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To date the Foundation has allocated
in excess of $22m to 260 projects.

The projects are focussed on promoting
the health and welfare of children in Australia.

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Year New grants for the year Total grants Amount granted Accumulated amount granted
Total 2019 7 260 $1,049,783 $22,533,985
Total 2018 9 253 $1,257,454 $21,484,202
Total 2017 8 244 $1,093,348 $20,226,748
Total 2016 8 236 $1,010,554 $19,133,400
Total 2015 7 228 $930,162 $18,122,846
Total 2014 8 221 $1,004,618 $17,192,684
Total 2013 8 213 $1,031,162 $16,188,066
Total 2012 8 205 $1,121,060 $15,156,904
Total 2011 7 197 $1,008,410 $14,035,844
Total 2010 9 190 $1,088,475 $13,027,434
Total 2009 15 181 $1,294,661 $11,938,959
Total 2008 10 166 $792,485 $10,644,298
Total 2007 8 156 $655,507 $9,851,813
Total 2006 9 148 $646,400 $9,196,306
Total 2005 8 139 $679,000 $8,549,906
Total 2004 11 131 $862,000 $7,870,906
Total 2003 7 120 $571,948 $7,008,906
Total 2002 9 113 $707,000 $6,436,958
Total 2001 8 104 $845,000 $5,729,958
Total 1990-2000 96 $4,884,958


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Project name Grant recipient Grant amount Term
A follow up study of blood pressure control in healthy and at risk babies Royal Prince Alfred Hospital $39000 1 Year
A life course approach to understanding how the first decade of life predicts cardiometabolic profiles at early adolescence: a longitudinal population-based study Murdoch Childrens Research Institute $129906 2
A New Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to the management of infantile gastro-oesophageal reflux Women's & Children's Hospital, CYWHS $130000 2 Years
A new therapy to restore myelination in fetal growth restriction RMIT University $159260 1.5
A pilot study to determine the appropriate design for a trial of acellular pertussis vaccine given at birth National Centre of Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases, NSW $130000 2 Years
A Randomised Clinical Trial of the Augmentation of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Fluoxetine for School Refusal Monash University $100000 2 Years
A randomised placebo controlled trial of antibiotics to prevent urinary tract infections in children - PRIVENT (Melbourne arm) Centre for International Child Health, Royal children's Hospital $90400 2 Years
A randomised trial comparing post-operative behavious and pain after midazolam or pregabalin premedication in children having day case surgery Murdoch Children's Research Institute $28965 1 Year
A randomised, controlled, double-blind trial to investigate the ability of a school-based, group physiotherapy program to reduce functional motor difficulties and improve neuromuscular measures of motor control in children with Developmen Physiotherapy Research Foundation, University of Queensland, QLD $70000 1 Year
A randomized trial to prevent the development of eczema and asthma in children University of Melbourne $62219 1 Year
Aboriginal children's health and environment: a comparable research study in three diverse 'community' settings with Aboriginal young people on their experience of place and its significance to their cultural, physical and social health and well-being RMIT University $115000 2 Years
Acute Resuscitation In Paediatric SEpsis (ARISE-KIDS) - a randomised controlled trial to reduce morbidity and mortality due to sepsis in children University of Queensland $159496 2
Adaptation and seed funding for a national trial of Communities That Care: A prevention project focussing on improving the health and behaviour of young Australians from the ages 0-18 Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch children's Research Institute, VIC $82800 1 Year
An evaluation of the efficacy of a behavioural intervention program for young children with Autistic Disorder School of Psychology, Flinders University, Sth Australia $59000 1 Year
An examination of the importance of the neighbourhood environment on children's physical activity School of Health Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, VIC $98000 2 Years
An investigation of Early Life Determinants of Type 1 Diabetes Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital $75210 1 Year
Antipsychotic prescribing and use among Australian children and adolescents University of Adelaide $92323 2
ARDAC follow-up study‚ Antecedents of Renal Disease in Aboriginal Children The Children's Hospital at Westmead $87000 2 Years
ARDAC Second Phase Study - Antecedents of Renal Disease in Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Children and Young Adults (a 12 year follow-up study) University of Sydney, School of Public Health $134684 2 Years
