in the residential aged care settings is problematic, yet is identified as a key factor in ensuring excellence in care provision to this group of older Australians. Adopting a multifaceted approach this qualitative study aims to identify and describe issues impacting on these registered nurses. Building on this data the study will develop strategies addressing the identified issues. From this, recommendations to facilitate best practice with respect to registered nurses in residential aged care at the individual, organisational and policy levels will result.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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3212 PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

C00001843

A/Prof RW Simpson A/Prof GM Williams Dr L Thalib Dr LS Denison Mr GG Morgan Ms AL Hinwood Dr GR Neville

2000: $55,000.00

2001: $55,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: The assessment of the impact of air pollution on daily mortality and morbidity in Australian cities using a protocol based on international benchmarking

Summary:

The National Environment Protection Council (NEPC) has recently set national air quality health standards based primarily on overseas epidemiological studies; there were few Australian studies. For all studies, questions remain regarding the robustness of the statistical techniques, the control for confounding effects, the significance of the impacts, and the general applicability of these studies. This project will develop a research protocol, using international benchmarking with USA and European groups, to address these issues in estimating the associations between air pollution and daily mortality and morbidity in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. The NEPC review of air quality standards in 2005 can then be conducted primarily on Australian results.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C10024203

A/Prof DE Stewart Ms SM Dwyer Dr BM Newman

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Health Services, Community Development and Health Outcomes: An Evaluation of Queensland School-Based Health Nurses in the Health Promoting Schools Program

Summary:

This collaborative project will identify and measure the impact of the introduction of 100 school-based health nurses into Queensland schools and to compare them with non-intervention schools. In collaboration with Queensland Health (the IP), the project will evaluate, from the perspective of the school health nurse, the school and community, the extent to which this initiative has achieved its goals. The project is significant as an evaluation of the largest single major state government initiative in school health and also in reviewing the benefit of a holistic, health promoting schools perspective to prevent ill health and improve health and well-being in the the school setting. Expected outcomes include both direct evaluation benefits to Queensland Health and also knowledge generation, research training and methodological advances.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002093

A/Prof AT Russell Dr PT Slee Dr RT Murray-Harvey Ms HL Cameron Ms JL Francis Ms SL Castell-McGregor Dr PL Baghurst

2000: $75,000.00

2001: $80,000.00

2002: $70,000.00

Administering Institution: The Flinders University of South Australia

Title: Families at risk: Strengths, Resources, Access to Services and Barriers

Summary:

Why do some families manage better than others? Many families struggling to cope with economic and social disadvantages do not use mainstream support services, and yet survive well, others do not. What separates those who function well and those who don't, and what sorts of services would best target the needs of families 'at risk'? This research focuses on families who are 'at risk', on the range of factors that impact on family outcomes, and on the families' patterns of service access and use. The results will have direct implications for both service delivery strategies and service type, and will contribute to the literature on families at risk, and early intervention strategies.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001981

Prof VA Reed Prof JS Sigafoos Dr SA Balandin Dr JM Roberts Dr P Morath Ms GM Jeltes

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: The Effectiveness of a Communication-Based Staff Training Program in Residential Settings for Adults with Developmental Disabilites

Summary:

The aim of this APA(I) project is to determine the effectiveness of using a communication-based training program with staff who work as carers in residential facilities for adults with developmental disabilities (DD). We expect that, by teaching staff to recognise and respond appropriately to subtle and idiosyncratic communicative behaviours of adults with DD, the serious and costly occurrences of problem behaviour exhibited by adults with DD will decrease, residential staff carers will perceive their jobs more positively, with a concomitant decrease in staff turnover, and there will be increased and improved social-communicative interactions between staff and residents.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002867

Dr M Dollard Prof A Winefield

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: The role of trust in the correctional work enviroinment and implications for intervention.

Summary:

The aim of the study s to develop an organisational model of trust in the correctional work environment, implement an intervention implied by the model to improve trust, and evaluate the effectiveness of the model. Significantly the study aims are congruent with the priority mental health target for adults in the workplace (National Mental Health Strategy, 1999). Expected outcomes include a high quality PhD based theoretical, applied and evaluative academic papers; a framework for conceptualising trust in the workplace; and intervention package that has been tried and evaluated; and increased levels of well-being and productivity for the industry workers.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002465

Dr MA Smith Dr NP Bolzan Ms EA Watson Dr J Perz

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Western Sydney

Title: Factors in the development and maintenance of self help and support groups for people with emotional and mental health problems

Summary:

The NSW Association for Mental Health has been sponsoring self help and support groups for people with mental health problems for many years. Research into the factors which promote mental health and reduce rates of relapse for participants will be used to inform the development of resource materials and contribute to the discipline of community psychology. A grounded theory approach will be used to enable the development of a more holistic set of support strategies for health professionals and lay people who are developing self help and support group programs for a range of people with mental health problems.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3214 HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE

C00002600

Dr PJ Treffner Mr RS Barrett Mr R White

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Perceptual and biomechanical constraints on driving performance.

Summary:

Defensive driver training has considerable potential to improve driving performance. However, little is known about the visual and biomechanical constraints on driving performance. We will identify key differences between expert and untrained drivers, quantify the effect of a driver training programme on defensive and anticipatory driving responses, and evaluate the effect of visual information and simultaneous speech on attention during driving. Results will advance understanding of the stability-based mechanisms that underlie visually guided locomotion in general, and safe driving performance in particular. We expect this research will lead to more effective driver training programmes and therefore fewer road accidents.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002400

Prof ME Morris Mr T McCarthy Prof E Chiu

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: La Trobe University

Title: Regulation of human locomotion: a study of normal, pathological and elderly gait patterns.

Summary:

The aim of this investigation is to understand more about the biomechanics and motor control of walking in adult humans, in order to contribute to knowledge about how gait is controlled. In particular, we plan to establish a data bank on the characteristics of gait in healthy unimpaired adults, healthy older people and adults with pathologies such as Huntington's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and cortical stroke. This will build upon the data that we have already collected on the biomechanics of gait in Parkinson's disease. The findings will advance basic knowledge on the role of cortical, basal ganglia, cerebellar and brainstem regions in the regulation of human walking. it will also contribute to knowledge on normal age-related changes in locomotion. The ability to walk with an upright posture is a fundamental skill that enables humans to transport themselves from one location to another whilst carrying objects and communicating. A better understanding of how it is affected by ageing and disease will enable new products and services to be developed to promote mobility, independence and quality of life in people throughout the world.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002552

Prof J Hawley Dr M McKenna Dr C Chow Dr A Hahn Dr C Gore Dr D Martin Prof A Roberts Dr D Watson Dr K Fallon Mr D Burton

2000: $60,000.00

2001: $50,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Title: The effect of adaptation to moderate altitude on metabolism and exercise performance in highly-trained individuals: investigation of a new paradigm

Summary:

Many athletes spend part of each year at moderate altitude, based on conventional scientific opinion that this enhances red blood cell production, capacity for oxygen transport and aerobic exercise performance. In preliminary studies we have accumulated evidence that strongly challenges the conventional model. Our data suggest that altitude exposURe induces skeletal muscle adaptations that enhance anaerobic, as opposed to aerobic, metabolic capacity. If this can be proven, there are enormous implications for the practical use of altitude by athletes. We propose an alliance of four universities and four industry partners to thoroughly evaluate the new paradigm.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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3301 EDUCATION STUDIES

C00002379

A/Prof RJ Gilbert Prof PH Gilbert Ms LM Martinez Mr MT Byrne

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: James Cook University

Title: Factors affecting boys' engagement with schooling at the secondary level

Summary:

Boys' engagement with schooling is significantly less positive than girls on dimensions of retention rates, subject choice, school behaviours, and extracurricular participation. These problems detract from boys' school achievement and employment prospects, and impact especially on boys from poor, rural and culturally different backgrounds. This project will examine the decision-making by which boys determine their engagement with school, including their beliefs about the labour market, and how the construction of masculinity influences their imagined futures. Interviews and survey data will provide important understandings of boys' limited engagement with school, and make contributions to educational policy and practice on these issues.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10024125

Dr C Eastwood Dr WA Patton A/Prof S Petrie

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: An investigation into the impact of School Based Police Officers in Queensland State Schools and the development of a crime prevention model.

Summary:

Early interventions can have long-term impacts on crime and other social problems. There is growing community concern with increasing juvenile crime. Services that address this issue are fragmented. Few programs have crime prevention as an explicit objective or are adequately in terms of impact on young people, their families and communities. Based on the notion of community policing, School Based Policing has emerged as a potentially effective method of juvenile crime prevention. Using a longitudinal research design with quantitative and qualitative data analysis, this project seeks to examine the impact of School Based Policing Program on crime prevention, antisocial behaviour, risk and protective factors and developmental issues. Building on the findings and in collaboration with Queensland Police, the project will develop a model for crime prevention applicable to the broader Australian community.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001868

Prof PE Griffin Mr RC Lee Mr ME Tarrant

2000: $45,074.00

2001: $46,736.00

2002: $11,580.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: An integrated approach to competency assessment.

Summary:

This project aims to develop innovative approaches to competency based assessment with particular emphasis on higher order competencies. It will address a hitherto unresolved issue. How can judgements about a person's competence be made when the judgement is based on multiple sources of evidence concerning multiple compnents of competency? It is set within the context of the Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI), a national industry body responsible for training and assessing senior personnel in emergency management from all regions of Australia and, occasionally from South East Asia.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001901

Dr JK Munro

2000: $74,947.00

2001: $60,791.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Enhancing the literacy intervention for students with reading disabilities.

Summary:

The project aims to identify the literacy learning characteristics of students who do not benefit from conventional early literacy intervention programs and to develop instructional approaches matched on the basis of these literacy learning characteristics. The project will facilitate the use of more effective teaching programs aimed at ensuring that students at risk of experiencing learning difficulties acquire effective literacy competence. By achieving this success in the early years of schooling, these students would have an increased likelihood of making ongoing academic gains and not experience the long-term social and vocational impacts related to inadequate literacy competence.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00001930

Prof PE Griffin Mr A Mak

2000: $61,911.00

2001: $58,266.00

2002: $56,266.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Improving student problem solving performance: A new approach based on mathematically modelled behaviour.

Summary:

This project sets out to develop a new mathematical model of student problem solving ability, based on item response theory, to monitor improvement in student learning and to enhance advice given to teachers. NSDC Pty Ltd will assess the students, train teachers, develop problem solving test items and disseminate materials and research findings. The project team will explore the students' knowledge and understanding of steps involved in problem solving and of the relationships between the steps. Modelling this behaviour can yield a profile of problem solving behaviour. This will develop teaching strategies to enhance problem solving skills and provide an innovative, commercial and internationally marketable product for NSDC Pty Ltd.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002058

Prof KC Stacey Mr GP Asp Mr BJ Mc Crae Dr HL Chick Mr D Leigh-Lancaster

2000: $68,860.00

2001: $77,312.00

2002: $73,766.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Informing policy change in mathematics curriculum and assessment: The challenge of computer algebra systems

Summary:

Within a few years palm-sized "supercalculators", able to perform all the routines of algebra and calculus learned at school, will become sufficiently cheap for most students to own. This poses a controversial challenge to mathematics curricula around the world and especially to Year 12 assessment procedures in Australia. Supported by four industry partners, we will take several schools through an altered syllabus and examination to investigate how the curriculum should change and establish whether (and how) Year 12 assessment could be conducted fairly. Better insights into the tension between memorising mathematical procedures versus using a machine will improve mathematics teaching.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002303

A/Prof SJ Crump Prof RW Connell Prof GV Stanley Dr K Walker Ms J Byrne

2000: $83,228.00

2001: $97,091.00

2002: $83,228.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Vocational education and equity in senior secondary schooling

Summary:

Australian education systems face difficulties in reforming their structures while maintaining full access for all social groups. This project examines vocational education a key issue for disadvantaged groups in the reform of the NSW HSC. A combination of methods - statistical research, school ethnographies and interviews with students and parents will feed rich information back to administrators and teachers making the changes, while the new curricula are actually being introduced. The project seeks both to improve the relevance of new curricula for disadvantaged groups, and to pioneer a model for linking research to policy development in education.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00002678

Prof P Cuttance

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: The development of competencies in collaboration and teamwork among primary school students through technology design projects

Summary:

One of the strongest claims made for student learning in technology-rich environments is the impact that they have on cognitive skill development through the enhancement of mediating non-cognitive skills.This study will examine the development of competencies in collaboration and teamwork, and individual cognitive skills among primary school students involved in technology design projects. Each participant in the team will take up a different role in the task of designing interactive multimedia games. The different roles include script writer, graphic artist, photographer, video/audio operator and actor.The outcomes of the research will include a much enhanced understanding of how such projects can contribute to the development of student's competencies in collaboration and teamwork, and cognitive skills, particularly in the context of heterogeneous team roles that parrallel adult work contexts.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002230

Dr J Gill Ms S Cottle Prof AG Mackinnon

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: Coeducation in the new millenium: Choices, changes and challenges

Summary:

This research will take the form of an in depth case study of three coeducational independent schools in Victoria. The focus of the study will be on the identification of ways in which these schools effectively embrace coeducation as a modus operandi. The study will involve a qualitative investigation of the participating schools in terms of inclusive curriculum practice and student social maturity. This work will identify key features of schooling experience and outcomes which emerge as a result of the coeducational school environment. Publications from the study will offer an analysis of schooling that will have broad application in the Australian context.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10010017

Dr KE Walker A/Prof L Brady Mr G Young

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Technology, Sydney

Title: The Social/Cultural Influences on Environmental Understandings of NSW School Students

Summary:

This project aims to generate much needed data on the environmental understandings of primary and secondary age students. The project will facilitate EPA, Sydney Water and DET strategic planning in relation to environmental education in schools. The outcomes will be the development of school environmental policy, resources and curriculum. Longer term benefits will include a more productive use of EPA, DET and Sydney Water resources and the development of improved products in terms of environmental programs and curriculum support. Ultimately a better environment will result.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002211

Prof H Marsh A/Prof RG Craven Dr A Williamson Ms J Jenkin Dr J Brennan Mr D Hong Mr J Penny

2000: $70,153.00

2001: $74,613.00

2002: $66,393.00

Administering Institution: University of Western Sydney

Title: Stamping out bullying in schools: Definitive analyses of a new innovative intervention's impact on self-concept, violence, aggression and victimisation

Summary:

Bullying, violence, aggression and victimisation in schools are pervasive problems with longterm psychological consequences for bullies, victims, other students and communities. Anti-bullying programs rarely capitalise on recent advances in self-concept theory nor are analysed by rigorous research. Grounded on cutting-edge research in anti-bullying, school ethos, self-concept and cognitive psychology, we develop an innovative Whole-School Anti-Bullying Intervention, and critically analyse its impact on desirable social multicohort-multioccasion experimental design and state-of-the-art quantitative and qualitative analyses, tracking both individual students and whole schools over time.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002213

Prof H Marsh A/Prof R Craven Dr A Williamson Dr AS Yeung Ms JM Dawson Ms AM Seed

2000: $56,644.00

2001: $64,124.00

2002: $61,884.00

Administering Institution: University of Western Sydney

Title: Bridging Transition to High School: A critical analysis of the Peer Support Program's impact on self-concept and desirable educational outcomes.

Summary:

Adolescence and transition to secondary school is a stressful developmental period that may lead to longterm psychological and educational problems. Peer support programs are intended to alleviate such problems and smooth the transition by enhancing self-concept as a critical goal and as a means to facilitating the attainment of other desirable outcomes. Such programs, however, typically are not developed in relation to current selfpconcept theory nor analysed with rigorous research. The present study advances theory, research and practice by critically analysing a peer support program incorporating advances in self-concept research, utilising a synergetic blend of 'state-of-the-art' quantitative and qualitative analyses.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00002223

Dr RW Perry Dr SB Dockett Mr PT Howard

2000: $31,112.00

2001: $25,837.00

2002:

Administering Institution: University of Western Sydney

Title: Transition to school: Development and evaluation of guidelines and programs for best practice

Summary:

This project extends the earlier work of the research team and industry partners in children's transition to school. Using a collaborative methodology centred on an alliance of industry stakeholders, it develops and evaluates general guidelines for such programs and uses these to establish programs which are sensitive to the geography, socio-economic status, cultural diversity and special needs of the children. The significance of this project lies in the potentially positive outcomes for young children, the nature of the collaboration supporting the project and the research methodology which recognises the involvement of children as well as parents and teachers.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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3302 CURRICULUM STUDIES

C00001963

A/Prof JR O'Toole Dr BV Burton

2000: $20,700.00

2001: $27,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Mediating Conflict through Drama: Researching the effectiveness of an innovative drama program in whole school cultural conflict management.

Summary:

Conflict in schools is a universal problem, and issues of inter-cultural conflict and bullying in secondary schools have attracted nation-wide attention. The aim of the project is to construct, implement and assess an innovative, whole - school conflict management program using educational drama in a cluster of five diverse Sydney High Schools. The significance of the project lies in the potential of this new approach to empower students to take responsibility for conflict management in schools. The expected outcome is a realistic and effective whole-school conflict management program which is self-sustaining and can be implemented in schools state - wide and nationally.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00002055

Prof MA Ebbeck Dr R Prasad Ms E Harley

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: Evaluation of Curriculum Framework 0-3 years in Centre Based Child Care in SA

Summary:

Nationally significant project to evaluate the Curriculum Framework 0-3 years for centre based child care introduced by the Department of Education, Training and Employment in SA. The project will gather data on the training processes and implementation of the Curriculum Framework in 60 child care centres in SA. In addition, the project will identify essential learnings in the 0-3 age and gather data on links between the Curriculum Framework 0-3 and the Curriculum Framework 3-5 to establish what continuity occurs.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3303 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHERS

C00002068

A/Prof JG Wyn

2000: $77,375.00

2001: $80,176.00

2002: $81,473.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: The effectiveness of student welfare professional development as a strategy for whole school student welfare, health promotion and suicide prevention

Summary:

This partnership research investigates the impact of student welfare professional development as an early-intervention health promotion and suicide prevention strategy in Catholic primary and secondary schools. Previous research has concentrated on specific, small-scale, targeted interventions and, to date, little is known about the long-term, whole-school outcomes of professional development for health promotion. This research will measure the effectiveness and sustainability of a whole-school approach to health promotion. Outcomes include the trialing of longitudinal research tools for use within whole-school approaches and evidence of the effectiveness of student welfare professional development in generating sustainable whole-school health promotion

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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3399 OTHER EDUCATION

C00002019

Dr SR Billett Dr DB Margetson

2000: $44,715.00

2001: $23,156.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Effective learning in the workplace

Summary:

Workplace learning is increasingly important for social and economic well-being. Yet the benefits of conventional workplace training approaches are limited, due largely to the extremely limited conception of learning they embody. This project aims to advance knowledge by extending interdisciplinary investigation which shows promise of a significantly more coherent, comprehensive conception of workplace learning. A resulting model of workplace learning will be tested in a major food-processing plant. Expected outcomes include improved workplace learning with consequential benefits for the Industry Partner, considerable potential for further collaborative research, and wider benefits flowing on for Australian society and industry.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00002539

Ms CA Owen Prof W Mulford Mr N Alston Dr L Suchman Prof R Westrum

2000: $29,833.00

2001: $36,430.00

2002: $37,601.00

Administering Institution: University of Tasmania

Title: Team-based and Collaborative Work in High-technology, High-intensity, High-reliability workplaces: Individual and Team Learning in the Aviation Industry

Summary:

This research will investigate the relationship between team-based & collaborative learning within & between two work contexts in aviation. The workplaces under study are undergoing significant organisational & technological change & the research will focus specifically on the impacts of those changes on forms on continuous inquiry within & between teams. The results will generate knowledge that can be used by partner organisations to enhance air safety & efficiency. The knowledge generated by the project will be useful to researchers & practitioners involved in developing team-based & collaborative work practices, particularly in workplaces characterised by high-technology, high-intensity, high-reliability work.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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3402 APPLIED ECONOMICS

C00002481

Dr JC Rolfe A/Prof JW Bennett

2000: $30,022.00

2001: $40,822.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Central Queensland University

Title: Valuing the environmental impacts of off-stream storages and flood plain irrigation development in Central Queensland

Summary:

The aim of the project is to use the Choice Modelling technique to estimate generic values for a range of small scale environmental losses that may be associated with further irrigation development in Central Queensland, especially those associated with off-stream storages and floodplain management. The project is significant because the cumulative effects of such development can have significant impacts on environmental factors, but the scale of individual developments does not usually warrant an explicit consideration of the tradeoffs between project benefits and environmental losses. The expected outcomes of this project would be a generic set of values for environmental losses that can used by the Dept of Natural Resources to develop and operate floodplain management plans.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001962

Dr P Daniels Dr PE Dale Dr N Sipe

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Optimal management of Ross River virus disease based on evaluating its full socio-economic costs.

