Manchester-Melbourne Research Fund

The University of Manchester and the University of Melbourne have established a joint fund to deepen and extend collaborative research links between the universities.

The fund covers travel and subsistence costs for staff to undertake short-term visits in both directions. Visits should enable collaborators to develop outputs and outcomes that leverage external funding.

For more information contact:

University of Manchester
Joanne Jacobs, International Relations
Email: joanne.jacobs@manchester.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)161 306 1716

The University of Melbourne
Jessica Brody, Manager  International Grants
Email: ric-international@unimelb.edu.au
Tel: +(61 3) 8344 9104

Previous Grants Awarded

2019

UoM Lead Melbourne Lead Faculty (UoM) School (UoM) Title of Research Project
Dr Amy Blakemore Dr Susan Fletcher FBMH School of Health Sciences Thinking outside the square: Optimising care for mental-physical multimorbidity
Dr Bijan Parsia Mr Gary Cazalet FSE School of Engineering Technology for Access to Law
Dr Alison Browne Dr Sarah Rogers HUMS School of Environment, Education and Development A meta-ethnography of lived experiences of socio-environmental transformation
Prof Sarah Cartmell Dr Daniel Heath FSE School of Natural Science Advanced wound dressings for rapid wound closure
Dr Ransford Antwi Acheampong Dr Crystal Legacy HUMS School of Environment, Education and Development Autonomous disruption: socio-spatial and infrastructure investment implications of autonomous vehicles
Prof Matthew Halsall Dr James Bullock FSE School of Engineering The interaction of 2D materials with the surface of silicon
Dr Sherilyn MacGregor Prof Lesley Head HUMS School of Social Sciences Investigating the sustainability-migration nexus through interdisciplinary, comparative cross-national research
Prof Andrew Renehan Prof Alexander Heriot FBMH School of Medical Sciences Organ preservation and avoidance of surgery in cancer
Prof Penny Tinkler Dr Signe Ravn HUMS School of Social Sciences Youth, (Im-)Mobility and Place: Developing new vantage points
Prof Richard Curry Prof David Jamieson FSE School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Nanoscale quantum doping: Towards qubit engineering on demand

2018 

UoM Lead Melbourne Lead Faculty (UoM) School (UoM) Title of Research Project
Prof Peter Budd Dr Colin Scholes Faculty of Science and Engineering  School of Natural Sciences Next generation membranes to sieve toxic gases from industry emissions
Prof Sarah Cartmell Assoc Prof Andrea O'Connor Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Natural Sciences A new and synergistic collaboration in biomedical materials research
Prof Bruce Grieve Dr Helen Suter Faculty of Science and Engineering  School of Engineering Developing cost-effective sensor systems and networks for scalable Precision Agriculture
Dr Thomas Waigh Prof Richard Strugnall Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Natural Sciences Antibiotic resistance - a quantitative biological physics approach
Dr Sandra Bucci Assoc Prof Reeva Lederman Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health School of Health Sciences Exploring therapeutic alliance for digital mental health
Prof Nicky Cullum Dr Suzanne Kapp Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health School of Health Sciences Informing self-management of chronic wounds: establishing research priorities
Dr Drew Whitworth Dr Linda Corrin Faculty of Humanities School of Environment, Education and Development Exploring digital literacy in online and blended learning environments

2017

UoM Lead Melbourne Lead Faculty (UoM) School (UoM) Title of Research Project
Dr Patrick Parkinson Prof Kenneth Crozier Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Natural Sciences Carrier trapping processes in nanostructured optoelectronic devices
Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan Prof Amanda Ellis Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Natural Sciences Covalent stitching of graphene sheets for energy and composite applications
Prof Andrew Trafford Prof Leanne Delbridge Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health School of Medical Sciences Defining pro-arrhythmic actions of local cardiac sex steroids in aging
Prof Andrew Munro Assoc Prof Craig Hutton Faculty of Science and Engineering  School of Natural Sciences Identification of the molecular target of mycocyclosin in M. tuberculosis
Dr Sarah Clinch Dr Jorge Goncalves Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Engineering Understanding how personal technologies are used to regulate emotion
Dr Jerome de Groot Dr Ashley Barnwell Faculty of Humanities School of Arts, Languages and Cultures International Family History Network

2016

UoM Lead Melbourne Lead Faculty (UoM) School (UoM) Title of Research Project
Prof Andrew Murray Prof Robert Scholten Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Natural Sciences Low energy diffraction studies using ultracold electron
Dr Thomas House Dr Nicholas Geard Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Natural Sciences New approaches to understanding contact behaviour for infectious disease transmission
Dr Joe Ravetz Prof Ruth Beilin Faculty of Humanities School of Environment, Education and Development Fire and flood:  risk and resilience in the urban future
Prof Katherine Morris Dr John Moreau Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Natural Sciences Understanding the environmental life cycle of uranium: recovery and remediation
Dr Eduardo Martínez-Ceseña Prof Tansu Alpcan Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Engineering Techno-economic integration of DER in distribution networks through investment coalitions
Prof Sophia Ananiadou Prof Karin Verspoor Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Engineering Extracting cancer biomarkers from the literature