Are Blood Vessel Changes in the Eye Inherited? A Twins Study in Children Centre for Eye Research Australia $50537 2 Years
Are low neonatal vitamin D stored associated with an increased risk of Multiple Sclerosis during Childhood? Murdoch Childrens Research Institute $124746 2 Years
Assessing the effects of health and unhealthy TV food advertising on children's food related attitudes and preferences: research to inform policy and practice Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, VIC $88000 2 Years
Autonomic function in normal and "at risk for SIDS" infants University of Sydney $80000 2 Years
Bacterial pathogens in the upper and lower airways of Indigenous children with chronic lung disease Menzies School of Health Research $126732 2
Behavioural and emotional problems in young children with developmental delay Monash University, Victoria - Centre for Developmental Psychiatry & Psychology $158260 2 Years
Blood-brain-barrier penetrating nano-carriers for treatment of childhood glioblastoma Future Industries Institute $80000 2
Botulinum toxin and the neglected upper limb in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Flinders University, SA $70000 2 Years
Brain cells in a dish: strategies for novel therapeutics in CDKL5 disorder Murdoch's Children Research Institute $158488 2
Breaking the cycle of intergenerational mental disorder: A longitudinal study of social and biological transmission in three long-standing Australian cohorts Murdoch Childrens Research Institute $118928 1.5 Years
Breastfeeding and eating nuts, eggs and fish for infant tolerance (BENEFIT) Trial The University of Western Australia $68616 2
Building preschooler's emotional competence: Evaluating an early intervention for preventing behaviour problems The University of Melbourne $80000 2 Years
Can a pneumococcal H. influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV) reduce the frequency of NTHi infection in the lower airway (defined by >10E4 cfu/ml bronchoalveolar lavage) and upper airway (nasopharynx) colonisation of children with chronic suppurative lung disease? Menzies School of Health Research $160000 2 Years
Can Bisphosphonates Successfully Treat Perthes Disease? The Children's Hospital Westmead, NSW $42000 1 Year
Can sleep intervention improve child sleep, behaviour, quality of life and school attendance in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: a pilot study Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Centre for Community Child Health $45450 1 Year
Can we predict cerebral palsy at birth? Murdoch Childrens Research Institute $79768 1 Year
Can we predict health outcomes of extremely preterm birth? Royal Children's Hospital $147742 2 Years
CardioCAPS: Determining the effects of the transition through puberty on vascular structure and function at age 14 years The University of Sydney $116406 2 Years
Cardioinflammatory markers in neonates born to _x000D_ overweight or obese women_x000D_ The University of Adelaide $79474 1 Year
Caring for Children after a Concussion: Uptake, Outcomes, and Health Care Impacts of a Patient-Driven Technology-Assisted Clinical Care Pathway The University of Queensland $159783 2
Childhood exposure to environmental pollutants in Australia - an investigation of sources and effects for informing legislation Queensland University of Technology $59961 1 Year
Clinical and community studies of child and adolescent obesity research: a co-ordinated approach University of Sydney for the Children's Hospital at Westmead $120000 2 Years
Clinical and Genetic Basis of Sudden Unexplained Death in Children Centenary Institute, University of Sydney $160000 2 Years
Clinical trial of Zoledronic acid (Aclasta) in children and adolescents with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Murdoch Childrens Research Institute $149017.52 2 Years
Cochrane Child Health Field: Forming an International Partnership with Canada The Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW $90000 2 Years
Culturally sensitive stress resiliency training program for non-English speaking background parents of children who have recently migrated to Australia Griffith University, QLD $82000 2 Years
Curing Blindness Using Novel Gene Delivery Vectors that Target Human Retina Children's Medical Research Institute $160000 2
Decreasing neutrophil activation, infiltration and damage in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection: a means to ameliorate infant bronchiolitis. Flinders University $129172 2 Years
Defining mechanisms underlying skeletal muscle development and muscular dystrophy Deakin University $156706 1 Year
Designing the perfect killer CAR T cell for paediatric brain cancers The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research $158000 2
