Allied Health Research
Allied Health at Northern Health are strong supporters of research informed practice. There are a number of research active clinicians and many allied health staff are enrolled in post-graduate programs of study.
The Allied Health group has been successful at attracting grant funding over recent years to support research and project activity. This ranges from Northern Health Small Grants - that provide seeding funds to conduct relevant clinical research and practice projects - through to large State, Commonwealth or philanthropic funded projects. These projects fit within the wider Northern Health strategic research directions and are all aimed at improving the services and care available to the Northern Community. The projects reflect the diversity and variety of Northern Health. For example: pain management in knee osteoarthritis, gestational diabetes management with Iraqi women, orthoptics innovative practice, interventions to improve post-surgical recovery and interprofessional student education. For project details, please refer to the Northern Health Research Report.
Allied Health has a dedicated research team whose role is to foster research, build staff research capacity and conduct strategically relevant research and evaluation. The Northern Health Allied Health Learning and Research Unit (AHLaRU) includes the following research staff:
- Director, Allied Health Learning and Research (Northern Health)
- Allied Health Professorial position (joint appointment with LaTrobe University)
- Allied Health Research Fellow (Northern Health)
- Allied Health Research Officer (Northern Health)
There is also a Research and Evaluation Portfolio comprised of members from the Allied Health leadership group. These portfolio members work collaboratively with the AHLaRU team to develop research direction and resources and foster collaboration and networks.
If you would like further information on any of the Northern Health Allied Health Research Programs please contact: NH - Allied Health Research Enquiries