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ASA Research Grants

Through the annual ASA Research Grant, funding is available to support one or more research projects each year.

Total funding of AU$30,000 is available to support and facilitate sonographers to undertake new research that contributes to the sonography practice.

Specifically, this funding supports members to undertake quality research which will then lead to publications and contribute to the evidence base of sonography.

ASA Accredited Medical Sonographer members are eligible to apply for an ASA Research Grant. The opening of applications for the next round of funding will be announced on the ASA website and members will also be advised by email.

Dr Christopher Edwards (Host organisation: Queensland University of Technology)

Optimising Ultrasound-based Liver Fat Quantification Methods

Jacqueline Roots (Host organisation: Queensland University of Technology)

Shear Wave Elastography to assess the change in stiffness of muscles in the acute stage post-stroke

Assema Lalzad (Host organisation: Monash University) - Bioeffects of Doppler ultrasound on the newborn brain: A pilot study to investigate structural effects in an in vivo rat model

Bernadette Dellar (Host organisation: Absolute Ultrasound Services) - Is transpubic sonography a reliable assessment of functional voiding in asymptomatic females?

Kristie Sweeney, Prof. Karen Ginn, Assoc. Prof. Martin Mackey, Dr Jillian Clarke, Dr Jacqueline Spurway (Host organisation: Western NSW LHD Medical Imaging)
Online ergonomics training, with and without individual feedback on adherence, effective in reducing musculoskeletal upper limb pain and work performance in sonographers

Jacqui Williamson, Dr Toakase Fakakovikaetau and Dr Boglarka Remenyi. (Host organisation: Ministry of Health, Tonga)
Cardiac sonographer and cardiologist levels of agreement in echo screening for rheumatic heart disease

Assistant Professor Rod McGregor and Assistant Professor Karen Pollard
Providing a sustainable sonographer workforce in Australia: Clinical training solutions

Dr Maya Reddy (PhD student), Associate Professor Fabricio Da Silva Costa and Professor Euan Wallace (Monash Health), Dr Leah Wright and Associate Professor Andre La Gerche (Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute)
PREACH (PRe-Eclampsia and Cardiovascular Health) study – The cardiovascular toll of pre-eclampsia: determining impacts on the maternal, fetal and placental vasculature

Providing a sustainable sonographer
workforce in Australia: clinical training
Research team
– Assistant Professor Rod
McGregor, Assistant Professor Karen Pollard

Associate Professor Ann Quinton, Dr Delma Clifton, Mr Brendan Goode and Mrs Sharon Meng
Virtual Reality in sonographic practical skill acquisition, enhancing student learning

Dr Jessie Childs, Dr Kerry Thoirs and Professor Adrian Esterman
The accuracy of a simple sonographic liver volume equation to determine hepatomegaly

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