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Centre of Research Excellence New Project Grant


The National Sleep Health Services Research Centre of Excellence was officially launched at the AISH symposium, held at Flinders Victoria Square, Adelaide on the 1stof November 2017.

At the end of October 2017, Flinders University announced it is leading a major new five year, $2.5 million NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence project grant, the “National Centre for Sleep Health Services Research” - Positioning Primary Care at the Centre of Sleep Health Management.  

Congratulations to Chief Investigator Prof Doug McEvoy, along with Prof Peter Catcheside, Dr Ching Li Chai-Coetzer, Dr Andrew Vakulin, Emeritus Prof Leon Lack, Dr Nicole Lovato, Assoc Prof Sutapa Mukherjee and the rest of the CRE Team Members in obtaining the Centres of Research Excellence grant.

This five-year NHMRC project will bring together expertise from the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, primary health specialists and health services researchers to redesign, test and reorganise health care practices to better manage sleep problems both in Australia and internationally.

CRE Media coverage - Flinders in Touch today, 24 October 2017  


Symposium On Sleep Health Services Research.


Symposium On Sleep Health Services Research. Wednesday 1st November 2017

Presentations by prominent national and international speakers in sleep and healthcare translational / policy fields.

Download the flyer here

Download the program here



1.      Congratulations to AISH and George Institute for Global Health and SAVE trial Statistics Team on winning the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) Excellence in Trial Statistics Award for the SAVE trial as well as becoming the finalists in the ACTA Trial of the Year Award. Read more her http://www.clinicaltrialsalliance.org.au/latest-news/atacas-named-2017-trial-year

2.      AISH - Winner of the Research Excellence category, SALHN Awards Program for two running in 2015 and 2016. 2015 award was for overall excellence in research awarded to the AISH research group and the 2016 award was for the SAVE study. 

3.      Our very own Dr Nicole Lovato, a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Adelaide Institute of Sleep Health was the recipient of the South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award for 2016 as well as A.P.S. Early Career Research Award for 2016.

Dr Nicole Lovato received the prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Award, presented by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science recognises Dr Lovato’s outstanding research achievements and her excellence in communication and community engagement to promote an understanding of science.

The 2016 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards was be presented during a ceremony at Government House on 1st August 2016.

Nicole Lovato has also been awarded the A.P.S. Early Career Research Award for 2016. The Early Career Research Award recognises excellence in scientific achievement in psychology at an early career stage, and Nicole’s achievements have been recognised by the Division of Psychological Research, Education and Training (DPRET) of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

4.      Congratulations to Dr Gorica Micic who has been awarded the 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence