CREMS achieves success in NHMRC fellowship funding

CREMS achieves success in NHMRC fellowship funding

11 Nov 2016
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CREMS is proud to announce that two of its researchers have received prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) research fellowships in the latest round of announcements for funding beginning in 2017. These fellowships are given out to the top researchers across the whole of Australia.

Associate Professor Katherine Mills received $631,370 to support her world-class research aimed at improving our limited understanding of, and ability to successfully treat, mental and substance use disorders; with a view to improving the lives of the 3 million Australians who suffer from these disorders each year. Specifically, Associate Professor Mills’ work will focus on: i) developing and evaluating innovative treatment responses; ii) improving our understanding of the relationship between mental and substance use disorders; and iii) improving the dissemination and translation of research into practice.

Dr Katrina Champion received $408,000 over four years to develop and evaluate the first online program to simultaneously target the “big six” risk factors for future chronic disease among adolescents: smoking, physical inactivity, alcohol use, poor diet, sedentary behaviour and unhealthy sleep. During the fellowship she will spend two years at Northwestern University, Chicago under the supervision of Professor Bonnie Spring, a word-leader in multiple health behaviour change.

Congratulations to both Katherine and Katrina on their outstanding achievements.