Summary:

Ross River virus (RRv) is estimated to cost Australia tens of millions of dollars each year - not only in direct health services but in less visible ways such as reduced productivity, diminished quality of life and loss of tourist trade. And the disease is on the rise, so management is urgent. We aim to design an integrated management strategy. To do this we need to know more exactly what the costs are and how they are distributed. Then we can design an appropriate mix of management options such as mosquito control, education and land-use planning. The outcome will be generally applicable to similar diseases.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002396

Prof PD Drysdale Dr CC Findlay Dr T Warren

2000: $70,632.00

2001: $70,632.00

2002: $70,632.00

Administering Institution: The Australian National University

Title: Domestic Regulation and International Trade in Services

Summary:

The implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Trade in Service requires the development of "idea" domestic regulation which achieves public interest goals by solving market failure problems without impeding international frade and investment services. While the purpose of the Article is clear, a process for its implementation has not been developed.This project will develop and illustrate a methodology for that purpose. The focus of the project is on standards and competition policy.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00002456

Dr MN Benge

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The Australian National University

Title: An analysis of Access Pricing Issues

Summary:

A critical issue for a regulator such as the ACCC which administers access pricing regulation is how to allow for capital and other costs when setting access prices. This has been an issue which has raised much interest and controversy in recent determinations by the ACCC. The aim of this project is to analyse these issues. The expected outcome would be a set of Working Papers culminating in a PhD thesis on this topic.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002131

Prof PJ Dawkins Prof J Creedy Mr D Harding Dr E Webster Dr P Summers Dr A Duncan Mr K Oliver Prof J Freebairn

2000: $96,196.00

2001: $111,712.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Unemployment: Economic Analysis and Policy Modelling

Summary:

Unemployment is Australia's major economic and social problem. The Departments of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business, and of Family and Community Services, and the Productivity Commission, are all interested in unemployment reduction. These government partners and the Melbourne Institute have identified important gaps in modelling possible policy initiatives (eg wage restraint, changing work incentives), on the level and distribution of unemployment and the government's budget. The project will involve the development of five economic models to analyse the effect of such policy initiatives. The Treasury and the Reserve Bank will also provide advice to the project.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI):

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C10027021

Prof RJ Stimson Prof JE Mangan

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Methodologies to Evaluate Economic Development Strategies and Initiatives to Transform the Ipswich Regional Economy.

Summary:

The project develops new GIS based methodologies to augment the Ipswich Economy Model to enable disaggregated sectoral analysis of the impacts of initiatives occurring under the Ipswich City Council's regional economic development strategy and its Global Info Links initiative on the economic transformation of the City. Ipswich City Council and the University of Queensland, through the UQ Ipswich Strategic Advisory Group, have commenced collaboration on a range of R&D initiatives, including one on Regional Development Strategies, this Project being the initial effort to enhance capacity to benchmark performance and measure economic transition as a result of strategic development initiatives.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002514

Prof J Lowe Prof PC Candy

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Ballarat

Title: Growth and decline: rejuvenating and sustaining regional and rural communities

Summary:

Why do some regional and rural communities thrive, whilst others decline? This study aims to develop a robust model of rural and regional community clusters and examine the scope for private and public initiatives that may influence growth. Towns and communities can be viewed as clusters or agglomerations of economic and social assets. The issue which this project addresses is how to support and upgrade economic and social clsuters and ensure significant transfer of economic benefits into community and social capital.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3404 ECONOMETRICS

C00002336

A/Prof PE Lewis Dr SP Poon Dr SL Avenell

2000: $39,000.00

2001:

2002:

Administering Institution: Murdoch University

Title: Impact of eCommerce on Skill Requirements in the Western Australian Labour Markets

Summary:

Electronic Commerce will have a dramatic impact on the industrial and occupational structure of the economy. It will alter the demand for vcarious skills in the workforce and priorities' of training providers need to adjust accordingly. The efficient allocation of resources into vocational education and training needs to reflect these changed priorities. It is also cruial if Australia is to be internationally competitive. Modelling of specific technologies to determine their impact on the skill composition of occupations and industry is the objective of this research. It is essential for strategic and efficient resource allocation by training authorities locally and nationally.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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3501 ACCOUNTING, AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY

C10010019

Prof DJ Stokes Prof S Taylor Prof PR Brown A/Prof GH Partington Mr PA Wells Mr S Walker

2000: $79,930.00

2001: $83,126.00

2002: $83,977.00

Administering Institution: University of Technology, Sydney

Title: Intangibles, valuation and dividend imputation

Summary:

How do Australian companies develop, maintain, manage and account for investments in ideas and technology (intangible assets) in an increasingly knowledge-based society? How do equity investors value these accounting disclosures? How do corporate and personal taxation affect these valuations and financing decisions particularly following the introduction of dividend imputation? This project attempts to answer these questions, and in doing so contribute to formulation of taxation, industry and competition policy and accounting regulation in Australia and internationally, contribute to better company financing and investment decisions, better training of PhD students, and enhance Australia's position at the forefront of financial advice and thought leadership.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C10010031

Ms K Bubna-Litic Prof CM Deegan Mr T Kantola Ms H Gillam

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Technology, Sydney

Title: Accounting for the Environment -- A Tool to Support Strategic Decision Making in Local Government

Summary:

This collaborative project between Hornsby Shire Council, Kogarah Municipal Council and the Institute for Sustainable Futures, will develop an appropriate accounting tool which will facilitate strategic decision-making in local government that integrates financial and environmental accounting. This will result in a more effective and competitive use of council resources. The project will also:a) integrate other sustainability initiatives such as sustainable asset management and sustainability indicators;b) form a new body of knowledge to feed into professional and industry groups both within Australia and overseas; andc) provide some guidance as to how to link sensitivities of environmental and financial data.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3502 BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

C00002348

Dr MT Wild Prof JM Burn Dr SB Stoney Mr L Quick

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Edith Cowan University

Title: An e-commerce educational and developmental model for regional small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

Summary:

This project will design, implement and evaluate an educational model to bring a wider range of regional SMEs into the global information economy. The outcomes of this project will provide a robust and adaptive Web-based educational and developmental programme for regional and rural SMEs, to understand the implications, evaluate the opportunities and profit from involvement in a sustainable regional on-line economy. Project outcomes will contribute significantly to the wider development of Australian competitiveness in the global information economy.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002274

Dr C Peterson Ms L Rolland Dr D Sisely A/Prof P Foreman

2000: $51,365.00

2001: $51,365.00

2002: $51,365.00

Administering Institution: La Trobe University

Title: Enhancing employment opportunities for older workers.

Summary:

There is recognition of the need to increase employment opportunities for older workers as the population ages. Yet there is scant knowledge about how this can occur. This project aims to investigate how employment opportunities can be enhanced for older workers aged 45 and over. This will be achieved through a demonstration project which implements and investigates innovative practices in recruitment, retention, training and retirement. The project will also examine barriers to their adoption such as age stereotypes. The outcomes will establish new Australian knowledge on older workers' employment opportunities which can be used directly by employers, researchers and policy makers.

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C10024007

Dr JF Martin Mr MJ Hudson

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Negotiation Strategies and Organisational Effectiveness

Summary:

This project investigates how negotiation concepts and strategies are used in business and management to enhance organisational effectiveness. A key outcome is to give Australian organisations a competitive edge in their international business negotiations. Using Effective Negotiation Services' (ENS) extensive international network of licensee and client organisations this research has access to a unique source of information. Since the firm was established in 1987, ENS has published training and consulting material in ten languages and conducted consulting and training assignments in over forty-six countries. ENS has one of the largest and most extensive negotiation consulting and training networks throughout the world, and is a multi-million dollar Australian export earner.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002081

Dr AP Beer

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The Flinders University of South Australia

Title: Trading for the Future: Overcoming the Barriers to Information Technology within Small Business

Summary:

What is the future of small business in Australia and how will Information Technology (IT) affect its prospects. Can small businesses compete in a globalised economy in which electronic commerce unites consumers with suppliers anywhere on the globe? This study investigates the impediments to the take up of IT amongst small retailers located along Beach Road, South Australia. It examines the social, economic and cultural hurdles to the greater use of IT within a small, relatively poor shopping precinct. It will consider the strategies needed to encourage small business people to embrace the World Wide Web and other computer-based tools.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001863

A/Prof PJ Degeling Dr RA Iedema Prof LJ White

2000: $52,520.00

2001: $56,051.00

2002: $57,930.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: A Project to Examine and Enhance Clinician Managers' Capacities as Agents of Change in Health Reform

Summary:

This collaborative project seeks to identify processes which will encourage and empower clinician managers to implement government policy initiatives on evidence-based clinical practice, quality assurance, and improved technical efficiency. The project combines the conceptual and methodological tools of organisation theory, discourse-oriented action research and clinical decision-making to clarify as well as facilitate hospital-organisational reform centring around improving the organisational efficiency and clinical effectiveness of hospitals. The research results will be disseminated to other hospitals and interested parties through workshops, a project report, medical curriculum applications and publications in relevant literatures.

