The Philippines Australia Forum at La Trobe and La Trobe Asia are proud to announce the successful recipients for their research grant program in 2023.
These projects are aimed to establish and develop collaborative relationships with researchers and institutions within the Philippines, and further the strong reputation La Trobe University academics have in the region.
The successful recipients are:
Professor Andy Herries and Eunice Lalunio (Archaeology)
Reconstructing the age, behaviour and environment of Homo luzonensis and its ancestors.
Associate Professor Kerstin Steiner (La Trobe Law School) and Dr Sabrina Gupta (Psychology and Public Health)
Gender and human rights in the Philippines: multidisciplinary approaches
Associate Professor Sallie Yea (Tracey Banivanua Mar Fellow)
Climate change-induced labour migration in the Philippines
Professor Adam Mechler (Chemistry) and Adjunct Professor Patrick Perlmutter (Chemistry)
Enhancing anti-microbial properties of medicinal Plants with selected metals
Dr Gerald Roche (Politics)
Human rights and Indigenous languages in the Philippines
Dr Brooke Wilmsen (Social Inquiry)
Exploring the Drivers and Impacts of Climate Gentrification in a Coastal City in the Philippines
The research grant program and the Philippines Australia Forum at La Trobe are funded through a donation by the Philippine consulate in Melbourne, designed to increase awareness of Philippine culture to the Australian community and build Philippine-Australian relations.