Poche Seed Funding

The UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health Research Collaboration Seeding Grant scheme is designed to promote targeted research projects and encourage collaboration between researchers across UQ and the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (UQ’s external collaborator in the Poche Centre). 

The intent is to fund research which supports the objectives of the UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. The research must involve collaboration between UQ researchers and the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health in one of the following themes:

  • maternal and child health (Mum and Bubs);
  • young people and adolescents (Healthy Transition to Adulthood);
  • adults and older people (Health Living, Healthy Ageing).

The research must be sector driven i.e. responds to a gap or need in Indigenous health as identified in collaboration with the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health. The focus of the research activity should be translational research on improving models of health service delivery to urban Indigenous people, with an emphasis on prevention, in one or more of three key transitions in the life cycle outlined above.

Current projects

The following projects have been funded through the 2020 round:

Chief Investigator School / Institute Project Title
Jodie Copley School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Goal setting and outcome measurement in health service delivery for urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - what makes it real?
Linda Selvey School of Public Health  Overcoming Barriers to Accessing Hepatitis C Direct Acting Antiviral (DAA) Treatment in Primary Care: A Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) approach
Mark Western Institute for Social Sciences Research Exploring the feasibility of predictive risk modelling to support home support prioritisation for people with high risk chronic conditions


Previous projects

The Poche Centre has previously granted seed funding for following research projects: