The Allied Health Research Friends is a collaborative forum for information sharing and advice regarding proposed strategies to build allied health research capacity within Queensland Health. It is open to all practitioners with an interest in allied health research.
The May 3 workshop saw a small group of Hospital and Health Service and university allied health representatives from across Queensland come together with the primary aim of continuing work on the 10-year allied health research strategy. Secondary to this, presentations were given on the day by:
- Dr Brian McEvoy, Acting Director, Health Innovation, Investment and Research Office (HIIRO), who provided an update on Queensland Advancing Health Research 2026
- Melissa Hagan, Manager, HIIRO, who provided an update on HIIRO’s current priorities and activities
- Dr Ingrid Hickman, Principal Research Fellow, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Hospital and Health Service and the Allied Health - Translational Research in Practice (AH-TRIP), who discussed a platform for health services collaboration, education and training in research translation
- Professor Liz Ward, Centre for Functioning and Health Research, Metro South Hospital and Health Service and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, who presented on 'Building partnerships and collaborations'.
The next workshop is scheduled for October 2018 (date to be confirmed). For more information please contact us.