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The 2019 round of our Research Grant Scheme is now open. We invite researchers to propose projects that align with the ACI’s mandate, functions, strategic plan and research priorities. Our consultation phase ends 14 June – see for application information.

Reflecting on a fabulous 2018 and looking forward to an exciting year ahead for research in south western Sydney!

Want to help improve health services delivery and clinical and population health outcomes? This is an exciting opportunity to lead and manage our newly established Clinical Trials Support Unit. Applications close 3 December. APPLY NOW

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A/Prof Grahame Simpson

Director South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD)


Grahame Simpson is Director of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Group at the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research in Liverpool Sydney. He is Associate Professor at Griffith University and a Principal Research Fellow at the Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong. He has dual professional qualifications as a social worker and psychologist, and has worked for the past 30 years as a clinician and researcher based at the Liverpool Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit in Sydney. Grahame’s research interests focus around positive adjustment to traumatic brain injury in the areas of suicide prevention, sexual health, challenging behaviour, psychosocial re-integration and family resilience. He has won international and national awards for his research. He is current Co-Editor of Brain Impairment, the official journal of Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment and member of two other editorial boards (Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation; Australian Social Work); Foundation Fellow of the Australian College of Social Work; convenor of the National Research Committee of the Australian Association of Social Workers; and co-founder of the International Network of Social Workers in Acquired Brain Injury.

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