Allied health research support and skills training via IIMPACT in health

The Allied and Scientific Health Office (ASHO) is pleased to a partner with the Innovation in IMPlementation and Clinical Translation (IIMPACT) group at the University of South Australia, supporting research skills training and capacity development.

The intent of this partnership is to increase allied health research knowledge and evidence implementation, ultimately promoting improved health service delivery and better consumer outcomes.

The partnership also aims to increase the engagement of allied health clinicians with research activities as well as boost collaboration between academics, clinicians and consumers of allied health care.

A variety of research skills training and capacity development opportunities will be made available through this partnership, including training and resources, mentoring and utilisation of students to support research.

Please email Allied and Scientific Health Office if you have any questions about research supports and training opportunities.

Initiatives to build research capacity

Research helpdesk

Are you an allied health clinician with a question about undertaking or translating research? If you have tried the online resources below and can’t find your answer – get in touch.

An email address has been created to connect clinicians with research questions to the researchers who have the answers! If you have a question about any part of the research continuum; from engaging with literature, to formulating a research question, selecting methodology, how to get your paper published or how to put someone else’s paper into practice please contact

Mentoring opportunities

Through the IIMPACT partnership, there is an opportunity for SA Health allied health clinicians to access mentoring support from UniSA researchers, to develop the skills you need to make your research efforts a success.

Capacity for mentoring support is dependent on availability of mentors in the appropriate discipline at the time of application. Any requests unable to be matched at the time of application will be retained and contacted in the future when an appropriate mentor becomes available.

If you would like to connect with a research mentor, please complete the application form.

Training calendar

There is no further training scheduled for 2023. We are currently working on sessions for 2024. 

Training series

Research Plan on a Page

Weekly for eight weeks, the Plan on a Page series will provide clinicians with the skills and knowledge to:

  1. identify a clinical challenge
  2. formulate a research question/s
  3. devise a basic research protocol to gather data to answer the research question
  4. communicate the protocol in the form of a research plan, registerable protocol, or grant application.

The program includes a face to face session to introduce participants to each other and the program facilitators, followed by weekly face to face or ZOOM participation, as preferred by the participant.

The 2023 series of Plan on a Page is now complete.

Please contact Tracy Jones via if you would like further information about this program, or to express your interest for the 2024 intake.

Knowledge Translation: Translation of Evidence into Clinical Practice

Applications for the 2023 round of this program have closed.

This 9-month program will equip clinicians with the basics of knowledge translation and implementation processes. The format will be a series of lecture/tutorials and online resources.

Each clinical participant or group will be assigned an implementation mentor to help coach them through the design and conduct of their project.

Expectations will be for several hours of work each week, which is woven into their clinical practice.

Please contact Tracy Jones via if you would like further information about this program, or to express your interest for the 2024 intake.

Expression of interest

Expression of interest calendar
Training Type Details Location / format
How to write and abstract One session EOI How to write an abstract (PDF 158KB) ZOOM
Sourcing relevant and current literature One session EOI Sourcing relevant and current literature (PDF 191) ZOOM

Online resources

A wide range of online resources are available via UniSA platforms. Click the links below to explore the topics currently available: