The Lions John Cockayne Memorial Fellowship Trust Fund

About us

Origin

The Lions John Cockayne Memorial Fellowship Trust Fund was established in 1996 with donations from the Oakleigh Lions Club Elderly Peoples Home Inc. and Monash Health.

Aim

To support the clinician-driven research pertaining to the health, care and treatment of elderly persons by Monash Health Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services (RACS), Community Rehabilitation and SACS Specialist Clinic staff.

The LJCMFTF Committee

Membership

  • Prof Barbara Workman, Medical Director, Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services (Chair)
  • Dr Melanie Farlie, Allied Health Education Advisor and Physiotherapist (Acting Committee Chair, September 2017 onwards)
  • Mr Raymond Paulet, Business Manager, Monash Health
  • Dr Kate Bristow, Lions Club of Oakleigh Representative
  • Mr Shashi Kochhar, Lions Club of Oakleigh Representative
  • Mr Tony Wynd, Community Representative
  • Ms Julie Galloway and A/Prof Jakqui Barnfield, Nursing Representatives
  • Prof Peter Ebeling, Head, Department of Medicine at Monash University’s School of Clinical Sciences
  • Ms Kerith Sharkey, Manager, Monash Ageing Research Centre (MONARC) (on maternity leave until June 2018  mid-2019)
  • Dr Rosa Gualano, Acting MONARC Manager
  • Ms Rhoda Lai, Research Assistant, Kingston Centre.

Meetings

The Lions John Cockayne Memorial Fellowship Trust Fund Committee meets four times per year:

  • February
    • To review reports/presentations from the previous year’s funding recipients.
  • May
    • To review reports/presentations on progress of the current year’s funding recipients.
  • August
    • To receive the report on annual earnings of the Fund.
    • To determine the amount to be disbursed in grants for the following calendar year.
    • To approve the call for applications.
  • November
    • To consider each application with their independent reviews.
    • To determine successful applications.

What we fund

Research projects

Grants of up to $15,000 will be provided to enable and support the development of clinician-driven research pertaining to the health, care and treatment of elderly persons. Eligibility is restricted to Monash Health Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services (RACS), Community Rehabilitation and SACS Specialist Clinic staff.

Travel fellowships

The purpose of the travelling fellowship is to support a staff member to travel interstate or overseas to:

1. Present their own research at a conference, or

2. Attend a conference, workshop, or training course with the specific aim of bringing back a new skill or knowledge which will be used to improve the care of older patients.

Eligibility is restricted to Monash Health RACS, Community Rehabilitation and SACS Specialist Clinic nursing, allied health and junior medical staff (senior medical staff excluded due to availability of alternative funding). The activity must focus on the health, care and treatment of elderly persons.

International travel will be supported up to $4,000 and interstate travel up to $1,000.

Grant timeline

  • September: Call for applications
  • October: Applications submitted
  • November: Applications considered by the committee
  • December: Applicants notified of outcome
  • January: Projects commence
  • May: Progress reports
  • December: Projects conclude, final reports and presentation of results

Forms and information

Contact us

Professor Barbara Workman (Chair)

Dr Rosa Gualano (for information)

Applications are now open and close on Friday 27 October 2017.

 

Research activities funded in 2011-2017

Research projects

  • (2018)  Effectiveness of short-term psychological intervention for patients with mood changes after stroke (Peta Prindiville).
  • (2018)  Does usual dietetic care across the continuum improve nutritional status, health related quality of life (HR-QoL) and clinical outcomes? (Lina Wang)

 

Travel fellowships

  • 2017 – World confederate of Physical Therapy Congress 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, 1-5 July 2017 (Mel Farlie)
  • 2017 – Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, Portland, USA, 1-4 March 2017 (Gabrielle Writer)
  • 2016 – Post-doctoral research fellowship in Dr Steven Kahn’s laboratory, Seattle, USA (Dr Thinn Thinn Khine)
  • 2016 – Visit to the Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui Centre in New Zealand to learn about sensory modulation (Nicky Slocombe)
  • 2016 – Level 1 Training in Acquired Brain Injury, NSW, Feb 2016 (Jill Douthie)
  • 2016 – Level 1 Training in Acquired Brain Injury, NSW, Feb 2016 (Kate Reed)
  • 2016 – International Dementia Conference, Sydney, June 2016 (Jessica Yamin)
  • 2016 – The 4th AHLA International Health Literacy Conference, Vietnam, 7-9 Nov 2016 (Thanh Huynh)
  • 2016 – Intensive Course in Dysphagia Diagnosis and Management, New Zealand, 31 Oct-12 Nov 2016 (Lucy Bertino)
  • 2015 – Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI and BMJ – International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare 2015, London, UK (Fiona Sutherland and Sue Liersch)
  • 2014 – The Calderdale Framework Workshop, Edinburgh, UK (Gary Hannah)
  • 2014 – International Conference of Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health, The Netherlands (Fay Barson)
  • 2013 – International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, London, UK (Lynne Bickerstaff)
  • 2013 – 18th APS Clinical Neuropsychology Conference, Launceston, Tasmania (Dr Natalie Reidy)
  • 2013 – 4th Asian Cardiology & Cardiac Rehabilitation Conference, Hong Kong (Michael Kolarik)
  • 2012 – Joint World Congress of International Society for Posture and Gait Research and Gait and Mental Function, Trondheim, Norway (Mary Danoudis)
  • 2012 – World Union of Wound Healing Societies Conference, Yokohama, Japan (Annette Davis)
  • 2011 – International Psychogeriatrics Association International Congress, The Netherlands (Dr Eva van der Ploeg)
  • 2011 – Study tour, Royal Bolton Foundation Trust Hospital, UK (Julie Galloway)
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