Determinants of spinal health of adolescents: analysis of a unique longitudinal study dataset School of Health Sciences, Sth Australia $23000 1 Year
Determining the safety of formulas for pre-term infants: a meta-analysis of the growth of infants in randomised clinical trials of long chain poly unsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) supplementation Flinders Medical Centre, SA $54000 1 Year
Developing a diagnostic blood test for autism Murdoch Childrens Research Institute $152583 2
Developing a quality of life questionnaire for adolescents with cerebral palsy: An extension of the cerebral palsy quality of life questionnaire for children (CP QOL - Child). Deakin University, Vic - School of Health and Social Development $54960 1 Year
Developing more accurate measures of immune response and vaccine efficacy of standard and novel schedules of two new pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (Prevenar13 or Synflorix) in indigenous infants Menzies School of Health Research $159548 2 Years
Developing Therapies For Mitochondrial Energy Generation Diseases Murdoch Children's Research Institute $121708 2 Years
Development of an evidence-based approach for Community Child Health The Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW $111000 2 Years
Development of assay procedures for the characterisation of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae biofilms formed during otitis media with effusion Monash University, Clayton Campus $135000 2 Years
Developmental pathways of children with autism and _x000D_developmental delay: What can early skills and behaviour teach us? Monash University $159902 2 Years
Discovery of a new treatment for childhood leukaemia University of South Australia $160000 2
Do immunosuppressive medications during pregnancy affect the infant immune system and response to vaccines: A pilot study? Sydney Children's Hospital Network - The Children's Hospital at Westmead $120000 2
Do lower airway biofilms and NETs contribute to development of chronic lung infection in children? Menzies School of Health Research $159949 2 Years
Does a pregnant mother's alcohol consumption change a newborn's DNA? Murdoch Childrens Research Institute $127220 2 Years
Does maternal obesity influence the cardiovascular health of newborns? Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute $69536 1 Year
Does Rotavirus cause Type 1 Diabetes? Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Victoria $140000 2 years
eADVICE (electronic Advice and Diagnosis Via the Internet following Computerised Evaluation): Interactive e-Health tools for shared health management between patients, general practitioners and specialists. The University of Sydney $160000 2 Years
Early diagnosis of fragile X and Chromosome 15 imprinting disorders in Victorian children with intellectual disability of undefined cause, to improve outcomes for the affected individuals and their families. Murdoch Childrens Research Institute $160000 2
Early intervention with premature infants: Improving medical, neurobehavourial and brain functioning through environmental interventions Australian Hospital Medical Research Foundation $20000 1 Year
Early intervention with premature infants: Improving medical, neurobehavioural and brain functioning through environmental interventions Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, VIC $85000 1 Year
Early life environmental influences on the development of allergic sensitisation, asthma and allergic rhinitis in childhood The Children's Hospital at Westmead $43000 1 Year
Effects of perinatal vitamin D status on maternal and infant health Women's and Children's Health Research Institute $79286 1 Year
Establishment of a Centre for Evidence-Based Paediatrics, Gastroenterology and Nutrition The children's Hospital, Westmead, NSW $90000 2 years
Evaluation of the effectiveness and cost-saving of a mobile teledentistry in a community-based dental screening amongst Australian school children University of Western Australia $159890 2
Evaluation of the role and function of an Indigenous Reference Group (IRG) as a model for conducting research involving Indigenous children in the Northern Territory. Menzies School of Health Research - Indigenous Health, Casuarina N.T. $44000 1 Year
Evidence-based methods for predicting outcomes and planning services in Community Child Department of Paediatrics, The children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW $165000 3 Years
Extended follow up to assess the long term (3-5 year) effectiveness on a parent-led, family focused child weight management program Flinders University $37400 2 Years
