Thu, 16/09/2021 | News

NHMRC funding success for NCIRS researchers

Congratulations to Dr Sanjay Jayasinghe, Senior Research Fellow at NCIRS, and Professor Julie Leask, from the University of Sydney’s Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery and Senior Professorial Fellow at NCIRS, on their funding success through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) investigator grants announced earlier this week.

Dr Sanjay Jayasinghe - Research generating evidence to optimise pneumococcal disease prevention
This research program aims to develop an in-depth understanding of various Streptococcus pneumoniae infections and other respiratory infections such as COVID-19 and influenza to inform practice and policy relating to surveillance and optimising prevention using vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Professor Julie Leask - Behavioural and social science to close gaps in vaccination coverage
Professor Leask will lead a team with the collective goal to strengthen the globally emerging field of vaccination social science and build the evidence base for improving uptake and better disease control.

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