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C10027003

Dr SB McKay A/Prof J Pittam Prof C Gallois

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: The role of communication networks in the Australian Cooperative Research Centre Program

Summary:

Aims & Outcomes: Develop a theoretical model incorporating the major variables impacting upon communication in CRCs; Produce a set of performance indicators to measure effective communication in CRCs; Transfer this information to CRC personnel via a practical workshop.Significance and Benefits: An understanding of the role of communication networks in CRCs will help communication professionals, researches and CRC managers in achieving the objectives set out in the CRC Program. The effectiveness of communication networks within these organisations can impact on the quality of the science produced in CRCs and how other researchers, end-users and the general community receive it. The performance indicators developed out of this project will also assist other newly established research organisations with multiple participants and/or industry input to develop better communication networks.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10027011

Dr MA Steinberg Prof JE Mangan Dr DR Warner Prof JM Najman

2000: $51,750.00

2001:

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: The Employment of Older Workers: Policies, Programs and Practices in Queensland

Summary:

As a response to the growing proportions of older Australians in the workforce, the project provides a timely and systematic study of employment issues for older workers as a foundation for policy and program planning by government, employer groups and employees. A key focus will the economic cost of current attitudes, policies and practices to the employment and retention of older workers. Components comprise a provision of a forum for awareness raising and the expression of views, the provision of sound information for the establishment of codes of practice and the generation of a clearer understanding of the issues.

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C10027017

Dr P Chattopadhyay Dr E George A/Prof A Shulman Mr JD Skinner Mr G Shakhovskoy Ms JH Matthews

2000: $45,617.00

2001: $44,261.00

2002: $44,261.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Employment flexibility and workforce diversity: Potential Sources of Organisational Effectiveness or Potential Disasters?

Summary:

Australian employers are increasing their use of flexible contingent employment practices (part-time, contract, work from home) and employing a more demographically diverse workforce. These practices are occuring without a theoretical or practical understanding of how they singularly and jointly impact on organisations over time. This research addresses this void by developing and empirically testing longitudinal models of the organisational and environmental contexts in which diversity and flexibility influence organisational effectiveness. The findings will be used to develop managerial strategies for maximising the positive aspects and minimising the negative consequences of these practices on organisation performance.

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C00002407

Prof PC Candy Prof J Lowe

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Ballarat

Title: Adoption and diffusion in internet usage by rural business

Summary:

A data network service to be established in Western Victoria by the industry partners offers a unique opporutnity to study factors facilitating or inhibiting adoption of Internet by rural bsuienss and the manner in which Internet usage affects specific business activities.Adopters will be contrasted with laggards and non-adopters on the basis of attitudes and beliefs held about the impact of Internet on business.The longitudinal nature of the project will track changes in attitudes to adoption of innovation and patterns of usage (including electronic commerce) by rural businesses.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002483

Dr AM Junor Dr C Fisher Dr JC Curtin Dr JR Wiseman Dr IG Campbell Ms B Preston

2000: $32,970.00

2001: $32,862.00

2002: $28,682.00

Administering Institution: University of Canberra

Title: Casual professionalism? Impacts of new work-time and contractual arrangements in the education industry

Summary:

Aim: To identify energing dimensions of -non-standard' employment in the education industry and their professional and socio-economic ramifications.Significance: The project will:identify emerging employment modes, contracts and hours within the industry, and their changing incidence;assess the underlying strategic choices, and their capacity to meet the short- and long-term needs of management, employees and 'clients', including individual work / life balance and career paths, and the role and development of the profession.Outcome: Options for management and union approaches to 'non-standard' employment, that will best balance the immediate and longer-term requirements of individuals, clients, the profession, and society.

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C00002077

A/Prof RM Harris A/Prof C Provis Dr RI Delbridge

2000: $57,910.00

2001: $41,380.00

2002:

Administering Institution: University of South Australia

Title: The Learning Factory: Processes and systems in Australian automotive components manufacturing

Summary:

This research will investigate links between organisational learning and performance by exploring the management of innovation, the implementation of improvements and the interface between systems, processes and technology in automotive components manufacturing. It will identify sources of knowledge available to manufacturers and explore processes by which employees, suppliers and customers contribute to, and benefit from, internal process improvements. The research will develop Australian models of best practice for the learning factory, and guidelines for implementation to be disseminated widely through the automotive industry. It will also develop a self-assessment tool for manufacturers to assess their learning processes and systems.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002350

Prof CR Perry

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Southern Queensland

Title: How medium-sized Australian manufacturing firms can develop and implement a strategy to become globally competitive in their new product development

Summary:

The aim of this PhD research project is to help Toowoomba Foundry to address the issue: How can a medium-sized Australian manufacturing firm develop and implement a strategy to become globally competitive in its new product development?The project will involve an PhD candidate working with Toowoomba Foundry's R&D and marketing staff to establish and implement a new strategy of developing globally capable, new product development processes. The candidate will study in one of Australia's largest PhD programs at the University of Queensland's Department of Marketing and use the action research methodology.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002679

Prof RJ Badham Dr M Zanko Dr P Couchman Mr P Vaughton Dr J Caples Prof IP McLoughlin

2000: $55,794.00

2001: $57,887.00

2002: $59,978.00

Administering Institution: University of Wollongong

Title: Evaluation for Learning: A Review of a Corporate Leadership Program

Summary:

The aim of this project is to rpvodie a retrospective analysis and evaluation of a corporate organisational development (leadership) initiative. The project draws on recent evaluation methods to develop and apply an evaluation for learning methodology incorporating the views of, and producing results that are meaningful for, those being evaluated. The project will produce relevant information on program outcomes, collaboratively developed recommendations for program modification or development, a demontrated model for improved program evaluation in industry, and a major documented analysis of the effectiveness and value of organisational development as a method for strategic human resource development in industry

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3503 BANKING, FINANCE AND INVESTMENT

C00001858

Prof TM Smith Prof JR O'Brien Prof FD Foster Mr L Lee Ms S Reid

2000: $85,217.00

2001: $86,108.00

2002: $87,012.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: An integrated analysis of market structure: information flows, volume and price volatility

Summary:

This study provides an integrated analysis of market design and price formation through theoretical innovation, experimental testing, and econometric analysis of Australian market data. It addresses the choice of market structure (call versus continuous markets) in settings with differing information flows to understand how participants respond in rapidly changing market conditions. The expected outcomes are to: (i) create knowledge with respect to the joing problems of designing markets, executing trades and supplying information; and (ii) translate this knowledge into real world solutions, for the industry partners, in relation to order execution strategies, information provision and prediction of market behaviour.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002674

Prof MJ Aitken Prof CR Plott A/Prof HR Outhred Dr M Briers Mr JR Rappell Mr K Nolles Dr L Gangadharan Mr CG Hooper

2000: $109,583.00

2001: $109,583.00

2002: $109,583.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Market-based Emission Control Mechanisms: Insights from Experimental Economics

Summary:

Environmental concerns have sparked a global interest in the development of market based mechanisms for the control of pollution. The Kyoto Protocol's agreement to limit Australia's CO2 emissions to 108% of 1990 levels raises particular concern for our economy - especially given our heavy reliance on fossil fuels. Employing a cross-disciplinary team involving experts in the design of financial markets, the electricity market and experimental economics the object of this research is to develop a framework for tradable permits in carbon emissions. Given the potential size and international profile of this marketplace, this research is consistent with objectives of the Australian Government which is looking to establish Australia as a regional/global financial centre with all its attendant benefits chief among which is national wealth creation.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3504 TRANSPORTATION

C00002560

Dr PJ Phibbs Prof WJ Randoph Mr J Hall

2000: $36,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Relative Accessibility in Sydney

Summary:

The project aims to develop a practical methodology for measuring accessibility in urban areas; analyse relative differences in accessibility across areas, housholds and individuals; identify groups with accessibility problems and evaluate policies for addressing them; and suggest ways to introduce accessibility planning including the use of accessibility standards.The project will produce a concrete tool for use by local and State government and the private sector. It will increase understanding of accessibility, and provide important baseline information for improving both transport and land use planning, and contribute to integrated, sustainable urban growth in our major cities.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3602 POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION

C00002370

Dr MA Muetzelfeldt Dr S Kenny

2000: $26,038.00

2001: $27,079.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Title: Good governance and responsiveness to stakeholders by Australian philanthropic grant makers.

Summary:

This project combines academic expertise and practitioner knowledge to develop and evaluate a charter of governance and responsiveness for the philanthropic sector. It develops ways of increasing grant makers' responsiveness to stakeholders, and evaluates the practicality of such responsiveness. It develops a charter reflecting the needs of Australian grant makers in the context of international practice, and evaluates its pilot use. The project will improve the capacity of the increasingly important philanthropic sector to respond to its stakeholders. It will extend academic public policy studies to include philanthropic as well as political and public sector influences.

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C10024006

A/Prof NF Ryan Dr B Head Dr KA Brown Dr RL Parker

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Central Agency Coordination of Service Delivery in the Public Sector: A case study of Queensland

Summary:

This project addresses the issue of central coordination of service delivery within the public service, by focussing on linkages within the public service and between government agencies and community organisations. It will assist the industry partner to understand the extent to which coordination of services can improve service delivery, and clarify the role of central agencies in coordinating government services. From this project, the APAI will gain experience of working with senior executives in the public service, be supervised by a team of experienced public policy academics, and gain a profound understanding of the strategic issues affecting public service organisations.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3701 SOCIOLOGY

C00002419

Prof WL Grichting Dr MC Mason

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Australian Catholic University

Title: Patterns of Secularisation in Australia

Summary:

This project aims to depict, in empirically-grounded detail, the patterns of secularisation in Australia since 1970: i.e. the removal of sectors of society and culture from the dominion of religious institutions and symbols. It focuses particularly on the case of the Catholic church.This still-continuing process impacts on the formation of personal identity today, and on the worldviews, values and attitudes of Australians-e.g. towards society and its behavioural norms, in public and private life.The expected outcome is much deeper understanding of these patterns of major socio-cultural change; highlighting new grounds of social consensus, and new adaptations of religion.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002420

Prof WL Grichting Dr MC Mason

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Australian Catholic University

Title: Multiculturalism and Religion in Australia

Summary:

This project aims to identify the social matrix that supports Australian multiculturalism, (understood as tolerant co-existance by diverse ethnic and religious groups), especially in the largest, most multi-ethnic denomination, the Catholic church.It aims to clarify the role of religion, which has both postive and negative potential: integrating society, bridging the gap to the new country, but also, in some forms, promoting ethnic prejudice and conflict.The expected outcome, significant because it will assist greater ethnic harmony, is an understanding of those post-modern variants of religion that promote tolerance. The IP will inform its planning and activities with this understanding.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002592

Dr JD Duff Prof AW Black

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Edith Cowan University

Title: Employed but needy: an analysis of the changing clientele of non-government welfare agencies

Summary:

The project will examine the effects of low wages or intermittent employment on the demand for supplementary welfare services, through a study of the changing clientele of non-government welfare agencies. The methodology, involving both a survey and in-depth interviews, will improve our understanding of the issues associated with wage-earners' need for welfare assistance in a climate of casualisation of the workforce. It is expected that the project results will help shape programs of the Industry Partner, establish a basis for anticipating the effects of labour policies in Australia, and contribute to social policy debate.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002595

Prof AW Black Prof RA Cummins Dr PJ Kaldor Mr KR Castle

2000: $57,803.00

2001: $57,803.00

2002: $57,803.00

Administering Institution: Edith Cowan University

Title: The impact of various forms of insecurity on personal well-being in the Australian population.

