Scientia Professor Carla Treloar, Director of the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Sydney, has been named as a Chief Investigator on a new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Project.

The project, known as the TEMPO Study, will explore enhancing hepatitis C testing and treatment among people who inject drugs attending needle and syringe programs.

The Partnership Project has been awarded A$2.2 million in funding, including A$1.4 million from NHMRC alongside an additional A$800,000 from other funding partners. 

TEMPO Study is an interdisciplinary research project at UNSW involving researchers from the Centre for Social Research in Health (Professor Treloar), The Kirby Institute (Professor Jason Grebely, Professor Gregory Dore, Associate Professor Virginia Wiseman, Dr Richard Gray, Professor Matthew G. Law, Dr Tanya Applegate, Professor Lisa Maher), the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (Professor Louisa Degenhardt and Dr Sarah Larney) and the Kirketon Road Centre (Dr Phillip Read).

Professor Treloar will be responsible for the body of research about understanding the attitudes of patients, healthcare and treatment providers and policy makers and also potential barriers to point-of-care testing and treatment.  

NHMRC’s Partnership Projects scheme aims to foster research and the translations of its findings into health policy and health practice to improve positive research impact.