Farm Chemical exposure in rural South Australian children University of South Australia, Whyalla Campus, SA $90000 2 years
Finding a Cure for Peanut Allergy Murdoch Childrens Research Institute $160000 2 Years
Follow-up at two years of children at risk of neonatal hypoglycaemia randomised to prophylactic oral dextrose gel or placebo gel. (hPOD-FU@2YR) South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute $158588 2
Further evaluating the effectiveness of a parent-training program for young children with developmental disabilities and severe behaviour problems The University of New South Wales $16000 1 Year
Gene therapy for infants with severe metabolic liver disorders using genome editing technology Children's Medical Research Institute $160000 2
Generation of Sensory Nerves from Friedreich's Ataxia Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Lines The University of Melbourne $153637 2 Years
Getting to know you: Evaluating the Benefits of a New Parenting Program NSW Institute of Psychiatry $76000 2 Years
Growing Up in Australia‚ Family Health CheckPoint: Implementing an intergenerational health module for the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Murdoch Childrens Research Institute $80000 1 Year
Hearing the voices of Aboriginal children in urban areas about their health and wellbeing - strengths, challenges, and solutions University of Melbourne $79565 1 Year
How benign is rolandic epilepsy? The relationship of cognition, quality of life and the EEG Sydney Children's Hospital, NSW $42000 1 Year
How do Enteroviruses cause type 1 diabetes? University of NSW Sydney $79967 1 Year
Identifying underlying causes of craniofacial defects in newborns Deakin University, School of Medicine $118728 2 Years
Impact parental work on mental health in Australian children Curtin Institute of Technology $160000 2 Years
Implementing a randomised controlled trial of a home visiting parenting support and training program for opiate-dependent pregnant woman. Phase 1 is establishing feasibility and preliminary planning University of Newcastle,NSW $62000 1 Year
Improving brain outcomes in the growth restricted newborn using placental stem cell treatment The University of Queensland $139130 2
Improving decision making in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia Flinders University, SA $120000 2 Years
Improving outcomes for children with congenital hearing loss: Wave 3 of the CHIVOS study Murdoch Childrens Research Institute $106000 2 Years
Improving the long-term cardio-metabolic health of preterm infants through nutritional interventions: A role for omega-3 fatty acids? South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute $124550 2
Improving the management and outcomes for infants hospitalised with bronchiolitis Menzies School of Health Research $132644 2 Years
Improving the transition at birth of infants born by vaginal delivery: a trial of early versus delayed Oxytocin administration. Hudson Institute of Medical Research $72738 1
Inflammation of the fetal skin - a potential mediator of preterm birth? University of Western Australia $90000 2 Years
Intergenerational pathways of psychosocial disadvantage and wellbeing: A three-generation study of grandparents, parents and children in the Australian Temperament Project (1983-2010) Murdoch Childrens Research Institute $79841 1 Year
International Neonatal Immunothreapy Study: a randomised trail of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) for neonatal sepsis Westmead Hospital, NSW $76000 1 Year
Investigating a Potential Point of Care Test for Neonatal Sepsis The Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research & Public health Ltd $99500 2
Investigating the responsiveness of The Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function for children with neurological impairment The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation Limited, Occupational Therapy Department $47112 1 Year
Investigation of passive immunity to Streptococcus pneumoniae in indigenous Australian newborns Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Allergy & Immunology Department $37200 1 Year
Investigation of the role of virus-specific cell receptors in acute asthma in children University of Western Australia $135610 2 Years
Is there a potential therapeutic role for Eph/ephrin signalling blockade in children with severe sepsis? The University Of Queensland $146678 2
Kid Sleep Study: Long-term outcomes of a randomised trial of an infant sleep intervention on child overweight/obesity at school entry Murdoch Childrens Research Institute $86600 2 Years
Longitudinal study of the health and well being of refugee children over their first two years of settlement Sydney Children's Hospital Department of Community Child Health $158500 2 Years