Summary:

This project will examine the characteristics, causes and correlates of various forms of insecurity in contemporary Australian society and will assess the extent to which insecurity impacts negatively on personal well-being. It will examine whether experiences of insecurity are subject to processes of homeostasis comparable to those found to operate in subjective well-being. It will also determine whether, and in what form, insecurity is a major factor in requests for assistance fron non-government welfare agencies. The findings will inform the provision of welfare services and provide a basis for recommendations on public policy.

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C00001968

Dr N Buys Dr E Kendall Dr TN Posner Dr W Kuipers Ms M Cox

2000: $84,962.00

2001: $84,962.00

2002: $36,481.00

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Responding to the psychological and social needs of people with stroke: Integrating theory and practice in rehabilitation.

Summary:

Current stroke rehabilitation tends to focus on the bio-medical course of the disability, responding to psychological and social needs only following crises. Although this situation is costly, little evidence exists in relation to the facilitation of positive psychological and social outcomes. The Lazarus and Folkman (1984) theory suggests that rehabilitation in this area should focus on the expansion of coping resources. However, this theory has not been applied or tested adequately. The current study aims to develop and operationalise an intervention based on theory, thus integrating rehabilitation theory and practice, and offering the potential for improved social services for people with stroke.

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C00001934

Dr L Hancock Prof B Howe Ms A McClelland Dr M Wulff Dr J Nieuwenhuysen

2000: $50,972.00

2001: $50,376.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: From welfare state to new social settlement: lifecourse, work and a reconfigured role for the State

Summary:

This project will develop a framework for rethinking the future of the welfare state in Australia. Increasing inequality and chronic unemployment suggest the postwar social settlement, based around standard employment relationships, the male breadwinner model and targeted social security, is breaking down. Examining shifts in working life, gender relations and the economy, this project will articulate principles for a new social settlement that addresses emerging points of vulnerability across the lifecourse. Involving collaboration with business (CEDA) and the community sector (Brotherhood of St Laurence), it will result in a series of roundtables, discussion papers and a final monograph which examine a range of strategic responses in principal policy areas: income security, family policy, education and housing.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001834

Mr MP Bittman Ms CM Thomson Ms T Payne

2000: $41,552.00

2001: $15,646.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Time for caring: determinants of informal care and time use data

Summary:

Currently care of disabled and elderly people depends predominantly on informal carers in the community. However, little is known about what influences the demand and supply of caregiving. The project proposes to use an untapped data source (ABS Time Use Survey) to study the determinants of the nature and intensity of informal care. It will examine how the care recipient's level of dependency, use of support services and the carer's own characteristics affect the time spent in caregiving. The project will increase the public understanding of caring, identify unmet need and provide a basis for improved targetting of support services.

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C00001970

Dr SM Shaver

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Contestability in human service delivery

Summary:

This project aims to determine the impact of making human and welfare services contestable on i) relationships between funder and provider, and ii) end service users. Empirically, the project will contribute to effectiveness, flexibility and efficiency in the organisation of human service delivery. Theoretically, the project will add to conceptual understanding of contestability in instances where competition is based on factors other than price. The project will be conducted by means of extensive literature review, a survey of third sector organizations delivering human services, and selected in-depth case studies of organizations that have experienced the process of contestability.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001996

Dr SM Shaver

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: The provision of human services: funding models and outcomes

Summary:

This project will examine the nature and role of the funding models used by government to fund community organisations to provide human services, and the linkages between these models and the outcomes of funding for funded organisations and their clients. The research will focus on the funding models used by the New South Wales Department of Community Services the case of the models, how models are used in different program areas, and how models affect outcomes in human service delivery in that state. The project has a particular concern with the differential applicability of funding models in urban and in rural and remote locations.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10010011

A/Prof JH Collins Dr S Poynting Dr G Noble Dr P Tabar Ms D Osgood Mr JP Nanlohy

2000: $80,104.00

2001: $32,958.00

2002:

Administering Institution: University of Technology, Sydney

Title: Youth, Ethnicity and Crime in Sydney

Summary:

This project investigates the complex relationships between youth, ethnicity and crime in Sydney. "Ethnic crime", particularly by youth gangs, has attracted great controversy after events in Lakemba and Bankstown in 1998. Local government organisations and ethnic community groups want to untangle the myths and the realities related to ethnic youth crime and develop appropriate and effective policy responses. This research project will consider social perceptions and media reportage of ethnic crime alongside the experience of ethnic youth. The perspectives of other community stakeholders will also be investigated. New policy initiatives will be developed.

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C00002228

Prof B Randolph Dr BH Judd Ms D Georgeou Dr E Baldry Mr MB Darcy

2000: $102,435.00

2001: $37,501.00

2002:

Administering Institution: University of Western Sydney

Title: Tackling social exclusion: Models for Building Successful Communities

Summary:

The research will assist government in New South Wales to develop new initiatives to tackle social disadvantage in urban communities, with particular reference to larger public housing estates (25% of the public rented stock in New South Wales). It will feed directly into policy development by providing benchmark indicators to monitor social exclusion, identifying good practice in area regeneration, assessing the impact of current policies on disadvantaged communities and, working closely with the Premiers' Department and the Department of Housing, developing future innovative regeneration policies. More broadly, the research will address issues of concern to public housing authorities across Australia.

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3702 SOCIAL WORK

C00002097

Dr F Ainsworth Ms SJ Ash Ms P Dixon

2000: $29,353.00

2001: $30,185.00

2002: $15,223.00

Administering Institution: Edith Cowan University

Title: Family types and the careers of foster families: Who stays and who leaves?

Summary:

This study examines foster care families to identify the influences that determine why some families continue to act as foster carers, stayers, while others, leavers, cease to do so. Underlying this study is the concept of foster family resistance and resiliency, problem solving and coping abilities. The study has national and international significance and aims to conceptually advance our understanding of the process of recruitment, assessment, selection and retention of foster carers. This outcome should enable agencies to reduce the throughput of foster carers and help to maximise the stability and continuity of care for children in foster care.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00002270

Dr EA Ozanne

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Council on the Ageing (Australia) 1951-1999: Organizational and policy responses to a changing economic and sociopolitical environment

Summary:

In period when the impact of population ageing is a significant concern for government in terms of projected outlays on health and social security, and when the future contribution of the aged to society is becoming a major issue of debate, the role of key peak bodies in the politics of an older Australia is increasingly significant. In collaboration with the industry partner, Council on the Ageing (Australia), this project proposes a detailed historical and sociopolitical analysis of the evolution of this key peak advocacy agency and its state councils, since its foundation in 1951 to International Year of Older Persons in 1999, examining its changing relationship to government, community and provider agencies in aged care. As there has been relatively limited analysis of aged interest group politics in Australia this study will make a major contribution to national and international debate on the organization of aged advocacy and provide a major opportunity for postgraduate research.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002209

Prof J Mason Mr TR Wight Dr MA Smith Ms ML Kacimaiwai

2000: $46,125.00

2001: $46,925.00

2002:

Administering Institution: University of Western Sydney

Title: A project involving members of client families in defining agency strategies for helping families function more effectively

Summary:

The research outlined in this proposal seeks to increase knowledge of how families, experiencing difficult circumstances, view family functioning and what is needed to improve the functioning of their families. Using qualitative methodology to involve significant family members - men, women and children, in contributing their views, this strengths based research will contribute knowledge for developing services which take account of the needs and strengths of different family members. Collaboration by academics and a major child welfare agency in creating strategies and an information package, will be valuable in providing directions for more effective service delivery to families nationally.

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C00002210

Prof J Mason Mr RW Urquhart Dr N Bolzan

2000: $61,185.00

2001: $61,285.00

2002: $60,385.00

Administering Institution: University of Western Sydney

Title: Developing a model of substitute care to meet the needs of individual children, through particpatory research which includes children

Summary:

The proposed qualitative research project will develop within an action research context, a holistic model of substitute care to meet needs of individual children. In collaboration with major stakeholders, a framework identifying elements for best practice will be developed from examining existing knowledge, ideologies, assumptions and stakeholder input. Crucial to the project will be the establishment of a process for children's participation in research and thereby decision making, about substitute care. Collaboration between academics and a major child welfare agency in this research has potential to contribute to improved delivery of substitute care services, locally and internationally.

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3703 ANTHROPOLOGY

C00002462

Dr RJ Henry A/Prof PM Veth Prof B Kapferer Mr BW White Mr PM Whalley Ms SW Callope

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: James Cook University

Title: The anthropology of law and customary land tenure in mid-west Queensland

Summary:

At a time when statutory processes and Courts are requiring identification and proof of the existence of traditional laws and customs, the anthropology of law in Australia is seriously under-developed. This project provides fine-grained cross-cultural research into Aboriginal Law, cultural change and the transmission/continuity of title to land. Research will be conducted amongst people of Queensland's mid-west. Languages recorded for this region include Kutchala, Jirindali, Mbara/Mtjamba. The study provides an important starting point for further collaborations between universities, Aboriginal representative organisations, and industries interested in facilitating the native title process, sponsoring reconciliation, and generating economic/social certainty for all Australians.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3704 HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

C00002509

Dr GN Curry A/Prof R Jones Mr AJ Cross Mr CJ Robinson Ms MJ Nixon Mr H Shapland

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Curtin University of Technology

Title: Economic diversification and the wildflower industry in the South West and Great Southern regions, Western Australia

Summary:

The project aims to provide a major review of the wildflower industry in the South West and Great Southern regions, WA, within the context of regional processes of economic restructuring and demographic change. The industry provides a case study of the processes of economic restructuring affecting parts of rural Australia with the relative decline in traditional forms of employment in the timber and agricultural industries. The wildflower industry has considerable theoretical and policy significance because of its role in the social and economic renewal of small rural communities. Outcomes include two major reports for the industry partners and a thesis.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001974

Dr BC Green Dr LH Chalip Dr G Cuskelly Mr M Raybould

2000: $34,014.00

2001:

2002:

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: The relationship between Volunteers' experiences and commitment at the Olympic Games: Building a model for recruiting and retaining event volunteers.

