Allied Health Clinical Research Office

The Allied Health Clinical Research Office aims to strengthen the evidence base of allied health practice through undertaking, mentoring and facilitating clinical research projects, and promoting a research culture within allied health at Eastern Health.

The Office, established in 2006 as a joint initiative between Eastern Health and La Trobe University, is led by Professor Nick Taylor, Dr Katherine Harding and Dr Judi Porter. The activities of Allied Health Clinical Research Office are guided by the Allied Health Research Committee, which has representatives from programs, allied health disciplines and our research active clinicians.

Since its inception with a single professorial appointment, the Allied Health Clinical Research Office has grown to become an active centre for allied health research, fostering collaborations between local and international universities, providing training to more than 10 PhD students and attracting competitive research funding.

The key activities of the Allied Health Research Office include:

  • conducting and facilitating research projects within allied health
  • promoting research among allied health clinicians and the broader Eastern Health community
  • providing research education opportunities to allied health clinicians
  • encouraging and supporting allied health clinicians to disseminate results of research activities through conference presentations and publications
  • advising and supporting allied health clinicians interested in undertaking higher education in research
  • provision of a central point for coordination and advocacy for allied health research at Eastern Health.

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