Research grants:

  1. Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society Research Foundation grant for the “Development and validation of new breath analysis tools for the non-invasive detection of head and neck cancers”
  2. Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences grant for the project titled Pharyngeal augmentation for dysphagia (PAD) therapy: A novel surgical approach to dysphagia management.
  3. Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Top-up grant for project titled: Multi-level airway surgery in patients with moderate-severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) who have failed medical management 2016-2018
  4. Associate investigator for NHMRC grant  APP1104281, Title: Blood serum biomarkers for oesophageal cancer, for 2016-2019.
  5. Chief investigator for Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation conjoint grant with Dr Damian Hussey titled: Blood serum micro RNA biomarkers for detection of oropharyngeal cancer, for 2015-2017.
  6. Associate Investigator for NHMRC grant APP1059510, Title: Multi-level airway surgery in patients with moderate-severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) who have failed medical management, for 2014-2016.
  7. Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Project Grant for 2013-2015. Haptic computer simulation for training in otorhinolaryngology.
  8. Flinders Faculty of Health Sciences Seeding Grant July 2013 to Dec 2014. Detection of a microRNA signature for laryngeal cancer from blood exosomes.
  9. Flinders Faculty of Health Sciences Seeding Grant, July 2012 to Dec 2013. SNOT – what makes it work? Preliminary investigation of antimicrobial activity of nasal secretions in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis or following use of commercial nasal sprays and irrigation solutions.
  10. Collaborative Research Grant, Nov 2012 – June 2013. SNOT – what makes it work? Preliminary investigation of antimicrobial activity of nasal secretions in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis or following use of commercial nasal sprays and irrigation solutions. Investigators:
  11. Faculty of Health Sciences Flinders University Seeding Grant 2011. Project Title:  Water flux through the nasal epithelium: implications for oedema and nasal secretions in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)
  12. Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Project Grant 2008-10. The innate immune system in chronic rhinosinusitis: the role of lysozyme”