Loozit: A community-based healthy, active living program for overweight and obese young people aged 13-16 years The University of Sydney, Discipline of Paediatrics & Child Health $61250 1 Year
Loozit: a community-based healthy, active living program for overweight and obese young people aged 13-16 years University of Sydney - Discipline of Paediatrics & Child Health $60000 1 Year
Measuring the determinants of children's health and wellbeing: An indicators and instruments database for Australian researchers Queensland University of Technology $140000 2 Years
Metabolic complications of sleep-breathing disorders (obstructive apnoea) in children The Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW $120000 2 Years
Microbial pathogenesis of Otitis Media Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, QLD $60000 1 Year
Modelling intrauterine inflammation in second trimester pregnancy to prevent early preterm birth and improve neonatal outcomes The University of Western Australia $130200 2 Years
Molecular Genetics Study of Childhood Asthma and Atopy Westmead Millennium Institute, Westmead Hospital, NSW $168000 2 years
Monitoring environmental influences on the establishment of the epigenetic landscape during pregnancy and implications for the health of children Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne $70750 2 Years
'Move It To Improve It' (MiTii) Australia: Efficacy of a Web-Based Multimodal Intervention for Children with Cerebral Palsy. The University Of Queensland, Queensland Cerebral Palsy Research & Rehabilitation Centre, The School of Medicine $160000 2 Years
Neuroprotection in the neonate: Can we save the baby's brain by feeding the heart University of Queensland $85000 2 Years
Newborn brain injury and studies of the responses of endogenous brain neutral stem cells Sydney Children's Hospital $105000 2 Years
Non-invasive detection of rejection after heart transplantation in children Murdoch's Children Research Institute $160000 2
Novel treatment for Paediatric OCD: Improving client access to treatment & outcomes Griffith University $87800 2 Years
Optimising pertussis vaccination in infants: a new approach Children's Hospital Westmead $150000 2 Years
Optimising sleep for Australian children: Understanding the effects of daytime sleep periods in childcare services Queensland Univerity of Technology, Institute of Health and Biomedial Innovation $158560 2 Years
Outcome and head injuries in children injured in the first three years of life: Cognitive, behavioural & social implications Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital $69540 2 Years
Oxygen therapy for the preterm infant - optimising delivery Ritchie Centre for Baby Health Research, Monash Institute of Medical Research $81800 2 Years
Pilot study in preparation for a major proposal to the US National Institutes of Health for the Pulse Oximeter Saturation Trial for prevention of Retinopathy of Prematurity (POST-ROP) Department of Neonatal Medicine, Westmead Hospital & The Children's Hospital, Westmead, NSW $44148 1 Year
Pre-clinical Development of Ex-Vivo Expanded Haematopoietic Stem Cells Derived from Umbilical Cord Blood for Use in Allogeneic Transplantation University of NSW for the Sydney Children's Hospital, Cord and Marrow Transplant Facility $137000 2 Years
Pre-clinical validation of a CRISPR/Cas therapy for inherited blinding disease. Centre for Eye Research Australia, $127000 2
Prediction of Preterm Early Motor and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes University of Queensland $151784 2 Years
Premature birth: Consequence for the developing visual system University of Melbourne $50000 1 Year
Preterm birth and the risk of mental health disorders in childhood and adolescence: identifying targets to intervene early RMIT University $152199 2
Preventing dental decay in young children from disadvantaged communities The University of Melbourne $159903 2 Years
Protecting babies from the effects of whooping cough and influenza: a study of maternal vaccination and an educational intervention to improve uptake. National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), located at CHW $117844 2 Years
Protracted bacterial bronchitis in children: what is the natural history and role of innate immunity dysfunction? Qld Children's Medical Research Institute (Previously RCH Foundation) $150000 2 Years
Randomised controlled trial of timed voiding using an alarm watch vs standard watch for the treatment of daytime urinary incontinence in children The University of Sydney $163920 2 Years
RCT of Headbox Oxgyen Vs CPAP for neonatal respiratory distress in non-tertiary hospitals Gosford District Hospital, WA $40000 1 Year
