Research Grant

La Trobe Asia Research Grant Program 2017

The La Trobe Asia Research Grant Program awards up to $5,000 to go towards La Trobe University research projects on Asian topics and themes or in collaboration with institutions in Asia. It can require Asia-based fieldwork and data collection.

The recipients of the 2017 grant program are:

Patricia Fenner (Public Health)
Project Title: Extending our understanding of the lived experience of women who parent alone in Malaysia: an art therapy focus group study in Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia

Mumtaz Hussain (Mathematics and Statistics)
Project Title: Diophantine Approximation, Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory

Sonia Reisenhofer (Nursing and Midwifery)
Project Title: An evaluation of the continuing professional development needs of nurses in Indonesia

Peter van der Kamp (Mathematics and Statistics)
Project Title: Duality in Discrete Integrable Systems


2016 recipients

Susan Chong (SHE)
Project Title: Showing up late: Understanding the delay in treatment seeking among people with HIV in Malaysia

Emma Dalton (ASSC)
Project Title: Gender inequality in Japanese Political Life

Shannon Hedtke (SHE)
Project Title: Detecting and monitoring disease-causing filarial nematodes in India

Jason Jiang (SHE)
Project Title: Effects of change in alcohol policy on traffic injuries in China

Jency Thomas (SHE)
Project Title: The effects of diabetes on cognitive function and investigating the role of traditional food plants on health in Niligiris Hills Ooty, Mysore – India

Brooke Wilmsen (ASSC)
Project Title: China's "Going Out Policy": Investigating the impacts of its investment at the Bui Dam, Ghana


2015 recipients

Melanie Bish and Sonia Reisenhofer (SHE)
Project Title: Exploring the impact of international professional learning experiences on the development of cultural competence in undergraduate nursing students across metropolitan and regional campuses of La Trobe University

Lisa Chaffey and Christine Bigby (SHE)
Project Title: What are the gaps to implementing a rights-based disability approach with people with spinal cord injury and related neurological disabilities in Pacific Island countries?

Markandeya Jois (SHE)
Project title: Development of automated micro-fluidic system for the study of nutrient-gene interactions using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism

Emiko Kahsima (SHE)
Project Title: The impacts of culture, personality and genetics on people's reactions to social threats including their neuronal, psychological and behavioural reactions

James Leibold and Yangbin Chen (ASSC)
Project Title: Diversity and Belonging: China's Dislocated Ethnic Minority Schooling Regime

Zhanming Liang and George Liu (SHE)
Project Title:Pilot whether core competencies for Victorian Health Service Managers are applicable to Chinese Health Service Managers

Bandita Mainali (SHE)
Project Title: Developing a Conceptual Model for Spatial Integration of Waste Management Data in Kathmandu

Seema Miglani and Kamran Ahmed (ASSC)
Project Title: Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation and Indian Business Groups: Evidence from an Emerging Economy

Howard Nicholas and Donna Stark (ASSC)
Project Title: Reflections on the communication challenges of life and learning in Australia: Narratives of Vietnamese international higher degree students

Yuri Nikolayevsky (SHE)
Project Title: Homogenous geometric structures from the viewpoint of Submanifold geometry

Richard Peters (SHE)
Project Title: Structure and function of tail flicking in Phrynocephalus lizards of China

Jan Strugnell (SHE)
Project Title: A phylogenomic approach to resolving phylogenetic relationships in the Class Cephalopoda

Jim Whelan (SHE)
Project Title: Bio-informatics analyses of large datasets in China


2014 recipients

Josephine Barbaro (FSTE)
Project Title: Comparison of SACS and M-CHAT screening tools in China and Victoria

Patricia Fenner (FHS)
Project Title: Arts and mental health in Samoa

Andrew Gilmore (FBEL)
Project title: Measuring Trust of Foreign Suppliers in the Chinese Food Supply Chain

Ben Habib (FHUSS)
Project Title: North Korea and the UN Framework Convention on climate change: Socialising a 'rogue state'

Nicola Henry (FHUSS)
Project Title: The World Courts of Women: Rethinking Transitional Justice Responses to Conflict-Related Gender-Based Violence

Nicholas Herriman (FHUSS)
Project Title:Gerald Gardner and modern witchcraft movements in Indonesia and Malaysia

Markandeya Jois (FSTE)
Project Title: Application of a microfluidic devise for studies on nutrient-gene interactions using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism

Ron Knevel (FHS)
Project Title: Comparing of career choice motivation and perceptions of students in Nepal

Tomasz Kowalski (FSTE)
Project Title: Algebraic and Proof-Theoretical Aspects of Bi-Intuitionstic Logic

Megan Maher (FSTE)
Projecdt Title: The Structural characterization of  membrane proteins

Dirk Tomsa (FHUSS)
Project Title: Corruption and Local Politics in Indonesia's Outer Islands

Jasmine Westendorf (FHUSS)
Project Title: Understanding the successes and failures of the negotiated peace settlement in Nepal

Kayli Wild (FHS)
Project Title: Maternal health policy and maternity services in post-conflict Timor-Leste

Ian Woolford (FHUSS)
Project Title: North Indian Folksong and the World - Sampling Indian Literature and the Global Field