CRE funded projects

The CRE offers small project grant funding to support the generation of pilot data or to extend the scope of existing projects. A competitive application round is conducted each year. Find out more below about the projects funded to date.

LOTUS - Long term follow up improves clinical care and respiratory outcomes for Indigenous children.

The LOTUS study is an extension of previous bronchiolitis and chronic suppurative lung disease (CSLD) (includes non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis) studies. This research project is being conducted over three year and...

Exploring the PBB microbiome: Do airway bacterial community structures correlate with inflammatory measures?

Our initial study, funded by the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation, investigated the microbiota associated with the upper and lower respiratory tract in 35 children with chronic suppurative lung disease,...

Long term follow up improves clinical care and respiratory outcomes for Indigenous children (LOTUS) study (year 3)

The funds provided through the CRE will allow the LOTUS-Long term follow up improves clinical care and respiratory outcomes for Indigenous children study to complete the third and final year,...

Longitudinal study of nasopharyngeal microbiota in Indigenous children with bronchietasis while receiving long-term azithromycin or placebo treatment

This project is an extension of the Bronchiectasis Intervention Study (BIS). The project extends the original study by adding microbiota analysis. This is a longitudinal study of microbiota present in...