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Major grant success for Associate Professor Veronica Matthews

Leading UCRH researcher and Co-Lead Investigator for the CRE-STRIDE Network, Associate Professor Veronica Matthews has been announced as a recipient of a 2024 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grant. She has been awarded $2.8m for her work in strengthening primary health systems through Australian Indigenous paradigms and supporting self-governance for healthy Country and community wellbeing.

Associate Professor Matthews is one of 27 University of Sydney researchers who have been granted more than $42 million over five years in the 2024 NHMRC Investigator Grants. The funding will help to solve some of the nation’s most pressing problems from across the spectrum of health and medical research.

NHMRC Investigator Grants support the four pillars of health and medical research – biomedical, clinical, public health and health services research – and researchers at all career stages.

The scheme is designed to allow flexibility to pursue important new research directions, to form collaborations, and to foster innovative and creative research.

“The Investigator Grant scheme provides the highest-performing researchers with the flexibility to pursue important new research directions as they arise,” said Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Emma Johnston.

“This impressive and diverse array of projects demonstrates the University of Sydney’s outstanding capability to foster innovative and creative research focused on addressing the most pressing challenges in health and medicine by creating new knowledge, improving treatments and helping to make our health system even better.