As part of a broader funding initiative to support innovative research into back pain, hearing, vision, dementia and cancer immunotherapy, Minister for Health and Aged Care – The Hon Greg Hunt MP – awarded over $5.3 million dollars in June to support three new projects facilitated by Macquarie University and the outstanding researchers moving the needle of enquiry in these respective fields.
Chiropractic Australia would like to congratulate all of the researchers from Macquarie University who were successful in receiving grants as part of the Medical Research Future Fund scheme, including two valued members of our Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation Board; Professor Simon French and Dr Katie De Luca.
In partnership with Professor Mark Hancock from the Department of Health Professions, Professor Simon French will lead the project to investigate whether patients with low back pain would benefit from team-based care by integrating physiotherapists or chiropractors into GP clinics. Joined by fellow chief investigator, Dr Katie De Luca, the research team will be evaluating the effects of this integrative approach on patient health, health system outcomes and costs.
The Chiropractic Australia community eagerly awaits the results of this exciting research and looks forward to the valuable insights it will provide for practitioners, patients and decision-makers alike.