Summary:

Sport events have become a core component of the social and economic development strategy for Australian cities, regions, and states. The volunteer contribution to sport in Australia has been valued at $1.6 billion. In order to retain and improve the contribution that volunteers make, it is necessary to understand what volunteers expect and value from their volunteer work, and the ways that working on an event may affect their expectations and sense of personal benefit. This research will discover the values, expectations, and commitment processes of volunteers by studying 1000 volunteers working for the 2000 Olympic Games. The data will be used to develop a model to enhance the management and evaluation of volunteer recruitment and retention for sport events.

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C00002536

Dr DC King Mr JM Monaghan Dr SC McGinty

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: James Cook University

Title: Natural hazard vulnerability, awareness and mitigation strategies for remote and indigenous communities in Northern Australia

Summary:

Remote communities in Northern Australia regularly experience the impact of tropical cyclones and floods, but because of their smallness and remoteness must deal with the crisis with the minimum of external support. This study will improve our knowledge of how remote communities cope with cyclone and flood impact and will measure levels of awareness and preparedness, and social and community vulnerability. The study will develop a model of how predominantly indigenous communities deal with and prepare for cyclones and it will give guide the preparation of educational material and information oriented towards indigenous and remote communities.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3705 DEMOGRAPHY

C00002566

Prof GJ Hugo Ms DM Rudd

2000: $32,213.00

2001: $32,213.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Adelaide

Title: Emigration from Australia: Economic Implications

Summary:

The long term and permanent migration of people out of Australia has increased substantially in recent years. At present little is known about the scale, composition and significance of that movement. The present study seeks to fill this gap through analysis of secondary data and surveys of the individuals involved. The study seeks to analyse the economic, demographic and social characteristics of persons leaving Australia on a permanent or long-term basis, both Australian-born and overseas-born persons. The study will seek to explain this movement and establish its economic effects on Australia.

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3799 OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY

C00002318

Prof H Morphy Dr N Peterson Mr JD Kumarage Dr AF Clarke

2000: $93,352.00

2001: $95,163.00

2002: $95,163.00

Administering Institution: The Australian National University

Title: Indigenous marine tenure and resource use at Blue Mud Bay: ethnographic and archaeological perspectives

Summary:

This project will document the contemporary system of coastal and marine tenure among the Yolngu Aboriginal people of Blue Mud Bay in eastern Arnham Land and relate it to resource usage, resource management and the historical development of the regional subsistence system over the last 6000 years. Today Aboriginal people own over 80% of the foreshore of the Northern Territory yet little is known about their usage and tenure of the sea. The project will address theoretical issues relating to the relationship between practice and structure, use and ownership, trade and processes of social transformation and co-management of the sea.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00002359

Prof RW Connell Dr T Schofield Mr P Loxton Ms P Hall Ms DK Fruin Dr J Hyde Ms L Connors Ms CD Alcorso Ms S Goodwin

2000: $98,593.00

2001: $102,629.00

2002: $102,664.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Gender Equity and Public Institutions in NSW: Enhancing Democratic Participation

Summary:

This project will (a) study women's participation in public-sector decision making and its relationship to the representation of women's and men's interests, (b) explore the causes of women's limited participation in public-sector decision making, and (c) generate fresh approaches to the problem of gender and participation. The study will contribute to scholarly knowledge and understanding of the relationship between gender, public decision making and democratic participation. On this basis, it will assist policy makers to identify how and where they may intervene to increase women's participation. It should contribute substantially to developing modes of governance that will enhance the democratic character of Australian public institutions.

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Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3801 PSYCHOLOGY

C00002258

A/Prof AP THOMPSON Mr T KEOGH

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Charles Sturt University

Title: Extending our understanding and use of risk assessment in Juvenile Justice

Summary:

The NSW Department of Juvenile Justice is attempting to predict risk of re-offending by using a psychometric approach for tabulating risk factors. Such measures are sound theoretically and empirically, but little is know about their use in the field to manage risk and reduce criminal behaviour. We will: i) examine how juvenile justice officers integrate standardised risk assessment into case management, ii) develop a case management approach that integrates risk assessment with offender readiness for change. This project begins where previous risk assessment research has left off. It investigates the interface between the technology of risk assessment and the field practice involved in reducing juvenile crime.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001929

Dr PA Creed Dr PM Barrett Dr F O'Callaghan

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Peer Victimization and Depression in Adolescence

Summary:

The high incidence of depression in adolescence is a matter of grave community concern. In this project, peer victimization, which has previously been shown to cause depression, will be investigated with the aim of developing, implementing, and evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention designed to reduce the risk of ongoing victimization for vulnerable adolescents. This will be the first time such a study has focussed primarily on prevention, with adolescents who are identified as being at risk being taught a range of skills that enhance coping abilities, build resilience, and increase their ability to access appropriate support.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10024003

Dr MA Griffin Dr NL Jimmieson Dr PM Hart Dr SK Parker Dr A Neal

2000: $48,860.00

2001: $47,167.00

2002: $47,494.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Understanding organisational health: Aligning employee well-being and work group effectiveness

Summary:

Organisational health research investigates mechanisms through which interventions enhance both employee well-being (e.g., satisfaction) and organisational effectiveness (e.g., performance). Little research has addressed the link between HR interventions, employee well-being, and group effectiveness over time. The Queensland Department of Main Roads is collaborating with QUT to investiage the way in which two specific HR interventions (i.e., leadership training and participative decision making practices) can enhance both work group effectiveness and employee well-being. In addition, the Queensland Office of the Public Service is participating in the collaboration to investigate intervention strategies that can enhance organisational health across the public sector.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C10024106

Prof MC Sheehan Adj/Prof V Siskind Mr MJ King Mr BC Watson Mrs CC Schonfeld Mr JD Davey

2000: $45,235.00

2001: $50,105.00

2002: $48,945.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices as an Intervention to Reduce Drink Driving Recidivism in Australia

Summary:

Drink driving remains a major contributor to fatalities and injuries on Australian roads and solving this intractable problem is of vital importance. Policy makers have proposed that the use of breath alcohol ignition interlock devices [BAIIDs] which restrict vehicle use to drivers with a pre-set BAC is the most promising counter-measure to the problem of the hard core offender. This reserach proposes a randomised control trial of court mandated BAIIDs to determine the effectiveness of these devices in reducing drink driving by recidivist offenders. The trial will be integrated with the QUT "Under the Limit" rehabilitation program in Queensland courts and Drager the Australian manufacturer will provide the BAIIDs and the instrument maintenance support. A model for court mandated BAIIDs will be developed for use across Australia.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001945

Dr AJ Barnier Dr JL Henry Dr RA Bryant Ms SD Shaw

2000: $51,472.00

2001: $53,274.00

2002: $55,057.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: The psychological benefits of a cochlear implant: predicting and maximising successful adjustment to hearing recovery by cochlear implant recipients

Summary:

In comparison to the negative psychological effects of hearing loss, the psychological benefits of hearing recovery are poorly understood. The project aims to understand the psychological benefits of hearing recovery associated with a cochlear implant, identify the factors that predict successful adjustment to hearing recovery, and develop measures and intervention tools to assist Cochlear Limited in optimising the psychological benefits of a cochlear implant. This project will fill a gap in the scientific literature on the recovery of hearing and will generate practical commercial tools that will increase the value of a cochlear implant to hearing impaired individuals.

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C10027010

Dr SJ Hanrahan Dr CE Hartel Ms SJ Gardner Ms YE Cronin Mr C Perry

2000: $42,000.00

2001: $42,000.00

2002: $36,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Optimising Motivation and Performance in Work and Sport

Summary:

Sporting organisations want athletes to succeed. Businesses want employees to perform at their potential. Both business and sport need to make decisions about talent identification and selection. This project advances theory and practice by identifying individual differences and motivational climate factors predictive of high levels of persistence and performance. The study will extend theses findings by the development and testing of an intervention to enhance the variables identified as best predicting persistence and performance. This project will also be the first to systematically determine if the motivational processes affecting performance are the same in sport and work.

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C10027041

A/Prof DJ Terry

2000: $52,194.00

2001: $51,803.00

2002: $53,569.00

Administering Institution: The University of Queensland

Title: Employee responses to an organizational merger: An intergroup perspective

Summary:

The aim of the research is to test the utility of an intergroup model of employee responses to an organizational merger in the context of the large-scale merger between two hospitals. According to the model, ingroup favouritism and employee responses to the merger will be influenced by premerger organizational status, employees' beliefs about the characteristics of the intergroup relations in the merged organization, and the extent and type of intergroup contact. The research is important and timely, given that the goal of understanding employee responses to organizational mergers remains a considerable challenge for organizational psychologists.

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C00002000

Prof DG Laing Dr IS McGregor Mr M Ciccarelli

2000: $130,000.00

2001: $107,000.00

2002: $145,000.00

Administering Institution: University of Western Sydney

Title: Defining and applying the relationship between the molecular structure of odorants and the properties of fragrances and deodorants

Summary:

The mechanisms underlying the key properties of fragrances and deodorants, namely, suppression and enhancement of the odorous components, have not been resolved. Accordingly, product development is achieved by personnel with many years of expensive in-house training and 'educated' trial and error approaches. Recent research indicates the molecular structure of odorants is likely to play a key role in fragrance properties. Accordingly, the project aims to determine the relationship between molecular structure and the key properties of fragrances using a multidisciplinary approach involving Givaudan-Roure and the Universities of Western Sydney and Sydney, and apply this knowledge to the development of new fragrances.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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C00002670

A/Prof JM Ussher Ms K Sundquist Ms E Millen

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: University of Western Sydney

Title: Masculine sexuality and sexual behaviour: sexual communication, sexual identity, and problems or anxieties associated with sex.

