Research Grants and Funding

growing_money_plan_450Dr Dune has extensive experience in qualitative and mixed methods research methods and methodology. Her expertise in analyzing qualitative data and interpreting them in relation to quantitative findings shows the value of her methodological duality to social and health research.  She is also extending her expertise to include Q methodology. Her funded research (over $550K) and higher degree supervision is characterised by collaboration with academic and industry colleagues. Recent funded projects include:

External Funding:

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety – Crossing the Line: Lived Experience of Sexual Violence among Transwomen from CALD Backgrounds in Australia (Prof Pranee Liamputtong, Prof Janette Perz, Prof Jane Ussher, Prof Virginia Schmied, Dr Tinashe Dune, Dr Brahm Marjadi & Ms Eloise Brooks): October 2018 – Awarded $265,000

Australasian Sexual Health Conference – Registration Scholarship (Dr Tinashe Dune): August 2016 – Awarded $1080 + October 2017 – Awarded $700

NSW Family and Community Services – Liveable Communities Grant (Dr Tinashe Dune, Dr Jacqueline Ullman, Dr Tania Ferfolja): May 2016 – Awarded $99,740

Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS) – Grants in Aid for Culture clash? An investigation of the constructions, understandings and experiences of sexual and reproductive health from the perspective of 1.5 generation migrants in Australia: October 2015 – Awarded $1000 USD

Australian National University Herbert & Valmae Freilich Foundation ECR Research Small Grants for Personally Arranged Learning Sessions (PeArLs): The culturally and linguistically diverse health worker in a Eurocentric health care system (Workshop), March 2015 – Awarded $2390.00

Internal Funding:

Western Sydney University, School of Science and Health, Conference Grant for Too hot, too cold or just right: Re/constructing sexualities across genders, cultures and generations within Africa and the African diaspora (Panel) and Exploring the role and impact of culture on constructions of sexual and reproductive health for 1.5 generation African and non-African migrants in Australia using Q Methodology (Presentation) – (Dr Tinashe Dune): May 2016 – Awarded $1000

Western Sydney University, Catalyzing Innovations in Learning and Teaching Grant for E-Valuating the impact of an E-Portfolio on health science students’ ability to reflect on their Communication in Health behaviours and skills (Dr Tinashe Dune, Ms Kylie Crnek-Georgeson & Dr John Bidewell): May 2016 – Awarded $6000

Western Sydney University, School of Science and Health, ECR Research Seed Grant for LGBTIQ Migrant Health and Wellbeing: A Systematic Review (Dr Tinashe Dune): May 2016 – Awarded $3,995

Western Sydney University, Research Development Strategic Initiative Scheme (Dr Tinashe Dune) – Women’s Fellowship:  January 2016 – Awarded $40 000

Western Sydney University, Research Development Strategic Initiative Scheme (Dr Tinashe Dune) – July 2015: Conference Support: Awarded $1870, Career Interruption Support: Awarded $10 000 & ECR Grant: Awarded $20 000

Western Sydney University, Catalyzing Innovations in Learning and Teaching Grant for Communication Idol: Empowering student engagement and content ownership through their development of teaching and learning resources (funding held by Dr Tinashe Dune & Dr Morwenna Kirwan) May 2015 – Awarded $5999.00

Western Sydney University, Catalyzing Innovations in Learning and Teaching Grant for  Student engagement and retention in Science & Health: Are educators engaged enough to encourage, empower and enhance students’ professional learning?  (funding held by Dr Neera Handa, Dr Tinashe Dune, Prof Lucy Chipchase, Dr Liz Thyer, Dr Jo-Anne Chuck,  Dr Andrew Bennie, Dr Nerida Klupp) May 2015 – Awarded $5927.30

Western Sydney University, School of Science and Health ECR Grant for Culture clash? An investigation of the constructions, understandings and experiences of sexual and reproductive health from the perspective of 1.5 generation migrants in AustraliaMarch 2015 – Awarded $2,997

Western Sydney University, Catalyzing Innovations in Learning and Teaching Grant for The Role of Reflexivity in Developing Cultural Competency in a Large Undergraduate Interprofessional Allied Health Unit (Dr Tinashe Dune & Dr Rebecca Olson) April 2014 – Awarded $5,765.98

Western Sydney University, Campus Life Grant Scheme for #UWSUnites: The UWS Ally Network and Queer Collective Annual Float in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade (Dr Tinashe Dune) August 2015 – Awarded $1500

Sexual Health Supporting Universities – UNE Sexual Health for University and Residential College Students (partners include: UNE Student Assist, UNE Medical Centre, UNE Head of Colleges, Hunter New England Local Health District, UNE CRN for Mental Health and Well-being) 2012 – Awarded $12 500

UNE Collaborative Research Network Research Fund for Exploring Understandings of Sexuality and Ageing among Older Zimbabwean Women in Australia: A Pilot Study (Dr Tinashe Dune and Dr Virginia Mapedzahama – February 2012 – Awarded $9 081.00

E-males: The subjective experience of gender and life in a cross-cultural sample of female-to-male transgendered people (A/P Gail Hawkes, Ms Andrea del Pozo de Bolger, Dr Amy Lykins, Dr Tiffany Jones, Dr Tinashe Dune and Dr Mitra Rashidian – September 2012 – Awarded $10 000

University of New England’s 2013 Early Career Researcher Award for Exploring understandings of sexuality and ageing among older Indigenous women in Australia (Dr Tinashe Dune) Awarded – $10 000, collaborating with Family Planning Queensland, the Oorala Aboriginal Centre & North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health)

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