ISSR Director Professor Mark Western congratulated two research staff members who were awarded 2012 Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grants – Professor Brian Head and Dr Maree Petersen.
“These projects reflect positively on the collaborative and applied nature of ISSR’s research, and of the individuals within the Institute,” Professor Western said.
Linkage Projects are collaborative research partnerships between universities and public or private organisations with a focus on applying cross-disciplinary research outcomes to industry.
“Professor Head will be collaborating with researchers from UQ’s School of Chemical Engineering and South East Water in Victoria to identify cost-effective solutions to the rapid increase in urban water energy use, and solutions for the co-management of water, energy and carbon,” Professor Western said.
“Dr Maree Petersen and collaborators from La Trobe University and University of Alberta will be investigating community services for older people living in rural Australia in partnership with the Victorian Department of Health and Queensland Health,” he said. See story on this project.
Details of projects:
Water-energy-carbon linkages in households and cities: a new paradigm
This project quantifies water-related energy in households and cities. The project aims to find cost-effective solutions to the rapid increase in urban water energy use, and solutions for the co-management of water, energy and carbon.
Recipients: Lant, Prof Paul A; Head, Prof Brian W; Kenway, Mr Steven J
Administering Organisation: The University of Queensland
Total funding: $350,000.00
Primary FoR: ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Funded Participants: APDI, Mr Steven J Kenway
Partner Organisation: South East Water
The relationship between rural living and wellness: what services and supports do older people need?
Population ageing is having a significant impact in rural Australia, increasing the demand for community and health services. This project builds on international research to explore how best to meet the diverse needs of older people living in Australia’s rural communities.
Recipients: Warburton, Prof Jennifer R; Winterton, Dr Rachel E; Petersen, Dr Maree A; Bell, Prof Martin J; Hodgkin, Dr Suzanne P; Keating, Prof Dr Norah)
Administering Organisation: La Trobe University
Total funding: $262,364.00
Primary FoR: PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
Partner Organisation: Victorian Department of Health, Queensland Health, University of Alberta