The University of Newcastle, Australia

Australia-Germany links forged through new Research Grants

Friday, 27 October 2017

Two UON research projects have been successfully awarded funding through the 2017 Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme.

Professor Clare Collins has been awarded funding for a project which will use eye-tracking and augmented reality technology to increase health literacy.

Working with UON ECR Dr Tamara Bucher, this project will enhance collaboration between the UON Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition and German researchers from the Social Cognition Center Cologne at the University of Cologne.

The project will explore individual’s health literacy in making appropriate health choices such as healthy food options. The findings of this research project will be presented at national and international meetings, and published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Dr Emmett Stinson’s successfully-funded research project will explore enhanced metadata for improved precision and validation in analytical stylometry with teams from the Department of Literary Computing (DLC) at the University of Wurzburg.

With this project, UON's Ashleigh McIntyre will work with internationally recognised groups with capacity in stylometry to advance her existing skills in this field.

This collaboration will develop and foster wider cross-fertilisation of the research insights and ambitions of the research groups: including ECR, MCR and senior researchers at both institutions.

The scheme is a partnership between Universities Australia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DADD).

Established in 2015, 245 projects have been awarded $8.6 million in grants to foster closer research collaboration between Australia and Germany.

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