Keeping your finger on the pulse

The SQRH Research Team building research capacity in the Darling Downs and South West

Date - 16 December 2020

The SQRH Research Team has gathered momentum, building collaborations with other organisations, and encouraging local research and student involvement in research.

The Research Team, which includes Senior Research Fellow Dr Genevieve Baratiny, Research Officer Dr Tony Fallon and Research Assistant Dr Caitlin Vayro, is focused on developing and strengthening health research in rural and remote communities.

During 2020, the Research Team collaborated on projects including research involving delivery of training by virtual reality, systematic reviews and tracking of the destinations of nursing and allied health graduates once they enter the health workforce.

The team is also proactive in assisting SQRH staff with conference presentations, applying for research grants and gaining publication in scientific journals. In addition to presenting at the local Darling Downs Health Innovation and Research Collaborative (DDHIRC) 2020 Research Showcase this month, SQRH research findings will be showcased at national conferences and symposiums (e.g. Australasian College of Paramedicine International Conference).

Periodically, the SQRH Research Team has delivered interactive research workshops, often in collaboration with DDHIRC. These workshops cover a number of topics including data analysis, grant writing, conducting high quality research and adapting research for ethics application. The team has also worked with The University of Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland to implement Summer and Winter Vacation Research Scholarships for nursing, midwifery and allied health students.


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