FUNDING & AWARDS

FUNDING

Dr Steiner has received $4,005,221 AUD in research funding as a chief investigator (CI) and $6,246,997 AUD as an associate investigator (AI)


Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)-Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need (CIH), 2019-2023: The TEACH-PD study: a Targeted Education ApproaCH to improve Peritoneal Dialysis outcomes ($2,383,206.90)

NHMRC-EU Joint Programme-Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) (AI),2019-2021: Self-management and HeAlth Promotion in early-stage dementia with E-learning for carers – A randomised controlled trial (NHMRC = $746,997.00, JPND = €3,660,722.00; ~$5,500,000.00 AUD)

Australian Natural Therapies Group (CIA), 2019-2021: A 12-week pragmatic open label clinical trial of cannabidiol for cognitive function in amnestic mild cognitive impairment ($90,000.00)

The Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research, and Enterprise (SPHERE) Research Seed Grant Funding Scheme (CID), 2018-2019: Preparing the workforce for an ageing Australia: the development of multidisciplinary competencies for healthcare workers ($29,992)

NESI Corp (CIC), 2018-2019: The autonomic nervous system and obesity in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: evaluating the feasibility and mechanistics of neuromodulation using a novel auricular electro-acupuncture device ($22,915)

South Western Sydney Research Small Grant Scheme (CIB), 2018-2019: Targeted Education ApproaCH to improve Peritoneal Dialysis outcomes (TEACH-PD) – Digital Patient Training Manuals development and validation ($20,000; grant scheme success rate < 10 %)

South Western Sydney Local Health District (CIA), 2018-2019: Development of an eLearning curriculum using the Conversational Framework: Targeted Education ApproaCH to improve Peritoneal Dialysis outcomes (TEACH-PD Trial) ($10,800)

The Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research, and Enterprise (SPHERE) Age and Ageing Clinical Academic Group (CIB), 2017-2019 ($500,000)

Western Sydney University School of Science and Health Early Career Research Grant (sole CI), 2017: The relationship between the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val158Met polymorphism, neuronal oscillatory activity, and trait schizotypy ($4,998)

Western Sydney University Health and Wellbeing Research Theme White Paper Funding Scheme (CIA), 2018: Ageing Priority Area White Paper ($5,000)

South Western Sydney Primary Health Network and Western Sydney University (CIB), 2017-2019: Towards a new age in South Western Sydney: A white paper on a cohesive strategy for community-based aged care services in the local region ($100,000)

South Western Sydney Primary Health Network and Western Sydney University School of Science and Health Partnership Grant (CIA), 2017-2018: Revolutionising dementia care in South Western Sydney: Local requirements for a multidisciplinary memory clinic ($20,005)

South Western Sydney Primary Health Network (CIB), 2017: What we need as we get older: perceptions of elders, carers & community healthcare providers in the Macarthur region of Sydney ($6,875)

South Western Sydney Local Health District (CIA), 2017: Development of an eLearning curriculum using the Conversational Framework: Targeted Education ApproaCH to improve Peritoneal Dialysis outcomes (TEACH-PD Trial) ($4,900)

NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship (sole CI), 2016-2019: An investigation into the neural substrates of cognitive deficits in Mild Cognitive Impairment, and the mechanisms of action of a novel treatment ($574,644)

BioCeuticals PhD Scholarship in Cognitive Health (CIA), 2016-2019: A pilot clinical trial of the efficacy and safety of Cognition Support Formulation (BioCeuticals) on cognitive function in older adults with subjective cognitive complaints ($confidential)

Western Sydney University School of Science and Health Research Seed Grant (CIA), 2016: The what, how and why of complementary medicine use by Australians living with dementia ($5,990)

Western Sydney Primary Health Network (WentWest) and Western Sydney University School of Science and Health Research Partnership Grant (CID), 2016-2017: Increasing breast screening participation among obese women and women with type 2 diabetes in Western Sydney ($19,702)


AWARDS, PRIZES, & RECOGNITION

NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award, Australian Institute of Policy and Science, 2018

NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Registration Award to attend Science Meets Policy Makers, Science and Technology Australia, 2017 ($495)

Pro Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship to attend Science at the Shine Dome, Western Sydney University, 2017 ($1,300)

Vice Chancellor’s Excellence as an Early Career Researcher Award, Western Sydney University, 2016 ($4,000)

Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program (YSEP), Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), 2016 ($3,500)

Early Career Research Award, School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, 2016 ($500)

Best Presenter, NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellows, NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Australian Dementia Forum, 2016

Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong, 2016-2019

NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship, 2016 – 2019

Best Postgraduate Oral Platform Presentation, 24th Australasian Society for Psychophysiology Annual Conference, 2014 ($250)

Best Tutor Award (voted by students), School of Psychology, University of Wollongong, 2014

Best Postgraduate Presentation, 22nd Australasian Society for Psychophysiology Annual Conference, 2012 ($300)

Student Publication Prize, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Science, University of Wollongong, 2011

Australian Postgraduate Award, Department of Industry, Australian Government, 2011 ($83,665)

Dean’s Merit List, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Science, University of Wollongong, 2010

Runner Up for Best Honours Presentation, 20th Australasian Society for Psychophysiology Annual Conference, 2010

Honourable Mention for Honours Poster Presentation, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong, 2010