Winners Of Past Research Grants

Year Awarded Grant Author Location at time of Grant Project Title



$10,000 Bae (Sebastian) Corlette Melbourne

Towards optimal anaesthesia in the neonate: Characterising cortical evoked responses in neonates and defining an objective measure of anaesthetic effect.




$10,000 Ben van der Griend Christchurch Sevoflurane Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics during Anaesthesia



$20,000 Susan Humphreys Brisbane

High Flow Oxygen for Children’s Airway Surgery: A Randomised Controlled Trial

High-flow oxygen for children’s airway surgery: randomised controlled trial protocol (HAMSTER)



$10,000 Abigail Wong Brisbane Blood glucose and ketone levels on fasting children between 6-12 months for elective surgery



$10,000 David Sommerfield Perth Enhancing Management of Perioperative High risk patients through Assessment of oxygen Saturation and Sleep quality (EMPHASIS)



$20,000 Justin Skowno Sydney

Isoelectric EEG events during infant anaesthesia: A Multi-Center, Prospective, Observational Study

Statistical Analysis Plan for “An international multicenter study of isoelectric electroencephalography events in infants and young children during anesthesia for surgery”



$10,000 Susan Humphreys Brisbane Apnoeic oxygenation time post induction of anaesthesia in children comparing high flow nasal cannula oxygen delivery with standard bag and mask technique – a PARIS pilot trial Transnasal humidified rapid-insufflation ventilatory exchange (THRIVE) in children: a randomized controlled trial



$20,000 Justin Skowno Sydney

Cerebral Near Infrared Spectroscopy monitoring in infants during the peri-operative period

An International, Multicenter, Observational Study of Cerebral Oxygenation during Infant and Neonatal Anesthesia 



$10,000 Britta von Ungern-Sternberg and Mary Hegarty Perth

The “Can’t Intubate Can’t Oxygenate Situation” (CICO) in Paediatric Anaesthesia: A comparison of different devices for needle and surgical cricothyroidotomy in a neonatal cadaveric animal model.

The ‘Can’t Intubate Can’t Oxygenate’ scenario in Pediatric Anesthesia: a comparison of different devices for needle cricothyroidotomy



$10,000 George Chalkiadis Melbourne

Pain at home following short stay surgery in children




$10,000 Britta von Ungern-Sternberg and Mary Hegarty Perth

Safer anaesthesia for children with asthma: can exhaled NO levels predict children at risk for respiratory complications?

Prediction of peri‐operative adverse respiratory events in children: the role of exhaled nitric oxide




$10,000 David Costi Adelaide

Transition to Propofol Anaesthesia for the Final Three Minutes as a Strategy to Reduce Sevoflurane Emergence Delirium: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Transition to propofol after sevoflurane anesthesia to prevent emergence agitation: a randomized controlled trial




$5,000 Andrew Weatherall Sydney

Does gabapentin reduce itch in children with acute severe burns? – A prospective randomised double blinded controlled study




$5,000 Katharine Brunette South Africa The pharmacokinetics of oral ketamine in children with significant burns:Determining the optimal oral dosing for ketamine in children with significant burn injury.

Exploring the pharmacokinetics of oral ketamine in children undergoing burns procedures




$5,000 Paul Baker Auckland Pediatric Emergency Transtracheal Ventilation



$5,000 Jonathan de Lima Sydney Effects of Repeated Exposure to Nitrous Oxide in Children – A Prospective Cohort Study Metabolic effects of repeated exposure to nitrous oxide: a preliminary report