Research Stories

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.

Alcohol-related harm in young people

Dr Melissa O’Donnell is a psychologist and research associate with the Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia. She was awarded a Raine Priming Grant (BrightSpark Fellow) in 2017 to investigate alcohol-related harm in

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