Summary:

This project seeks to investigate the relationship between current representations of masculine sexuality and sexual behaviour, particularly examining how representations influence sexual communication, sexual identity, and problems/anxieties associated with sex. The project will focus on a sample of self-identified heterosexual men drawn from Greater Western Sydney. In collaboration with Family Planning NSW, the research will involve a substantial survey and a series of in-depth interviews. At a fundamental level the project will seek to improve our understanding of masculine sexuality and sexual identity, while also providing new insights into the facilitation of communication about sex and sexuality in relationships.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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3899 OTHER BEHAVIOURAL AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES

C00002205

Prof PH Hemsworth Prof GJ Coleman Dr JL Barnett Dr RG Beilharz Dr PJ Penson A/Prof JK Blackshaw Mr PJ Barber Dr RJ Holmes

2000: $25,000.00

2001: $40,000.00

2002: $40,000.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Behavioural problems and welfare of dogs in suburban backyards

Summary:

Many dogs are restricted to suburban backyards. This project will involve the collaboration of scientists and industry partners with practical and regulatoryresponsibilities in improving behaviour and welfare. The incidence ofbehavioural problems, that are indicative of maladaptation, will be quantified and together with some physiological and health indices of welfare, will be usedto assess the risks to the welfare of suburban dogs. The relationships betweenthis assessment and environmental factors (e.g. social and human contact, space and environmental stimulation) will be examined to identify those factors thatneed to be targeted to improve dog behaviour and welfare.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001995

Dr B Sherman Dr JD Thomas Mr JE Malbon Ms LG Wiseman

2000: $24,911.00

2001: $31,523.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Copyright and Artists' Contracts in a Digital Age

Summary:

Copyright law plays a pivotal role in regulating the creation and circulation of artistic objects. Despite this, there has been no detailed research on how contracts impact upon the creation and circulation of works protected by copyright in the arts industries. This lack of research has hindered reforms made in the area. This project will carry out the first socio-legal research into the way contracts impact upon the circulation of works protected by copyright in the arts and cultural industries. The project will also examine the form that these contracts ought to take in the digital environment.

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C00002414

Prof CJ Sampford Mr F Galtung Prof R Homel A/Prof NW Preston Mr HK Whitton Mr PL Rooke Dr RK Smith Dr JG Lambsdorff

2000: $82,019.00

2001: $81,109.00

2002: $97,109.00

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Development and Utilisation of Indices to Measure Corruption: Calculating and Combating Bribery.

Summary:

Transparency International's corruption perception index (CPI) is a much-cited indication as a comparative measure of corruption in 52 countries. With the development of Integrity Audit indices the project will provide a powerful suite of research tools for measuring corruption. Intensive workshops will assist the development of these tools and their use in designing and testing ethics/integrity regimes to combat corruption - not least in our region. This project will refine the CPI and add a new "bribery propensity" index (of corporative bribe givers). This project strengthens an existing collaborative relationship between TI based on NILEPA's work in institutionalising corporate and public ethics.

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C00002644

A/Prof AF Christie Mr AS Taubman

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Opportunities for harmonisation of intellectual property laws protecting biotechnology innovations in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region

Summary:

Developments in biotechnology have outpaced the process of international harmonisation of intellectual property (IP) laws. Lack of harmonisation within the APEC region is a serious impediment to the development of an export-focussed Australian biotechnology industry. Introduction of IP laws protecting biotechnology is imminent in many APEC countries. This timely project will be the first comprehensive comparative analysis of the opportunities for harmonisation of those laws. Through the involvement of the Industry Partner, the outcomes will feed into the international and regional processes for development of IP biotechnology laws, thus providing a real contribution to Australia's economic advancement.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002448

Ms J Millbank Prof DJ Harland Prof R Graycar

2000: $54,129.00

2001: $53,957.00

2002: $60,927.00

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: Third Party Guarantees

Summary:

This project will undertake research that is long overdue: a systematic study of the operation of laws dealing with guarantees and other forms of third party securities. This will be the first comprehensive empirical study of this area of law. It will be undertaken collaboratively with the NSWLRC as part of its reference on third party guarantees. The research has the potential to play a key role in informing legal reforms that will both ease the burdens on those involved in financing small business and provide for greater legal and commercial certainty (and therefore less costly litigation).

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3902 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF LAW PRACTITIONERS

C00002604

Prof CJ Sampford A/Prof NW Preston Dr PJ Bishop Prof PM Weller

2000: $69,628.00

2001: $79,136.00

2002: $88,847.00

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Ethics and Corporate Governance for Public Agencies.

Summary:

Earlier public sector ethics work by this team and the OPS has received international recognition (including OECD, World Bank). This collaboration involves a major new agency partner and significant new research directions. It will examine the means of institutionalising ethics within individual agencies (following the earlier system wide work). It will consider the insights of organisation and management theory for building ethics into public institutions. It also examines the role of professional ethicists in building ethics into this process and the interaction between different professionalisms within the public agencies (thereby fostering strategic links with the professional association of public ethicists).

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 2

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3903 JUSTICE AND LEGAL STUDIES

C00002048

Dr SJ Capsi Sable Prof MA Neave A/Prof RC Hunter

2000: $36,580.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Monash University

Title: Community-based mediation: bargaining in the shadow of the law?

Summary:

Federal Government proposals for a shift in family and child mediation away from the Family Court reflect the assumption that community-based services will reduce conflict and encourage resolution of disputes outside the legal system. Yet existing research suggests that other forms of out of court dispute resolution are typically influenced by "the shadow of the law". This project tests assumptions about community-based mediation by exploring the influence (if any) of law on entry into mediation, and the effect of the legal entitlements on mediation process and outcomes. The project's findings will provide a much-needed empirical basis for future policy development.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00001826

Dr JB Chan Ms J Bargen Dr D Dixon

2000: $51,472.00

2001: $53,274.00

2002: $55,057.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Reshaping juvenile justice: A study of the New South Wales Young Offenders Act 1997

Summary:

This project is concerned with examining the latest attempt in New South Wales to reform juvenile justice practices. The Young Offenders Act 1997 provides a framework for regulating police discretion and the innovative use of 'youth justice confencing' to mobilise families of young offenders, victims and the community to negotiate justice outcomes. The study will use a combination of statistical, case histories and interview data to analyse the implementation and outcomes of the Act. The results will help identify the strengths and weaknesses of legal regulation as a tool for reform and the conditions under which legal regulation can reshape practice.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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3904 LAW ENFORCEMENT

C00002039

Prof SR MILLER Det/Insp NB SAVIDGE Dr GM MCGRATH Det/Insp KJ MCCARTHY Prof D BILES Det/Insp TA GREEN A/Prof S SARANTAKOS Mr PV WALSH Dr EH SPENCE Dr FL PERRY

2000: $46,228.00

2001: $8,347.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Charles Sturt University

Title: NSW Police internal investigations into serious drug related offences: a quantitative and qualitative study

Summary:

This combined CSU-Internal Affairs (NSW Police Service) study offers a comprehensive, systematic description of police criminality in relation to serious drug related crime in the NSW Police Service for 1993 - 1999, and of the immediate and long term impact of internal investigations on officers investigated and their work environments. The study will generate profiles of police officers at risk, and successful internal investigators. It involves a quantitative study of all internal investigations into serious drug related crime 1993 - 1999 and an (integrated) qualitative study of 20 cases. The results will include important empirical findings, analyses and policy recommendations.

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C00002067

Prof RJ Homel Dr RK Wortley Dr DJ Brereton Prof PM Weller

2000: $60,000.00

2001: $61,769.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Defining, Measuring and Preventing Official Misconduct in Correctional Institutions

Summary:

While the behaviour of police officers has been subject to extensive scrutiny in recent years, almost nothing is known systematically about official misconduct amongst prison officers. This project aims to investigate the nature and extent of official misconduct in corrections, and to develop ongoing prevention and monitoring strategies. The study will address the involvement by corrections' staff in such behaviours as trafficking, bribery, drug and alcohol use, mistreatment of prisoners, harassment of other staff, stealing, and misuse of prison facilities. This would be the first systematic examinations of correctional misconduct in Australia, and one of the few such studies anywhere.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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C00002032

Dr SP James Dr AC Sutton Dr I Dussuyer

2000: $27,828.00

2001:

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: The criminal characteristics of apprehended drug offenders in Victoria

Summary:

In partnership with the Victorian Department of Justice, this research seeks first to establish the demographic characteristics and patterns of criminal justice involvement of apprehended drug offenders in Victoria. Second, the relationship between law enforcement activities and characteristics of people apprehended for drug offences will be examined. This research will attempt to clarify hitherto ambiguous relationships between drug offending and other forms of offending. Second, the research attempts a clarification of impacts of lawenforcement activities upon the characteristics of people processed for drug offences. Research outcomes should contribute to improved criminal justice policy and practice relating to drug offending

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00002272

Mr FH Morgan Prof RW Harding

2000: $60,132.00

2001: $94,438.00

2002: $50,619.00

Administering Institution: The University of Western Australia

Title: The spatial distribution of crime in Western Australia: Developing a nationally valid model for forecasting rural crime trends

Summary:

Crime patterns in rural and regional Australia are distinctly different from those in metropolitan areas. Reporting patterns and perceptions of crime also vary widely. This project will log these matters by way of crime-mapping, data-linking, survey methodology and analysis. Social, health, educational, economic and cultural risk factors for crime (including the 'flight from the bush')will be identified, validated across regional and metropolitan areas. A statistical model will be developed to predict small area crime trends and to facilitate placement of cost-effective local crime prevention programs.This research fits the theoretical model known as 'environmental criminology' and aims to produce practical applications and outcomes.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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3999 OTHER LAW, JUSTICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

C00002512

Prof GW Greenleaf Mr P Chung Mr AS Mowbray

2000: $56,630.00

2001: $78,529.00

2002: $27,085.00

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Automating improvements to the authority and interactivity of legislation-like instruments, to benefit government and business performance

Summary:

Three industry partners have similar problems with particular classes of legislation-like instruments (Acts and Regulations, Treaties, and Industrial Awards) vital to their organisations and its clientele. In each case the effective computerised use of these legislation-like instruments is impeded by similar problems that undermine their reliability (including change over time, and interaction with the case law which authoritatively interprets them). This research aims to provide generalised and automated interaction between classes of legal documents and information about its authority, and point-in-time legislative instruments built on that basis. Implementation on AustLII will provide immediate benefits to Australia.

