Grant success for Prof Stuart Kinner, Dr Jocelyn Jones and Justice Health Unit researchers

Prof Stuart Kinner, Justice Health Unit Head, and Professor of Health Equity in Curtin University's School of Population Health, led two successful grant proposals recently submitted through Curtin University. These are:

1.)  Treating co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness among Indigenous people released from prison will increase life expectancy, reduce incarceration, and contribute to Closing the Gap.

Dr Jocelyn Jones, Senior Research Fellow and Program Leader Aboriginal Research at Curtin University, is co-principal researcher along with Prof Kinner, and is nominal lead for this project. Louise Southalan, and Dr Jesse Young, both researchers with the Justice Health Unit, are also members of the research team.

Other members of the research team are Prof David Preen from the University of Western Australia and A/Prof Ed Heffernan, Director of the Queensland Forensic Mental Health Service.

This grant is funded by the AIC Indigenous Justice Research Program from 2022 to 2024. All funding recipients under this program are listed here.

2.)  Improving health outcomes in people with a dual diagnosis released from prison: a multi-jurisdictional, prospective cohort study

Prof Kinner is the lead for this project. Dr Jesse Young and A/Prof Rohan Borschmann of the Justice Health Unit are also among the members of the project team.

This grant is funded by the NHMRC Clinical Trials & Cohort Studies grant from 2022 to 2027.

See also information contained in our HARP research project page here.

Congratulations to Stuart, Louise, Jesse and Rohan!