For more than 40 years, the BrightSpark Foundation has supported over 300 researchers in WA and distributed more than $10 million in research funding. Browse our featured research stories below, related to children’s health topics that have been supported by the BrightSpark Foundation and our partnering organisations. This funding support has enabled researchers and clinicians to conduct research, collaborate with international experts, and disseminate research knowledge – all in the effort to improve health outcomes for children.
Dr Diana Tan is a Research Associate in the School of Psychological Science at The University of Western Australia. Dr Tan’s research examines early markers of autism, in seeking to better understand factors that impact
Dr Regan is a Research Fellow in the School of Public Health at Curtin University who specialises in the disciplines of epidemiology of communicable diseases, health promotion, infectious diseases, pregnancy, and perinatal and maternal health.
Dr Gavin Pereira is a perinatal epidemiologist, environmental health researcher, and biostatistician with the School of Public Health, Curtin University. He was awarded a BrightSpark Research Collaboration Award in 2017 to examine the effects of
Dr Brad Zhang was awarded a 2012-2014 BrightSpark Fellowship to investigate factors impacting allergy and asthma development in childhood. His research project proposed to examine the complex interactions between genetic, environmental and epigenetic determinants of
The Unity of the First People of Australia are a not-for-profit organisation and in 2002 and 2006 received funding from the BrightSpark Foundation in support of their community based program known as the Diabetes Management