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4003 CURATORIAL STUDIES

C10024104

Dr BA Piscitelli Prof CP Tayler Dr C Turner Mr R Cassels Dr GJ Potter Ms L Denoon

2000: $45,684.00

2001: $45,359.00

2002: $45,359.00

Administering Institution: Queensland University of Technology

Title: Young Children's Interactive and Informal Learning in Museums: A Joint-venture Research and Training Program

Summary:

The learning outcomes of young children visiting museums are unknown internationally. Museums infrequently offer innovative ways for children to participate and for their learning to be tracked. A collaborative museums-university team will answer fundamental questions about museum programs and children's learning styles and dispostitions. Using new technologies to study the quality of children's visits, the processes of their learning and the dynamics of partnerships, the team will produce new programs that build partnerships between families, schools and these public assets. Results should generate innovative models for the international museum arena and challenge school education to re-construct traditional views about learning.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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C00002354

Prof DC Creagh Prof C Pearson Ms JD Hughes Ms GA Morales

2000: $85,961.00

2001: $70,561.00

2002:

Administering Institution: University of Canberra

Title: Investigation of the problems associated with aboriginal bark paintings in museum custody and the development of strategies for their conservation

Summary:

Australian museums have in their custody aboriginal artefacts which have both a significant cultural heritage value and a high monetary value. Of these, the National Museum of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia have important collections of bark paintings found recently to be in need of conservation. No systematic study of techniques for conservation of this class of artefact exists. We propose to implement an integrated program of analysis and conservation on these artefacts to identify the barks, pigments and binders used by different communities for their paintings, and to develop appropriate strategies for their long-term preservation and storage.

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4099 OTHER JOURNALISM, LIBRARIANSHIP AND CURATORIAL STUDIES

C00002363

Prof AC Milner Prof MJ Finnane Mr S Ikeda Ms AE Broinowski A/Prof DJ Carter Prof J Fitzgerald Prof JM Elvin

2000: $38,845.00

2001: $40,845.00

2002: $41,845.00

Administering Institution: The Australian National University

Title: Asian Accounts of Australia: Change, Comparison, and Analysis

Summary:

The dominant Australian understanding of Asian opinion about this country has been Australia-based, and therefore one-sided. Important sources of Asian views about Australia exist in the collection of the National Library of Australia (NLA) but receive limited exposure because they are in Asian languages and scripts, accessible only by specialist researchers. This project aims to identify these sources in Chinese and Japanese, to analyse their contents, and by electronic means, to expose them more widely to scholars and the public. Tangible outcomes will include an analytic monograph, an annotated reader of translated texts, electronically accessible synopses and bibliographies, and seminars; opportunities for future research and development of collecting strategies; and improved access to data for use in policy formation by relevant government departments.

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4102 VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS

C00002681

Prof T Smith Ms T Winikoff Dr AJ Pefanis Prof JD Patrick

2000: $50,129.00

2001: $51,622.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of Sydney

Title: The Big Picture: A Planning Matrix for the Visual Arts

Summary:

The visual arts have never played a more significant role in the economic and social life of the nation yet there are indices in the industry that demonstrate negative impact such as globalisation, tax regimes, economic rationalism, technological change, and in reduced exhibition attendance, downturns in sales, training course closures. The investigators will examine the causes of the contradiction and, on the basis of empirical research and qualitative analysis, construct a matrix/framework as a coherent, big picture of the visual arts (for policy makers, administrators, professionals) and a blueprint for a unique information system for the general public.

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4202 LITERATURE STUDIES

C00002100

A/Prof PR Eggert Dr C Tiffin Dr GC Barwell

2000: $24,488.00

2001: $23,512.00

2002:

Administering Institution: The University of New South Wales

Title: Authenticated Electronic Editions Project

Summary:

The project will develop a system for archiving electronic texts, allowing for the addition of markup after publication by any number of hands simultaneously and remotely, without compromising the integrity of the original text. Using ISO standard coding systems, the documents will be transferable across the widest range of computer platforms and yet able to be encoded in the most specialist ways, without becoming either corrupted or opaque to the human reader. The sofware will be tested in the creation of an enriched version of a classic literary document of a kind impossible in physical book-format.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

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4203 CULTURAL STUDIES

C00002004

Prof TA O'Regan Prof S Cunningham Mr M Gordon-Smith Ms L Osborne Dr T Dwyer

2000: $31,801.00

2001:

2002:

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: The Cultural and Industry Impact of Local Content Regulation: The Broadcasting Services (Australian Content) Standard 1999.

Summary:

This project will be the first investigation of the wider industry and cultural impact of the new broadcasting content standard introduced in March 1999 to meet Australia's obligations under the Closer Economic Relations agreement with New Zealand. In examining the manner in which content regulations achieve their cultural objectives of maintaining a local presence and identity in television, it will make an innovative and substantial contribution to the international study of new content regulation models. The project's final report will inform the standard's required review process, and provide a context for debate on the impact of the changes.

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4301 HISTORICAL STUDIES

C00002608

Dr B Oliver Dr PB Bertola

2000: $40,000.00

2001: $40,000.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Curtin University of Technology

Title: Westrail workshops (Midland) history project

Summary:

The project will research and document the history of one of Western Australia's most important heavy industrial workplaces in order to examine aspects of Australian working life over the course of twentieth century, in order to publish preliminary papers and ultimately a major history of the Westrail Workshops at Midland. The Workshops played a major role in the development of the State, building and maintaining the railway engines and rolling stock which facilitated both metropolitan and regional development. Constructed in 1904 by the State's best known engineer, C Y O'Connor, they operated with up to 3500 workers until 1994. The project aims to collect interviews, documents and ephemera related to the Workshops and their staff, as the basis for its research.

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C00002030

Prof MJ Finnane

2000: $26,084.00

2001: $10,506.00

2002:

Administering Institution: Griffith University

Title: Mental illness, asylum and community - a history of Wolston Park Hospital, Queensland, 1865-2000

Summary:

Contemporary preference for non-institutional modes of dealing with mental illness takes place against a history of removal and institutionalisation of the mentally ill. This project investigates the history of a major psychiatric facility, Wolston Park Hospital in Brisbane. It will provide for the first time in Australia a comprehensive account of the development and changing contexts of an institution that has been the core of public provision for the mentally ill. Outcomes that will enhance 'mental health literacy' include a published history and an exhibition at the Hospital site serving community education needs, including training of health professionals and carers.

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C00002126

Dr PG Turnbull Dr J Pearce Mr P Gatenby Mr C Law Mr C Webb Dr V Agnew

2000: $111,435.00

2001: $114,689.00

2002: $112,317.00

Administering Institution: The Australian National University

Title: The Endeavour Project: creating and implementing scholarly standards for the preparation and publication of historical editions in digital form.

Summary:

The Endeavour Project extends collaborative research undertaken between the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research in the National Library since late 1997. It has two aims. Firstly, it exploits the potential of digital hypermedia as research medium to open new lines of research into James Cook's and Samuel Wallis' Pacific voyages (1766-1771), and how the resulting encounters with Indigenous Australian and Oceanic peoples influenced European intellectual and cultural history. Secondly, the outcomes of these new directions in research will be used to develop scholarly editing standards for digital historical editions, and a networked environment facilitating their national implementation.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):1

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C00002011

A/Prof AJ Mayne Mr MG Piggott Mrs L Mecca

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: The University of Melbourne

Title: Integrating History and Archives Management: the Lena Santospirito manuscript collection on Italian immigrant settlement in post-war Australia

Summary:

This application seeks an APAI award for a project that combines historial research for a PhD degree, and applied archival work. The project's focus is the Italian Assistance Associations's Lena Santospirito. It's Lena Santospirito manuscript collection, which comprises 10-12,000 documents generated by Santospirito's assistance work on behalf of Italian immigrants since the 1940's. The collection includes extensive personal correspondence with Australia's first Immigration Minister, Arthur Calwell, and with the Catholic Church. A history PhD on Santospirito's career will be produced, plus a guide to the collection, and a management and conservation plan. The APAI student will be trained to meet industry needs in advanced archives management.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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4302 ARCHAEOLOGY AND PREHISTORY

C00002438

Prof TA Murray Mrs HM Temple Mr RG Mackay Mr MS Kelly Ms NZ Iacono Mr AW Johnson Dr LM McKenzie Mr MA North Ms C Allen Ms NJ Vinton

2000: $96,361.00

2001: $95,763.00

2002: $97,936.00

Administering Institution: La Trobe University

Title: Exploring the Historical Archeology of the Modern City:Sydney 1788 -1900

Summary:

This project links innovative research into previously unanalysed archaeological collections from Sydney and Melbourne to the long overdue revision of the Archeaological Management Plans of both cities. The study of historical archaeology, heritage agencies, museums and the general community will all benefit from an increased understanding of the heritage of both cities. The outcomes of the project will appear in revised zoning plans for Sydeny and Melbourne, museum displays, teaching materials for high schools and universities, worlwide web presentations and books and papers in academic and popular contexts.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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4401 PHILOSOPHY

C00002427

Dr BM Tobin Dr AC Fisher A/Prof MR Fearnside

2000: $21,080.00

2001: $21,080.00

2002: $21,080.00

Administering Institution: Australian Catholic University

Title: Surgical Practice in a changing health system: resolving the ethical questions

Summary:

Current reform of the healthcare system aims at containing costs without the loss of quality or universal access. Such reform involves introducing the market principles of competition into the healthcare sector and shifting decision making from the providers of health care to its funders. These reforms have generated a new set of difficult ethical problems for surgeons: in particular an undermining of their traditional loyalty and duty to the individual patient. This research will develop both an account of the ethical challenges and a practical ethical framework within which surgeons may reflect on, and resolve, these problems.

Number of Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Award(s) Industry (APDI):

Number of Australian Postgraduate Award(s) Industry places (APAI): 1

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