Reducing dental decay in young children through an antenatal intervention: A prospective cohort study Western Sydney University $117310 2
Regulation of myelination Intrauterine Growth Restriction: identification of potential therapeutic targets Monash University $142578 2 Years
Respiratory Events in Early Childhood (REECH) Women's & Children's Hospital, Adelaide $90000 2 Years
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Bronchiolitis: could prostaglandin regulation hold the key? Flinders University $70000 1 Year
SKELETAL "DISEASE IN A DISH" MODELS: Using human induced pluripotent stem cells to reveal pathogenic mechanisms and explore treatments for inherited skeletal disorders Murdoch Childrens Research Institute $150000 2
Stepped care treatment for childhood anxiety: Improving efficiency of open access, online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy University of Southern Queensland $158504 2
Systemic gene expression and the economic cost of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis in children: Enhancement of a NHMRC-funded randomised controlled trial. University of Queensland $159047 2 Years
Targeting CDK6 for treatment of childhood medulloblastoma University of South Australia $160000 2 Years
Teaching emotion recognition skills to children with autism Monash University $90953 2 Years
The children with Hearing Loss in Victoria Study: deaf adolescents in a hearing world Royal Children's Hospital, VIC $115000 2 Years
The development of the Childhood Health Orientation Index (CHOI) Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania $56780 1 Year
The effects of mass drug administration on scabies and strongyloidiasis prevalence five years later Menzies School of Health Research $99968.66 1 Year
The emotional and behavioural adjustment of preadolescent children who were born either very preterm or term Department of Psychology, Curtin University of Technology, WA $6600 1 Year
The impact of postnatal depression on the development of children in the pre-school years The University of Sydney $50000 2 years
The impact of treatment for childhood Leukaemia and related disorders from patients, siblings and parents? perspectives Queensland University of Technology, QLD $78000 2 years
The intermittent modified fast diet and insulin resistance in obese adolescents: a pilot study The University of Sydney $139418 2 Years
Trajectories in social and emotional well-being: how can we provide better programs for urban Aboriginal children? Sax Institute $152440 2
Tuning in to Kids - A community treatment effectiveness trial of an early intervention parenting program for preventing emotional and behavioural difficulties in preschool children The University of Melbourne, Mindful: Centre for Training and Research in Developmental Health $125039 2 Years
Understanding Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP): The Gift of Sight University of Sydney, NSW $92000 2 Years
Understanding the causes of skill loss (regression) in children with autism Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Royal Children's Hospital $127425 2
Understanding the effect of preterm birth on brain blood flow and subsequent brain injury The Ritchie Centre, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Monash University $154592 2 Years
Upper Bedding as a Prevention Measure in Childhood Asthma: A Randomised Controlled trial National centre for Epidemiology and Population Heath, ANU, ACT $159000 2 years
Urinary tract infection and persistent daytime wetting in children; a population based cohort study (OUTCOME Study) The Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW $110000 2 Years
Using a simple exercise intervention for reducing adverse reactions and boosting immune response to HPV vaccination The University of Sydney $150000 2 Years
Using polymer technology to deliver human nerve progenitors into the colon of new-born patients with a birth defect of colonic nerves Murdoch Childrens Research Institute $136454 2 Years
Using telomere biology to improve therapy for childhood leukaemia Murdoch Children's Research Institute - Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne $97000 1 Year
Ventilatory Control in Paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) The University of Sydney $66250 1 Year
What factors influence the transmission and colonisation of caries-producing bacteria in Australian children? The University of Adelaide $50000 2 Years
Whose behaviour is and is not managed in the early years of school, why and with what effects? Macquarie University $125175 2 Years
Wollongong Sport: A community-based after-school activity program for overweight and at-risk of overweight 8-11 year old children University of Wollongong $74176 2 Years